Discrete Manufacturing - Machine Safety

Top 10 Control Engineering topics for 2018

Think again: Hottest 2018 topics in automation, controls, and instrumentation are here, but don’t... » more

Finding common ground in IT/OT convergence

The interconnection of information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) is a source of... » more

Deep packet inspection benefits for industrial automation and control systems

Deep packet inspection (DPI) of traffic is needed to secure an industrial automation and control... » more

RFID tags used to improve safety, reliability at plant

An initiative to improve access control and mustering generated improvements using radio frequency... » more

Seven tips for enhancing plant cybersecurity

Companies can't prevent all cyber attacks from occurring, but simple best practices such as... » more

Using a PHA for process valve safety

A detailed process hazard analysis (PHA) has to examine the human factors involved and identify,... » more

Prevent process safety incidents from occurring

Process safety incidents can lead to tragic consequences for workers and for innocent bystanders... » more

Industrial mobile robot safety standards on the forefront

Mobile robot standards are evolving to keep up with the rapid developments on the plant floor and... » more

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Linear drive motor with electric cylinder

The Spindasyn SEZ electric cylinder from AMK Automation is a ready-to-install linear drive motor system in which the rotor is pressed directly onto the screw.

Ethernet PLC units with built-in analog IO

AutomationDirect's Click Series of stackable micro brick programmable logic controllers (PLCs) feature Ethernet communications capabilities and analog input/output (I/O) that is built-in. Twelve units provide both discrete and...

Fiber optic microswitch for hazardous environments

Micronor's MR386 fiber optic microswitch paired with a MR380 series controller is designed to be deployed in difficult and hazardous environments over long distances.

Programmable controller for industrial automation projects

AutomationDirect's Productivity1000 programmable logic controller (PLC) is designed to provide communication, integrated data storage, and compact size needed for many of today's industrial automation projects.

4-axis SCARA robot for pick-and-place assembly, medical processes

Denso Robotics' HSR series of four-axis SCARA robots uses advanced vibration control, a rigid lightweight arm, and heat dissipation in the base unit to achieve continuous high-speed performance and repeatability.

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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


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

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Machine Control Newsletter

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

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