Cutting-edge insights and analysis for the machine automation industry
Industrial automation defines a set of technologies that utilize devices and control systems such as; robotics and computer software with the aim of facilitating automatic industrial processes and operation of machinery with minimal to no human...read more
With advancements in the programmable logic technologies, microprocessors, software, and power semiconductors, motion control software designers are capable of achieving more sophisticated, accurate, and reliable results. However, in order to capitalize...read more
In the same way that Amazon transformed retailing and Google dominated advertising by applying a tightly integrated digital strategy to a traditional industry, Industry 4.0 seeks to completely innovate manufacturing forever by implementing similar digital...read more
The motion control drives and motor sector has greatly evolved over the past decades. This evolution can be attributed to the changing technologies and IT industry. Most importantly, motion control drives have shifted from being analog based and have...read more
Software automation is defined as the use of instructions to develop a repeated process that executes the manual work of an employee/IT professional in cloud deployments and data centres. Applied software tools, appliances and frameworks conduct assigned...read more
Automation is the application of technology to execute tasks and reduce human input especially in production and manufacturing industries. Automation is applied in almost every aspect of life. For instance, street lights change colours automatically and...read more
We’re pleased to announce that our latest release, KINGSTAR 3.6, is now available. KINGSTAR 3.6 includes powerful new features for Windows-based Realtime Soft Motion and EtherCAT, as well as updates, bug fixes, and support for new hardware. We’re most...read more
A real-time operating system (RTOS) is typically an option for most embedded projects. But is it always necessary? To answer this, you must carefully analyze and understand what an application is mandated to deliver to determine whether using an RTOS is...read more
The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) defines five standard PLC programming languages under the IEC 1131-3 standard that are used for both discrete and process programmable controllers. The IEC is an international organization that is...read more
A motion controller is the center of a motion control system that works with the central logic control unit as its core, the motor as its controlled object, and the sensor as the feedback signal sensitive component. However, its main task is to perform...read more
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