Discrete Manufacturing - PLCs, PACs

Packaging operation increases by half with planning, wireless, mobility

Cover Story: System integrator upgrades a cherry packaging operation at Prima Frutta, for a 50%... » more

Prima Frutta Linden cherry packing facility: Project and installation technology details

Project and product details follow in a major Industrial Automation Group (IAG) and Prima Frutta... » more

Challenges for industrial equipment manufacturers

Industrial equipment manufacturers (IEMs) are companies that build a specific type of industrial... » more

Extended deadline, last day: Engineers' Choice Awards

Get significant exposure for automation-related products while letting Control Engineering...

Tablet-based augmented reality helps predictive maintenance for pumps

IIoT Video: sensors on critical pumps can feed a system to help technicians or operators identify... » more

Small-scale automation projects

Inside Machines: How to get past time, money, and resource issues when executing small projects and... » more

Overcoming loop tuning challenges

Proper control-loop tuning can improve production quality and throughput and minimize... » more

Ladder logic 106: One shots

Different programmable logic controller (PLC) manufacturers use one shots to develop a scan that is... » more

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Infrared camera for thermographic applications

Fluke's TiX620 infrared camera has 640 x 480 resolution and provides measurement accuracy and its 5.6-in. high-resolution LCD screen enables thermographers to identify issues and edit images directly on camera while still in the... » more

Camera series with high-speed color imaging

Teledyne Dalsa has added multi-line color CMOS time delay and integration (TDI) cameras to their Piranha XL family and the 8k and 16k models are designed to deliver sensitivity for color imaging using 4 rows per RGB channel for... » more

Evaluation electronic system for high-precision measuring machines

Heidenhain's Quadra-Chek 3000 evaluation electronics system is designed as a complement for high-precision measuring machines and is operated via its capacitive touch screen that is suitable for multi-touch and gesturing. » more

Torque motor designed for direct drive applications

ETEL's TMB+ is a torque motor that has been redefined to increase its overall torque, size selection, and winding options and is designed for direct drive applications. » more

Torque positioning hinges for small doors and panels

Southco's ST constant torque positioning hinges have added an embedded hinge that is designed to provide precise positioning of smaller doors and panels that require increased torque.  » 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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