FEATURED ARTICLESin Factory Automation
Screw-driven vs. belt-driven rodless actuators
By Igor Glikin, Tolomatic
Most electromechanical rodless actuators commonly use one of two main drive trains to convert rotary motion of the...
The Truly Paperless Factory
By Jason Spera, Aegis
By adopting a true paperless environment, and not just displaying PDFs, a factory can increase yields, quality and...
Bridging the Generational Divide in Manufacturing
By Jeff Nedwick, Infor Automotive
One of the first steps needed to address the generational divide is to acknowledge the perceptions each...
Users say it’s time for new automation architecture
By Bill Lydon, Editor
In an article titled 'Is it time for a new automation architecture?' I posed a question that stemmed from a number of...
NEWSin Factory Automation
- China's RFID market will reach $4.3 billion by 2025
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- ABB to build robots in U.S.
- ADLINK signs LCR Embedded Systems as Value-added Reseller
- MCAA Publishes Annual Market Forecast
- Moxa UC-8100 Certified for Verizon Wireless Networks
- Parker’s GVM Electric Motor goes motorcycle racing
- Teradyne to Acquire Universal Robots
- AutomationDirect adds Circuit Breakers
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- March Manufacturing Technology Orders Up From February
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PRODUCT NEWSin Factory Automation
AutomationDirect announces tough FM Photoelectric sensors
FM series harsh duty photoelectric sensors are IP69K-rated sensors in three-wire NPN or PNP styles and are available in 27 washdown models.
BEI Sensors releases Model 9970 Hall effect position sensor
Model 9970 is suitable for mining and material handling equipment and for valve position indication or control in processing systems.
Parker announces mSR miniature linear motor positioners
The mSR’s low profile and high precision make it ideal for life science applications like microscopy or digital pathology.
MEDIAin Factory Automation
RESOURCESin Factory Automation
KPI-ML will help manufacturing companies implement the ISO 22400 standard thereby increasing the flow of key performance indicators within a...
Web software has been expanded to include air conditioners, heat exchangers, fans and blowers in a single user-friendly program.
Enhancements in Version 5.2 include PowerMap, Rail Inspector and RailScope features to simplify design of densely populated power systems
WHITE PAPERSin Factory Automation
By Geralyn Miller, Teledyne Dalsa
Machine vision systems are built for visual inspection and control under demanding industrial applications that...
Paper describes machine tool apps and the 29 apps available in Okuma’s App Store, ranging from CAD/CAM software, measurement and gaging...
By Laura Studwell, Omron
Companies are increasingly using vision systems as a critical component of their traceability and recordkeeping...
CASE STUDIESin Factory Automation
RESOLUTE encoders provide position feedback and control accuracy in Instron’s ElectroPuls systems for fatigue testing.
The linear guidance systems form part of the assembly jigs for the Airbus A350 wings, which are currently being assembled at the Airbus site in...
La Pierrette produces synthetic sapphires and rubies for luxury watch movements. A Keyence IM Series system watches over the process.
EVENTSin Factory Automation
Featuring on products display, information exchange and trade purchase, Motor & Magnetic Expo has been successfully held 12 sessions, becoming the biggest and most influential industry event in south China.
At the only congress focused on automation best practices for pipelines and Midstream facilities, speakers will unveil how to integrate new RTUs, PLCs and measurement devices with legacy systems, how to select and design a control system with the latest SCADA and DCS and how to ensure HMI meets PHMSA regulations
Display Week is the annual event for the electronic information display week industry. The exhibition is the premier showcase for global information display companies & researchers to unveil cutting-edge developments in display technology. More display innovations are introduced year after year at Display Week than at any other display event in the world. Display week is where the world got its...
TRAININGin Factory Automation
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.
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...
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).