Weekly News: Control Engineering Aug. 2 newsletter summary
Weekly News newsletter for Aug. 2, 2011, included: New graphical design and programming software, larger motors rewound, high-speed safety network, easier machine connections, new solar farm at manufacturing site
Aug. 2, 2011, Weekly News summary from Control Engineering: Articles selected include new graphical design and programming software, larger motors rewound, high-speed safety network, easier machine connections, new solar farm at manufacturing site and more. See links below.
System design and programming software helps integrate hardware: 25th anniversary - National Instruments LabVIEW 2011 delivers new levels of productivity, hardware integration, new engineering-specific software libraries, and ability to interact with nearly any hardware device or target.
Baldor to sell ABB low-and-medium voltage motors - Baldor has agreed to sell ABB motors. This allows Baldor to sell a wider offering of motors that meet worldwide standards, especially for hazardous conditions.
Larger rewinds in less time - GE’s new lower-cost, onsite motor rewind capability claims to help increase plant effectiveness.
CC-Link IE Field Network integrates safety - The latest network specification from CC-Link Partner Association, CC-Link IE Field Network, integrates safety functions for gigabit per second in a variety of fields. It meets international safety standards for SIL3 compliance...
Tax Relief Act: OEMs, manufacturers hurry to get financial, operational incentives - Companies hurry to meet year-end deadline, get immediate ROI by immediately deducting the cost, rather than lifetime depreciation.
Legacy Network Connections - Consider these points when blending network upgrades and connecting to legacy networks.
M2M in manufacturing eases legacy network connections - Machine-to-machine technologies are moving into new markets and making machine processes and network connections more efficient.
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