Discrete Manufacturing - HMI, OI

Hot topics in Control Engineering for 2017

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The benefits of a modular control system design approach

Cover Story: A new automotive production facility used a modular controller design to reduce... » more

Top 5 Control Engineering articles November 6-12: Engineers' Choice finalists, control room innovations, integrated control systems, more

Articles about the Engineers' Choice finalists, control room technology innovation, integrated... » more

Keeping the ‘human’ in human-machine-interface

Advances in human-machine interfaces (HMIs) are more lean and efficient with wearable technology... » more

Multi-function programmable logic controller

Unitronics’ UniStream 5 is a multi-function programmable logic controller (PLC) is designed to...

Mitsubishi Electric Automation's GT2107 wide series human-machine interface (HMI) is designed to monitor and control machine components such as programmable logic controllers (PLCs), variable frequency drives (VFDs), and servos. Courtesy: Mitsubishi Elect

HMI for monitoring, controlling machine components

Mitsubishi Electric Automation's GT2107 wide series human-machine interface (HMI) is designed to... » more

EAO's Series 14 indicator compact are designed to provide status indication for use in a variety of applications such as machinery, industrial automation, robotics and specialty vehicles. Courtesy: EAO Corporation

Indicator compact series for machinery, automation applications

EAO's Series 14 indicator compact are designed to provide status indication for use in a variety of... » more

AutomationDirect’s C-more EA9 series of touchscreen human-machine interfaces (HMIs) now include 7-in. widescreen TFT models. Courtesy: AutomationDirect

Widescreen HMI touch panels

AutomationDirect’s C-more EA9 series of touchscreen human-machine interfaces (HMIs) now include... » more

Mitsubishi Electric Automation's GT2107 wide series human-machine interface (HMI) is designed to monitor and control machine components such as programmable logic controllers (PLCs), variable frequency drives (VFDs), and servos. Courtesy: Mitsubishi Elect EAO's Series 14 indicator compact are designed to provide status indication for use in a variety of applications such as machinery, industrial automation, robotics and specialty vehicles. Courtesy: EAO Corporation AutomationDirect’s C-more EA9 series of touchscreen human-machine interfaces (HMIs) now include 7-in. widescreen TFT models. Courtesy: AutomationDirect

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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.

IO modules for monitoring control cabinets

B&R Industrial Automation's X20CMR010 and X20CMR111 I/O modules are designed to measure temperature and humidity in the control cabinet and log how much time the values spend within defined ranges, which allows critical...

Robot transfer units for material handling applications

LazerArc's line of robot transfer units are manufactured in floor mounted, elevated, or inverted configuration and are capable of fitting into automated robotic systems applications such as material handling job, paint, and...

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.

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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...

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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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Machine Control Newsletter

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

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