Discrete Manufacturing - PLCs, PACs

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

Top 5 Control Engineering articles November 13-19: Engineers' Choice finalists, mobile robot standards, process analytics, more

Articles about the Engineers' Choice finalists, industrial mobile robot safety standards, process... » more

Ethernet PLC units with built-in analog IO

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

Fiber optic microswitch for hazardous environments

Micronor's MR386 fiber optic microswitch paired with a MR380 series controller is designed to be...

Electronics manufacturing driving industrial robotics market growth

Global robot sales have increased over the last several years and are expected to continue to... » more

Your questions answered: Motors and drives—working together efficiently

The Nov. 9, 2017, “Motors and drives—working together efficiently” webcast presenters addressed... » 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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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.

Vibration sensors designed for conditioning monitoring, maintenance systems

Hansford Sensors' HS-100 series is designed for use wit drives and rotating shafts such as those found in pumps, fans, motors, gearboxes and compressors to provide an accurate solution when used with condition monitoring,...

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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...

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

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