Motor and drive applications can face problems such as blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers, and equipment can be damaged as a result of moisture, dirt, oil or grease, corrosion, lightning, mishandling, and any conditions...
Improvements gained in terms of accessibility, efficiency, and productivity with automation systems must be accompanied by a high-level of protection against attack both from the outside and from within.
ABB's RobotStudio Machine Tending PowerPac and RobotWare Machine Tending software allow for simulation and optimization in a virtual testing environment, allowing the results to be transferred to a real-world situation.
Cover story on system design: Smarter project designs result from system integration and planning, collaborative software tools, systems-driven engineering, and agile, integrated programming. Descriptions and links follow.