Factory Automation 

SEPTEMBER FEATURED PRODUCTS

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MEDIA

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Opto 22 iPAC & aPAC Software
Mobile meets automation: Instant access to your PACs and I/O from your iOS or Android device.
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RESOURCES

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  • Bosch Rexroth updates Factory Automation Resource Kit 
    Bosch Rexroth updates Factory Automation Resource Kit

    Additions include a Safety handbook excerpt, recent case studies, technical papers on topics such as vibration damping, and links to videos and... MORE

  • Gilman Precision offers Spindle Tips 
    Gilman Precision offers Spindle Tips

    While daily use of any spindle will be hard on the component, there are some basic practices to consider while using the machine to help with... MORE

  • Vision Components offers free VCLIB image processing library 
    Vision Components offers free VCLIB image processing library

    VCLIB software library contains all standard image processing algorithms as well as ready-to-use algorithms for a number of inspection tasks and... MORE

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    WHITE PAPERS

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  • What Goes Where: Determining Most Effective Technologies for Real-Time Operations 
    What Goes Where: Determining Most Effective Technologies...

    By John Southcott and Chris Mathews, Brock Solutions
    Organizations who use technology for applications that are not fit-for-purpose often find... MORE

  • Selecting Safety Standards for Machine Safeguarding Requirements—Part 1 
    Selecting Safety Standards for Machine Safeguarding...

    By SICK
    Most safety standards provide guidance for the entire lifecycle of machinery to enable them to remain safe. There is no one ‘right’... MORE

  • Comparing Harmonics Mitigation Techniques 
    Comparing Harmonics Mitigation Techniques

    By Jonas Persson, Comsys
    Harmonics is a major concern in many applications today. The increased use of variable frequency drives introduce more... MORE

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    CASE STUDIES

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  • Integrated controls ease programming, troubleshooting 
    Integrated controls ease programming, troubleshooting

    Packaging World
    Axalta Coating Systems in Philadelphia, used integrated robot and programmable logic controller (PLC) controls to help facilitate... MORE

  • U.S., China Say Nuts to Agricultural Machine Vision 
    U.S., China Say Nuts to Agricultural Machine Vision

    Machine Vision On Line
    Inspection Masters uses “dual wavelength” area array cameras from JAI that can acquire both color and grayscale... MORE

  • TopView software monitors power use in the UK

    Balancing the supply and demand of electricity is a dynamic challenge and a mandatory requirement for electricity providers on the grid in the UK.... MORE

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    EVENTS

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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 8, 2014 - September 13, 2014
    Chicago , IL, USA


    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.

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    TRAINING

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    September 9, 2014
    Franklin , TN


    This FREE one-day training class prepares the student to apply PROFINET in his own project. Lunch is included. Technical details of the technology are provided along with practical demonstrations. The class is designed for End Users, OEMs, System Integrators and Manufacturers of automation devices. Each student will receive a certificate for 5.5 Professional Development Hours (PDH).

    September 17, 2014 - September 18, 2014
    Anchorage , AK, United States


    The move to using open standards such as Ethernet, TCP/IP, and web technologies in supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) and process control networks has begun to expose these systems to the same cyberattacks that have wreaked so much havoc on corporate information systems.

    September 21, 2014 - September 25, 2014
    Jeddah , Saudi Arabia


    This course recognises that maintenance personnel cannot build up a profound technical knowledge of all the equipment to be maintained. One needs to have sufficient knowledge of the equipment, coupled with knowledge of the installation to be able to diagnose the problem and then solve the problem.