FEATURED ARTICLESin Factory Automation
Wireless Industrial Switch/Sensor FAQs
By Leonard Patti, STEUTE Industrial Controls
This article compiles the most frequently asked questions as they relate to the range of currently...
Wireless Sensor Networks: Applications in Oil & Gas
By Brent McAdams, OleumTech
Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) have emerged as a key technology for oil & gas exploration. This article goes in-depth...
Capacitive Vs Thermal MEMS for High-Vibration Applications
By James Fennally, MEMSIC
In most cases, equipment designers have a choice between capacitive-based or thermal MEMS (microelectromechanical)...
Technology and standards: a close connection?
By Nick Boughton, Boulting Technology
While PCs and PLCs have the same basic architecture, the evolution has been very different. This article...
NEWSin Factory Automation
- AXOOM, Nebbiolo partner with C-Labs to implement IoT software
- Mobile Industrial Robotics announces opening of US office
- WHN Technologies wins Robotics Award at Hannover Messe 2016
- Accenture and Dassault partner to improve manufacturing agility
- Revised ISA alarm management standard approved by ANSI
- Güdel, Inc. appoints Stuart Shepherd as CEO
- Festo demonstrates SupraMotion technology at Hannover Messe
- Turck announces partnership with U Grok It
- Mike Betts named President of the Spring Manufacturers Institute
- ISA promotes automation at USA Science & Engineering Festival
- Industrial PC market to stabilize in 2018
- FDT Group adds Schneider Electric, Yokogawa executives to Board of Directors
PRODUCT NEWSin Factory Automation
AutomationDirect releases FC-series limit alarm modules
Modules are available with two or four SPDT relay outputs, can be powered by 24VAC or 24VDC and accept input signals of 0-15V, 0-30V, or 0-20mA.
American Control Electronics introduces DCR Series motor drive
The DCR Series is a low-voltage 4-quadrant drive that provides control of PMDC motors in a variety of applications.
Physik Instrumente releases H-900K SCO Hexapod
Hexapod applications include motion simulation (profiles compatible to ISO 20672, ISO 8728, and ISO 16328), industrial production, precision...
MEDIAin Factory Automation
RESOURCESin Factory Automation
The FOC Glossary includes Acronyms and Military Specifications for Connectors in addition to the General Terms and Definition section. The goal is...
By: Ernest Magison
An encyclopedia of electrical safety, this classic book features expanded treatment of theory and principles to provide a...
This handy reference presents a methodology for building domain ontologies, introduces tools for editing them, and discusses logic reasoners, which...
WHITE PAPERSin Factory Automation
By Gregory Braun, C3 Solutions
This whitepaper explores arguments in favor and against using systems based in the cloud, with the goal of offering...
By Jens Kautzor, Hoffman + Krippner
Today, membrane keyboards and switches have become indispensable for many industries. Often unnoticed by...
By Omega Engineering
Various load cell types are preferred, relative to the needs of the operational environment. This paper discusses what is the...
CASE STUDIESin Factory Automation
The design incorporates two robots−one SCARA (Selective Compliance Assembly Robot Arm) robot for glue dispensing, and one 6-axis robot for part...
With Westfalia’s automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS) and Savanna.NET warehouse execution system (WES), the 223,000 square-foot...
The 30 mm bender was specially designed by Unison to improve Crisp Clean Services's production efficiency and flexibility in manufacturing their...
EVENTSin Factory Automation
Afro Packaging Exhibition is Featuring over 400 on space area of 17,000 square meters who are coming from Middle Eastern countries (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Jordan, Lebanon,Kuwait, Bahrain and Syria) European countries (Germany, Turkey, Cyprus, Spain, Italy, UK, France, Sweden, Greece, Poland, Belgium and Scandinavia countries) and Asian countries (China, Taiwan, India, Pakistan and South Korea)...
SID's Display Week is the premier international event for the electronic display industry, where breakthrough technologies are introduced. Display Week offers synergies unparalleled by any other display event, comprised of attendees and exhibitors representing the foremost display-engineering talent from all over the world, as well as leaders representing both the commercial and consumer markets.
Schneider Electric CONNECT 2016 is the place where customers, product specialists and partners can come together to share experiences in a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere.
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 alarm management course is designed to educate key site personnel on industry standards, best practices, business justification, safety implications, business issues and the Seven-Step Approach to Effective Alarm Management.
The course will cover fundamentals of temperature, pressure, flow, and level measurements; process control loops and tuning, with process control exercises. Programmable Logic Controls (PLC), Distributed Control Systems (DCS), Fieldbus Technology, and final control elements will be presented and discussed.