Metals manufacturers use laser-guided sensors, PC-based control and a robust object-avoidance system to stack 20-ton metal coils almost entirely with automation.
January 26, 2015
In this open letter to end-users, a system integrator offers some suggestions on how to make a good client-integrator relationship even better.
The story of electronic batch records began as a way to streamline regulatory compliance. Now these records can also help users produce higher-quality batches and ensure optimal workflow.
August 1, 2011
The ABB Group (www.abb.com), the multinational power and automation technologies company with headquarters in Zurich, has recently added two new companies to its arsenal: Swedish manufacturer Lorentze
Line of 11 pressure sensors combine the advantages of a display, measuring transducer and pressure switch into a single device.
Pipelines result in fewer spillage incidents and personal injuries than rail and road. In fact, trains are 3.5 times more likely to suffer safety lapses than pipelines are.
With forecast sales of 60 million Euros for 2011—greater than in the record year of 2008—Rittal (www.rittal.com) told a conference of the technical press as the company celebrated its 50th anniversary
Line of 5.8 GHz long range wireless Ethernet solutions let you build line-of-sight, point-to-multipoint wireless Ethernet connections that link “fringe” IP devices such as video surveillance cameras
MicroSmart Pentra PLC with embedded Ethernet provides built-in Modbus
TCP that simplifies controls network setup for remote maintenance,
monitoring and control, and data acquisition.
August 1, 2011
Editor’s Note: Publishing a print publication globally is cost-prohibitive, but global automation professionals crave global information.
The 758-915 Bluetooth Ethernet gateway wirelessly transfers Ethernet protocols such as Profinet, MODBUS/TCP or EtherNet/IP via Bluetooth 2.0.
The amount of money expended on research and development for commercial technology exceeds the size of the industrial automation market.
New BasicLine, ValueLine and PremiumLine unmanaged, “lean managed” and
fully managed industrial Ethernet switches provide a variety of options
for gigabit operation, power over Ethernet (PoE) and
Times of extreme temperature swings, like the summer of 2011’s U.S. heat wave, underscore the push by utilities to have more industrial power users become part of their demand-response programs.
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