Industrial sensor manufacturers, like Rockwell Automation, have great product lines with lots of advanced features that could help our machines and processes be more productive. Sometimes though we need to step back to appreciate the benefits.
So you have connected your motor to the cloud and have been collecting data. But now what do you do with it?
As our manufacturing and control systems become more sophisticated, security has begun to take a position in the forefront of everyone’s mind. At the start of 2018, this was no different.
Every November thousands of experts, vendors and business owners from across the country come together to showcase the newest innovations in manufacturing at Automation Fair.
Let’s face it, unplanned downtime is in of the biggest stressors facing any plant engineer. When things go wrong, the time it takes to fix the issue, no matter how small, is lost productivity.
Automation Fair never ceases to be a whirlwind of technology and ideas and this year was no different.
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.