Wednesday October 31, 2012
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Measure, track, visualize, optimize machine energy consumption
Measure, track, visualize, optimize machine energy consumption

Product Exclusive: Mitsubishi Electric Automation’s EnergyPAQ Energy Monitoring and Control Solution allows users to measure, track, visualize, and optimize energy consumption from every piece of equipment and machinery in factories and plants.Read More

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Combining functional safety and cyber security
Combining functional safety and cyber security

Both have to work for a plant to be truly safe. How can we learn and use the best from each?Read More

Automation service contracts: Extend in-house engineering
Automation service contracts: Extend in-house engineering

Remote support, distribution or direct, upgrades, and software are among key automation service contract considerations.Read More

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Do your projects follow Wright’s Law?
Do your projects follow Wright’s Law?

IT and Engineering Insight: Moore’s Law says semiconductor technology doubles every 18 months with corresponding decreases in cost and increases in functionality and performance. There is a similar... Read More

Trial by Fire: Behind the Iron Curtain, in the early industrial computer age
Trial by Fire: Behind the Iron Curtain, in the early industrial computer age

Stephen M. Buck tells of the early struggle to bring computer technology to behind-the-Iron-Curtain Communist Poland, in the book, “Trial by Fire: Tales from the Dawn of the Computer Age.” Excerpt... Read More

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The Rocky Relationship Between Safety and Security
Learn more about methods used to ensure that the integration be­tween the safety system and the basic process control systems (BPCS) do not compromise functional indepen­dence and define the best practices to secure an industrial system.
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Adding Industrial Toughness and Reliability to Ethernet
Today, automation control systems are expected to provide greater operational visibility of manufacturing processes throughout the organization, from field sites to the control room, so as to reduce the cost of operations, maximize return, and ensure operator safety. However, manufacturers who try to deploy an integrated industrial network face one unique challenge: their network is more vulnerable in the control room than at field sites.
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Rolled-steel motors for industrial machinery applications
Rolled-steel motors for industrial machinery applications

AutomationDirect's MTR2 series of IronHorse general purpose, rolled-steel motors from are available... Read More

Torque brushless motor
Torque brushless motor

The Kollmorgen Torquer Brushless Motor (TBM) Series direct drive frameless motor is designed to be... Read More

Discrete PLC IO modules
Discrete PLC IO modules

AutomationDirect's Productivity2000 programmable logic controller (PLC) system has 50 discrete and... Read More

Rotary position sensor for OEMs and control systems
Rotary position sensor for OEMs and control systems

Curtiss-Wright’s NRH305DR is a no-contact rotary position sensor for original equipment... Read More

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