Will the need for Programmable Logic Controlers (PLCs) be eliminated by PC-based Controls?
By Maria Hansson, Product Manager, Business Unit Industrial at Kontron
'Wartungsfrei' Industrial Computer Platforms Increase Reliability and Reduce Operating Costs – Maintenance-Free Technology for Industrial Computer Platforms. By deploying 'wartungsfrei' (maintenance-free) industrial computer platforms, OEMs and operators can both reduce operating costs and increase the reliability of system installations. Maintenance-free systems are paving the way for the new age of the 'Smart Factory' (Industry 4.0) based on the technology of IoT.
By Alan Cone, Siemens Industry
With field devices getting smarter and controllers more sophisticated, the operational networking layers that keep plants running have more things to do. This white paper describes Siemens' WinCC SCADA software.
By Markus Bladh, HMS Industrial Networks
According to our latest market research, PROFINET and PROFIBUS are two of the most dominant networks on the global market today. White paper shows how HMS products connect systems.
Analysis of On-going Environmental Stress Testing and Accelerated Reliability Testing of FUTEK Sensors
This paper summarizes the results of on-going environmental stress reliability testing of FUTEK sensors through various temperature and loading cycles.
Companies are increasingly using vision systems as a critical component of their traceability and recordkeeping protocols. This whitepaper outlines new industry regulations, the impact of traceability and recordkeeping on the supply chain and the use of vision systems to minimize product liability.
In principle, filling is a dosing process, only much faster. Product that has been produced in one batch, is now filled in multiple packages in succession or simultaneously. The filling process is typically done in a matter of seconds per package, as opposed to minutes or hours.
This White Paper discusses the challenges, options and solutions for process manufacturers when packaging products for consumers and/or the processing industry. This white paper focuses on packaged liquids in units smaller than 10kg (22 lbs).
By by Jens Kautzor, Hoffmann + Krippner
White paper covers the various types of potentiometers, development history, various components and materials, and an overview looking at the technical issues of printed potentiometers and foil (membrane)/ The paper also covers the various tech specifications of accuracy and linearity when specifying potentiometers.
By Cindy Hollenbeck, SoftPLC
Protocol gateways make IoT efficient, accurate, and low cost
Having complete and current data about any process can result in better decision making. By capturing and centralizing information from all the pieces/parts of production and doing so in a timely, automatic, non-intrusive manner, analytics programs can find places for these improvements.
By Denso Robotics
White paper examines the many factors — some obvious and some not so obvious — that determine cost of robot ownership, and gives buyers useful information to help guide them through the evaluation process.
Implementing the Industrial Internet of Things (IIot) makes factories smart and confers a host of
With a production line requiring tens to hundreds of workers for daily operations, manufacturers see automated production and man-machine collaboration as innovative ways to increase production efficiency while cutting labor costs.
By Manny Arceo, ASCO Numatics
Whitepaper examines and explains the differences among the world’s major temperature ratings for solenoid valves — and serves as a concise guide to understanding and applying these ratings in order to correctly specify these components.
By Geoffrey Bowers, Vega
Radiation-based continuous level gauges provide highly reliable measurements because no part of the instrument system is exposed to the process fluid and requires no penetration into the process vessel. This paper presents a discussion on the effects of a dynamic vapor space, where the atmosphere above the process fluid changes due to reaction of process fluids and/or changes in temperature and pressure.
By Keith Blodorn, ProSoft Technology
When deploying wireless communications in applications like monorail systems and bottle filling machines, traditional antennas’ design requirements are difficult. Using a radiating cable can simplify your installation and give you reliable communications. This white paper takes a look at ways a radiating cable can be used and factors to consider for successful installation.
By Scott Hokeness, Emerson Process Management
Typical device commissioning processes are time-consuming and potentially error-prone. This whitepaper describes a new way to perform device configuration, commissioning, and validation – while reducing time by up to 80%. Use device templates and bulk configuration in AMS Device Manager to significantly reduce the number required steps and improve configuration accuracy.
By Gary Prentice, Moore Industries
White paper shows how to select the best sensor for a particular application and ways to improve the accuracy of the sensor you choose. In particular, it details the reasons why 4-wire RTD sensors are almost always the best choice for high-accuracy temperature applications.
By The OPC Foundation
The OPC Foundation has further developed its standard into the OPC Unified Architecture (UA) which provides solutions to the identified drawbacks of OPC Classic while meeting the requirements for use in a modern device architecture.
Many equipment manufacturers have switched from point-to-point (hard) wiring to connector-based cable assemblies in factory and process automation and control systems. Adopting progressive connectivity solutions has improved their unit costs and productivity.