Maintenance & Reliability

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...

Basic Pneumatic Circuits

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

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,...

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...

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...

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...