Month: April 2017

The Spring Line is Here!

Guest contributor: Janet Czubek, Balluff In today’s industrial market, Ethernet cable is in high demand. With words like Ethernet, Ethernet/IP, solid, and stranded, making a decision from the different types of cable can be difficult. I want to make it easy for you to pick the right cable to go with the network of your choosing.  As a network, Ethernet

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Tool Identification in Metalworking

Guest contributor: Martin Kurzblog, Fan of Industrial Automation With the start of industry 3.0 (the computer based automation of production) the users of machine tools began to avoid routine work like manually entering tool data into the HMI.  Computerized Numerical Controlled CNC machine tools gained more and more market share in metalworking applications.  These machines are quite often equipped with

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How hot is hot? The basics of Infrared Temperature Sensors

Guest Contributor:  Jack Moermond, Balluff Detecting hot objects in industrial applications can be quite challenging. There are a number of technologies available for these applications depending on the temperatures involved and the accuracy required. In this blog we are going to focus on infrared temperature sensors. Every object with a temperature above absolute zero (-273.15°C or

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