(Electronics and Microelectronics Manufacturing)
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Connectivity serves as a cornerstone for industrial automation environments, delivering continuous production, data acquisition and communication throughout the enterprise. With the need to monitor,... (View Full Article)
(Pressure Sensing)
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This white paper will provide an introduction to pressure sensing and will: *Define pressure *Identify how it is applied and measured *Highlight how pressure sensors are applied... (View Full Article)
(RF, Microwave, and Wireless Components)
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Industrial manufacturing is constantly adapting to meet the ever-increasing productivity and efficiency demands on the factory floor, and track and trace technologies play an important role in... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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Manufacturers are faced with the constant demand to increase productivity and reduce operating costs. Industrial Ethernet provides the highest level of visibility, control and flexibility to... (View Full Article)
(Connectors)
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This white paper will define hard-wiring and quick disconnect systems, while providing a detailed comparison to illustrate the benefits of quick disconnect wiring in industrial environments.... (View Full Article)
(Encoders and Resolvers)
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A single turn encoder is a transducer that precisely measures angular displacement over 360 degrees and assigns a value to each position. These values can be decimal, binary or grey code and the... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition and Signal Conditioning)
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The reliance on complex control systems for data acquisition is a thing of the past. Complicated systems with massive cabinets full of open wiring and multifaceted modules have been replaced by... (View Full Article)
(Sensors, Transducers and Detectors)
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When sensing metal objects, sometimes the standard inductive proximity sensor simply doesn't cut it. For instance when sensing a rotary cam - the oblong shape necessitates a sensor that can detect the... (View Full Article)
(Sensors, Transducers and Detectors)
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How often are sensors replaced in resistance welding applications? Imagine several sensors on several machines, all with a different degree of exposure to welding operations. This could be anywhere... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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AS-i is an acronym for Actuator Sensor Interface. This may be the most high-tech bus of the traditional industrial networks. A huge amount of work has gone into its design to make it the simplest bus... (View Full Article)
(Sensors, Transducers and Detectors)
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Capacitive sensors can sense through lower dielectric materials, such as plastic or glass, to detect higher dielectric materials, like liquids. This allows capacitive sensors to detect the level of... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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Case packer is 'sophisticated' yet rugged Machine uses best-in-class controls technology to achieve throughput of 35 cases/min. IP67 rating ensures reliability despite rugged wash downs.... (View Full Article)
(Wire and Cable)
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Cordsets have come a long way. Because cordsets do not consist of continuous conductors, the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) considered them "splices" and therefore unusable for power... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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DeviceNet has many advantages over point to point wiring. One main advantage is that the network can carry power to the input devices. This feature reduces the number of cables and simplifies the... (View Full Article)
(Sensors, Transducers and Detectors)
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In most industries, the need to improve the efficiency of processes is an imperative part of product manufacturing. This is becoming increasingly important in metal stamping facilities throughout the... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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Digital Speed Breathes Life Into Analog I/O Analog I/O Components Are Using Faster, Cheaper and More Powerful Data Processors to Do A/D Converting, Analyses and Other Calculations in Local Controllers... (View Full Article)
(Proximity or Presence Sensing)
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Inductive proximity sensors are designed for wear-free and non-contact detection of metal objects. One of the first sensing technologies developed, these sensors are still widely used today and... (View Full Article)
(Proximity or Presence Sensing)
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Standard proximity sensors have long been used on plant floors for metal detection. Whether to detect aluminum cans on a line or a steel gate on a tank, these sensors were one of the first implemented... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition and Signal Conditioning)
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In the past SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) systems were built using a complex pyramid of networked PLC's. These PLC's communicate real time control information using proprietary... (View Full Article)
(Wire and Cable)
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Type ITC cable, or Instrumentation Tray Cable, provides a cost effective alternative for installation of low power instrumentation and control circuits. The National Electric Code (NEC) define Type... (View Full Article)
(Proximity or Presence Sensing)
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The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) established a classification system to rate the degree to which the enclosures of electrical components are sealed against the intrusion of foreign... (View Full Article)
(Flow Sensing)
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Magnetic inductive flow meters use Faraday's law of inductance to measure flow rates in electrically conductive fluids. Other technologies used to measure flow rate include paddle wheel, vortex and... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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The concept of networking every device imaginable to achieve higher levels of automated interaction is driving changes in industrial networking. But is this idea as viable for manufacturing as it is... (View Full Article)
(Proximity or Presence Sensing)
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Sudden impact and high forces and speeds are unavoidable motion modes in stamping and pressing. To compensate, the machines that execute these processes share some unique characteristics.... (View Full Article)
(Proximity or Presence Sensing)
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Traditional inductive proximity sensors are designed for wear-free and non-contact detection of metal objects. The sensor consists of a coil and ferrite core arrangement, an oscillator and detector... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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Ethernet was designed as a way for computers to communicate over a single, shared cable so that businesses could connect systems to support programs and transfer data. The beauty of Ethernet is its... (View Full Article)
(Proximity or Presence Sensing)
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Clamping applications often rely on sensors to detect whether the jaws or grippers are in the proper position - open or closed. Though other technologies can be used in place of sensors to determine... (View Full Article)
(Proximity or Presence Sensing)
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Damp or humid industrial environments, or those that require frequent washdowns by water, foam or cleaning/disinfecting agents, produce adverse conditions for proximity sensors. It takes more than a... (View Full Article)
(Proximity or Presence Sensing)
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Consider this: You are a designer for a bottler adding a new line. Frequent washdowns by cleaning/disinfecting agents require you to implement materials and devices able to stand up to these... (View Full Article)
(Temperature Sensing)
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There are quite a few devices commonly used to measure temperature in industrial applications. Thermocouples, thermistors and resistance temperature detectors (RTDs) are just a few commonly used... (View Full Article)
(Sensors, Transducers and Detectors)
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White noise on the plant floor can cause electrical interference that often affects the function of proximity sensors. This radio frequency (RF) "noise" is caused by the use of variable frequency... (View Full Article)
(Seals)
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In many pressure applications, it is necessary to isolate the sensing element from the material being sensed. The components used for the sensing element can be damaged or in other ways rendered... (View Full Article)
(Flow Sensing)
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Plants can cut their costs by only using the highest accuracy flow instruments in areas where they are required, while using less accurate devices for non-critical functions. In general, the accuracy... (View Full Article)
(Proximity or Presence Sensing)
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Turning to capture growing markets with harsh environments, manufacturers are creating a new breed of sensor with the operating temperatures, materials and functionality that make them more rugged.... (View Full Article)
(Connectors)
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Plug-and-play connectorization has been standard practice in industries ranging from appliance manufacturers to industrial sensors for many years. These industries have found it necessary to compete... (View Full Article)
(Sensors, Transducers and Detectors)
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In a perfect automation world, sensors never need to be replaced. They never die, never get hit, and never suffer the effects of their environment. But in the real world this sort of thing happens all... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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The purpose of this troubleshooting guide is to direct qualified service personnel to the causes of network problems and provide remedies. The primary goal of troubleshooting is to minimize network... (View Full Article)
(Proximity or Presence Sensing)
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Non-contact proximity sensors can improve the ruggedness of manufacturing operations, such as metal component assembly, by replacing delicate mechanical switches. Sensor selection for these... (View Full Article)
(Level Sensing)
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When it comes to using sensors for level detection, the parameters know no bounds. There is really no clear-cut sensor solution that can be implemented across all fi elds and/or applications. This is... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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DeviceNet and EtherNet/IP™ are protocols used in industrial environments to control and transfer data. While both of these protocols serve similar functions on the plant floor, their strengths... (View Full Article)
(Wire and Cable)
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Reliable connectivity is a cornerstone for virtually any industrial application, providing the foundation for con¬tinued operation for everything from machinery and manufacturing equipment to... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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Industrial network equipment must frequently have its data be monitored and extracted, which requires frequent access to the equipment.... (View Full Article)
(Tracking Software)
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RFID has moved beyond logistics to become a link between the plant floor and the enterprise.... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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Though industrial Ethernet has been evolving for many years, it is quickly becoming the foundation for many manufacturing applications.... (View Full Article)
(Connectors)
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Multiple types are available, designated for use by their characteristics, which can range from their physical construction and size to their ruggedness and resistance to vibration... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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Suppliers Need to Keep Up With DAQs Shifting Definitions, Keep Pace With Places DAQ Functions Can Be Applied... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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Causing thousands of injuries every year, arc flash is a serious and even deadly hazard, which makes selecting the right safety solution critical.... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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Manufacturers are faced with the constant demand to increase productivity and reduce operating costs. A powerful industrial tool being implemented today to streamline production is reliable,... (View Full Article)
(Wire and Cable)
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With businesses becoming increasingly more communication-centric, virtually every industry is now relying on industrial Ethernet technology to network critical devices and control systems as well as... (View Full Article)
(Proximity or Presence Sensing)
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For years, standard proximity sensors have been used in applications requiring metal detection, ranging from packaging and material handling to agriculture and oil & gas. Engineered as an early... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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Industrial environments present multiple safety challenges, including fire hazards that require proactive safety measures to minimize potential risk. Arc flash hazards cause thousands of injuries a... (View Full Article)
(Proximity or Presence Sensing)
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Instrumentation sensors continue to adapt to changing industry needs. With features such as enhanced connectivity capabilities, durable housing and smaller packages, these sensors can seamlessly... (View Full Article)
(Proximity or Presence Sensing)
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Today's machinery and equipment are continuously evolving, designed to enhance efficiency and built to withstand harsher conditions. Therefore, to accommodate performance and reliability demands,... (View Full Article)
(Wire and Cable)
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Though rapidly increasing in popularity, tray cables are still a point of confusion for many. While the term "tray cable" is being heard everywhere, many do not understand what exactly a tray cable is... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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Cost-efficient, reliable Ethernet ensures continuous communication in offices and on factory floors. Industrial Ethernet is proliferating in manufacturing environments, boosting control and... (View Full Article)
(Connectors)
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Though the physical layer of the cables and transmission rates may often be the same, there are number of significant differences between industrial grade and commercial grade Ethernet cables and... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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Industrial networking goes beyond connecting the back office to the plant floor. Today's networking technology delivers fast, secure, and reliable data transfer factory-wide, so users can proactively... (View Full Article)
(Tracking Software)
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Track and trace technologies are designed to quickly identify any issues or inconsistency early in production to promote customer retention and cost savings on inventory, labor and replacement... (View Full Article)
(Wire and Cable)
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Although the physical layer of cables and transmission rates may often be the same, there are number of significant differences between industrial grade and commercial grade Ethernet cables and... (View Full Article)
(Wire and Cable)
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With connectivity and networks providing the cornerstones for today's industrial, process automation and manufacturing plants, selecting the proper cables is more important than ever.... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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Technical Advances, Regulatory Reforms Allow I/O Components to Do the Same Jobs Outside of Their Former Enclosures... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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One of the most prevalent and dangerous hazards affecting essential manufacturing-related enterprise and connectivity is arc flash. Arc flash is a phenomenon where an electric current leaves its... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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In applications that require frequent access to equipment or controls, knowing and understanding the safety solutions available to mitigate the risk of arc flashes is crucial to continued... (View Full Article)
(Proximity or Presence Sensing)
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How Machine Builders Determine if an Object Is at a Particular Location at a Given Time... (View Full Article)
(Tracking Software)
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Today's fast-paced pharmaceutical manufacturing and processing environments rely on high precision performance to ensure consistent product identification, monitoring and tracking.... (View Full Article)
(Proximity or Presence Sensing)
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Proximity sensors provide high-quality performance for an evolving range of applications.... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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Terminal Blocks Combine Functions Solid Hardware Component Takes on New and Surprising Jobs to Meet Unexpected Requirements... (View Full Article)
(Connectors)
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You Have Lots of Things to Worry About, but the Physical Connection of Your Cabling Shouldn't Be One of Them. There's a Lot to Choose From.... (View Full Article)
(Wire and Cable)
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Putting as much engineering care into cabling design and installation as into the rest of your motion system will help ensure reliable long-term operation.... (View Full Article)
(Tracking Software)
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The factory-automation company developed passive UHF tags and hardware as a longer read-range alternative to its HF RFID solution, so that its customers can track assets and products.... (View Full Article)
(Pressure Sensing)
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Without measurement there is no control. As with any type of measurement, results need to be expressed in a defined and clear way to allow everyone to interpret and apply those results correctly.... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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Unnecessary Software Complexity Part 2 Setup, Programming, Troubleshooting, and Remote Access and Control Become Even More Difficult... (View Full Article)
(Level Sensing)
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When considering using sensors for level detection it is important to understand that no two applications are the same. This is essentially due to the wide-ranging amount of applications that require... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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The combination of more powerful processors, networking connectivity, and the data-driven needs of factory automation is pushing the evolution of sensors used for industrial control.... (View Full Article)
(Linear Position Sensing)
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Improvement in Both Areas Increases How Often a Machine Hits a Performance Bull's Eye... (View Full Article)