Discrete Manufacturing - Motors, Drives

Collect, optimize data

Use automation to collect pertinent operations data in the right format for worthwhile outcomes.... » more

Drives and machines are getting smarter in the Industrie 4.0 era

Intelligent drive systems play a large role in optimizing machine configuration and performance and... » more

CFE Edu launches PLCs and analog signals training course

CFE Edu has launched a course that dives into the basics of programmable logic controllers (PLCs)... » more

Manufacturers need to adapt, become more flexible

The rising demand for personalized manufactured goods means companies need a shop floor agile... » more

Ethernet PLC units with built-in analog IO

AutomationDirect's Click Series of stackable micro brick programmable logic controllers (PLCs)...

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

Top 5 Control Engineering articles October 30 to November 5: Micro-controllers versus PLCs, father of the PLC, Engineers' Choice finalists, more

Articles about micro-controllers versus PLCs, the father of the PLC, Engineers' Choice finalists,... » more

Programmable controller for industrial automation projects

AutomationDirect's Productivity1000 programmable logic controller (PLC) is designed to provide...

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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

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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