The Exponential Growth of the IIoT Market

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Jan 24, 2019 2:05:14 PM

IIoT is no longer a concept limited to research papers, conferences and keynote speeches; it is here. The deployment of the Internet of Things within manufacturing and other sectors has been building over the years and has now adopted an exponential pattern. Big Data Paradigm, M2M communication, and advanced sensory technologies are just some of the hotspots of Industrial IoT. The benefits are visible and include operational efficiency, greater on-site safety, and higher productivity.

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Topics: Industry News, IoT, industry 4.0

Banner Engineering SolutionsKit9-Vibe: Wireless Vibration Solution Kit

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Jan 14, 2019 10:44:42 AM

Banner Engineering possesses a wide arsenal of automation components sufficient to fulfill all major monitoring, control and automation needs of the factory floor. One such offering is the SolutionsKit9-Vibe, a bundled package that includes:

  • Wireless Vibration Solution Kit, 900MHz
  • Polycarbonate enclosure
  • DXM100 pre-programmed module for vibration
  • Touchscreen HMI
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Topics: Banner Engineering

What Status Do Temperature & Vibration Sensors Hold in the Technological Regime of Today?

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Jan 7, 2019 9:10:55 AM

As we move ahead towards an across-the-board adoption of Industry 4.0 and its associated technologies, the importance of sensory equipment is becoming increasingly paramount. Sensors bridge the gap between the physical and the digital world, turning raw data into useful information that can be acted upon and used in a plethora of ways. 

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Topics: Banner Engineering, Industrial Wireless Technology, Sensors

IIoT Implementation Challenges and Solutions

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Dec 17, 2018 2:13:49 PM

The Industrial Internet of Things may be at a path of certainty, with more companies adopting it, however, concerns still remain among major industrial sections regarding its implementation and implications on the workspace.

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Carlo Gavazzi RGTS Soft Starter Overview

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Dec 11, 2018 8:29:21 AM

Soft Starters are used in conjunction with electrical motors to alleviate the mechanical and electrical stress resulting from sharp rise in torque and sudden inrush current. Shielding the system from the latter in particular can extend the motor’s lifetime while preventing damage to the cables, shaft, and distribution network.

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Topics: Soft Starters

Industrial Facility Safety Initiatives and Control

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Dec 3, 2018 10:50:45 AM

For operators working in an automated environment, safety is dependent on two core factors. Firstly, the safety layers that a process has been embedded with, and secondly, the operator’s own knowledge regarding the workings of the process and how to manage it during abnormal states. Control systems have evolved greatly, incorporating multiple layers of automated safety within them that act as barriers to accident prevention at different scales. Nonetheless, the risk always remains and therefore efforts should be made to minimize its occurrence.

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Topics: Machine Safety

Machine Guarding: Creating Safe Work Environments for Humans and Machines

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Nov 19, 2018 10:09:32 AM

Productivity, efficiency and profits have all soared within the manufacturing industry thanks to the advent of machines and robotics. The benefits do make a strong case for the technologies’ advancements and complicated implementations; however, these systems aren’t free of hazards, especially for the workforce that operates on them.

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Topics: Machine Safety

Banner Engineering 14/30 Series Safety Light Curtains

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Nov 13, 2018 11:18:56 AM

 Safety Light Curtains are an essential part of any plant floor utilizing robotics
and automation equipment, protecting personnel from injury while reducing
downtime due to associated faults.

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Topics: Safety Devices & Software, Banner Engineering

Top 5 Ways to Increase Engineering Productivity

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Nov 7, 2018 1:50:51 PM

Working a 9 – 5 engineering job? An 8-hour day for five or six days a week can have a daunting effect on one’s mind, making it difficult to maintain peak productivity. This combined with distractions and poor planning can further degrade an engineer’s ability to think critically and efficiently. Here are five tips to help boost your productivity and get more work done without venturing into the after-hours territory.

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Topics: productivity

Safety System Selection

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Oct 31, 2018 10:11:36 AM

As factory floors become increasingly complex and incorporate sophisticated modules, the need for fool-proof safety systems also becomes imperative. Organizations have much to lose from operation of unprotected equipment, with the list starting from workers’ lives and going all the way to hefty reinvestments. Safety-rated controls are therefore an important part of the manufacturing industry, but due to the increasingly complex requirements, System Engineers must take into account certain factors when selecting such equipment.

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Topics: Machine Safety

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