White Papers

Open Industry 4.0 Alliance Technical Solution Design Principles

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This white paper is focused on helping readers understand in detail the Open Industry 4.0 solution reference architecture framework for interoperability. It provides a dive deep into key design principles of its members defined and supported end to end solutions

How Will the PLC Market be Impacted by the Manufacturing Slowdown?

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With the manufacturing sector facing a bleak outlook in 2019, we thought it prudent to share our projections for the growth and development of the programmable logic controller (PLCs) market in key countries and industries, calling out specific bright spots and those set to suffer more deeply.

Direct Drive Linear Motors: Overview and Selection Process

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To help make the process of selecting linear motors simpler, we’ll start by explaining the mechanics of a direct drive linear motor and contrast it with a more traditional indirect drive system.

A Case for IIoT’s Future in Supply Chain Management

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This paper will explore how one construction materials hauling company used level measurement sensors and IIoT networks to better manage their operation.

What Do Engineers Need to Know about Encoders and Motors for Oil & Gas?

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Position sensors and motors are crucial components in oil and gas equipment and must operate day in and day out in some of the most challenging conditions.

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.

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.