By choosing the right programmable logic controllers, companies can cut costs while expanding to markets that they were unable to reach. Mikron Technology Group, which specializes in assembly systems, is one of such success stories.
Gone are the days of fieldbus squabbles, trade organizations hope. Driven by growing demands of interoperability, suppliers and vendors of industrial networks are cooperating--at least on the surface. We show you side-by-side these manufacturers' achievements and the latest applications of their products.
The use of digital drives was unheard of when it comes to printing presses, which require high speed and precision that only analog drives could deliver. But RG Engineering has recently dropped a digital drive into its eight-color printing machine, noting that it's a worthwhile test given the potential benefits.
MOTION CONTROL PROTOCOLS
Ethernet has proven to be disruptive to the growth of FireWire, says Sal Spada, Director of Research at ARC Advisory Group. In an exclusive interview, Spada tells what you need to know about integrating motion and I/O, and more.