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.
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.
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
Where has time gone? While Rockwell let us know 2 years ago the 5560 processors were entering maturity and the last time buy was coming, June 1, 2017 sure has approached quick. This upcoming last time buy for the ControlLogix 5560s (L6x processors) might leave you wondering if the 557