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Partial automation reduces costs, helps ensure flexibility and can save time for workers in the long run.
Digital data consistency is beneficial for consistent processes in control cabinet construction.
Converging information technology (IT), operational technology (OT) and high-speed data acquisition (DAQ) helps make an aerospace solid booster test bench safe from cyberattack.
Cornell University researchers are using quantum computing and artificial intelligence (AI) to make a smarter power grid to reduce blackouts and other issues.
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Glidewell Dental used flexible, scalable automation, EtherCAT, and IIoT solutions to modernize prosthetic tooth factory
As the volume of industrial data grows exponentially, human-machine interfaces (HMIs) are providing improved data visualization and storytelling tools to support intelligent automation and strategic decision making
Using Big Data for operational technology (OT) automation and control applications is increasingly important and can be a bewildering journey if the right questions aren’t asked. See four elements of data analytics system architecture.
Manufacturers could save $100 billion through data sharing
System integrator DMC developed a custom LabVIEW data acquisition application to leverage SystemLink as a central database for storing and serving up data for data analysis and visualization
How to move 67,000 garment shuttles, boost efficiency and communicate through EtherCAT
Digitalization applies software solutions that use data to improve or transform business processes; digital transformation can include many digitalization projects
As technology evolves and becomes more sophisticated, data acquisition models need to change, as well.
Will COVID-19 compel manufacturing companies to streamline connected data management more than previously?
Ginolis Ltd. in Qulunsalo, Finland, has converted existing rapid testing equipment lines to produce COVID-19 testing kits using automation technology and PC control.
Results from MIT research could help designers engineer high-temperature superconductors and quantum computing devices.
There are as many ways organizations can create, store, move and retrieve data as there are ways to see, perceive and interpret it
This advice will help with the decision between an industrial mirrored server or twin edge devices when designing a new computing system or control system architecture. Short video gives three edge computing tips.
MIT researchers have invented a machine-learning tool called Ithemal, which predicts how fast computer chips will execute code from various applications.
To discover which real-time data adds value to improve operational efficiencies and increase competitive edge in the marketplace, first understand data acquisition systems and consider the eight essential best practices for data acquisition success
CEOs Tim Cook, Bill McDermott discuss move to Mac functionality, data security.
Software uses real-time data to draw real-world conclusions.
Embrace digital manufacturing and use data to provide customer value.
The JAVI series is a fanless and robust Panel PC with I/O flexibility.
The APAX-5580 has comprehensive I/O modules, communication ports and control software.
The C6017 is ideal for automation, visualization and communication tasks up to the middle performance ranges.
The INOX-F15C-ULT3 industrial panel PC comes with resistive or capacitive touch available.
From industry-hardened computers to wireless and web-enabled products, plant engineers can access more data, stay in touch with plant processes, and respond to emergencies quicker because of advancements in technology and innovative information engineering. PLANT ENGINEERING magazine continues to report on products and trends that affect the plant.
The industrial sector is set to recover in in the second half of 2018 and continue to have a strong global performance although uncertainties remain.
Artificial Solutions has announced enhancements to its enterprise natural language interaction (NLI) platform, Teneo, which have been developed with the EU's incoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in mind.
Taking a look back at the last 70 years of Plant Engineering. In retrospect, it is easy to see that even as technology changes, the same challenges remain.
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The i.MX 6 COMBO Series is a scalable multi-core platform that is designed for applications which require high performance in low power or a thermally constrained environment.
The Sentry is a universal voltage trip amplifier for industrial monitoring and alarm applications.
The Amplicon Impact-D 100 compact PC controller for industrial applications that require high reliability and have limited space.
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Oven Industries’ Model 5R7-350/347 thermal controller is designed to operate with thermoelectric (Peltier effect) modules.
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In a modern iOps center, pick your graphics and displays for optimum success
The Automation PC 910 allows installation of up to five PCI or PCI Express cards and can be programmed to meet specific automation solutions
Chinese company moves production back to get closer to U.S. market
Data should be available to all users at all times throughout the lifecycle
ARC report focuses on acceleration of consumer needs balanced with efficiency, environmental issues
The sentiment among suppliers is that 2012 will be a strong year because of advance orders and strong overall sales in 2011.
Finalists in Automation and Control in Plant Engineering’s 2011 Product of the Year competition
Finalist in Automation and Control in Plant Engineering’s 2011 Product of the Year competition
IndraControl VSP and VPP series of PC-Based HMIs have a ruggedized frame, IP65 protection class rating and components engineered to withstand harsh factory conditions, these industrial PC-based HMIs have a compact design that is nearly 1.5 inches thinner than previous models, making them easier to fit into a machine.
The near ubiquitous spread of HMIs throughout industry is due to the fact that they help companies make better business decisions by delivering, managing, and presenting information—in real time—in a visually compelling and actionable format. Incorporating HMIs into applications has been proven to increase productivity, lower costs, improve quality, and reduce material waste.
This report focuses on wireless intelligent sensors, IP67 gigabit Ethernet switches, and a robotic controller.
The APL3000 series of high performance industrial PCs features a 2-GHz Intel Core Duo CPU and expanded memory up to 4 GB. A built-in factory alert system monitors PC health and generates instant notifications about excessive heat exposure, impending hard drive or fan failure, CPU or power troubles. Advanced data protection uses hot swappable hard drives and redundancy to protect critical plant ...
This industrial panel PC has seven expansion slots and a choice of three different processors.
The Sigma Air Manager system is designed to monitor, sequence and analyze compressed air system performance.
CIMPLICITY 7.0 has been designed to handle complex, multi-user applications on multitasking operating systems. It provides tighter integration with the Proficy software family of products and features added CNC connectivity. Developer and operator productivity enhancements include improved OPC connectivity and configuration, enhanced security with password rules and added flexibility through right-mouse-button menu actions.
The APC620 and panel PC industrial PCs come standard with USB interfaces.To make data exchange more simple and convenient, a robust drive combination with optional IP65 protection and a DVD burner for industrial applications is also available. The USB drive combination includes a DVD-RW drive that can read and write most standard DVD formats. Additionally, a floppy-disk drive, a CompactFlash slot and a front-side USB 2.0 interface are all integrated, which can be used to connect USB flash drives or similar devices.All drives and the USB interface are accessible from the front of the PC. B&R Industrial Automation Corp.
The PCI-1727U analog output PCI card features 12 analog output channels with a DB-37 connector. The card is capable of outputting +/-10V and 0–20-mA current loops with 14-bit resolution. It is equipped with 16 TTL digital input and 16 TTL digital output channels that are suitable for industrial control applications and a universal PCI bus that’s compatible with both 3.
Scalance W is a family of wireless products providing access points, client modules and management tools, all with enterprise-ready security features. The Scalance W family is designed for industrial use on the factory floor, where configurations demand flexibility in deployment. Access points are self-enclosed devices that provide deployment flexibility and are suitable for both indoor and outdoor enterprise configurations.
Taylor's Industrial Services, HPM-Sandretto Division, of Mt. Gilead, OH has historically been one of the largest injection molding machine suppliers in the US. Its older machinery lines needed improved capabilities to compete more aggressively in today's marketplace. The company decided it needed to inject new control technology into its product line.
BoxPC-128M is a compact, industrial wall-mount computer in a dust-proof case. Features include Pentium-M processor, fanless operation, low operating voltage, low power consumption, flexible I/O configuration, extreme reliability and ruggedness, and choice of drives. Also included is an onboard Intel Gigabit Ethernet controller, two serial ports, six USB 2.
Switch attaches magnetically MS1 zero-speed switch was developed for machinery that has a rotating shaft. The switch consists of a cup magnet, housing, nylon bearings, and a proximity switch. The unit detects speed by counting pulses created by its rotor and proximity switch.
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HMI/SCADA employs ActiveX Lookout 4.
Portal features a configurable framework SuiteVoyager creates a preconfigured default factory portal that can be applied in either user or configuration modes.
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KPCI-PIO24 and KPCI-PIO96 digital I/O boards for 32-bit PCI-bus equipped PCs provide 24 and 96 bi-directional TTL-level, parallel, digital I/O lines that can be controlled or monitored from a single PC expansion slot. Keithly Instruments, Inc. www.
PT-4000 is an industrial PC, touchscreen monitor, and enclosure in one unit. Rated ABS housing means no additional enclosure is required. The unit can be mounted anywhere. Digital Systems Engineering www.digitalsys.com