We’ve been finding more and more circumstances where customers find it beneficial to run their variable frequency drives (VFD) to failure, potentially damaging the VFD beyond repair. This is an interesting concept for people to wrap their mind around at first.
For both process and discrete motion control applications of actuators, many of the terminologies uttered and the base technologies utilized are similar. The difference comes in with the application and evolution of these base technologies.
After 24 years, Parker's popular 6K has been discontinued. It was the follow-up to Parker's successful 6000 Series controllers which together spanned over 35 years of motion control history!
As machines become more connected, the need to service equipment remotely is escalating. Production is often running 24/7 and manufacturers expect immediate action from machine specialists. Not having a remote solution creates challenges like high travel costs.
Self-monitoring digital instruments are essential to the safe operation of Industry 4.0 manufacturing. The next generation of WIKA’s diaphragm seal system offers foolproof monitoring with HART® communication protocol, ideal for sanitary processes in the pharmaceutical industry.
Specially designed for corrosive chemical liquids, TTK's FG-AC sensing cable detects and precisely locates acid, corrosive chemicals as well as water leaks at any point along its length.
There seems to be this constant game of tug-of-war between Information Technology (IT) and Operation Technology (OT) personnel in industrial settings. In general, there are three misconceptions that OT personnel have about the IT department.
Evaluating the annual operating costs for different types of actuators provides a comprehensive picture of the Total Cost of Ownership. See how Kyntronics SMART Electro-Hydraulic Actuators (SHA) compare to traditional hydraulic power units (HPUs) with hydraulic cylinders.
Omron developed new defect detection AI that reproduces the techniques of skilled inspectors. This AI is now part of the FH Vision System.
Economy Solutions from Mitsubishi Electric provides a low-cost, reliable, powerful, and easy-to-configure bundle of components allowing OEMs and system integrators to integrate high-precision motion control quickly, effortlessly, and affordably into their applications.