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Technology advancements in AC motor control today, have pathed away for Variable Speed Drive (VSD) to be used instead of the more traditional servo-controls. But before you splash out your cash on traditional and seemingly cheaper AC VSD controls, this article aims to provide insight into the application of servo motor control and where to avoid the shortfalls of VSD.
The time a machine or process takes to reach a safe state is a critical parameter for any safety function. From a usage and utilisation point of view a machine or process that takes an overly long time to stop will be impractical to stop on a regular basis.
Planning for the future is problematic at the best of times, but the increasing adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies for everyday working and living has created a power struggle.
Over the last few years, Emerson has been expanding their portfolio of Industrial PCs designed for harsh environments. Touted as the “Next Generation of Ruggedised Computing”, Emerson has released the RXi2-BP, which offers new processor choices, increased and faster storage, improved graphics and enhanced security features. You can expect mid-to-high performance computing functions for data processing at the field level in a compact footprint. It certainly looks promising with specifications easily capable to handle high volumes of data in various industrial applications.
With the changes in the market coming alongside Industry 4.0 we have seen a huge shift in the structure of industrial networks with increased requirements for access to the data from the “shop floor” to the “top floor”. As this model moves, the line between the automation systems and the I.T. systems becomes blurred leading to new requirements to ensure that these converged systems operate with the same expected outcomes.
Picture yourself as the operator of an industrial control system (ICS). Your job is to keep that system running because when it stops; the company fails to produce its product, resulting in lost sales, revenue, market share, and competitive edge. Because of the critical nature of the system, you decided to implement 24/7 visibility via remote access through the internet.
With the introduction of Industry 4.0, businesses are benefiting from preventative maintenance, analytics, machine learning and IoT, all of which require our ICS networks to share more data and become more interconnected
Have you ever made a program change that you wish you had not? Lose the only working device configuration? Not sure if the application running is the right one? Or do you wade through copious lines of code searching for differences?
Over the years, there have been many case studies and presentations around successful upgrades from GE90-30 programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) to the advanced RX3i range of programmable automation controllers (PAC). From a technical standpoint, the upgrade is bullet-proof and extremely quick to implement – arguably by far the easiest upgrade path in today’s marketplace!
BD Sensors technologies are widely used in many industries such as Food & Beverage, Mining, Marine, Oil & Gas, OEM’s, and Water & Wastewater industries. Known for its high-quality submersible level sensors, you will find BD Sensors products used for sanitary applications, fuel and oils, corrosion and hazardous areas and virtually any liquid medium or tank farms.
PULS are known for their quality power supply products and have now added the world’s first 960W (24V, 40A) 3-phase DIN rail power supply with a built-in IO-Link interface, the QT40.241-B2. But what exactly is IO-Link? What are its advantages and how does it work?
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