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Terminator I/O Selection GuideVendor:AutomationDirect | Type:Design GuideTerminator I/O combines all the features of terminal blocks and I/O modules into one convenient package. This guide outlines the key things to consider and provides detailed spec's. Specifying a terminal block systemVendor:AutomationDirect | Type:Design Guide Terminal block systems utilize quality materials, self-locking clamps, high contact pressure, low voltage drop and gas-tight connections. This guide outlines the key things to consider and provides detailed spec's.
How to choose a general purpose motor vs. an inverter-duty motorVendor:AutomationDirect | Type:Design GuideGeneral purpose motors have been around for many years. They are the workhorse of almost every industry. This guide outlines the key things to consider and provides detailed spec's. Learn.automationdirect.com Online Tutorials – Operator InterfaceVendor:AutomationDirect | Type:Product BriefThese quick tutorials review the fundamentals and provide tips and tricks you can use today. Sessions include a review of C-More, with parts on setup, editing multiple objects, set language and more.
Learn.automationdirect.com Online Tutorials – Motor ControlsVendor:AutomationDirect | Type:Training Guide These quick tutorials review the fundamentals and provide tips and tricks you can use today. Sessions include "Building a Combination Manual Motor Starter" with parts on selecting components, the starter assembly and wiring.
Learn.automationdirect.com Online Tutorials – SensorsVendor:AutomationDirect | Type:Training Guide These quick tutorials review the fundamentals and provide tips and tricks you can use today. Sessions include a review of capacitive and ultrasonic sensors, proximity and photoelectric sensors, accessories and wiring and more.
Dataforth's Signal Conditioning TutorialVendor:AutomationDirect | Type:Training GuideThe need to measure and control the operation of machinery or process equipment is as old as the Industrial Revolution. Plant instrumentation has now become the nerves and brain of the modern manufacturing plant. This tutorial outlines industrial measurement environment, sensors, loops and analog signals, signal integrity, design examples provides a product selection guide. Troubleshooting GuidesVendor:AutomationDirect | Type:Training GuideAccess a wealth of wiring diagrams for PLC Hardware, Software Products, Operator Interface, Motor Controls and more.
Cable Wiring DiagramsVendor:AutomationDirect | Type:Training Guide Access a wealth of wiring diagrams for PLC Hardware, Operator Interface, Connection Systems, Sensors, Drives, and Communication Products.
Application Story CenterVendor:AutomationDirect | Type:Case Study Access application case studies on PLC, PC-Based Control, Operator Interface, Motor Control as well as other products like Sensors and Connection Systems. Or, submit your own. If your stories are developed into full-length feature articles for publication in trade magazines, you could be paid $500.
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Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
Robots that walk have come a long way from simple barebones walking machines or pairs of legs without an upper body and head. Much of the research these days focuses on making more humanoid robots. But they are not all created equal.
The IEEE Computer Society has named the top 10 trends for 2014. You can expect the convergence of cloud computing and mobile devices, advances in health care data and devices, as well as privacy issues in social media to make the headlines. And 3D printing came out of nowhere to make a big splash.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.