Whether you are integrating one programmable controller, or dozens, into a system, success depends as much on proper planning and installation as on controller selection.
PLCs have grown in power and functional capabilities. But, small, simple PLCs are still best for replacing relays and performing other machine control functions in a minimal space.
By linking a smooth-operating robotic joint with an advanced control system, researchers may have the answer for applications in space as well as on the ground.
Achieving tight control of manufacturing operations often means collecting data from widely dispersed points throughout the plant. Rather than running wires from all these points, consider combining signals onto two wires via field multiplexers.
IPC 1995 displayed a few new products in PLC hardware and software. But the real news was the proliferation of sensor-actuator (or device-level) buses. Now you have nine from which to choose
Electrical signatures combined with ingenuity help engineers create new analysis tools for motor-operated devices. These tools can predict component failures and which parts of the the components are about to go
The Maxima two-platten machine from Ferromatic Milacron North America, has a 44 X 15.75-ft footprint and a height of about 12 ft.The more-compact 3,000-ton press fits into a manufacturing cell designed for a unit half its tonnage. The machine's...
Simulation software programs not only help designers develop more cost-effective control systems that perform better, but they do it faster, thus speeding their time to market
Motherboard or motion card: This is one of the fundamental decisions for specifying CNC on a personal computer platform.