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Ethernet cable not only can be used to transmit data and communication, but also power for low-powe...
Artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics are growing together, and several manufacturing applicati...
Using simulation for ladder logic allows users to test advanced situations that otherwise wouldn't ...
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) equipment should be integrated even into older manufacturi...
A number of reasons can cause an electric motor to fail. Six reasons are discussed.
Know the factors to consider when working to maximize integration of electrical and HVAC system des...
Variable frequency drives (VFDs) have many benefits and it’s critical to explore strategies to achi...
Recent EASA research studies provide new insights on repair vs. replace.
Industry 5.0 will revolve around the interactions between man and machine and collaboration between...
By using an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) gateway, or a remotely-controlled PC, critical how...
Industrial dryers are overcoming unique challenges and making improvements in energy efficiency, pr...
Collaborative robots are intended to share workspaces with human workers and are built to be safer ...
When designing and building a small controls project, aspects such as ordering and specifying parts...
The industrial Ethernet market is set to grow from its current market value of more than $20 billio...
Control system benefits on mobile machine include improved machine and equipment performance, quick...
Cover story: It’s critical to implement an in-depth cybersecurity plan to help protect industrial c...
A targeted attack on a safety system has made it clear the manufacturing industry as a whole needs ...
Understanding the proper applications of motor service factor (SF) to maximize a motor’s life expec...
Prior to the advent of the transistor, electrical loads were linear: their consumption of current r...
Two faults happening at the same time in ladder logic is extremely unlikely, but there are differen...
Short-circuit current ratings is a number you need to heed.
Motors should be weighed by the same standard of total cost of ownership by which other assets in t...
There are many aspects to consider when choosing an ac induction motor such as supply voltage, hors...
A complete line of 400-volt servo motors and amplifiers includes a completely new amplifier design ...
Collaborative robot sales are projected to increase dramatically and account for over a third of al...
In ladder logic, faults are used to capture abnormal circumstances and each cell or station in a pr...
The wireless revolution continues to impact sensors.
Variable frequency drive (VFD) development is shifting focus away from general-purpose motor contro...
Standards-based IP used over low-power link technologies.
Ways and means for achieving the free flow of information.
Virtualization technology beliefs are debunked, proving to be very beneficial for critical, industr...
The venerable proportional-integral-derivative (PID) algorithm can solve a variety of feedback cont...
IHS Markit predicts that global machinery production revenues will grow 2.2% in Q2 2017 as a result...
The Control Engineering RCEP webcast, “Choosing sensors for the application,” resulted in more ques...
Companies can reduce their electric bill by avoiding energy expenditure spikes, monitoring their en...
Respondents to the 2017 IIoT for Engineers study identified eight key findings regarding familiarit...
Open-loop controls and closed-loop controls each have unique situations where they are needed and t...
Fluid power applications are complex. It can be a challenge to choose between an open- or closed-lo...
Manufacturers looking to find answers quickly to complex problems within factories, buildings, and ...
Thermal imaging has opened the door to entirely new applications that previously may not have seeme...
Key trends in variable-speed, servo and/or stepper, and medium-voltage drives from buying and speci...
Tutorial: Which factors should be considered to determine whether an open-loop or a closed-loop con...
Closing the control loop provides insight into the behavior of the process.
Cover Story: Get help for programmable logic controller (PLC) programming from Control Engineering ...
Data centers have become increasingly important under the Industrial Internet of Things revolution....
Using a standardized methodology to define project quality ensures deliverables fit customer specif...
Inside Machines: Industrial matrix drives were used for a transporter system retrofit to reduce ene...
Adaptive motion controllers can be modified to a controlled process behavior, among other controlle...
Historically, the use of variable frequency drives (VFDs) has been limited to large motors and proj...
The packaging and processing industry is becoming more automated with more companies being bought o...
Knowing how magnetism and electromagnetic induction work are crucial to understanding how an ac ind...
Manufacturing automation provides companies many benefits such as improved safety, lower costs, and...
For the first time in the history of industrial controls, industrial control system (ICS) programmi...
The terms accuracy, repeatability, and resolution can be found on the spec sheets of many engineere...
Healthy ball bearings are one of the most important details for preventing potential disaster in a ...
Customization and variability are at an all-time high and food producers must keep up with the tren...
It is essential to perform preventive maintenance (PM) checks on electric motors as a part of manag...
Low power is not only inefficient, but can also be expensive over the life of an electrical system....
A permanent magnet (PM) motor is an ac motor that uses magnets imbedded into or attached to the sur...
Providing cost, space, and energy efficiency for VFD applications.
If the goal is to save money on energy at an industrial facility, taking proper care of the equipme...
Motor current analysis provides information on existing issues such as loose connections, burned wi...
Motor faults and failure can cause disruptions to business operations and lead to loss of productiv...
Keep an ear out for leaks, but look at other factors as well.
It is important to verify and improve short-circuit rating to remain in compliance.
The use of variable frequency drives (VFDs) has many benefits including improved process control, e...
End users desire speed and/or torque control procure and install VFDs to modify existing applicatio...
Assessing the motor before repairs and a well thought-out preventive maintenance program can help r...
Variable frequency drives (VFDs) are designed to reduce energy usage by controlling the speed of th...
Inside Machines: Lumber machine manufacturer’s moves to servo control yields increased precision, p...
Yaskawa Motoman's 6-axis MA1440 arc welding robot features a 6 kg payload and a large 50 mm wrist h...
Although VFD manufacturers have made many advances in terms of ease of use, some users still find p...
Yaskawa Motoman's MH12 six-axis robot is designed for assembly, dispensing, material handling, mach...
Variable frequency drives (VFDs) have become ubiquitous in manufacturing, and there are many aspect...
Strategy combines compressor motor, drive in one package.