FEATURED ARTICLESin Factory Automation
Automation Lessons Learned at Iron Bridge Water Plant
By Bill Lydon, Editor
The Iron Bridge plant was originally built in the 1980s to treat about 5 million gallons of wastewater per day. After... MORE
Dealing With Motor Failures: Common Causes and Solutions
By Thomas H. Bishop, Electrical Apparatus Services Association
Some relatively simple techniques and straightforward... MORE
Reducing Liability through Proper Safety Label Design
By Todd Fries, HellermannTyton
Companies are becoming increasingly aware that inadequate or non-existent warnings are a major cause of... MORE
Machine Safety: Do not tell employees that a safety...
By JB Titus
Just because you were particularly careful to purchase a new machine compliant to the latest machine safety... MORE
NEWSin Factory Automation
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AUGUST FEATURED PRODUCTS
PRODUCT NEWSin Factory Automation
AutomationDirect adds EtherNet/IP to Productivity3000...
Productivity3000 controller now supports ODVA’s EtherNet/IP as a Scanner or Adapter (or both simultaneously). MORE
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RESOURCESin Factory Automation
13 example projects cover Express Logic products and include multifunction examples that illustrate how to use several products together. MORE
WHITE PAPERSin Factory Automation
By John Southcott and Chris Mathews, Brock Solutions
Organizations who use technology for applications that are not fit-for-purpose often find... MORE
By Chris Sorann, SICK
Most safety standards provide guidance for the entire lifecycle of machinery to enable them to remain safe. There is no one... MORE
CASE STUDIESin Factory Automation
Geissler wanted to accelerate cycle times for a test bench that performed the final inspection of precision turned parts. They replaced a... MORE
Pumps & Systems
By Matthias Borutta, Phoenix Contact
The Smurfit Kappa Kraftliner Piteå paper plant in northeast Sweden installed motor... MORE
EVENTSin 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...
From robotics and automation services, to micro sensors and nanotechnology, Industrial Automation North America showcases the most important products in the industry and is the North American hub for innovation and networking in industrial automation.
TRAININGin Factory Automation
The main objective of this WORKSHOP is to make the aspiring engineers acquainted with the conceptual as well as practical knowledge of the Industrial Automation & latest technologies being used to achieve industrial automation.
Persons successfully completing this course will be able to identify hardware components of a ControlLogix Programmable Controller System, configure and install a ControlLogix Programmable Controller System; plus much more
Hands-On PLC Training Workshop (PLC: Programmable Logic Controllers). Start with basics move on to troubleshooting, then learn the foundations of good PLC programming while writing your first IEC-1131 compliant PLC program. (1.6 CEU) Free PLC, training equipment and extra training material for your continued education after you leave the seminar/workshop.