When it comes to selecting a power supply for your critical applications, Rockwell has many options to consider. Efficiency can impact enclosure sizing, energy cost and reliability due to excess heat. Limited boost capacity can affect performance on stubborn equipment requiring high inrush on startup (ie., electronic contactor coils). And oversized supplies will increase acquisition cost, space required and energy consumption. But to keep things simple, we will review the good, better and best options and ways to keep your power supply running in the case of a failure.
Automation Fair never ceases to be a whirlwind of technology and ideas and this year was no different. There were key themes that I think would surprise none of us, such as Smart Manufacturing, the Connected Enterprise, and Smart Machines, but behind each of those themes are products and te
Implementations of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) architectures and the benefits of digital manufacturing deliver real benefits, including 48% less downtime, 49% fewer defects, and 23% increase in new product introductions, according to Douglas Bellin, senior manager, industry lead, Cisco Systems Inc. Bellin made the comments at the A3 Business Forum Feb. 4 in Orlando, the day after Cisco spent $1.4 billion for a cloud-based service company, Jasper Technologies Inc.
Although there are many ways to assess motor insulation systems, the insulation resistance (IR) test remains a useful tool for determining if a motor should be removed from or placed into service. When conducting the test and evaluating the results, consider these six tips
Securing critical infrastructure is becoming a priority for the public and private sectors. Cyber professionals everywhere are rejoicing about the increasing investments in protecting the networks and systems that keep us safe at night. The Oval Office has even signaled its intentions to make security a priority.
We welcome the new administration’s desire for a “cyber miracle.”
I previously wrote about the use of VMware on a desktop/workstation environment – a scenario commonly known as a ‘Type 2’ or ‘Hosted’ hypervisor. This is a good use for VMware in a relatively isolated environment already running its own Operating System. For example - your laptop is running Windows 7, then you install VMware Workstation (a Type 2 hypervisor), and gain the ability to share the resources of your laptop to run additional instances of another OS in separate VMs.
As a former IT Professional now in the Automation/OT world, I have been using some form of VMware since about 2007 – be it VMware Workstation or VMware ESX/ESXi hypervisors.
Lighting is one of the aspects of facility operations that is often taken for granted. The thing is without it all other operating systems are just about useless. Think about it: what can you do in a pitch dark room? If your lighting system experiences a hiccup, your facility could be closed for hours, days or weeks until you literally switch the lights back on. What’s more, you could be throwing money away by using inefficient and outdated lighting.
So how do you know when it’s time to upgrade your lighting?
We at Rumsey are excited about our new relationship with Tripwire.