Discrete Manufacturing - Motors, Drives

Preventing VFD faults and failures

Following these best practices can help prevent voltage drops, overload trips, and other common VFD... » more

2016 Engineers' Choice Awards: Spotlight on innovation

Best automation, control, and instrumentation products in 27 categories. » more

Robot series designed for fast, repeatable movements

ABB's IRB 910SC line of selective compliance articulated robot arm (SCARA) robots is designed for... » more

Top 10 Control Engineering articles, January 9 to February 8: Microsoft Windows XP Embedded, SI Giants, process models, more

Articles about Microsoft Windows XP Embedded, the 2015 System Integrator Giants, process models and... » more

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

Integrated control platform for OEMs

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

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Tilt sensor for alignment, control applications

The 0729-1760-04 10-deg dual axis RS-485 inclinometer from The Fredericks Company is designed to measure and signal tilt from a level position. » more

2016 Engineers' Choice Awards: Spotlight on innovation

Best automation, control, and instrumentation products in 27 categories. » more

Robot series designed for fast, repeatable movements

ABB's IRB 910SC line of selective compliance articulated robot arm (SCARA) robots is designed for applications such as small parts assembly, material handling, component placement, parts inspection, and laboratory automation. » more

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

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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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