Discrete Manufacturing - Machine Safety

Creating SIF validation procedures

Implementing safety system validation as part of the safety lifecycle is defined by IEC 61511 and... » more

Top 5 Control Engineering articles September 19-25: Level instruments, piezoelectric measuring, PID control, more

Articles about level instruments for applications, piezoelectric measuring, PID control and loop... » more

Ultrasonic distance and level sensors for automation, tank level applications

Omega's LVTX-10 series of sensors are designed to provide accurate measurement for factory... » more

Health and safety checks for engineering, manufacturing

Health and safety checks in engineering and manufacturing workplaces are paramount and companies... » more

Know the risks of securing safety systems

Even if a safety system is isolated and separate from a network, the potential for a cyber attack... » more

Proximity sensor series with cylindrical, rectangular styles

AutomationDirect's Contrinex DW-series of extended and triple-distance proximity sensors in 3 to... » more

Top 5 Control Engineering articles September 12-18: PID control, ladder logic, system integration and packaging, more

Articles about PID control and loop tuning fundamentals, ladder logic, system integration improves... » more

Water-resistant permanent magnetic dc motor

RAE DC Products' Model M7000 permanent magnetic dc motors are designed to provide the protection... » more

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Infrared camera for thermographic applications

Fluke's TiX620 infrared camera has 640 x 480 resolution and provides measurement accuracy and its 5.6-in. high-resolution LCD screen enables thermographers to identify issues and edit images directly on camera while still in the... » more

Camera series with high-speed color imaging

Teledyne Dalsa has added multi-line color CMOS time delay and integration (TDI) cameras to their Piranha XL family and the 8k and 16k models are designed to deliver sensitivity for color imaging using 4 rows per RGB channel for... » more

Evaluation electronic system for high-precision measuring machines

Heidenhain's Quadra-Chek 3000 evaluation electronics system is designed as a complement for high-precision measuring machines and is operated via its capacitive touch screen that is suitable for multi-touch and gesturing. » more

Torque motor designed for direct drive applications

ETEL's TMB+ is a torque motor that has been redefined to increase its overall torque, size selection, and winding options and is designed for direct drive applications. » more

Torque positioning hinges for small doors and panels

Southco's ST constant torque positioning hinges have added an embedded hinge that is designed to provide precise positioning of smaller doors and panels that require increased torque.  » 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

Human-machine interface (HMI) data concentrators (September issue) can:
Provide local information and operation
Secure information
Provide sustainability and availability
Allow for local data manipulation
Store a superset of data locally
Forward consolidated data to the cloud
All of these
None of these


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