Discrete Manufacturing - HMI, OI

Top 5 Control Engineering articles, June 13-19: Salary and Career Survey, binary-coded decimals, tool calibration and robots, more

Articles about the 2016 Salary and Career Survey, binary-coded decimals and PLCs, tool calibration... » more

Top 10 Control Engineering articles, May 14 to June 13: Salary and Career Survey, binary-coded decimals, high-performance HMIs, more

Articles about the 2016 Salary and Career Survey, binary-coded decimals and PLCs, high-performance... » more

Streamlining assembly systems using PC-based control

Beckhoff’s Shane Novacek recently spoke with Adam Moyer, principal controls engineer at Itron, to... » more

Pushbutton series for harsh environments

EAO's Series 45 mushroom-head pushbuttons are designed to provide positive tactile feedback and the... » more

Top 5 Control Engineering articles, May 23-29: High-performance HMIs, salary and career survey, engineering career advice, more

Articles about high-performance HMIs, the 2016 Salary and Career Survey, engineering career advice,... » more

Toggle sticks for machine operating functions

EAO's Series 45 toggle sticks are designed for machine operating functions and are ideal for the... » 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

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Planetary gears in plastic for service robotics applications

GPLK planetary gears in plastic are suited for applications such as service robotics where the mobile motor is needed.  » more

Encoder for high horsepower electric motor applications

MRI 2850 is bearing-less encoder for high horsepower electric motor applications using vector control. The encoder may be used as a motion feedback solution in applications such as large rotating machinery. » more

Nanometer precision linear stages for high-end applications

Physik Instrumente's (PI) N-565 compact nanometer-precision linear stages are designed for high-end applications in bio-nanotechnology, fiber-optics, microscopy, semiconductor testing, and metrology and scientific research in... » more

Scanning laser micrometer for measuring diameter

LaserLinc's TLAser1240 scanning laser micrometer is a single-axis diameter gauge that is designed for use in industries such as metal, glass, wire and cable, and plastics and rubber extrusion. » more

Motion controller designed to control up to 32 drives

Galil Motion Control's DMC-52xx0 EtherCAT master is a 32-axis motion controller with the ability to control up to 32 drives and is designed for applications such as point-to-point positioning, position tracking, contouring,... » 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

Overview

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

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Poll of the Week

Which industrial Ethernet protocol is most used in your facility, machines, or installations? (A June CE article looks at networks.)
EtherCAT
EtherNet/IP
Modbus TCP
Powerlink
Profinet
SERCOS
IEC 61850


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