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System Integration

December 2, 2019

Remote Site Networking – a New Way

ProSoft Persistent Data Network is a new solution that allows fast, simple deployment of a secure, always-on network between sites regardless of geographic distance. Leverage the power of open Internet with the security of VPN
November 19, 2019

Together at Last: Barcode Scanners, Printers, and PLCs

Times are changing, and just like the blending plant network, Zebra is blending the connection to a Logix controller. By using Zebra’s “NetConnect” barcode scanners with an Add-on-Profile (AOP) you can easily integrate both the “in” and “out” on a machine to simplify configuration.
November 8, 2019

Gearbox Trivia: Who is One of the Largest Gear Cutting Companies in the World?

You may not have heard the name, you many not be able to spell it, and saying it properly is an entirely different challenge, but Bonfiglioli is a company I rely on for some of my most challenging gearing needs.
November 4, 2019
Avanceon Guest Post

Guest post: Using Split Range Time Proportional with PID Loops

Split Range Time Proportional is fairly complex in theory and the math behind it can be pretty involved; but understanding how the block works is simple and can be a powerful tool.
September 16, 2019

CIP Security: How Does it Work?

CIP Security is a new method of securely transmitting data at the protocol level rather than relying solely on additional hardware or applications to provide protection. Here are 3 key ways it helps bring deeper security to your industrial network.
August 28, 2019
CIP Security

What is CIP Security?

CIP Security: a new method of securely transmitting data at the protocol level is an additional layer in protecting your communications. Learn why implementing CIP Security should be an important part of your automation network strategy.
August 14, 2019
Machine safety

5 Steps to Developing a Compliant Safety System

Looking to improve machine safety? Here are the five steps of a safety life cycle and how they can be used to develop a compliant machine safety system.
August 6, 2019
Universal Gateway capabilities

A Better Way to Gateway

Looking for a better way to gateway? The Universal Gateway from Spectrum Controls allows users to connect different devices running different protocols using one box simultaneously.
July 10, 2019

Coupling Selection: So Many Choices, So Little Direction?

There is so much more that goes into proper coupling selection. While shaft fit is a good place to start, it is only the first step of many on a longer path that must to be taken to decided what coupling will be the optimal choice for your application.