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Automation & Controls

April 7, 2020

The Advantages of Smart Motor Control

When your motor fails without warning it can create huge problems like causing damage to the machine and large amounts of unplanned downtime. Allen Bradley has […]
April 1, 2020
Smart Sensors at Work

Integrated Smart Sensors for a Smarter Machine

How can a sensor update make your job easier? Adding Allen Bradley Integrated Smart Sensors to your machines will simplify your day-to-day activities by providing quick […]
March 27, 2020

Functional Machine Safety Simplified with GuardLink from Rockwell

GuardLink can improve and simplify machine safety.
February 3, 2020

Smarter Machines

Most people in our industry have heard the term “Smart Machines.” Generally, this is referring to data collection and analytics, but I personally like to make smart machines smarter mechanically.
January 14, 2020

Automation Fair Round-up for Machine Builders

There was an explosion of technology in the Automation Space for OEMs/Machine Builders at Automation Fair 2019, let's check out some of the highlights!
January 10, 2020

K5100 –The Latest, Simple Servo Drive To Migrate From Ultra3000

K5100 – The latest, simple servo drive to migrate from Ultra3000 or solve the easier applications…
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 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.