Discrete Manufacturing - PLCs, PACs

Software for adding logic to compatible IO devices

Turck's Argee is designed to help manufacturers add logic to compatible I/O devices without a... » more

PLC for demanding, hazardous applications

Idec's FC6A MicroSmart is a programmable logic controller (PLC) with up to 520 I/O that comes in... » more

Binary-coded decimals and PLCs

Binary-coded decimal (BCD) is a class of binary encodings of decimal numbers where each decimal is... » more

OEM controller with sensor range for control applications

Micronor's MR380-0 OEM controller is designed to provide a turn-key solution for original equipment... » more

Ergonomic game-style controller for remote-controlled applications

Apem's PC Series is an ergonomic game style pendant controller is designed to accommodate Apem's TS... » more

Top 10 Control Engineering articles, April 9 to May 9: PLC scanning, Engineers' Choice, data acquisition and analysis, more

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

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

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Rotary encoder series for motion control systems

Posital's safety-rated Ixarc rotary encoders are designed for critical applications such as industrial robots or material handling equipment, where loss of control could result in hazardous situations. » more

Library for modeling pneumatic systems

The Maplesoft MapleSim Pneumatics Library from Modelon is designed for use in the modeling and simulation of pneumatic systems for system design, component sizing, and control design. » more

Magnetic-drive regenerative blowers for boosting natural gas pressure

Ametek Dynamic Fluid Solutions' (DFS) Rotron MD101 magnetic-drive regenerative blowers are designed to boost natural gas pressure for a wide range of manufacturing operations as well as gas, vapor, and fume recovery and solid... » more

Software for adding logic to compatible IO devices

Turck's Argee is designed to help manufacturers add logic to compatible I/O devices without a programmable logic controller and can turn the I/O into a field logic controller (FLC), as well. » more

PLC for demanding, hazardous applications

Idec's FC6A MicroSmart is a programmable logic controller (PLC) with up to 520 I/O that comes in three models and is designed for demanding industries such as oil and gas, chemical, material handling, original equipment... » 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

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

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