The installation of ST50 Flow Meters in large facilities with multiple air compressors allows the operators to compare compressor usage and adjust them for optimum efficiencies.
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AGT uses Keyence LK-G Series laser sensors to provide continuous, high speed, accurate and reliable thickness measurements.
Using sensors made from low-cost optical fiber, with almost no limit to the number of sensor designs available results in a cost-effective and versatile testing platform.
By Patrick Supanich, Contributor
As an end user, you must rely more and more on outside engineering services for your automation needs. Choosing a services partner can be a high-risk decision for your company and, frankly, your career. Not all CSIs are created equal. So how do you pick one?
By Andy Chang, NI
The Factory of the Future is a research and technology initiative aimed to push emerging technologies to improve the competitiveness of manufacturing processes by leveraging cyber-physical systems and big data analytics to enable a smarter, operator-centric production.
Tiny scratches can occur as a result of glass being tempered without precise speed control on the oven’s drives. Glaston fixed it with Unidrive M controllers.
The White House officially confirmed on March 23, 2015 that the United States has been designated the official Partner Country of HANNOVER MESSE 2016. HANNOVER MESSE will run April 25 to 29 in 2016
By Bill Lydon, Editor
There is a great opportunity to leverage the latest technologies and compete in the global manufacturing landscape. The future lies in the convergence of product design, production planning, production engineering, production execution, and services.
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Inspectors at Fastener Depot use a Keyence Image Dimension Measurement (IM) System to quickly and accurately check and gauge parts.
By Paul Brooks, Rockwell Automation
Manufacturers around the world have adopted EtherNet/IP as their information infrastructure, and hundreds of vendors offer thousands of product lines for EtherNet/IP.
The new press at North American Tillage was automated with a GuardLogix PAC, PowerFlex VFD, and EtherNet/IP network to fit into their automated process line.
By Nancy Cam-Winget, Cisco
It is critical to be able to identify all devices in the network so that the access can be controlled based on the type of device, the function it is assigned to play.
The Rotork actuators operate 26 inch, 20 inch and 12 inch ball valves installed in tandem with non-return check valves at six valve stations along the route.
By Bill Lydon, Editor
ThyssenKrupp is using Industry 4.0 as a way to achieve their 10 year digital enterprise goal. The implementation strategy is the seamless integration of ERP, MES, automation, and control systems to achieve smart production and satisfy customer requirements.
Egemin automated six L’Oréal sites in Europe and the US with more than 100 automated guided vehicles (AGVs)
By Dino Busalachi, The Applied Group
Many system integrators and OEMs – even the most experienced – lack the knowledge required to engineer a holistic Ethernet architecture on the plant floor.
By American Sensor Technologies
The terms pressure sensor, pressure transducer and pressure transmitter are somewhat interchangeable in the industrial world. Here is a quick guideline on the terms and some benefits and limitations for each.
By Roy Kok, Ocean Data Systems
It used to be that security through obscurity was enough to protect automation systems from cyber-attacks. We know from the famed Stuxnet and its derivatives that automation systems are now a prime target.
When LVDT signal cables from valve positioners were bundled together or laid close to each other in a wire trough, even for short distances, the result was a mutual interference phenomenon called heterodyning or “beating.”
By Made USA
Light engine manufacturer develops automated system to inspect 100 percent of LED production for consistent color temperature and brightness.