Taking advantage of technology enhancements - and introducing a level of unwarranted risk - is a fine line to walk when evaluating all of the options presented while migrating a legacy control system to a new platform.
Inside Machines: Edson Packaging, a manufacturer of case packing machinery, turns the page to a new era of multi-touch enabled machinery, putting an industrial spin on one of the most popular consumer electronics technologies.
Hydraulic vs. electric actuators technology update: When less than 2000 lb of force is required, electric actuator systems provide a better performing, more cost-efficient, more environmental, less risky solution with improved...
UL is offering functional safety certification, and the Control Engineering Machine Control blog has additional comments about functional safety certification, with a place to leave your views and questions.
Ridgid offers new hand-held diagnostic tools: the Ridgid micro LM-100 laser distance meter, the Ridgid micro CD-100 combustible gas detector, and the Ridgid micro IR-100 non-contact infrared thermometer.