Automation & Control Manufacturing Resources

Understanding The Basics: A Guide to Gas Spring Application

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An explanation of what a gas spring is, component parts, and how they are both constructed and operate. It gives the reader a basic understanding of the workings and terminology used when specifying gas springs.

Industrial IoT Trends: WSN, LPWAN & Cloud Platforms

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Wireless sensor networks (WSN), low power wide area networks (LPWAN) and cloud-based platforms are driving growth for the industrial Internet of Things (IoT)

The Trillion-Dollar Question for Advanced Industries: How to extract full value from technology?

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As data, connectivity, and processing power expand, so do opportunities for industrial companies to extract value through innovative products, services, and business models. This McKinsey study delves further into how technology delivers value to today's industry.

The 6 Most Important Parts of a Temperature Monitoring System

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Whether you’re tasked with recommending what to buy, a purchasing agent or the ultimate end user, you can ensure that you’re getting the right system by learning a bit about the most important parts to focus on.

What Design Engineers Need to Know About Voice Coil Actuator Technology

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Originally developed for audio speakers, voice coil actuation technology is now being used to provide precise and reliable motion control for a wide range of medical, industrial process and space applications.

What's the Use of the IIoT?

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The IIoT connects devices with the digital world to provide data visibility. But the real value of the IIoT lies in how that data will be used by industry to realize the potential beneļ¬ ts of this connectivity.

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This brief overview has been designed to help guide users through the basics of data loggers and how they can simplify data collection for an organization.

What Do Industrial Engineers Need to Know About Functional Safety?

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Engineers designing systems for industrial and factory applications are adopting functional safety design practices to reduce the risk of system failures that could result in costly damage or injury.

A Case for an Internet Code of Conduct

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Self-regulation or legislation does not stifle innovation at all. It steers the internet in the right direction. It is just an example, albeit a very important example, of market feedback for engineers and innovators to develop the right products.

Extending Connectivity to the Bottom of the Ocean

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If you have a ControlLogix PLC being used as the MCS, how can you make use of the OPC UA MDIS spec and bypass the old Modbus integration to the DCS? Softing has developed an OPC UA MDIS compliant server module that inserts into the ControlLogix chassis and creates the OPC UA provides a framework that can be used to represent field devices, for example.