FEATURED ARTICLESin Factory Automation
Safe Machinery Design: Minimizing Risk in the Plant
By Craig Dahlquist, Lenze Americas.
Awareness of new design standards that increasingly call for safety to be...
Don’t be a Statistic: Stay Safe with Top 5 Plant Safety Tips
By Jim Hathaway, Wildeck
Here are five things industrial plant operators could do today to create a safer work environment.
Can System Integration Improve Your Triple Bottom Line?
By Mark Adair
The triple bottom line is a term that was coined in the 90’s. In a nutshell, there are three accounts to the triple bottom...
5 Ways to Extend the Life of Your Material Handling Equipment
By Jerry Matos, Cherry's Industrial Equipment
Regular maintenance pays dividends as it enables you to extend the life of your material...
NEWSin Factory Automation
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- AVEVA to supply CAD software to Russian refinery designer
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- Pentair to Purchase Steinhauer
- Where Have the Maintenance and Reliability Professionals Gone?
- Manufacturing Technology Trends Shaping the Industry
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- B&R opens office in Manchester, UK
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PRODUCT NEWSin Factory Automation
Rexroth breaks out IndraDrive from cabinets
Decentralized IndraDrive Mi drives, supply and mains modules can be mounted on machines, with no need for cabinets or enclosures.
Gems Sensors & Controls Introduces Model PS61P Pressure Switch
Model PS61P OEM subminiature pressure switch provides medium-to-high pressure monitoring within space constrained applications.
Rockwell Automation Adds Mobile Capabilities to VantagePoint MES
VantagePoint v6.0 software now includes VantagePoint mobile, a component that enables users to create displays and interact with data across any...
MEDIAin Factory Automation
RESOURCESin Factory Automation
CD contains product pricing, applications, dimensions, specifications and tutorial videos.
Competency Framework helps companies combat the increasing talent shortage and achieve stronger performance from their workforce.
EPLAN Experience knowledge-driven program aims to optimize engineering efficiency.
WHITE PAPERSin Factory Automation
By Rockwell Automation and Cisco
Design and implementation guide outlines the key requirements and design considerations to help successful...
By Chris Soranno, SICK Safety Application Specialist
When implementing technical protective measures (also referred to as “safeguards”) from...
By Cindy Hollenbeck, SoftPLC
SDI-12 stands for serial data interface at 1200 baud. It is a standard communications protocol to interface...
CASE STUDIESin Factory Automation
Phoenix Contact installed a robotic depalletizer, conveyor sortation system, a mini-load automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS), and...
Mettler Toledo helped Asiatic Agricultural Industries to convert its mix of EX and non-EX equipment in its plants to all EX equipment.
WH Group, China’s market leader for meat and pork products, invested in hygienically designed bench scales to stay ahead of competition and to...
EVENTSin Factory Automation
SPS IPC Drives is Europe’s leading exhibition for electric automation. Meet suppliers of electric automation technology from around the world. Inform yourself about all products, trends and innovations within the industry. Trade fair and adjoining conference offer you the perfect platform to search the right solutions for your automation tasks.
Mine Site Automation & Communication Africa in Rosebank, Johannesburg on 2 – 4 December 2014 focuses on creating a reliable communication network, establishing an integrated architecture and using data to determine where improvements can be made improving productivity, efficiency and safety.
SPS Automation India will be the Tradeshow where automation industry leaders present and explore technology application with users to publish latest technologies and market ready solutions. Display your products among sustainable automation solutions making operations cleaner, safer, secure and more energy efficient.
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).