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Controls retrofit boosts printing production for packaging manufacturer
Controls retrofit boosts printing production for packaging manufacturer

To re-establish a laminator’s typical production rates, a company chose to complete a partial retrofit of the controls technology on the machine, which is an adjunct system to the main press. New controls added an estimated 10 years to machine lifespan, avoided $70,000 in parts costs, and increased output by 75%,...Read More

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Feedback for machine motion
Feedback for machine motion

Closing servo-motor loops with feedback devices improves performance, but care must be taken with design and installation. Closing the loop improves monitoring, measuring, and control—even when... Read More

Feed forwards augment PID control
Feed forwards augment PID control

In closed-loop motion control applications, it is common to multiply the target speed and target acceleration by the velocity and acceleration feed forwards to generate the feed forward’s... Read More

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India looks to accelerate manufacturing growth
India looks to accelerate manufacturing growth

At Hannover Messe 2015 opening, India Prime Minister Narendra Modi touts a more open economy. Modi, whose nation is the 2015 Partner Country, made an impassioned speech about the role a "new India"... Read More

Relationship of torque and shaft size
Relationship of torque and shaft size

A rudimentary understanding of how shaft sizes are determined can be helpful to anyone who works with pumps, fans, elevators or any other motor-driven equipment. Engineers often design using an ample... Read More

OPC server added to data acquisition and control system
OPC server added to data acquisition and control system

Dataforth’s introduction of an OPC Server for the MAQ20 Industrial Data Acquisition & Control System ensures data collection and analysis using the MAQ20 is now significantly broader-based and easier... Read More

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2014 Mobility, Ethernet, and Wireless Study
The Control Engineering 2014 Mobility, Ethernet, and Wireless Study was conducted to better understand integration, use, and spending for mobility, Ethernet, and wireless technologies and how they help users of automation, controls, and instrumentation to be more productive. Access the full Control Engineering 2014 Mobility, Ethernet, and Wireless report with key findings and insights.
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Anatomy of an Incident: Safety Best Practices from Lessons Learned

Presenters Luis Durán and Gregory Hale will discuss different industry incidents from the perspective of the contributing factors, including instrumentation, maintenance practices, economic and human factors and explores ways to learn and apply those findings to benefit industry.

Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 11 a.m. PT /1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET

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Six-axis robot for assembly, material handling applications
Six-axis robot for assembly, material handling applications

Yaskawa Motoman's MH12 six-axis robot is designed for assembly, dispensing, material handling,... Read More

Non-contact safety switch series
Non-contact safety switch series

The Omega LPC/LMC, CPC/CMC, and SPC/SMC series are designed to interlock hinged, sliding, or... Read More

Safety hinge switch for industrial environments
Safety hinge switch for industrial environments

Schmersal's Tesk safety hinge switch is designed to provide position monitoring for machine guards.Read More

Safety interlock switches with stainless steel tongues
Safety interlock switches with stainless steel tongues

The Omega K-SS Series tongue operated safety interlock switches are designed for food processing,... Read More

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