CAN in Automation (CiA) has released the CiA 463 series standardizing the gateway between CANopen responsible for CANopen FD networks and input/output (I/O)-Link.
Integrating safety systems into a machine’s standard control platform simplifies operations, increases diagnostic capabilities and creates safer work environments for engineers and end users.
Programmable logic controllers (PLCs) are now gaining information technology (IT) abilities to interact directly with the internet, creating new automation and information possibilities.
Mobile devices like Raspberry Pi are an inexpensive alternative for controllers in the manufacturing space and can be useful for particular input/output (I/O) applications.
Mobile technologies are challenging traditional data handling practices as they move into the industrial arena.
Honeywell unveiled Experion PKS Highly Integrated Virtual Environment (HIVE), which is designed to help engineers maintain industrial control systems (ICSs) for chemical, processing, and oil and gas applications and simplify the overall process.
Ypsomed, a medical technology company, was able to retrofit Industrie 4.0 digital control systems onto its legacy plastic injection molding machines.
TDK Corporation's DRM40 series DIN rail mount redundancy modules is designed for industrial process control, factory automation, battery chargers, and test and measurement equipment applications.
ASCO's 5101 engine start modules continually monitor the operability of engine start signal circuits to ensure that engine-generators will receive start signals when emergency power is needed and also start engine-generators as soon as start circuit faults are detected.
Automation product design, system integration, and application advice follows from some of the 2019 Engineers’ Choice winners.