Discrete Manufacturing - Machine Safety

Well-grounded serial networking

Without proper grounding in a RS-422/485 installation, the user becomes vulnerable to common mode... » more

Enclosure series expanded for electrical, electronic and wet environments

AutomationDirect has added over 200 NEMA 4 and 4X enclosures and subpanel to their Hubbell-Wiegmann... » more

Rethink lockout/tagout to improve safety, productivity

Inside machines: Alternatives to traditional lockout/tagout procedures can improve productivity and... » more

Chlorine analyzer for water monitoring, treatment processes

The TC-80 Total Chlorine Analyzer from Electro-Chemical Devices (ECD) is designed for water... » more

Intelligent automation series part 3: Information systems

Part 3: This series explains the automation pyramid: A framework for process intelligence and... » more

Automation system software upgrade for safety-related applications

Pilz's Release 13 for the PSS 4000 automation system features a non-persistent online change... » more

Industrial cyber security: It’s best to learn from the mistakes of others

Engineering and IT Insight: When we don’t learn from past mistakes, we are forced to repeat them,... » more

Lineator for harmonic mitigation in marine, offshore applications

Mirus International's Marine and Offshore Specific (MOS) Lineator is designed to provide harmonic... » more

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Stainless steel faced sensors

Turck's 2-wire, dc stainless steel faced sensor are designed to be used as substitutes for traditional plastic faced sensors to resist corrosion and is rated IP67 against moisture ingress.  » more

Enclosure series expanded for electrical, electronic and wet environments

AutomationDirect has added over 200 NEMA 4 and 4X enclosures and subpanel to their Hubbell-Wiegmann line for electrical, electronic, wet, and harsh environments with items ranging from wall mount enclosures to floor mount models. » more

Laser material processing system for manufacturing

Universal Laser Systems' XLS Platform is designed for precision 2D cutting and surface modification for applications such as organic material modification including plastic films, industrial fabrics, engineering plastics,... » more

Integrated control platform for OEMs

Mitsubishi Electric Automation's iQ-R Series control platform incorporates sequence, motion, safety, process, and C language control into one platform and is designed for the automotive, food and beverage, material handling, and... » more

Multi-functional synchronous lifting system

Enerpac's EVO Mini (EVOM) is a multi-functional synchronous lifting system that monitors and manages lifting, lowering, weighing, alignment and load transfer procedures of non-uniformly distributed heavy loads.  » 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


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

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