Discrete Manufacturing - Machine Safety

Cyber espionage the cause for most companies security breaches

A report by Verizon indicates that most security breaches against companies are cyber espionage... » more

Real-world HMI design considerations for improved safety

Real-world scenarios need to be taken into account when designing HMI. There should be no... » more

Companies need to make time for cybersecurity

Cyberattacks are growing and becoming more prevalent and manufacturers have to make time for... » more

How to avoid stainless steel leaks and failures

Stainless steel is useful, but it requires a lot of attention and there are many aspects that... » more

Of safety, protection, and crisis management

The June 2017 issue of AppliedAutomation focuses on safety from a several viewpoints and what ties... » more

Seven ways to integrate worker health and safety

Because of the great effect they have on each other, worker health and safety should be integrated... » more

Vibration monitoring for machines

Inside Machines: Vibration sensors are designed to ensure that machines and systems operate within... » more

Ensuring effective decision support in a crisis

Machines can support humans when facing a stressful situation. Using a standards-based approach can... » more

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Extensometer for industrial and equipment safety applications

Vishay Precision Group's Model 182 extensometer is a strain gage-based force sensor that is designed for industrial, EN15000 and EN280 compliant off-highway vehicle and equipment safety applications. » more

Motor design module for magnetic performance simulations

Motor Design Ltd.'s motor-CAD EMag module is a comprehensive set of software solutions for designing electric motors with an FEA solver optimized to provide fast results.  » more

Motor series for positioning and velocity control

Celera Motion's Agility series of slotless motors are suited for scanning, pointing, measuring, and cutting applications that demand velocity control and accurate positioning.  » more

Permanent magnet motor with integrated speed control electronics

CI Takiron's family of 12 mm OD micro slotless brushless permanent magnet (PM) motors have integrated speed control electronics and can be used in a wide range of applications such as battery-operated handheld power tools,... » more

Industrial motor control system

Striatech's switched reluctance (SR) motor and dedicated control combination is designed for industrial applications such as large conveyors for steady operation. » 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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