Pneumatic pumps

Basic Pneumatic Circuits: Part 2 of 2

By Pat Phillips, AutomationDirect In the first part of this series, we laid out the four basic pneumatic circuits as well as the prerequisites for...

A Major Leap Forward on Energy Efficiency

By Rachel Gold, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy Virginia has recently made a major leap forward on energy efficiency and can serve as a...

Basic Pneumatic Circuits

By Pat Phillips, AutomationDirect Pneumatics have been used in automated machines for well over 100 years, with pneumatic technology developing and evolving for over a...

The Challenges of Maintaining Equipment on Offshore Platforms

By Murray Wilson, Sulzer  The offshore industry faces two main challenges: maximizing production within the limits of the reservoir, and minimizing operational costs while maintaining...

Meet the Future: Edge Programmable Industrial Controllers: Part 2 of 2

By Benson Hougland, Opto 22 In part 1 of this article, we introduced the dilemma faced by a glass products manufacturing company in Ohio: data...

Meet the Future: Edge Programmable Industrial Controllers

Last year a glass products manufacturing company in Ohio presented their automation engineers with a new project: data from manufacturing lines needed to appear...

How Many Mils Is Your Coating?

From the job shop to the robotic assembly floor, it is vital that the product be made well and correctly coated for protection, aesthetics,...

The Impact of Digital Twin Technology

One of the biggest developments in the world of technology over the last few years has been that of digital twins. A digital twin...
Classic Components Corp.

Taking an Independent Path

Direct sourcing of electronic components for the industrial control equipment industry used to be pretty simple. An OEM would order direct from the manufacturer...
stagnation

Automated Hydrant Flushing Keeps Water Main Dead Ends in the Clear

Flushing of water distribution systems is critical to ensure customers receive the best water quality. Aging infrastructure, poor quality pipelines, and high temperatures are...