Ford Powertrain expanded standardization of automation systems over the past five years; greater Profinet communications were part of the mix, said Mike Bastian, global controls manager of Ford Powertrain at the 18th General...
Inside Machines: Do the math to ensure the statistically predicted system error rates are acceptable for the processes involved when looking at automation systems, such as machine vision. (Online extra: more about the math.)
Automation Integrator Guide: Drive programming applications vary in difficulty, and some projects require custom software. Should one use the drive’s internal programming blocks or write one’s own blocks in the PLC to control the...
Machine and Embedded Control - CNCs, board-level products: The M700V Series CNC is Mitsubishi Electric Automation's full-featured, multi-axis machine controller for high-speed and high-accuracy machining applications. This is a...
Power - Energy, power protection: With Mitsubishi Electric Automation's EnergyPAQ, factories and plants can now measure, track, visualize, and optimize energy consumption from every piece of equipment and machinery in their...
Machine and Embedded Control - Discrete sensors: The Banner Engineering SureCross Q45 is the world's first completely self-contained wireless photoelectric sensor solution, designed to provide untethered communications for...
Hardware - Handheld test, measurement, calibration: The MC6 is an advanced, high-accuracy field calibrator and communicator that offers calibration capabilities for pressure, temperature and various electrical signals, and...
Technology update: Cellular communications can help industrial automation, infrastructure, and systems management applications. As buildings and infrastructure applications add automation, they may use industrial wireless...
Control Engineering International: Suzanne Gill, Control Engineering Europe, spoke to Dr. Richard Bateman from the Advanced Manufacturing & Enterprise Engineering (AMEE) group at Brunel University to find out about the...
The Vlinx VESP211 series of Ethernet serial servers from B+B Electronics Manufacturing Co. Inc. allow serial devices to become nodes on the network and are easy to network-enable because of a compact frame.
Control Engineering International: Energy efficiency and renewable energy are among 2012 automation development opportunities in China. Remote measurement and control systems, industrial automation, instrumentation systems, and...
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