Discrete Manufacturing - Machine Safety

Robots' influence growing in the food, packaging industries

Customization and variability are at an all-time high and food producers must keep up with the... » more

Safety instrumented systems: Applying measurement best practices

The measurement part of a safety system tends to be the most troublesome. However, new technologies... » more

2017 Engineers' Choice Awards: Spotlight on innovation

Best automation, control, and instrumentation products in 28 categories. » more

Control panel series for hazardous, non-hazardous locations

The Watconnect line of control panels from Watlow are now certified for hazardous and non-hazardous... » more

Functional safety transmitter for SIS monitoring

Moore Industries' SIL 3-capable SFY functional safety frequency-to-dc transmitter with display is...

Simulation program for processing, hazardous applications

The KBC Co-Pilot Program from KBC Advanced Technologies (KBC) is designed to remotely support the... » more

Chemical manufacturer tames alarm management

Even after an input/output (I/O) migration, and installing a new distributed control system (DCS)... » more

Three keys for coding efficient sequential control programs

Sequential control programs, which are usually a part of medium to complex control strategies... » more

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Linear drives with fine stroke option

Amacoil's Model RG linear drives feature a fine stroke option for fine adjustment of maximum travel distance and is designed for linear motion applications where accuracy in setting the reversal points enhances process accuracy... » more

Digital pressure sensors for gas, liquid applications

AutomationDirect's EPS ProSense line of digital pressure sensors are designed for industrial pressure measurement and indication in both gas and liquid applications. » more

Linear displacement measuring instrument

Kaman's OEM-2306 non-contact linear displacement measuring instrument uses eddy current technology in a small bare PC board format and is designed for integration into original equipment manufacturer (OEM) equipment.  » more

Industrial chassis for machine vision applications

Advantech's IPC-631 industrial chassis has a front input/output (I/O) design and support of a 500W single or redundant power supply and server grade motherboard for high-end machine vision applications.  » more

2017 Engineers' Choice Awards: Spotlight on innovation

Best automation, control, and instrumentation products in 28 categories. » more

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Machine Safety: Benefits of safety assessments, risk...

The need to evaluate hazards and apply corrective actions to reduce... » more

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Motors and Drives Video Series

Overview

Part 1 of the Motors and Drives Series describes...

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Poll of the Week

When buying or specifying a controller, what are the most important considerations?
Speed, latency, memory
Upgrade, licensing simplicity
I/O count, communications ability
Previous controller brand, purchasing agreements
Failsafe, hotswapping
IEC 61131-3 programming, offline programming, simulation
Initial lifecycle costs
Integrated functions such as motion, vision, HMI
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