FEATURED ARTICLESin Factory Automation
Maximizing the life of your legacy HMI installation
By Jim Bowser, Cross Company
While nobody can deny the benefits of progress, sometimes there can be too much progress in the...
Fear of darkness: Integrating automation systems to a more complex protocol convertor
By Bruce Billedeaux, Maverick Technologies
As data collection becomes a larger task, it may be time to see if you need an...
Feedback for machine motion
By Dave Perkon
Closing servo-motor loops with feedback devices improves performance, but care must be taken with design and...
Treating security like safety
What’s New in Process Technology
By Mike Baldi, Honeywell Process Solutions
Safety and security work hand in hand in the manufacturing...
NEWSin Factory Automation
- B&R opens subsidiary in Singapore
- JMP Automation Becomes Certified robot Integrator
- Incubed wins robotics award at Hannover Messe
- Kirkwood Community College uses Automation Federation’s guidelines
- Patti Engineering Opens Office in Chattanooga, Tennessee
- ABB acquires Gomtec
- Wittenstein wins 2015 HERMES Award
- Bosch Rexroth opens Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Center at high school
- Siemens PLM Solutions Partner Joins Partners in THINC
- Manufacturing Technology Orders Down in February
- U.S. Cutting Tool Consumption down in February
- KUKA opens R&D facility in France
PRODUCT NEWSin Factory Automation
AutomationDirect adds Synchronous Drive Components
SureMotion power transmission products includes timing pulleys (or sprockets), bushings and timing belts that allow a user to change speed and...
Harting releases Ha-VIS preLink Ethernet cable
The cable works with RJ45, PushPull RJ45, M12 D-coded, M12 X-coded, RJ45 Harting Industrial Form Factor and RJ45 Keystone.
PIE announces 525B Thermocouple and RTD calibrator.
Standard functions include sourcing and reading of 14 T/C types, 12 RTD curves, millivolts and ohms.
MEDIAin Factory Automation
RESOURCESin Factory Automation
Guide covers sensors for displacement, distance, position and length measurement, 2D/3D laser sensors for dimensional measurements, and more
Videos show simple steps for installing machine tool apps on Okuma CNC controls to achieve maximum productivity and efficiency.
The Sixth Edition is available in print, digital and app formats
WHITE PAPERSin Factory Automation
Paper describes machine tool apps and the 29 apps available in Okuma’s App Store, ranging from CAD/CAM software, measurement and gaging...
By Laura Studwell, Omron
Companies are increasingly using vision systems as a critical component of their traceability and recordkeeping...
The implementation of the Energy Savings Opportunities Scheme (ESOS) has forced all large UK businesses to make energy efficiency a...
CASE STUDIESin Factory Automation
What’s New in Process Technology
Hamilton City Council implemented an upgrade with FactoryTalk software to the supervisory control and data...
The plant has 1400 piping lines, 1700 manual valves, 300 motors and 1350 field instruments.
Siemens Sinumerik CNCs, Simotics motors and Sinamics drives were installed at each lathe, with Simatic PLC and HMI as the master of the entire line.
EVENTSin Factory Automation
The ISA Calgary 2015 Show is Canada's leading event for automation, instrumentation and control professionals. Gain access to technical and innovative solutions for the energy industry from instrumentation, systems and automation experts at the new ISA Calgary Show Conference. This dynamic conference puts the spotlight on case studies, technical papers and innovative solutions available in the...
The 2015 Global Automation Conference will help industrial companies meet the most daunting challenges, safely, reliably and efficiently. Sessions are designed to cover the biggest global trends, showcase the newest innovations and technologies and share practical experience from Schneider Electric and its partners.
Data-driven manufacturing intelligence is transforming shop floor operations at an incredible pace. The [MC]2 Conference brings together thought leaders and industry insiders to share innovative ideas, network, and showcase cutting-edge solutions for the rapidly expanding world of connected manufacturing.
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).