PC-Based Control Goes Consumer
[sidebar id="1"]The trends in PC-based control are to divide and conquer, take a page from consumers, and get networked. For machine builders, these advances promise easier real-time control.The strategy of divide and conquer benefits from hardware changes.
Consider the Need for Safety Switches
No Matter What Type of Switch is Used, It's Important to Recognize and Account for the Needs of Engineering Staff, Maintenance Personnel and Operators to Access a Machine for Upkeep and Cleaning.
Cooling Complications In Hazardous Locations
Are We Better Off With Conventional Gas-Purge Systems or Another Approach? We Need an Effective, but Still Cost-Responsible Solution
Ahead of the Herd: Our 2014 Readers'' Choice Award Winners Galloped Away From the Competition
This Year, the Overall Distribution of These Service Recognition Scores Trended Up
The Shape of 3D Printing Changes in the Automation World
Traditional Automation and Motion Control Suppliers Increasingly Are Interested in Additive Manufacturing
Better on a Global Scale
Do Builders Produce a Global Machine? Was It Once a Local Machine in a Global Market?
Siemens Industry Scalance XM-400 Industrial Ethernet Switches
Scalance XM-400 industrial Ethernet switches include the XM416-4C switch, which connects up to 16 network stations, and has 16 RJ45 ports and four SFP slots for optical plug-in transceivers.
Ultra Electronics EOTec G408M Industrial Gigabit Ethernet Switch
EOTec G408M industrial Gigabit Ethernet switch includes a self-healing ring capability that detects fiber or cable breaks on any of the ring ports, and reroutes network traffic in milliseconds. An alarm output signals errors to the PLC or other supervisory devices.
Wago 750-658 CAN I/O Gateway Module Supports CAN Layer 2
750-658 CAN I/O gateway module supports CAN Layer 2, and can be integrated into a CANopen, SAE-J1939 or DeviceNet network by using CoDeSys function blocks.