Discrete Manufacturing - PLCs, PACs

Top 5 Control Engineering articles, June 10 to July 10: PID, ASM-compliant HMIs, PLCs, more

Articles about tuning PID control loops, ASM-compliant HMIs, programming PLCs, PID math, and... » more

Vision sensor series for enhanced communication and inspection

Banner Engineering's iVu Plus TG Gen2 and BCR Gen2 vision sensor series feature Ethernet... » more

Manufacturers can do a better job of planning for the future

Digital Edition Exclusive: A futurist said manufacturers could do a better job of planning, to... » more

Top 5 Control Engineering articles, June 9-15

Articles about things noncontrol people should know about control engineers, career and salary... » more

Top 5 Control Engineering articles, June 2-8

Articles about programming PLCs, smart I/O systems vs. fieldbus networks, programming in motion,... » more

Smart motor controller for robot designers, AGVs

Roboteq's XDC2230 smart motor controller is capable of directly driving two dc motors up to 120 A... » more

Top 5 Control Engineering articles, May 19-25

Articles about things noncontrol people should know about control engineers, fixing PID, the... » more

Machine controller integrated with motion engine

The MP2300Siec machine controller from Yaskawa integrates a motion engine with the IEC 61131-3 and... » more

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Long range ultrasonic sensors with flexible outputs

Carlo Gavazzi launched its new Long Range UA30CAD60 Series Ultrasonic Sensors with digital and analog output configurations. » more

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

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Machine Safety: Does a CE mark make a machine safe?

Machine safety discussions have risen to new heights with the advent... » more

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Motors and Drives Video Series


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

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