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Can AC Motors and DC Motors Run at the Same Pace?
Take a Technician's Point of View to Minimize Risks, Costs, and Production Losses Due to Service and Repairs
A Heater Control Application Helps Demonstrate Its Effectiveness
Programmable Controllers Still Scare Some Safety System Designers. Learn How a Safety PLC Differs From a Standard PLC and How Reliable They Can Be
What Safety PLC Suppliers Have To Do To Ensure Software Performs Correctly Every Time
Industrial Factory Automation: Machine builders seeking new and advanced motor drives and motion control systems that conform to some — any! — sort of standard may be frustrated by the lack of new products available.
Senior Technical Editor Dan Hebert puts forth the idea that future vision systems should be organic, invisible parts of the control loop and operation of the machine, and not just an add-on at a later time.
Industrial Factory Automation: Digital safety buses feature the same advantages as digital buses used for control, and these advantages will spur widespread use.
Can You Count on Your Mission-Critical Software? Operator Safety, Product Quality Depend on It
Machine Builders Look to Simplify Their Products With New Hardware, Software and Standalone Devices
Industrial Factory Automation: Machine control upgrading can be a tough journey. But the trail can lead to improved ROI for you and your customers.
Industrial Factory Automation: Manufacuring cell controls designer Jason Christopher counsels colleagues to look beyond standards for the sake of your customers and your company in this edition of OEM Insight.
How Real Is Real-Time Once Communications Protocols are Introduced Into the Real-Time Process Environment?
Industrial Factory Automation: Customer expectations led a forward-thinking machine builder for the packaging and converting industry to embed vision systems in its motor-based modular design.
Technicians Target Advanced Wireless Sensing Technologies
High-Frequency Industrial Radio Networks Help Oil-Patch Producers Ride Herd Over Far-Flung SCADA Control Systems
Technology trends don't always lead to better machine design, but CONTROL DESIGN's Senior Technical Editor Dan Hebert found a few that could help you break away from the crowd.
Despite the many risks that accompany new technology deployment, the time to move forward is now. Find a new competitive advantage for your customers and you'll have the justification and confidence to bet big on new machine controls.
IEC 61131-3 Is Intended to Create Commonality in the Programming of Industrial Controllers by 'Harmonizing' the Programming Interface
If Ethernet has any hope of becoming an automation control standard, time-deterministic control must coexist within a single message format with non-real-time data.
DD Technology Shared by Fieldbus Foundation, HART Foundation, Profibus Trade Organization Is the Most Widely Used Method to Describe Configuration Capabilities of Their Devices
Factory Automation Systems: Which hardware and software platforms do you use for your machine controls? The results of Control Design's recent Reader Survey make it clear that you choose machine control that fits you best.
How Do We Integrate the Vast Amount of Data These Systems Provide and Convert It Into Information?
Technical search engines for specifying and choosing automation components and systems for your machine control applications.
The benefits of a safety control assessment go far beyond just machine operation. But if we don't embrace a safety strategy when designing machines for our customers, we may lose out to foreign competition.