I/O Systems, I/O Modules
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. Courtesy: TDK
I/O Systems, I/O Modules May 2, 2019

DIN rail mount redundancy module

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.

By TDK Lambda-Americas
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. Courtesy: ASCO Power Technologies
I/O Systems, I/O Modules April 30, 2019

Engine start modules

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.

By ASCO Power Technologies
Control Engineering 2019 Engineers' Choice Awards
I/O Systems, I/O Modules February 22, 2019

Help for automation design, selection, implementation

Automation product design, system integration, and application advice follows from some of the 2019 Engineers’ Choice winners.

By Mark T. Hoske
Figure 2: One-cable technology (OCT) minimizes cabling concerns by providing power and signal for HMI hardware, servo systems and other field components through a variety of connector types. Courtesy: Beckhoff Automation
I/O Systems, I/O Modules December 7, 2018

The best cable management strategy is foresight in selecting components

Reduce or eliminate unnecessary cables through pluggable I/O terminals and one-cable strategies in control cabinets and machines.

By Sree Potluri
Festo's CPX-FB36 is designed to provide analytics for devices with valve terminal health and diagnostic details and provides pneumatic response of a system when combined with an intelligent energy efficiency module. Courtesy: Festo
I/O Systems, I/O Modules November 6, 2018

Module for providing valve terminal health and diagnostics

Festo's CPX-FB36 is designed to provide analytics for devices with valve terminal health and diagnostic details and provides pneumatic response of a system when combined with an intelligent energy efficiency module.

By Festo Corporation
Opto 22's groov serial I/O module, the GRV-CSERI-4, is designed to plug into a groov EPIC chassis alongside the groov Edge Programmable Industrial Controller (EPIC) and discrete and analog I/O modules. Courtesy: Opto 22
I/O Systems, I/O Modules November 6, 2018

Four-port serial communication module

Opto 22's groov serial I/O module, the GRV-CSERI-4, is designed to plug into a groov EPIC chassis alongside the groov Edge Programmable Industrial Controller (EPIC) and discrete and analog I/O modules.

By Opto 22
I/O Systems, I/O Modules October 11, 2018

Vote now for 2019 Engineers’ Choice Finalists

The official ballot is open for voting for Control Engineering North American print and digital edition subscribers, for a limited time. Review finalists and vote by using CFE Media's New Products for Engineers platform. (Voting closed Jan. 4, 2019.)

By Amanda Pelliccione
I/O Systems, I/O Modules September 6, 2018

How much control goes to the cloud?

Cloud computing is gaining ground as industrial plants become more efficient, but it’s important to recognize where computing is needed and where it should be taking place.

By Bob McIlvride, Skkynet Cloud Systems Inc.
I/O Systems, I/O Modules August 15, 2018

Ladder Logic 306: Simulation

Using simulation for ladder logic allows users to test advanced situations that otherwise wouldn't be possible, reducing potential costs and hazards for users.

By Frank Lamb, Automation Primer
I/O Systems, I/O Modules August 13, 2018

Benefits of DCS for Hybrid Industries versus Conventional PLC Approach: Your questions answered

Webcast presenters Jerry Espy, Frank Prendergast, and Jerry Bartlemay answered questions about topics such as cybersecurity risk, the emergency of the IIoT, and component and module integration.

By Jerry Espy, Frank Prendergast, Jerry Bartlemay, Schneider Electric