Discrete Manufacturing - Machine Safety

Six action items for an aging DCS/PLC

Plant and operations managers need to be aware that their distributed control systems (DCSs) and... » more

Safety toolkit for machine safety applications

The Safety Lifecycle Toolkit from Rockwell Automation is designed to give engineers one environment... » more

Develop a process to make informed decisions with Big Data

Big Data can help synthesize information and provide users with the exact data they need to make... » more

Technique developed to explain computer thinking

MIT and CSAIL researchers have developed a training technique designed to train neural networks so... » more

OSHA releases best practices for safety, health issues

A set of "Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs" was released by the Occupational... » more

Top 5 Control Engineering articles November 7-13: Three-phase motors, PID velocity, PLC programming benefits, more

Articles about three-phase motor operation, PID velocity, PLC object-oriented programming benefits,... » more

Position hinge for mounted components

The RT-50 position hinge from Reell Precision Manufacturing is designed to hold the angle of... » more

The basics of designing an effective alarm management system

To implement and maintain an efficient alarm management system, end users need to understand the... » more

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Pneumatic valve and manifold series for tubing installation

AutomationDirect’s Nitra BVS-3 and BVS-4 series of valves and mainfolds feature push-to-connect air connections for tubing installation. » more

Linear piezo stages with nanometer resolution

Physik Instrumente's (PI) P-620.1 to P-629.1 linear piezo positioners consist of 60 stages available in a wide variety of travel ranges and are designed for nano-biotechnology, metrology, and photonics applications. » more

Touchless angle sensors for measuring angular positions

Novotechnik's RFC4800 Series of touchless angle sensors are designed to measure angular position and features include programmable zero point offset, measurement averaging and sign of rotational direction, and IO-Link... » more

Shaft sensor for harsh conditions

Piher Sensors & Controls' hollow shaft PST-360 is designed for maintaining accurate pedal or brake position in steer by wire applications for extremely harsh conditions. » more

HMI PLCs for small- and medium-sized machines

Turck's TX500 human-machine interface (HMI) programmable logic controllers (PLCs) are designed for machines whose processes have to be controlled, displayed and operated locally. » 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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