Discrete Manufacturing - Machine Safety

Avoiding nuisance trips from SIFs

The actions a specific safety instrumented function (SIF) takes to correct a problem and avoid... » more

Advances in wireless remote monitoring

Wireless monitoring is helping users solve problems by integrating new and existing technologies... » more

Arc welding robot for high-density layouts

Yaskawa Motoman's 6-axis MA1440 arc welding robot features a 6 kg payload and a large 50 mm wrist... » more

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

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Workcell for welding applications

Yaskawa Motoman's ArcWorld C-30 workcell is designed for welding of small- to medium-sized parts that are typical in many job shop applications. » more

Arc welding robot for high-density layouts

Yaskawa Motoman's 6-axis MA1440 arc welding robot features a 6 kg payload and a large 50 mm wrist hole and is optimal for welding large workpieces and reaching over jigs. » more

Adjustable long-range read/write head

Pepperl+Fuchs' long-range F192 reader is designed for reading tags at distances of more than 15 ft. and also be used for short-read ranges.  » more

Six-axis robot for assembly, material handling applications

Yaskawa Motoman's MH12 six-axis robot is designed for assembly, dispensing, material handling, machine tending and packaging applications.  » more

Drive solution for constant pressure hydraulic systems

Bosch Rexroth's Sytronix FcP (frequency controlled pump drive) is an energy-efficient variable-speed pump drive designed to replace the function of a hydraulic pump. » 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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