Discrete Manufacturing - Machine Safety

Cybersecurity for pipelines, other SCADA systems

It’s critical to stay up-to-date with cybersecurity measures to improve defenses against... » more

Know when to use open- or closed-loop control

Open-loop controls and closed-loop controls each have unique situations where they are needed and... » more

Safety controller for easier integration, automation

Lenze's C250-S is a safety controller that enables engineers to program all of the machine’s safety...

Independent motion control solution launched

PLCopen Safe Motion 1.0 is a system independent solution designed to ensure that safety drive... » more

Closing the loop on safety

Bayesian updating is important in the dynamic analysis of a sequence of data.  » more

IIoT and the rise of the cobots

Though traditional robots remain relevant, collaborative robots are starting to emerge more in the... » more

Through next-generation communication protocols such as EtherCAT, modern safety concepts still can be connected with legacy fieldbus systems. Courtesy: Beckhoff Automation

Safety over industrial communication networks

Industrial Ethernet is becoming easier to use for industrial safety applications. Standards,... » more

Tips for managing common ERP risk factors

Preparation is crucial for an ERP project to combat the many risk factors.  » more

Through next-generation communication protocols such as EtherCAT, modern safety concepts still can be connected with legacy fieldbus systems. Courtesy: Beckhoff Automation

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Touchscreen controller with flexible IO

EZAutomation's EZTouch I/O flex is a compact touch-screen controller for various control applications.

2018 Engineers' Choice Awards: Entry deadline extended to Aug. 11

Enter your products today! Entries for the Control Engineering 2018 Engineers' Choice Awards close at 5 p.m. CT on Friday, August 11, 2017.

Safety controller for easier integration, automation

Lenze's C250-S is a safety controller that enables engineers to program all of the machine’s safety needs using just one engineering tool based on the PLCopen standard.

SCADA with native drivers for harsh conditions

Ecava's IntegraXor is a fully functional supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) with native drivers and is developed based on standard web technologies with adopted scaleable vector graphic (SVG) to enable lossless view...

Message controller and LED display for manufacturers

EZAutomation's EZ iMarquee is an all-in-one master message controller and LED message display can display valuable machine or plant data coming from a PLC or SCADA.

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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

Overview

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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