Plant Automation
Bob Vavra, content manager, Plant Engineering. Courtesy: CFE Media
Plant Automation December 15, 2018

Auto industry’s change is deeply felt

Change is in the air in the automotive industry in more ways than one and the effects will be long-lasting in many ways.

By Bob Vavra
Colorado State University students work on a Malisko Engineering automation and information system for the school’s on-campus brewery. Courtesy: Malisko Engineering Inc.
Plant Automation December 11, 2018

Raise a glass to integration!

Colorado State University's CSU) on-campus brewery is an automation leader with its Fermentation Science and Technology (FST) program.

By Dan Malyszko
PLCs, PACs
A controls and automation upgrade to this traverse winder included eight Siemens S120 Vector drive systems to uncoil, slit, and recoil copper. Six Siemens S120 Servo drive systems were used for traversing. Courtesy: Electronic Drives & Controls Inc.
PLCs, PACs December 13, 2018

Controls upgrade boosts machine productivity 40%

Machine running speed nearly doubled with greater product control, quick ROI.

By Chuck Dillard
Standards
Figure 3. Typical speed torque curves. Courtesy: EASA
Standards November 9, 2018

What’s in a nameplate?

Information helps the selection of the right motor regardless of application.

By Jim Bryan
System Integration
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System Integration December 15, 2018

CSIA Best Practices provide business value

Best practices for integrators can create a great deal of improvement for a company's business performance and their clients' satisfaction.

By Jeff Miller, PMP
Wireless
Hannover Fairs USA will launch Digital Industry USA (DIG/IN USA) on Sept. 10-12, 2019 at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville to demonstrate the technology needed to develop a fully-connected enterprise. Courtesy: Hannover Fairs USA
Wireless December 11, 2018

Hannover Fairs USA launches new trade event

Digital Industry USA (DIG/IN USA) will highlight digital manufacturing Sept. 10-12 in Louisville.

By Bob Vavra
Sensors, Vision
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Sensors, Vision December 8, 2018

How to enhance automation systems with instrumentation, advanced analytics

Automation can be enhanced in a number of ways whether its through improving process instrumentation or unlocking the power of the Internet of Things (IoT)

By Jack Smith