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Controls retrofit boosts printing production for packaging manufacturer
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To re-establish a laminator’s typical production rates, a company chose to complete a partial retrofit of the controls technology on the machine, which is an adjunct system to the main press. New controls added an estimated 10 years to machine lifespan, avoided $70,000 in parts costs, and increased output by 75%,...Read More

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Feedback for machine motion
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Closing servo-motor loops with feedback devices improves performance, but care must be taken with design and installation. Closing the loop improves monitoring, measuring, and control—even when... Read More

Feed forwards augment PID control
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In closed-loop motion control applications, it is common to multiply the target speed and target acceleration by the velocity and acceleration feed forwards to generate the feed forward’s... Read More

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India looks to accelerate manufacturing growth
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At Hannover Messe 2015 opening, India Prime Minister Narendra Modi touts a more open economy. Modi, whose nation is the 2015 Partner Country, made an impassioned speech about the role a "new India"... Read More

Relationship of torque and shaft size
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A rudimentary understanding of how shaft sizes are determined can be helpful to anyone who works with pumps, fans, elevators or any other motor-driven equipment. Engineers often design using an ample... Read More

OPC server added to data acquisition and control system
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Dataforth’s introduction of an OPC Server for the MAQ20 Industrial Data Acquisition & Control System ensures data collection and analysis using the MAQ20 is now significantly broader-based and easier... Read More

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2014 Mobility, Ethernet, and Wireless Study
The Control Engineering 2014 Mobility, Ethernet, and Wireless Study was conducted to better understand integration, use, and spending for mobility, Ethernet, and wireless technologies and how they help users of automation, controls, and instrumentation to be more productive. Access the full Control Engineering 2014 Mobility, Ethernet, and Wireless report with key findings and insights.
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Control Engineering and Plant Engineering are now accepting nominations for the Engineering Leaders Under 40 program, which recognizes manufacturing professionals under the age of 40 who have made significant contributions to their plant’s success, and to the control engineering and/or plant engineering professions. Nominations close June 24, 2015.
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Presenters Luis Durán and Gregory Hale will discuss different industry incidents from the perspective of the contributing factors, including instrumentation, maintenance practices, economic and human factors and explores ways to learn and apply those findings to benefit industry.

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Portable barcode verifier for machine vision inspection systems
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Microscan's LVS-9585 handheld portable barcode verifier, provides verification of both printed... Read More

Photoelectric sensor series for packaging, material handling applications
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Carlo Gavazzi's PD30CN series of photoelectric sensors with PointSpot Beam are designed for... Read More

Mounted spherical roller bearings with IIoT
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Rexnord's Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Smart PT select mounted spherical roller bearings... Read More

Automated checkweigher system for in-motion items
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Hardy Process Solutions' Dynamic Checkweigher is a fully automated system designed to weigh items... Read More

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Participate in the 2015 System Integrator Giants program, which recognizes the top system integrators listed in the CFE Media Global System Integrator Database. All submissions for the 2015 System Integrator Giants program MUST go through the Global System Integrator Database. Don't have an account yet? Register by May 8, 2015.