FEATURED ARTICLESin Factory Automation
Unico uses wireless ID readers to boost production 40%
Unico Systems, a manufacturer of home air conditioning and heating systems, uses Cognex wireless handheld scanners to read barcodes on the product,...
Integrating Ethernet-Based Machine Vision and Image-based ID Readers into Factory Networks
By John Lewis, Cognex
The need to use PCs to interface with vision systems and ID readers required the purchase of expensive hardware and...
Is it Time for New SCADA Software Technology?
By Rich Hunzinger, B-Scada
With all of the opportunities presented by today's data-driven enterprise, the time has come to consider whether your...
A Case for Mobile HMIs in Automation
By Rich Hunzinger, B-Scada
One of the fastest-growing and most widespread trends in the HMI and SCADA software realms is that of mobility. Namely,...
NEWSin Factory Automation
- Passive RFID market reaches $8.89 billion
- Eplan Electric P8 adds Mitusbishi's GX Works2
- Emerging nations not buying machinery
- H2W Technologies Aquires Baldor Linear Motors
- GE adds Webalo Pro Appliance to Proficy
- Honeywell opens Customer Experience Center in Houston
- Cincinnati appoints Carey Chen President and CEO
- AVEVA to supply CAD software to Chinese chem engineering company
- Rexroth adds CIP Safety on Sercos to its drives
- North American Robotics Market Sets New Record
- Rockwell Automation Acquires ESC Services
- Tatsoft signs Horizon Controls as integrator
OCTOBER FEATURED PRODUCTS
PRODUCT NEWSin Factory Automation
PIHER updates PSC-360 IC Position Sensor to cut wiring
PSC-360 IC magnetic sensor package eliminates the need for wire harnesses and separate mating connector - engineers simply plug the sensor into...
Axiomtek announces eBOX625-841-FL Fanless Embedded Box System
eBOX625-841-FL is an industrial-grade, slim, fanless embedded system powered by dual-core Intel Atom SoC (system-on-a-chip).
Aerotech releases AGV-HPO Galvo Scanner
The repeatable and thermally stable feedback sensors can be calibrated down to single-digit, micron-level accuracy over the field of view.
MEDIAin Factory Automation
RESOURCESin Factory Automation
Crimson-enabled products allow companies to easily integrate almost any PLC, PC or SCADA system for data collection, monitoring and control.
The apps require iOS6.1 and can be purchased through the Apple App Store in iTunes. They are compatible with the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
Rapid Service Unit can turn certain orders for critical fittings, hose-tube combinations and other custom pieces in the same day they are received.
WHITE PAPERSin Factory Automation
By Cindy Hollenbeck, SoftPLC
SDI-12 stands for serial data interface at 1200 baud. It is a standard communications protocol to interface...
By Jeffrey Cohen
Although the price to acquire equipment is important for buyers to consider, there are other long-term costs outside of the...
By Chris Soranno, SICK Safety Application Specialist
After safety risks have been identified, evaluated and analyzed, there will inevitably be...
CASE STUDIESin Factory Automation
HINZ developed a machine vision system that automatically measures the amount and distribution of potash on a mining conveyor as it is loaded by...
Traditionally, body panels are inspected by using a robot to present the part to an array of proximity switches. Ford improved on this method by...
Exide had difficulties in reading 2D data matrix codes burned into plastic with a laser burner. The problem was solved by switching to image-based...
EVENTSin Factory Automation
Only PACK EXPO focuses on processing and packaging solutions while at the same time introducing you to technologies and ideas from all different industries. It’s the one place you can discover innovations you didn’t know existed and truly see what is possible.
Brazil Automation 2014 - 18th International Congress and Exhibit on Automation, Systems and Instrumentation – gathers domestic and foreign companies that supply services and technology to companies that consume automation of processes control and manufacturing.
Remote Monitoring & Control 2014 will cover the latest advancements for monitoring and managing distributed equipment and facilities via recent developments in SCADA, remote networks (wireless & wired), security (cyber & physical), automation, onsite and back-up power, M2M and all other manner of technology that allows for the management of remote assets.
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).