Discrete Manufacturing - PLCs, PACs

Five reasons to use local vendors for buying technical products

While there are many sources available for buying products, the local representative or vendor has... » more

Top 5 Control Engineering articles January 9-15: Control panel design, choosing a control system platform, choose the best controller, more

Articles about good control panel design, choosing the right control system platform, choosing the... » more

Considerations for choosing the right control system platform

Choosing between a programmable logic controller (PLC) or a distributed control system (DCS)... » more

Advantages of reusable code for PLCs

Reusable code for programmable logic controllers (PLCs) provide users with flexibility and allow... » more

How to choose the best controller for each application

Consider the features and typical applications for industrial controllers to understand what type... » more

Top 5 Control Engineering articles December 12-18: Engineers' Choice finalists, 2017 SIY winners, 2016 SI Giants, more

Articles about the Engineers' choice finalists, 2017 SIY winners, the 2016 System Integrator... » more

Integrated motor for packaging machinery, material handling applications

Moog Animatics' NEMA 17 SmartMotor, model SL17406D, has an integrated drive and controller designed...

Top 10 Control Engineering articles November 12 to December 12: Engineers' Choice finalists, PID velocity, PLC programming benefits, more

Articles about the Engineers' Choice finalists, six action items for aging DCS/PLCs, process... » more

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Single link frame grabber for machine vision applications

The Aon-CXP single link frame grabber from BitFlow is designed to support camera speeds up to 6.25 Gb/S, which is almost twice as fast as USB3 and is used for machine vision applications.

Controller for safety-related automation tasks

Siemens' Simatic S7-1212 FC controller is designed to perform standard and safety-related automation tasks in a single device and can be networked with Profinet and Profisafe. » more

Indicator compact series for machinery, automation applications

EAO's Series 14 indicator compact are designed to provide status indication for use in a variety of applications such as machinery, industrial automation, robotics and specialty vehicles. » more

Fiber optic microswitch for medical and industrial applications

Micronor's MR386 ZapFREE fiber optic microswitch is designed to meet the challenging requirements of MRI, medical and industrial applications and it provides EMI and RFI immunity, isolation from high voltage and lightning, and...

Modular drive solutions and software tools for industrial networking

Lenze's modular software, scalable hardware, and modern interfaces is designed to minimize engineering requirements and expedite machine motion control. » 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

How many types of robotic programming software do you use at your site? (See December cover stories on robotics.)
One, from the robot manufacturer
One, open-source software
One, third-party software
2-4 types
5 or more types
We don't have robots yet


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