AutomationDirect adds Click PLC input simulator and high-current relay output modules
Higher amperage relay output modules and an 8-point input simulator module are now available from AutomationDirect for the Click series stackable micro brick PLCs.
Feb 13th, 2020
Industrial Control System Migrations: 5 Considerations to Move Forward
Jan 25th, 2020
Temperature Control Tips for Enclosures
Jan 7th, 2020
How Can a System Integrator Support Environmental Sustainability?
Dec 23rd, 2019
Keeping Control Cabinets Cool
Dec 16th, 2019
How Developing a Batching System’s Phases Is all About Balance
There are a lot of parts to be aware of when developing a flexible batching system. However, if you want to ensure operational efficiency, developing well-balanced phases is the most integral piece.
Dec 9th, 2019
How IO-Link Benefits OEMs and End Users
Already popular in Europe, the IO-Link industrial communication technology is reportedly growing by double digits in the U.S. Learn why this point-to-point data communication method is increasingly preferred across industry for delivering device data.
Dec 3rd, 2019
The Drive as a Sensor
Gathering more data from machines doesn’t necessarily mean adding more sensors. Lenze highlights how manufacturers can use data from existing drives for applications such as condition monitoring and preventative maintenance.
Nov 27th, 2019
What is IO-Link?
In this episode, we connect with Shishir Rege of Balluff to learn about the IO-Link device communication technology and whether or not it is difficult to integrate into existing operations.
Nov 14th, 2019
Creating Algorithms to Improve Production
Golden Run optimizes machine performance with artificial intelligence algorithms.
Sep 25th, 2019
Is OEE Too Abstract?
OEE has long been a popular method for calculating asset performance, but some are beginning to question its value in providing direction to staff on how to improve production.
Sep 24th, 2019
Combining IIoT and AI to Elevate Machine Health
Augury’s Halo platform—a turnkey offering that combines sensors, artificial intelligence, and vibration experts—can diagnose the “acoustic footprint” of a machine, flagging a problem before it impacts performance.
Aug 31st, 2019
Data Analytics Strategy Provides Continuous Improvement
Data analytics including machine learning algorithms can deliver breakthrough improvements by making the data exploration phase efficient and real-time monitoring and prediction easy.
Jun 10th, 2019
OMAC Tackles Machine, Operator Efficiency
Providing updates at the Automation World Conference & Expo, group leaders outline efforts to provide guidance on line-level OEE implementation and machine interface standards.
Jun 7th, 2019
Line Simulation IDs OEE Improvement Opportunity
Polytron used its platform at ProFood Tech to demonstrate a case in which OEE metrics were improved in a real-word bottling application.
Mar 27th, 2019
Data Foundation Helps Daimler Trucks Improve OEE
The maker of large-duty trucks like Freightliner and Western Star brands overhauled downtime issues on its long assembly lines with the implementation of SCADA and MES platforms.
Mar 25th, 2019
Artificial Intelligence Makes Its Way Inside Machines
Omron unveils a controller that executes machine learning to perform predictive maintenance.
Feb 27th, 2019
Engineering a Digital Transformation
L&T Technology Services rolls out “Factory D.0,” a set of technology and engineering services designed to help manufacturers identify areas within the organization that will benefit the most from digitalization.
Feb 4th, 2019
Pneumatics in the Age of IIoT
Using Industrial Internet of Things pneumatic solutions to improve OEE, energy efficiency and agile manufacturing.
Nov 1st, 2018
Connecting Industrial Assets to Financial Metrics
Plutoshift unveils its asset performance management platform, using artificial intelligence to analyze data—such as energy consumption—and measure the financial impact.
Oct 3rd, 2018
OpX Tools Help Manufacturers Improve Operational Excellence
Detailing existing and upcoming tools available free through the OpX Leadership Network, industry experts explained how they can make your entire operations run more efficiently.
Jun 1st, 2018
Real-Time Monitoring for Sheet Metal Machines
To help its manufacturing customers integrate OEE measurements with enterprise systems, The Aquila Group has implemented data visibility systems with Opto 22 platforms.
Jan 24th, 2018
Packaging and Processing OEMs Continue on Digital Path
As digitization of the factory catches on, automation continues to be a focus, says PMMI Business Intelligence.
Nov 20th, 2017
Digital Transformation Begins With Real-Time Monitoring
An industrial packaging company invests in real-time KPI software to push its overall equipment effectiveness levels for its Wisconsin plant.
Oct 18th, 2017
Inside the OpX Leadership Network: Benefits and Best Practices
The second in a two-part series showcases feedback from companies that have used OpX Leadership Network tools, explaining benefits and suggested uses.
Aug 9th, 2017
Food Processors Measure Equipment Efficiency
And they look to OEMs for any improvement in machines to maximize uptime and increase yields, according to a new study from PMMI Business Intelligence.
Jul 10th, 2017
Inside the OpX Leadership Network: Tools and Checklists
In our first of two installments on PMMI’s OpX Leadership Network and the value it provides to companies of all types, we explain four free tools and checklists that save manufacturers time and money.
Jul 5th, 2017