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  • Select the Right Safety Logic System

    Download the latest Rockwell Automation white paper to learn about the wide array of safety logic systems available today and tips for selecting the right system for your application.

  • Hard Wiring: The Cost Myth

    Industrial connectors or hardwiring? More and more machine builders comparing the cost of using both wiring approaches in their operations find connectors more economical and practical.

  • Technology Brief on Embedded Machine Control

    In this Technology Brief, the editors of Control Design explore the pros and cons of the range of options available, from classical programmable logic controllers to high performance automation controllers with field programmable gate array (FPGA) technology.

    National Instruments
  • Standstill Monitors Add Sensorless Safety Features to Motor-Driven Machinery

    High-inertia motor-driven machinery presents unique challenges for safety engineers tasked with minimizing the risks to operators. Retrofitting existing machines with pulse generators is not always practical, but an elegant solution is a safety-rated sensorless standstill monitor that operates on electromagnetic feedback (back EMF). This article presents the advantages of standstill monitors and their application.

  • HMI for Intelligent Work Processing

    This presentation, by Charlie Gifford, GM and Advanced Manufacturing Consultant, discusses the data collection process for manufacturing intelligence, and explores how to build operations and BI KPI knowledge for shop floor understanding.

    Maple Systems Inc.
  • Dirty Dishes, the FDA and the Fire Department

    Looking at a common problem shared by organizations across industries—machine validation. This process ensures that we've adequately described, designed, built, and tested an amalgam that will predictably perform the required functions, and that the produced results are accurate and repeatable.

    Jack Chopper, Filamatic
  • Renewable Energy From Biogas

    With Endress+Hauser's ultrasonic technology, the Proline Prosonic Flow B 200, the city was able to pursue increased energy from renewable biogas.

  • Choosing the Optimal Pressure Sensor

    This white paper identifies different types of pressure measurement devices and discusses when and why certain types are used in specific applications.

  • I/O Systems eBook

    This State of Technology Report is a compendium of the latest trends, articles, back-to-basics tutorials, application stories and product solutions on Input/Output systems–from power supplies to terminal blocks to industrial connectors–recently published in the pages of Control Design; compiled by the editors and all together here in one convenient eBook.

    Control Design
  • Belden Defending Against the Dragonfly Cybersecurity Attacks

    This whitepaper details the arsenal of attack vectors used to infect organizations, how Trojanized software from trusted supply chain vendors is a pathway to control systems and how the malware has been updated over time through the use of a command and control infrastructure

    Joel Langill, Belden
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