Training center lets users test drive sensors, networks

To help users try out technologies and make better automation decisions, several partners recently opened the Sensor-Connectivity Center. This new automation demonstration and training facility allows users and OEMs to evaluate sensor, control, and network combinations and find those that best meet their particular process needs.

05/01/1999


To help users try out technologies and make better automation decisions, several partners recently opened the Sensor-Connectivity Center. This new automation demonstration and training facility allows users and OEMs to evaluate sensor, control, and network combinations and find those that best meet their particular process needs.

The center is a cooperative effort among automation reseller MC2 (Madison Heights, Mich.), Banner Engineering, Turck Inc. (both in Minneapolis, Minn.), and InterlinkBT (Plymouth, Minn.). Located near Detroit, the center was originally expected to serve automotive users, but currently attracts 40 visitors per week from diverse industries worldwide.

Featured are interactive panels that help users operate sensors, PC-based controls, and device-level buses. Visitors can also bring in parts and problems, and develop custom automation solutions with help from the center's engineers. The facility operates and supports three open fieldbuses, including DeviceNet, Profibus, and Interbus.

For more information, visit www.controleng.com/freeinfo .





No comments
The Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by...
The System Integrator Giants program lists the top 100 system integrators among companies listed in CFE Media's Global System Integrator Database.
The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
This eGuide illustrates solutions, applications and benefits of machine vision systems.
Learn how to increase device reliability in harsh environments and decrease unplanned system downtime.
This eGuide contains a series of articles and videos that considers theoretical and practical; immediate needs and a look into the future.
Salary and career survey: Benchmarks and advice; Designing controls; Remote data collection, historians; Control valve advances; Hannover Messe; Control Engineering International
System integration: Best practices and technologies to help; Virtualization virtues; Cyber security advice; Motor system efficiency, savings; Product exclusives; Road to Hannover
Collaborative robotics: How to improve safety, return on investment; Industrial Internet of Things, Industrie 4.0: World views; High-performance HMI, Information Integration: OPC and OMG
This article collection contains several articles on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and how it is transforming manufacturing.
PLCs, robots, and the quest for a single controller; how OEE is key to automation solutions.

Find and connect with the most suitable service provider for your unique application. Start searching the Global System Integrator Database Now!

Getting to the bottom of subsea repairs: Older pipelines need more attention, and operators need a repair strategy; OTC preview; Offshore production difficult - and crucial
Digital oilfields: Integrated HMI/SCADA systems enable smarter data acquisition; Real-world impact of simulation; Electric actuator technology prospers in production fields
Special report: U.S. natural gas; LNG transport technologies evolve to meet market demand; Understanding new methane regulations; Predictive maintenance for gas pipeline compressors
click me