Siemens Expands Scalance Portfolio

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Aug 28, 2017 8:20:43 AM

Siemens recently broke news of its expansion of its Scalance Portfolio. The introduction of new unmanaged Scalance XR-100WG as well as the managed XR-300WG switches have increased the Scalance line’s capabilities.

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Topics: Siemens, Networks

Closing the Gaps in Industry 4.0

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Aug 24, 2017 11:09:57 AM

While the quest of next-generation industrial technology has increased the adoption of internet, serious steps weren’t taken for its revival until the start of this decade. Internet of Things, Cloud Computing, Smart Factory or Industry 4.0 are all connected with each other, with the prime goal of automation through interconnected industrial assets. Information will play a detrimental role in this revolution and therefore all challenges in implementing industrial ethernet should be properly addressed.

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Topics: Industry News, Remote Monitoring

Siemens S7-300 – Product Demo

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Aug 23, 2017 9:48:50 AM

The Siemens SIMATIC line of controllers consists of an impressive portfolio, designed for a wide range of automation requirements. The SIMATIC range is built of basic, advanced, distributed and software controllers that offer scalability according to the situation. Their integration with Siemen’s Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) Portal only adds to the ease through which automation solutions can be developed.

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Topics: Siemens, Controls, Networks

Dialight LED Area Lights

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Aug 22, 2017 8:22:53 AM

LED Area Lights are one of the simplest yet most vital part of any industry. In addition to being full of beneficial features, LED lights should be reliable and be able to withstand the ever-changing conditions in a factory.

Dialight LED Area Lights have been built to meet stringent industrial conditions and provide all around performance, at all times.

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Topics: LED Lighting, Energy Savings

GR3 NEMA Premium Motors

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Aug 21, 2017 8:58:51 AM

The widespread adoption of Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) has brought in the adverse effects of non-sinusoidal voltage sources. The benefits reaped by this technology may outweigh the cons, but still motors have to be designed to withstand these effects and perform over a long service life.

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Topics: AC Motors, Motors

Leuze Electronic Packaging Solutions

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Aug 18, 2017 12:55:02 PM

No manufacturing industry that relies on automation can turn a profit without using accurate and reliable sensory equipment. Leuze Electronic has been developing such technology for over 5 decades, and is therefore well-versed with the challenges present in an industrial environment.

Detecting Packs on a Conveyer

An extremely basic yet vital application, the primary challenge is detecting high shining surfaces and differentiating between various colors. Leuze’s Reference Reflective Scanner HRTR 46B/L.221-S12 solves these issues and adds surety to the entire packaging line.

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Topics: Machine Safety, Safety

Siemens Sirius Innovations Control Demo

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Aug 17, 2017 8:40:48 AM

There are a hundred different types of industries around the world, each with thousands of types of varying applications. Some require fast operation, others require instant assembly while others want top-notch resilience. Meeting all these standards in one package is a daunting task, however Siemens has managed to overcome this with its Sirius Innovations Controls.

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Topics: Siemens, Controls, Networks

Replacing & Sizing Your AC Motor

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Aug 16, 2017 11:27:35 AM

Rising utility costs on one side and higher initial investment costs on the other are becoming problems for businesses with every passing day. Getting higher Return on Investment (RoI) is vital for a business to sustain its operations, and engineers and managers have been working hard to keep the balance sheet in their favor.

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Topics: AC Motors, Motors

RFID: Doing More with Less

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Aug 15, 2017 8:02:11 AM

Even though IoT based industrial automation is still in the works, manufacturing technologies have advanced to such a level that they have taken over the most repetitive tasks from human operators. A prime example is inventory management and component-level tracking system.

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Topics: RFID, Monitoring Solutions

What Can a Quality AC Motor Offer You?

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Aug 14, 2017 10:50:49 AM

AC Motors have always been in competition with their DC counterparts since the widespread use of electrical technology within industries. While both these motors have their own sets of pros and cons, AC Motors are slowly taking over the DC motor-dominated industrial sector thanks to Adjustable Speed Drives.

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Topics: AC Motors, Motors

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