What is discrete manufacturing?
Discrete manufacturing refers to factories that make individual things, different from a process that produces a tank or a vat of something.
Using sensors in age of smart devices and systems require more knowledge about sensor system design to ensure reliability and accuracy in critical automation applications. See three key trends in sensor engineering and design.
Temperature, power quality, and torque all are strong indicators of a motor's health.
Understanding how machine vision works will help you see if machine vision will clear up specific application difficulties in manufacturing or processing.
Nine considerations when selecting a programming language. Ladder logic is favored by manufacturers in discrete industries, but as technology and automation evolve, its usefulness compared to other IEC 61131-3 programming languages and PC programming depends on application complexity and other factors.
There are many considerations for picking a discrete sensor for a machine application. These include if the sensor is being used for position detection or part detection or if the application is hazardous. See four factors for industrial sensor specification.
Permanent magnet synchronous motors offer significant advantages on high-energy-consuming and high-dynamic applications, compared to induction motors. See table, photo gallery.