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Taking Panel Design to the Next Level in an Automated World

On February 15th, 2020, the Roberson Car Wash in Salem, Oregon went up in flames. The cause: a control cabinet with components that gathered excess...

Industrial Communications: 4-20 mA Current Loop

The basic 4 to 20 milliamp current loop is by far the most prevalent method of industrial automation analog measurement and control, so designers...

Pulling Your First PLC Project Together

You’ve invested time into researching many aspects of PLC (programmable logic controller) automation and are now ready for your first project. Here are a...

Industrial Control Panels, DC Power Supplies

Industrial control panels, automation systems and instruments commonly use 24 Vdc as the control voltage for safety and performance reasons. Industrial control panels can, and...

PLC Platform Digital Communications

Modern PLC platforms offer many types of digital communications, so users need to know some basics before configuring and programming these systems. Programmable logic controllers...

What are the Leading Cobot Applications?

Because cobots are such a new automation category, countless innovative applications are possible. Many manufacturing tasks done by people can be improved by incorporating...