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Servo terminal for EtherCAT IO systems

The EL7211 servomotor terminal from Beckhoff is suitable for servomotors up to 4.5 ARMS and the... » more

Top 5 Control Engineering articles, July 14-20: PID math, PID control loops, Ethernet, more

Articles about tuning PID control loops, radio frequencies, PID math, programming PLCs, and... » more

Helical gearboxes with shaft output and drive flange

B&R Automation's 8GP70 and 8GF70 helical gearboxes series are IP65-rated and are designed for... » more

Drilling deeper for offshore oil and gas production

Automation improvements make deep offshore drilling economically feasible, while still maintaining... » more

Safety laser scanners to increase monitoring flexibility and machine productivity

Omron Automation and Safety's OS32C-4M safety laser scanners feature pollution tolerance modes that... » more

Graphic operation terminal with touchscreen capability

Mitsubishi Electric Automation's GOT2000 Series is a human machine interface (HMI) that monitors... » more

Top 5 Control Engineering articles, July 7-13: PID, radio frequencies, PID math, more

Articles about tuning PID control loops, radio frequencies, PID math, programming PLCs, and... » more

Fractional horsepower explosion proof motors

WEG Electric’s full line of High Efficiency Explosion Proof motors is now joined by a line of... » more

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Servo terminal for EtherCAT IO systems

The EL7211 servomotor terminal from Beckhoff is suitable for servomotors up to 4.5 ARMS and the EL7211-0010 variant also supports the OCT connection technology which saves material and commissioning costs. » more

Helical gearboxes with shaft output and drive flange

B&R Automation's 8GP70 and 8GF70 helical gearboxes series are IP65-rated and are designed for precise synchronization while emitting a low noise level at high speeds. » more

Safety laser scanners to increase monitoring flexibility and machine productivity

Omron Automation and Safety's OS32C-4M safety laser scanners feature pollution tolerance modes that allow them to operate in dirty and dusty application environments and can report status and measurement data via EtherNet/IP. » more

Fractional horsepower explosion proof motors

WEG Electric’s full line of High Efficiency Explosion Proof motors is now joined by a line of fractional single phase and three phase hp motors. » more

Vision sensor series for enhanced communication and inspection

Banner Engineering's iVu Plus TG Gen2 and BCR Gen2 vision sensor series feature Ethernet connectivity and multiple inspection capability on the plant floor and have an IP67-rated housing, making it useful for hazardous plant... » more

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Machine safety standards: ANSI Z10 versus new ISO...

ANSI Z10-2005 is a machine safety concern and an opportunity, as... » more

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Motors and Drives Video Series

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

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