Discrete Manufacturing - PLCs, PACs

Automation products improve with customer feedback

Improved product automation is a result of customer feedback. As customers give suppliers valuable... » more

Serial EtherNet/IP linking device

HMS Industrial Networks' serial EtherNet/IP linking device allows users to connect any serial... » more

Support-focused enterprise controls: template design strategies

Highly productive manufacturing processes rely on standard, controller-based system applications.... » more

Top 5 Control Engineering articles, April 11-17: PLC scanning, automation upgrades, data acquisition and analysis, more

Articles about PLC scanning, managing automation upgrades, data acquisition and analysis, ensuring... » more

Support-focused enterprise controls: command control

Control circuits will always appear chaotic to support personnel. This is especially true when... » more

Support-focused enterprise controls: machine application model

Machine events are typically mechanism movements, standalone external processes, or special... » more

Top 5 Control Engineering articles, March 21-27: PC-based control, Engineers' Choice winners, heat exchanger control strategies, more

Articles about PC-based control, the 2016 Engineers' Choice Awards winners, heat exchanger control... » more

Support-focused enterprise controls: conveyor application model

A support-focused control system must have the ability to enable control system designers to model... » more

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Vertical solid shaft motors for harsh environments

Siemens' HP100 and LP100 Simotics vertical solid shaft (VSS) NEMA premium motors are designed for harsh environments in industries such as oil and gas, petrochemical, pulp and paper, water and wastewater treatment. » more

Multiple axis system with enhanced safety functions

KEB America's multiple-axis system Combivert H6 features a TÜV-certified module that operates the standard rpm-dependent safety functions and all functions can be used in applications up to SIL3. » more

Servo motor and amplifiers for designers and end users

The Sigma-7 rotary, linear and direct drive servos and amplifiers from Yaskawa are designed for system designers and automation end users and features dual-axis amplifiers that mount in smaller spaces and regenerate power for... » more

Serial EtherNet/IP linking device

HMS Industrial Networks' serial EtherNet/IP linking device allows users to connect any serial device and can automation devices with a serial RS-232/422/485 application interface in an EtherNet/IP-based network architecture. » more

Rotary encoder series for extreme temperature and harsh environments

Leine and Linde's 600 and 900 series of absolute rotary encoders are designed for environments where temperature, strong magnetic fields, shock or vibration are extreme. » 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

Why use a system integrator for automation system selection? asked the Control Engineering April cover story:
Create buy-in between owner and integrator
More experience with automation system suppliers
Technology evaluation
To spot flaws in supplier offerings
For fixes and workarounds
Better long-term support
All of the above
None of the above


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