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Content tagged with Automation & Control posted in November 2010
Auto Tuning Hydraulic Control Systems
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11/30/2010  Post a comment
Automated tuning tools can be great time savers when used to optimize control systems. Knowing how to select the right auto tuning features for control system applications is critical to making the right systems design decision.
Miniaturized Positioning Controller
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11/30/2010  Post a comment
Features motion control functionalities, offering a dual loop position and speed controller.
Development Platform for Embedded Systems Requiring USB 2.0 Connectivity
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11/30/2010  1 comment
Combines a 16-bit/48 MHz CPU core, 256 KBytes of Flash memory and 16 KBytes of SRAM memory
ETV Control Panels with EDGE Technology
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11/30/2010  Post a comment
Useful for raw industrial environments as well as in food processing, packaging and medical technology
ProSense line expands with Thermocouples, RTDs and Extension Wire
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11/29/2010  1 comment
AutomationDirect's ProSense line of process measurement devices now includes type J and type K thermocouples, more varieties of RTD sensors and extension wire.
Robot Cables
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11/22/2010  Post a comment
Twistable hybrid, bus, motor and fiber-optic cables have been added to igus' torsion resistant Chainflex robot cable range.
TI's Motor Driver Evaluation Platform Spins Brushed DC, Stepper Motors
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11/22/2010  Post a comment
Out-of-the-box motor control solution includes hardware and software to speed development time.
Data Acquisition Modules Offer Open-Collector Outputs
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11/22/2010  Post a comment
The non-polarized inputs can monitor 5-30V dc and provide optical isolation to protect the host computer and other sensitive equipment from voltage transients and ground loops.
Interoperability between iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch Devices and Industrial Control Systems
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11/19/2010  Post a comment
The application provides real-time, remote SCADA and process control to monitor and modify live control values on an EtherNet/IP or Modbus TCP/IP network.
PCI/PCIe Expandable Intelligent Embedded IPC
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11/19/2010  Post a comment
Open frame embedded platform concept provides flexible PCI/PCIe expansion for a range of applications.
Compact Electric Linear Actuator
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11/18/2010  Post a comment
Capable of over 560 lb (2,500N) of force in push or pull.
PACs versus PLCs
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11/16/2010  Post a comment
The line between programmable automation controllers (PACs) and traditional programmable logic controllers (PLCs) is blurring, and continues to be re-defined both by applications and a set of key network connectivity, cost and programmability issues.
Cable Carrier Extends Crane More Than a Quarter Mile
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11/16/2010  Post a comment
Igus cable carrier system enables two massive cranes to each travel 1,448 feet to unload coal at Malaysian power plant.
Connector and Cable Choices for Gigabit Ethernet
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11/16/2010  Post a comment
Gigabit Ethernet can deliver data at the high bit rates needed for sophisticated machine control, data acquisition and vision applications.
Automating the World's Largest NFL Stadium
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11/16/2010  Post a comment
ABB's direct torque control technology plays a key role in moving the world's largest roof and video display. Lacking the level of control provided, the stadium's moving roof panels could wind up in the parking lot.
Trajectory Planning with Electronic Cams
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11/16/2010  Post a comment
Is the ME or EE most responsible for understanding motion?
Mega Brands Girds for Holiday Season with Digital Building Blocks
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11/16/2010  Post a comment
Using 3-D CAD and digital sculpting technology, Mega Bloks' designers can quickly model and test toy designs, facilitating an "around the clock" development cycle.
Range of Modular DIN-Rail Mounted CAN I/O Expansion Modules
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11/16/2010  Post a comment
New Trio CAN I/O modules are switchable for Trio's own CAN implementation or for the universally used CANopen DS401 protocol.
Faulhaber's 22 mm Brushless Motor
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11/15/2010  Post a comment
A wide temperature range of -25 to +85C, thermally allowable continuous current up to 0.69A and flexibly configurable speed in the range of 5 to 8000 rpm.

 

Explosion-Proof Linear Actuators
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11/15/2010  Post a comment
Meets ATEX requirements for use in potentially explosive atmospheres.
Standalone EtherCAT Master Controller Handles High-Level Machine Control Tasks
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11/15/2010  Post a comment
Part of ACS Motion Control's expanded SPiiPlus EtherCAT family and can control up to 32 axes of fully synchronized motion.
Integrated Motion Systems with Ethernet
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11/12/2010  Post a comment
Allows up to 255 devices on a network while eliminating the wiring and software configuring of traditional multi-drop systems.
OptoEMU Sensor Combines Energy Monitoring and Data Integration to Business Systems
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11/12/2010  Post a comment
Energy monitoring appliance helps track and reduce energy consumption.
Multi-Axis Stepper Controller
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11/12/2010  Post a comment
A single-to four-axis controller and is complete with drives, power supply, I/O, enclosure and software.
Data Reconstruction Mode in MIL-STD-1553 & ARINC 429
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11/11/2010  Post a comment
Added to dataSIMS bus analyzer software.
Sensors for Food and Beverage Industry
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11/11/2010  Post a comment
Compliant with the IP69K standard, the sensors withstand washdown conditions up to 212F and are constructed of FDA certified materials.
Purge and Pressurization System for Zone 2 & 22 Hazardous Areas
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11/10/2010  Post a comment
System provides a means of operating general purpose equipment in classified areas, or in environments that are highly corrosive or dusty.
VTS300 Vertical Translation Stage Positions
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11/9/2010  Post a comment
Applications range from step and settle placement to high force generation.
Moving Magnet Voice Coil Positioning Stages
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11/9/2010  Post a comment
Supplied with a variety of amplifiers and controllers to provide plug-and-play solutions for integration into new and existing applications.
Schneider Electric's Vijeo Citect V7.20 SCADA Software
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11/9/2010  Post a comment
The latest version of its integrated industrial automation and control solution.
Industrial Falcon for Visualization of Real-time, Cloud-Based Operations
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11/8/2010  Post a comment
A combination of two separate configuration components that enable live access and historical process data from anywhere via an Internet connection.
Food-grade AM3000 Synchronous Servomotors
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11/8/2010  Post a comment
FDA-compliant servomotors are designed with a resistant white surface coating for food and beverage manufacturing, packaging and any application that requires wash-down.
Roboteq's Programmable 2 x150A dc Motor Controller
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11/8/2010  Post a comment
Targets mobile robot and automation applications.
HP Takes Aim at Design Collaboration With ePrint & Share And Large Format Print Platform
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11/5/2010  Post a comment
Autodesk technologies to come bundled with the HP Designjet T2300 eMultifunction Printer.
A Lightweight Option for Suction Applications
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11/5/2010  Post a comment
All-PVC construction and is reinforced with spirals that help the tubing flex without kinking.
Stealth.com Inc.'s Ultra Compact Mini PC
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11/5/2010  Post a comment
Useful for mobile and embedded applications.
Element14's Personalized Video Functionality for Electronic Design Engineers
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11/4/2010  Post a comment
Users can now upload their own product, tutorial or demonstration videos to
element14 and share it with the whole community.
UTAdvanced Series of Hybrid Temperature Controllers
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11/4/2010  Post a comment
Takes PID control and combines it with embedded ladder sequence control.
Modeling Tool Enables Design Engineers to Create Virtual 3D Connector Models
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11/3/2010  Post a comment
Build 3D prototype interconnects and import into CAD systems.
Rugged 6U VPX SBC Integrated On-board I/O Resources
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11/3/2010  Post a comment
New Board incorporates latest Freescale dual core PowerPC processor.
High Efficiency Air Blowers
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11/3/2010  Post a comment
The small size of these blowers can be used for mobile applications where size and weight are critical.
FactoryTalk Historian SE Software
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11/3/2010  Post a comment
Latest version utilizes unified production model to aggregate historical and real-time data.
Axenia Stainless Steel Actuator
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11/2/2010  Post a comment
Torsionally rigid and germ free.
Ondrives Pulley Bar
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11/2/2010  Post a comment
Available in varying numbers of teeth and working lengths.
16V Op Amps With Low Quiescent Current, 135 microamperes
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11/1/2010  Post a comment
Low current consumption and space-saving packaging for portable applications.
Medium and Heavy Load Linear Guides in Dust Proof Versions
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11/1/2010  Post a comment
Double-sealed and metal scraper type linear guides for areas with excessive dust, machining chips or hot welding spatter.




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