As the digital age continues to grow, the automation industry keeps up with upgrading or replacing control systems. When migrating, try the simple paper-and-pencil method to help identify programming issues.
CNC applications need accurate movements, rapid changes in direction, and aggressive acceleration and deceleration. A virtual sensor system can be used to improve control performance and decrease CNC contour errors.
Top 5 Control Engineering articles, October 27 to November 2: Engineers’ Choice finalists, dual loop motion control, automation project reuse, more
Articles about the 2015 Engineers’ Choice Awards Finalists, dual loop motion control, avoiding reuse on an automation project, fieldbus device couplers used in a chemical plant upgrade, and support-focused enterprise controls...
U.S. packaging machinery shipments increased by 6 percent, to $7.9 billion, in 2013; and a rise in retail-ready packaging (RRP) is changing the role of secondary packaging, particularly in its role as a retail-ready packaging...
Cyber security is a major issue for utilities because of the potential vulnerabilities, the investments and the risks. The big questions always stares everyone straight in the face: Will the security actually work?
A little bit ago I gave a talk focused on air gaps as a security strategy in control systems. The talk was at the AusCERT 2012 conference and to my amazement it generated a large amount of discussion.
After a two hour presentation in the conference room providing all the new high technology based machine guarding solutions and testimonials on operating cost savings, the vice president of operations said, “So what!”?