Discrete Manufacturing - HMI, OI

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

Next-generation Industrial HMIs Webcast: Questions answered

More answers about next-generation industrial HMIs, the topic of a Apr. 14 Webcast, are provided by... » more

Pushbuttons for impact resistance and sealing

Apem has added three models to their AV series of pushbutton switches and are designed to withstand... » more

Integration, prediction, 2020 control room

Think Again application summaries: Machine data integration saves time, predictive maintenance... » more

Support-focused enterprise controls: template design strategies

Highly productive manufacturing processes rely on standard, controller-based system applications.... » more

Steady growth projected for world operator terminal market

IHS forecasts steady growth for the world operator terminal market from 2016 to 2019 after a... » more

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Magnetic-drive regenerative blowers for boosting natural gas pressure

Ametek Dynamic Fluid Solutions' (DFS) Rotron MD101 magnetic-drive regenerative blowers are designed to boost natural gas pressure for a wide range of manufacturing operations as well as gas, vapor, and fume recovery and solid... » more

Software for adding logic to compatible IO devices

Turck's Argee is designed to help manufacturers add logic to compatible I/O devices without a programmable logic controller and can turn the I/O into a field logic controller (FLC), as well. » more

PLC for demanding, hazardous applications

Idec's FC6A MicroSmart is a programmable logic controller (PLC) with up to 520 I/O that comes in three models and is designed for demanding industries such as oil and gas, chemical, material handling, original equipment... » more

Angle encoder series with bearing sets

Heidenhain's MRP 2000, 5000 and 8000 are angle encoder modules are designed for metrology, calibration devices, automation technology, micro machining, and semiconductor applications.  » more

Miniature inductive proximity sensors

AutomationDirect’s miniature inductive proximity sensors are available in sizes ranging from 4 to 8mm and are equipped with a 360-deg-visible yellow output LED and come with built-in overload protection.  » 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

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

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