Industrial Control

PLC Hardware and Software

PLC hardware and software often lag behind cutting-edge consumer technology to ensure reliability, but are rapidly gaining ground in many areas. As noted in the...

Thinking Inside the Box: Industrial Control Panel Enclosure Selection and Sizing

More than just a box to hold automation components, control panel enclosures must protect the contents while allowing safe and easy access by field...

Options for Energy Optimization

The case for energy optimization is clear: Energy savings are cost savings, energy efficiencies create process efficiencies, and energy reductions cause emission reductions. It...

PLC Basics

PLCs are the brains behind many industrial automation systems large and small. These basics will help you understand what they are and how they...

Industrial Control Panels 101: Design Basics

Industrial control panels are a necessity for most automation systems. Here are some considerations to make sure your design is on track. Industrial control panels...

What is a Proximity Sensor?

Proximity sensors are used for contactless detection of presence or absence, as well as the position, direction, velocity, and physical properties of objects. The...