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Advancing Automation: Sensors & Instruments, Volume XXI
December 09, 2019

Advancing Automation: Sensors & Instruments, Volume XXI

With so many new tools and capabilities, it can be hard to keep up with innovations. That’s why Automation.com remains committed to being the top resource for all things automation. Learn the latest about Sensors & Instruments from industry leaders including how smart transmitters enable smart sensors, powering wireless instruments and sensors, and how sensors and systems enable the computer-controlled production of automobiles in this edition of Advancing Automation.

VDMA OPC Machine Vision Initiative and OPC UA Foundation announce OPC UA demonstrator
November 15, 2019

VDMA OPC Machine Vision Initiative and OPC UA Foundation announce OPC UA demonstrator

As part of a joint project, members of the VDMA OPC Machine Vision Initiative together with the OPC UA Foundation, have developed a hardware demonstrator that includes the practical implementation of the "OPC UA for Machine Vision (OPC MV) Part 1 Companion Specification".

NK Technologies releases Ground Fault Considerations Tech Guide
November 08, 2019

NK Technologies releases Ground Fault Considerations Tech Guide

The Ground Fault Considerations Tech Guide covers a wide range of topics and includes a selection guide, as well as a variety of case studies and application examples.

Fluid Components International (FCI) announces registration open for Product Knowledge Workshop
August 20, 2019

Fluid Components International (FCI) announces registration open for Product Knowledge Workshop

This workshop is designed to provide customers training on FCI thermal dispersion mass flow meters, flow switches, and level switches.

AutomationDirect releases “Pneumatics: A Practical Guide” ebook
August 15, 2019

AutomationDirect releases “Pneumatics: A Practical Guide” ebook

This updated eBook is intended for users who want to broaden their knowledge of pneumatic components, circuits and systems.

Frost & Sullivan Report: Industrial Valves and Actuators market set to surpass $7 billion by 2024
August 01, 2019

Frost & Sullivan Report: Industrial Valves and Actuators market set to surpass $7 billion by 2024

The primary factors driving the $5.8 billion market towards $7.05 billion by 2024 include an increased focus on automation across industries to improve operational efficiencies and initiatives like Industry 4.0 and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

HorizonScan Study: Global Food Safety Issues Increasing for Manufacturers
April 18, 2019

HorizonScan Study: Global Food Safety Issues Increasing for Manufacturers

For manufacturers, the stakes have never been higher. Under FSMA regulations, failure to implement an effective supply chain risk management program could subject food companies and their officers to significant liability and even criminal charges.

Advancing Automation: Sensors & Instruments, Volume XIII
December 27, 2018

Advancing Automation: Sensors & Instruments, Volume XIII

Automation.com has developed this ebook to serve as a guide to the latest instruments and sensors available to the automation community, as well as how other companies have already utilized new technologies to drive growth in their facilities. We've compiled articles from the technology experts and drivers, to provide this resource to keep you in the know with today's latest and greatest automation technologies.

NK Technologies releases 2019 product catalog
December 19, 2018

NK Technologies releases 2019 product catalog

The 2019 product catalog features performance data, sizes, specifications, and technical references for the company’s portfolio of current sensing switches, transducers, transformers, and ground fault protection products.

IDTechEx Report: Piezoelectrics Key to IoT and Power from Roads?
December 10, 2018

IDTechEx Report: Piezoelectrics Key to IoT and Power from Roads?

This 241 page report has a comprehensive Executive Summary and Conclusions for those with limited time. 10 primary conclusions are presented then infograms with data.

EU Automation releases '4.0 Sight – Digital industry around the world' book
November 28, 2018

EU Automation releases '4.0 Sight – Digital industry around the world' book

The book features interviews with industry experts from around the globe who give insight in to the future of manufacturing. The book is available to order in print.

EnOcean introduces “Battery-free by EnOcean” seal to highlight self-powered smart switches
November 09, 2018

EnOcean introduces “Battery-free by EnOcean” seal to highlight self-powered smart switches

As of now, product manufacturers can use the seal to promote their battery-free, wireless switches integrating EnOcean’s energy harvesting technology for wireless standards in the sub-1 GHz and 2.4 GHz range.

Positive Technologies releases PT ISIM freeView Sensor free ICS monitoring solution
November 09, 2018

Positive Technologies releases PT ISIM freeView Sensor free ICS monitoring solution

Intended for basic ICS security monitoring, this version is free of charge and easy to configure. No special technical knowledge is needed. Downloading and getting started with PT ISIM freeView Sensor takes minutes.

Silicon Designs announces MEMS Variable Capacitive Accelerometer Samples via Amazon
August 24, 2018

Silicon Designs announces MEMS Variable Capacitive Accelerometer Samples via Amazon

This Amazon offering will allow Silicon Designs to distribute MEMS VC accelerometer samples to its customers, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week

Watlow announces SELECT product guide
July 27, 2018

Watlow announces SELECT product guide

Watlow SELECT is a buying experience allowing customers to find products online and in Watlow catalogs, design the product to fit their application, readily access drawings and technical content and receive five days or less shipment on most products.

PI releases 250 page catalog for mechatronic actuators and nanopositioning systems
January 18, 2018

PI releases 250 page catalog for mechatronic actuators and nanopositioning systems

Products covered in this catalog use PI’s in-house designed and manufactured Mars Rover-tested piezo ceramic actuators as their drive principle.

Edmund Optics announces Laser Optics Lab video series
January 11, 2018

Edmund Optics announces Laser Optics Lab video series

The first five videos, each approximately three minutes or less in duration, explain the fundamentals of laser optics including specifications, product types, and coating methods.

October 20, 2017

Roboteq introduces RoboAGVSim free AGV design simulator

A Magnetic track guided AGV can be built with just two Roboteq components: An MGS1600 magnetic guide sensor and any Roboteq Dual Channel motor controller. The sensor measures the distance to the center of the track. Using its built-in programming language, the motor controller takes this data and computes the power to apply to the left and right motor needed for the robot to stay on track.

PCB Piezotronics announces launch of University Laboratory Programs
September 21, 2017

PCB Piezotronics announces launch of University Laboratory Programs

Each program bundles sensors and accessories, laboratory experiments, classroom lecture, and technical poster for use in academic classrooms and laboratories.

Rockwell Automation announces TechEd training event
June 08, 2017

Rockwell Automation announces TechEd training event

The Rockwell Automation TechED event will feature over 750 hours of training, including hands-on labs, technical sessions and discussion forums. Attendees can learn about the techniques and technologies to maximize their manufacturing and production operations.

Weidmuller introduces HDC Cable Configurator online design tool
December 22, 2016

Weidmuller introduces HDC Cable Configurator online design tool

This “design-to-order” tool is intended to simplify the design and assembly of the end-to-end HDC connection.

EtherCAT Technology Group publishes EtherCAT P technology specification
December 01, 2016

EtherCAT Technology Group publishes EtherCAT P technology specification

EtherCAT P is a new industrial Ethernet technology that combines EtherCAT communication and power lines into one standard 4-wire Ethernet cable.

Sealevel releases Sealevel Mod+ Connect diagnostic and test utility app
October 11, 2016

Sealevel releases Sealevel Mod+ Connect diagnostic and test utility app

The app is intended for use with SeaI/O Ethernet and wireless I/O modules, as well as Sealevel’s eI/O Ethernet and PoE compact I/O modules.

ABB releases Measurement & Analytics brochure
August 05, 2016

ABB releases Measurement & Analytics brochure

The 16-page brochure overviews the full range of the company's measurement and analytical products, services, and solutions for any industry, utility, and municipality.

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The Tao of Measurement: A Philosophical View of Flow and Sensors
June 06, 2016

The Tao of Measurement: A Philosophical View of Flow and Sensors

This book deals with the past, present, and future of flow, sensors, and measurement. It is called The Tao of Measurement because, like the Tao itself, it reveals the underlying principles of flow and measurement.

Sensor Selection Guide: Optimizing Manufacturing and Processes, Second Edition - $79.00
June 01, 2016

Sensor Selection Guide: Optimizing Manufacturing and Processes, Second Edition - $79.00

This one-of-its-kind book offers a self-study course addressing all the facets of sensor applications including a sensors application guide. This guide can be used to direct the reader to a family of sensors best suited to be used in specific sensor applications.

Fundamentals of Industrial Control, Second Edition - $135.00
May 02, 2016

Fundamentals of Industrial Control, Second Edition - $135.00

By D. A. Coggan
The book provides a wide range of topics including Internet communications, industrial communications network hardware and software, open systems, wireless networks, enterprise computing, and computer and control system security.

POSITAL introduces mobile-friendly Online Product Finder
April 06, 2016

POSITAL introduces mobile-friendly Online Product Finder

The online Product Finder tool supports easy-to-navigate access by smart phones and other mobile devices.

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Dataforth publishes corporate capabilities brochure
March 29, 2016

Dataforth publishes corporate capabilities brochure

Brochure presents an overview of the company’s full line of 1200+ data acquisition and control, signal conditioning, and data communication products.

March 22, 2016

AMS releases interoperable PDK for analog specialty processes

Process design kit (PDK) enables customers to design complex ICs with multiple EDA vendor tools.

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Dataforth publishes MAQ20 brochure
February 09, 2016

Dataforth publishes MAQ20 brochure

The 4-page document provides an overview of the MAQ20 ndustrial data acquisition and control system and all current MAQ20 modules.

December 10, 2015

Phoenix Contact releases product app

Free app provides information about Phoenix Contact’s products.

Siemens offers Simatic Migration Services
October 15, 2015

Siemens offers Simatic Migration Services

Simatic Migration Services help companies migrate to the latest Simatic technologies.

Balluff publishes sensors catalog
September 10, 2015

Balluff publishes sensors catalog

This 130 page catalog highlights sensor products with order codes, technical specifications, applications, drawings, photos, and selection and application guides.

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Phoenix Contact introduces online configurator for signal conditioners
September 03, 2015

Phoenix Contact introduces online configurator for signal conditioners

Interactive, online configurator for signal conditioners and measuring transducers makes it easy to find suitable products for a wide range of applications.

How to measure frequency
July 17, 2015

How to measure frequency

By Fluke
This Web Card by Fluke provides a brief tutorial on how to measure frequency with your digital multimeter.

Anaren announces Atmosphere Sensor Partnership Program
June 10, 2015

Anaren announces Atmosphere Sensor Partnership Program

The program has a sensors element library, which allows non-RF and non-software savvy customers to develop wirelessly connected products.

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Precision Digital publishes Catalog
May 06, 2015

Precision Digital publishes Catalog

Catalog covers Digital Panel Meters and Control Instrumentation

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Micro-Epsilon publishes Measurement Product Guide
April 08, 2015

Micro-Epsilon publishes Measurement Product Guide

Guide covers sensors for displacement, distance, position and length measurement, 2D/3D laser sensors for dimensional measurements, and more

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March 13, 2015

Micro-Epsilon offers custom sensors

Acceleration, inclination (tilt angle) and shock/vibration sensors can be custom-engineered in low-to-medium volumes to suit specific OEM, R&D or machine build applications.

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