March 2014 Issue
Machines With IP Addresses and Ethernet Links to PC-Based Controls May Simply Eliminate the Need for PLCs Altogether
Where Is the Point at Which the Massive and Virtually Immeasurable Benefits of Technology Are Negated by Its Harmful Effects on Individuals, Economies and Societies?
There Are Pre- and Post- Graduate Career Opportunities Out There to Give You the Experience Employers Look for in New Hires
Ehrhardt Combines User Input, Experience and Quality to Create Flexible Machines for Manufacturing Appliances, HVAC Units and Other Products
Unions and Companies Need to Build an Environment of Trust and Cooperation, but the Fulcrum Needs to be Availability and Removal of the Disruption Index
Work in Harmony: Despite Differences in Their Approach to Problem-Solving, Older and Younger Engineers Begin to Appreciate Each Others’ Skill Sets and Methods
Some Users Reorganize or Replace RTOS and Kernels in Their Operating Systems to Gain New Performance Capabilities
Our Editors Browse the Web Searching for the Latest Information on HMIs. See What They Found
Why Did That Designer Put Such a Smorgasbord of Components on That Erector? Were They Simply What Was on the OEM's Shelf at the Time? Maybe That's What the Distributors Had Available When the Machine Was Constructed?
If Remote I/O Is Being Discontinued, Do Users Have to Replace All Their Network Wiring?
No Matter the Magnitude of the Amount of Machine or Process Data Needed in Manufacturing Operations These Days, Sensor Suppliers Are Providing More Network Connectivity Possibilities With Their Devices
BelAZ-75710, the world’s largest, mining, two-axle, all-wheel-drive dump truck with weight-carrying capacity of 450 metric tons, is powered by a Siemens MMT500 ac traction drive system.
The world market for discrete machine-safety components was estimated at $3.4 billion in 2012, reports research firm IHS. The American market accounted for 21% and Asia 20%. The remaining 59% of 2012 revenues were in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
Autodesk Launched the Autodesk Foundation, Which Will Invest in and Support the Nonprofit Organizations Using the Power of Design to Help Solve Epic Challenges.