Control

As baby boomers continue to age and adherence packaging becomes more important than ever, one clever company built a 134-axis servo-driven system to crank out lots and lots of blister-style adherence packs.
A new microcontroller from Texas Instruments enables engineers to prototype Internet of Things connectivity ranging from sensor gateways to control networks.
New ACT20M signal isolation and conversion models provide thermocouple and RTD signal conversions, where either auxiliary power or output-loop power is available, and where range setting by DIP-switch is required.
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Weighing 55 pounds or less and designed to handle payloads of up to 22 pounds, these new lightweight robots from Universal Robots expand the possibility of robot application in industry.
QuickPanel+ integrates process control, view and an option to run an embedded data historian with touchscreen technology.
Integrated Vision makes vision-guided robotics applications faster and easier to deploy.
The latest Clean-In-Place systems mate training and workforce productivity tools with electromechanical bells and whistles for speed and compliance.
To ensure success with your alarm management upgrade, make sure operators are at least on, if not leading, your team.
Red Lion’s Graphite is a rugged HMI solution that combines a wide range of versatile plug-in modules with protocol conversion, data logging, and web-based monitoring and control.
Offering easy upgrade to its MR-J3 and MR-J4 servo platforms, Mitsubishi Electric Automation’s Q170MCPU-EIP motion controller allows end users to operate their existint third-party control systems that incorporate Add-On-Instructions (AOI).
Festo’s EPCO electric cylinder and CMMO-ST closed loop servo drive combination is designed to quickly assist in machine changeover, while delivering low total lifecycle costs through minimum energy consumption, and streamlined selecting, commissioning, and installing.
The machine-mountable SPEEDWAY 767-5202 provides two eight-pole M12 encoder ports.
The TT339 frequency transmitter uses software configuration to accurately set input/output options.
The challenge: replace the entire control system without shutting down some critical parts of the treatment plant for longer than four hours. The plan: Perform the commissioning process in 14 separate stages over a six-month period.
The Safety Automation Builder tool from Rockwell Automation is designed to help guide manufacturers through the safety system design process.
Change intro to: A few years back, a now widely held observation emerged about the future: In 1980, 80 percent of the complexity of equipment was mechanical, but by 2020, only 20 percent of it would be mechanical, and electronics will replace the mechanics.
When it comes to operator interfaces, mobility is top of mind and everyone wants it yesterday.
The MAQ20 is now available with IPEmotion data acquisition/test and measurement software.
Winches operated on ships traveling between the North Pole and Antarctica get new human machine interfaces that stand up against harsh elements.
Supersight Solo lets users integrate a system host board with multiple GPUs (graphics processing units), FPGAs and frame grabbers in a single chassis.
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