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Technology Report: PLCs & PACs

Nov. 17, 2023
The choice between programmable logic controller (PLC) and a programmable automation controller (PAC), or an industrial PC (IPC), will continue as long as there are applications...
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2023 Special Report: Packaging Automation

Oct. 20, 2023
The packaging industry is one of the most dynamic, embracing new technologies to make processes and changeovers faster and more efficient.This new State of Technology Report from...
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A Guide to Best Practices in Cybersecurity for Production Machinery

Oct. 10, 2023
To protect people, data, and production machinery, manufacturers need a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy. This requires adopting best practices and complying with industry...
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Engineer’s Guide to Machine Safety

Oct. 6, 2023
In this eBook, you will learn:Integrated safety logicHow safety and non-safety automation convergeRisk assessment considerations for integrated control and safety systemsHow open...
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Terminal Blocks

Understanding Terminal Blocks Used in Distributed Control Systems

Sept. 29, 2023
Distributed control system components from field sensors and actuators through to the controller are subjected to a wide variety of conditions. In harsh and hazardous conditions...
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I/O Systems Guide

Sept. 27, 2023
Learn about the latest I/O system developments, plus some predictions for the future.
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2023 State of Technology Report: HMIs, IPCs & Enclosures II

Sept. 20, 2023
Human-machine interfaces, industrial PCs and cabinets are key components in equipment’s industrial control system.This new State of Technology Report from the editors of Control...
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8 tips to operate AMRs safely

Sept. 15, 2023
Here are some tips for ensuring safe speed and positioning for AMRs using integrated safety technology – many of these tips also apply to automated guided vehicles (AGVs).
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The Value of Safety-Certified Products

Aug. 28, 2023
Safety-related parts of control systems (SRP/CS) can be implemented using standard components, though safety components offer significant advantages. Learn more about the value...
Electric Actuator Metrics

Hybrid systems combine pneumatic and electric linear motion control

Aug. 28, 2023
How do you choose which actuator to include in your machine design? Now you don’t have to
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Condition Monitoring Guide

Aug. 22, 2023
See how predictive maintenance technology is helping manufacturers cut costs and boost machine health and reliability.
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2023 State of Technology Report: Motors, Drives & Motion Control II

Aug. 18, 2023
Motion is the muscle of machinery. Nothing gets manufactured without motors, drives and actuation to make it happen. Controlling that motion is the heart and soul of machinery...
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Understanding battery self-discharge

Aug. 3, 2023
Discover how high energy lithium batteries with a low self-discharge rate can extend life of remote wireless devices. Explore how the passivation effect can be harnessed to reduce...
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Reducing battery size and cost

Aug. 3, 2023
Learn ways to reduce the size and cost of a remote wireless device using smaller or fewer batteries. Product miniaturization can be especially important for battery-powered devices...
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Is a 40-year Battery Life a Reality?

Aug. 3, 2023
Learn how remote wireless devices can operate up to 40 years with bobbin-type lithium thionyl chloride (LiSOCl₂) batteries. These energetic cells also generate high pulses for...