Benefits of open platform controller for automation

  There are times in machine control that a PLC cannot give you the performance you need for a special requirement. Rather than opt for a PC or special micro controller,  a C-Controller offers an interesting alternative. Mitsubishi Electric’s C-controller can be used stand-alone controlling the I/O or integrated within the Mitsubishi Electric iQ-R control […]

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Three new remote services for ABB drives

Remote services for ABB drives   ABB Ability is adding three remote services for ABB drives users. They provide instant alerts, rapid help and support before failure occurs. The services are: Remote assistance; condition monitoring, and predictive maintenance. Introduced in 2017, ABB Ability is a cloud-based service providing their digital solutions on a single platform. […]

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Avoiding installation issues with PWM inverters

Avoiding installation issues with PWM inverters   Variable speed AC drives have become very popular because of their energy efficiency. Additionally, they offer flexible control of processes and machinery using maintenance-free AC motors. AC drives use power switching techniques and generate high rates of change of voltage. Most modern AC drives use voltage-source PWM inverters. […]

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CC-Link working group on open Ethernet safety

Open Ethernet safety Most people involved in manufacturing agree that the spread of open Ethernet has brought important benefits, such as enabling trends like Industry 4. However, it also has introduced new challenges, including cyber security. In the past, cyber security attracted little attention on many shop floors. Today, most engineers and technicians have securing […]

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