Discrete Manufacturing - Mechatronics

Top 5 Control Engineering articles, February 1-7: Process models, wireless and closed-loop applications, information systems, more

Articles about process models and feedback control, wireless for closed-loop applications,... » more

Motor repair standards for increased efficiency and reliability updated

An updated edition of the repair of motors and generators by ANSI/EASA describes industry best... » more

Laser material processing system for manufacturing

Universal Laser Systems' XLS Platform is designed for precision 2D cutting and surface modification... » more

PLCs can improve wind turbine performance

Installing non-OEM programmable logic controllers (PLCs) on wind turbines improves performance and... » more

‘A perfect fit’ for small businesses

Hannover Messe offers manufacturers an entry into global markets. » more

Rethink lockout/tagout to improve safety, productivity

Inside machines: Alternatives to traditional lockout/tagout procedures can improve productivity and... » more

Top 5 Control Engineering articles, January 25-31: Motor and drive efficiency, Microsoft Windows 10, more

Articles about motors, drives and HVAC efficiency; Microsoft Windows 10; data historians and the... » more

Integrated control platform for OEMs

Mitsubishi Electric Automation's iQ-R Series control platform incorporates sequence, motion,... » more

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Machinery health analyzer for hazardous environments

Emerson Process Management’s CSI 2140 machinery health analyzer collects data required to assess a machine’s condition for hazardous environments. » more

Stainless steel faced sensors

Turck's 2-wire, dc stainless steel faced sensor are designed to be used as substitutes for traditional plastic faced sensors to resist corrosion and is rated IP67 against moisture ingress.  » more

Enclosure series expanded for electrical, electronic and wet environments

AutomationDirect has added over 200 NEMA 4 and 4X enclosures and subpanel to their Hubbell-Wiegmann line for electrical, electronic, wet, and harsh environments with items ranging from wall mount enclosures to floor mount models. » more

Laser material processing system for manufacturing

Universal Laser Systems' XLS Platform is designed for precision 2D cutting and surface modification for applications such as organic material modification including plastic films, industrial fabrics, engineering plastics,... » more

Integrated control platform for OEMs

Mitsubishi Electric Automation's iQ-R Series control platform incorporates sequence, motion, safety, process, and C language control into one platform and is designed for the automotive, food and beverage, material handling, and... » 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

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

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