Field-wireable M8 and M12 connectors and T-couplers (T-splitters) are ideal for making patch cables in custom lengths from existing cables or bulk wire.
In order to control something, you need to measure it. OK, this is an old saying, but it’s one that must be constantly reinforced.
My conversations with manufacturers have a universal theme: They would hire even more people if a properly trained and able workforce could be found. Obviously, business is good.
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I left the lobby with an escort for my first visit to the factory. We traveled the corridor to the green double doors, pausing only to grab some safety glasses and a couple of the little foam “hearing protection” cylinders you try to wedge into your ear canal.
Automation business grows slowly and is dominated by just a handful of large, global corporations. There’s little real innovation and minimal agility. So what’s a clever Steve Jobs like person to do?
Siemens continued push into manufacturing information technology (IT) space revealed in new integrated security functions.
The connectivity technology OPC UA embedded on a chip instead delivered via a PC server is redefining industrial automation architectures.
I've spent almost 40 years in and around manufacturing. One thing that is becoming increasingly apparent to me is that manufacturing is viewed by many individuals and institutions in a narrow and too homogeneous way.
Chris LeBlanc, North American Energy Segment Manager for National Instruments, describes where NI is useful in the oil and gas industry, while Rob Stewart, president of Lime Instruments, shows his company's rugged integrated control system for pressure pumps and other equipment used with hydrau
The V Series provide twice the usual torque.
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