Factory Automation 

OCTOBER FEATURED PRODUCTS

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RESOURCES

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  • Red Lion Crimson Software Supports 300+ Protocols

    Crimson-enabled products allow companies to easily integrate almost any PLC, PC or SCADA system for data collection, monitoring and control.

  • ITAMCO offers Apps for Machinists 
    ITAMCO offers Apps for Machinists

    The apps require iOS6.1 and can be purchased through the Apple App Store in iTunes. They are compatible with the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

  • Parker Hannifin introduces Rapid Service Unit

    Rapid Service Unit can turn certain orders for critical fittings, hose-tube combinations and other custom pieces in the same day they are received.

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    WHITE PAPERS

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  • SDI-12 Protocol Provides Benefits in Environmental Data Acquisition (EDA) 
    SDI-12 Protocol Provides Benefits in Environmental Data Acquisition (EDA)

    By Cindy Hollenbeck, SoftPLC
    SDI-12 stands for serial data interface at 1200 baud. It is a standard communications protocol to interface...

  • Reducing Ownership Costs for Material Handling Equipment 
    Reducing Ownership Costs for Material Handling Equipment

    By Jeffrey Cohen
    Although the price to acquire equipment is important for buyers to consider, there are other long-term costs outside of the...

  • The Risk Reduction Process Utilizing a Hierarchy of Controls 
    The Risk Reduction Process Utilizing a Hierarchy of Controls

    By Chris Soranno, SICK Safety Application Specialist
    After safety risks have been identified, evaluated and analyzed, there will inevitably be...

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    CASE STUDIES

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  • Vision System Automates Mining Bridge Conveyor 
    Vision System Automates Mining Bridge Conveyor

    HINZ developed a machine vision system that automatically measures the amount and distribution of potash on a mining conveyor as it is loaded by...

  • Ford switches from sensors to vision for body panel inspection

    Traditionally, body panels are inspected by using a robot to present the part to an array of proximity switches. Ford improved on this method by...

  • Vision System helps Exide read battery labels 
    Vision System helps Exide read battery labels

    Exide had difficulties in reading 2D data matrix codes burned into plastic with a laser burner. The problem was solved by switching to image-based...

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    EVENTS

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    November 2, 2014 - November 5, 2014
    Chicago , IL, USA


    Only PACK EXPO focuses on processing and packaging solutions while at the same time introducing you to technologies and ideas from all different industries. It’s the one place you can discover innovations you didn’t know existed and truly see what is possible.

    November 4, 2014 - November 6, 2014
    São Paulo , Brazil


    Brazil Automation 2014 - 18th International Congress and Exhibit on Automation, Systems and Instrumentation – gathers domestic and foreign companies that supply services and technology to companies that consume automation of processes control and manufacturing.

    November 5, 2014 - November 7, 2014
    Las Vegas , NV, USA


    Remote Monitoring & Control 2014 will cover the latest advancements for monitoring and managing distributed equipment and facilities via recent developments in SCADA, remote networks (wireless & wired), security (cyber & physical), automation, onsite and back-up power, M2M and all other manner of technology that allows for the management of remote assets.

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    TRAINING

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    July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2015
    Online , KS, USA


    This course is intended to provide an understanding of the types of computer-based devices, systems and networks used in modern industrial plants as well as the ways in which these elements can be compromised via cyber attacks. Attendees will also learn to build risk management techniques to improve their plant’s cybersecurity.

    June 2, 2014 - June 30, 2015


    This online on-demand course covers the objectives, benefits and basic/advanced features of a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS). The course discusses CMMS modules and state of the art technologies that are used with a CMMS. It explains how to develop system specifications based on your individual needs and how to justify, evaluate and implement a CMMS. It also illustrates how to...

    September 11, 2014 - July 16, 2015


    This course will provide attendees with the knowledge and the tools required to successfully supervise and manage departments and groups involved in industrial control systems (manufacturing, sales, design, installation or maintenance).