Factory Automation 

FEATURED PRODUCTS

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MEDIA

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PanelShop.com Partners with AlpsControls.com Now available at alpscontrols.com: prefabricated HVAC control panels from PanelShop.com
What is a PLC, for the layperson. When speaking with the layperson about PLCs, they may not understand what is a PLC. this video will help you explain in the most simplest of terms.
What is industrial automation? At Opto 22 we make automation simple! As this short animation illustrates, industrial automation is a way to add intelligence to a process. Whether it’s a process for manufacturing solar panels,...
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RESOURCES

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  • Hydrotech announces fluid power website 
    Hydrotech announces fluid power website

    Site provides access to 53,000 products. Visitors can search by function, part number, model number, or brand

  • Wind River Introduces App Store for VxWorks RTOS

    The app store includes packages ranging from safety, security, and storage to connectivity, graphics, and development tools.

  • Guidelines for implementing ISA-88 in discrete machines

    InTech
    The widely used ISA-88 series of standards provides terminology and a consistent set of concepts and models for batch manufacturing plants...

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    WHITE PAPERS

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  • A Practical Guide to Improving Temperature Measurement Accuracy 
    A Practical Guide to Improving Temperature Measurement Accuracy

    By Gary Prentice, Moore Industries
    White paper shows how to select the best sensor for a particular application and ways to improve the accuracy...

  • Connectors outperform hardwiring for manufacturers and their customers 
    Connectors outperform hardwiring for manufacturers and their customers

    By Harting
    Many equipment manufacturers have switched from point-to-point (hard) wiring to connector-based cable assemblies in factory and...

  • Gain Total Measurement Confidence with Smart Meter Verification 
    Gain Total Measurement Confidence with Smart Meter Verification

    By MicroMotion
    Inaccurate measurements and process oversights can result in imperfect product, decreased output, non-compliance with industry...

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    CASE STUDIES

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  • How to link machine controls to IT systems 
    How to link machine controls to IT systems

    Control Design
    Connecting machines to IT systems provides a number of benefits for machine builders and their customers. Here are several examples.

  • Modular design shrinks big machine problems 
    Modular design shrinks big machine problems

    Control Design
    By Hank Hogan
    Modular machines can save wiring and installation costs, as compared to a completely custom design. They also add...

  • Panel building advances OEM’s delivery times 
    Panel building advances OEM’s delivery times

    Control Design
    By Dave Perkon
    Northwind Air Systems, manufacturer of the DuroVac brand of industrial vacuums, collaborated with engineers at...

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    EVENTS

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    June 29, 2015 - July 2, 2015
    Boston , MA, USA


    Register Now for Connect 365: Any Glass, Anytime, Anywhere, Any Thing. If you are an Executive, Manager, Automation Engineer, Design Consultant, OEM, Systems Integrator or Distributor ready to build cutting-edge industrial, manufacturing and energy automation solutions, this is the event for you! At the ICONICS Worldwide Customer Summit, experience exciting breakthroughs in software...

    June 30, 2015 - July 1, 2015
    Houston , TX, United States


    First Dedicated Plant Automation, Networking And Data Integration Congress Specifically For The Food And Beverage Industry - Led By Chobani, Snyder's Lance, Ardent Mills, Sargento Foods, Goya Foods, Rich Products Corporation & more

    July 3, 2015 - July 6, 2015
    New Delhi , India


    IMTOS 2015 offers the latest developments and technologies for promotion and growth of engineering machinery and machine tool industry.

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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).