Discrete Manufacturing - Machine Safety

Ladder Logic: Fault detection and messages

In ladder logic, faults are used to capture abnormal circumstances and each cell or station in a... » more

Asset management's role in ICS security

Most industrial control system (ICS) networks were designed and implemented before the advent of... » more

Advancing to IIoT means back to security basics

Manufacturers may see advantages to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industrie 4.0, but... » more

Updating a DCS for optimized operations

If a company’s distributed control system (DCS) is more than 10 years old, it is likely a... » more

Alarm management: 6 hazards, 4 strategies

Alarm management in an IIoT world: Correlation and classification of industrial process control... » more

Avoid alarm overload with consolidation and escalation

Take steps to improve supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) alarm management and avoid... » more

Control Engineering hot topics, January 2018

Control Engineering's most clicked articles in January 2018 included stories about PID controllers,... » more

Cyber incidents add to downtime costs

Cyber incidents can add to downtime costs in a big way if there isn't a solid cybersecurity plan in... » more

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Soft starter with internal bypass

The Allen-Bradley SMC-50 smart motor controller with internal bypass from Rockwell Automation is designed to provide greater operational control over motor starts and stops.

Rolled-steel motors for industrial machinery applications

AutomationDirect's MTR2 series of IronHorse general purpose, rolled-steel motors from are available in 1- and 3-phase versions and are designed to power pumps, blowers, conveyors, and other industrial machinery applications.

Torque brushless motor

The Kollmorgen Torquer Brushless Motor (TBM) Series direct drive frameless motor is designed to be directly embedded in the machine by using the machine’s own bearings to support the rotor.

Discrete PLC IO modules

AutomationDirect's Productivity2000 programmable logic controller (PLC) system has 50 discrete and analog input (I/O) modules providing over 400 local I/O points.

Rotary position sensor for OEMs and control systems

Curtiss-Wright’s NRH305DR is a no-contact rotary position sensor for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) designing vehicles and control systems.

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Machine Control Blog

Functional safety life cycle: 1) Perform risk assessment 2) Examine functional requirements 3) Design and verify mitigation 4) Install and validate 5) Manage, change, and improve. Courtesy: Control Engineering Machine Safety Blog, JB Titus & Associates

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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Covers discrete sensors, programmable controllers, CNCs, I/O modules and associated actuation, decision, measurement, and logic functions.

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