Discrete Manufacturing - PLCs, PACs

Apply technology advances to automation software

Automation software design inspiration comes from new technologies, partners, and involved... » more

Advancing to IIoT means back to security basics

Manufacturers may see advantages to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industrie 4.0, but... » more

Open process automation leads to innovation

Innovation helps distinguish between a leader and follower and can take companies and users into... » more

Product design: Incorporating commercial technologies into industrial controllers

Industrial controllers are using commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) technologies such as Ethernet,... » more

Embedded software program for device manufacturers announced

Inductive Automation announced the creation of its Ignition Onboard program, which involves device... » more

Top 5 Control Engineering articles February 5-11: Three VFD trends, avoid alarm overload, internal automation standards, more

Articles about three VFD trends, avoiding alarm overload, internal automation standards, the 2018... » more

Applications that benefit from 3-D sensing

3-D sensing is helping machine vision solving many automation challenges, but it's not suited for... » more

New, innovative automation applications

Think Again: Startups, 3-D printing, drones, and automation in space are among the expanding uses... » more

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Rolled-steel motors for industrial machinery applications

AutomationDirect's MTR2 series of IronHorse general purpose, rolled-steel motors from are available in 1- and 3-phase versions and are designed to power pumps, blowers, conveyors, and other industrial machinery applications.

Torque brushless motor

The Kollmorgen Torquer Brushless Motor (TBM) Series direct drive frameless motor is designed to be directly embedded in the machine by using the machine’s own bearings to support the rotor.

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...

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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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