FEATURED ARTICLESin Factory Automation
Industrial automation lacks essential elements for IoT
By Bill Lydon, Editor
I see the technology progress in other industries, and I am coming to the realization that the industrial automation...
Motor and Drive Efficiency
By Markus Kutny
It is well known that electrical motors use 65% of the energy consumed by industry, but a lesser known fact...
Switching Strategies - Moving to Condition-Based Maintenance
By David Stevens
The benefits of switching to proactive, condition-based maintenance in preference to reactive, run-to-fail...
Here come the Robots!
By Norman and Amelia Lobsenz
A look back at robot predictions in 1950.
NEWSin Factory Automation
- Aegis supplies FactoryLogix MES to Connor Solutions
- Egemin promotes Thomas Kaminski to CEO
- Epicor to supply ERP to Turbo Power Systems
- Motion Control Market in Midst of Record Year
- Growth Returns for Motion Controls in 2014
- Industrial cybersecurity expert warns of cyberattacks
- Logic Supply computer certified for thin clients
- HCC Embedded opens office in Austin, Texas
- MCAA tells OSHA what to do
- Express Logic ThreadX RTOS earns UL safety certification
- Reshoring efforts are slowing down
- Reviving American Manufacturing Means Moving to the Left
PRODUCT NEWSin Factory Automation
Turck toughens Foundation Fieldbus And Profibus PA cables
Tough fieldbus cables carry UL listings for Exposed Run (ER) and Direct Burial (DB), providing excellent crush and impact resistance.
Beckhoff adds AM801x and AM811x servomotors
These two models have a flange size F1 with a 40 mm edge length and EtherCAT.
Huber+Suhner introduces Q-ODC-12 remote radio connectors
Based on the QN push-pull mating system. Q-ODC-12 can connect up to 12 fibers in a single mating step.
MEDIAin Factory Automation
RESOURCESin Factory Automation
The mobile application features the same look, feel and navigation as the standard catalog of of liquid level, flow and pressure sensors,...
With fee-based High Value Support, Eplan offers full support worldwide.
Enhancements include GMDbeat for online troubleshooting and GMDfit, which provides online condition monitoring, predictive analytics and periodic...
WHITE PAPERSin Factory Automation
By Teledyne Dalsa
Line scan technology is ideally suited to applications in which large, high-resolution, or high-speed image capture is needed,...
By Heinz-Günther Spreen, Harting
White paper describes the Han HMC connector for devices, machines and systems that require connections for more...
By Adam Steele
Describes the potential applications of radio-frequency identification (RFID) in industry. An in-depth analysis of the technology,...
CASE STUDIESin Factory Automation
Wagner-Meinert specializes in the design and construction of ammonia refrigeration systems, HVAC, as well as steam and compressed air systems.
Sogerma Composites Aquitaine uses Robotmaster software to program a rail-mounted 6-axis robot. Applications include tooling thermal protection...
ETT operates approximately 69,000 miles of pipelines. It installed a new control system based on the Rockwell Automation Integrated Architecture...
EVENTSin Factory Automation
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.
What strategies can industrial enterprises adopt to help position them to take advantage of the latest round of technology changes while prioritizing their investments wisely? Join us at the Nineteenth Annual ARC Industry Forum to learn from your peers how an information-driven strategy can better position you to succeed and determine how you can best approach critical technology decisions.
The symposium will bring together experts, from end users, , engineering consultants and supplier communities in a two-day symposium to cover the important issues of automation and their impact on the pharmaceutical (and food) industry.
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).