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Featured White Papers

ONE INTEGRATED SOLUTION FOR CONTROL & AUTOMATION
Published by Unitronics Inc.
THE RITTAL AUTOMATION SYSTEMS HANDBOOK
Published by Rittal North America
WALLMOUNT BUYER'S GUIDE FROM RITTAL
Published by Rittal North America
FLOW ENERGY GUIDE - WRITTEN BY ENGINEERS FOR ENGINEERS.
Published by Sierra Instruments, Inc.
MAXON MOTOR - FORMULAE HANDBOOK
Published by maxon precision motors
LARGE ENCLOSURE SELECTOR GUIDE
Published by Rittal North America
SICK AG WHITE PAPER - SAFE ROBOTICS – SAFETY IN COLLABORATIVE ROBOT SYSTEMS
Published by SICK, Inc.
IMPROVE WITHOUT CHANGE: EXTENDING YOUR INDUSTRIAL ASSETS TO DO MORE WITH WHAT YOU HAVE
Published by Kepware
MARKFORGED: BUYER'S GUIDE TO 3D PRINTING FOR MANUFACTURING
Published by Markforged
MANUFACTURING COMPANIES DISCOVER HANDHELD PRINTER FOR INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS PACKAGING
Published by Inkjet Coding and Marking
WHEN TO CHOOSE A MAGNETIC ENCODER MODULE
Published by Encoder Products Company

All White Papers

ONE INTEGRATED SOLUTION FOR CONTROL & AUTOMATION

Building new machines for today’s smart factories requires sophisticated control and automation that can only be delivered through multiple solutions and components – including a PLC, HMI, and VFD (Variable Frequency Drive). As all components must be integrated, selecting the right combination is crucial to the efficiency and success of the machine development project.

FIVE DESIGN TIPS OF LASER WIRE 3D PRINTING

In the paper, ADDere addresses some of the more important aspects to consider, from beginning the design phase into using the systems for production. Knowing what’s possible and the best practices for the process reduces surprises and ensures success. It also opens an array of opportunities where the large-scale additive system can really make an impact in the production process.

THE RITTAL AUTOMATION SYSTEMS HANDBOOK

You can lower labor costs, increase accuracy and reduce processing time by automating the control panel modification process. The Rittal Automation Systems Handbook identifies products that provide solutions to all of these plus more.

HOW AI WILL TRANSFORM MANUFACTURING & THE WORKFORCE OF THE FUTURE

As AI becomes more prevalent in various aspects of business management and operations, investing in people will become even more important. AI and automation will not displace people but rather combine their capabilities in new ways to create new forms of value and new opportunities. The manufacturers that identify how to empower their workforces through AI applications will create the greatest value going forward.

DATA PROTECTION BEST PRACTICES

Designed for stakeholders involved in cybersecurity, privacy and IIoT trustworthiness, the paper describes best practices that can be applied to protect various types of IIoT data and systems. The 33-page paper covers multiple adjacent and overlapping data protection domains, for example data security, data integrity, data privacy, and data residency.

WALLMOUNT BUYER'S GUIDE FROM RITTAL

Choosing the right compact enclosure is overwhelming. Hundreds of choices in materials, configurations and ratings can lead to confusion and mistakes when specifying the right product.

FLOW ENERGY GUIDE - WRITTEN BY ENGINEERS FOR ENGINEERS.

Learn how to save on energy costs by optimizing your facility flows that impact costs like compressed air, natural gas, steam, and hot or chilled water.

LEGACY PARTS WASHER EQUIPMENT: IMPORTANT FACTORS THAT AFFECT YOUR DECISION TO UPGRADE TODAY

Aging manufacturing equipment, including industrial parts washers, continues to be a challenge to maintaining operational effectiveness. Parts washers can be designated as either outmoded or “Legacy” in their status, as they outlive their efficient usefulness. The evolution of modern aqueous parts washers is the result of technological innovation in operation and functionality for a wide range of industrial applications. In production process operations, cleanliness of parts and components is directly related to quality and reliability of the final product. This white paper explores the main factors to consider when replacing or upgrading legacy parts washer equipment, including important innovations in automation, functionality and the and the wide variety of parts washers now available.

THE MANUFACTURER’S GUIDE TO BUSINESS PROCESS IMPROVEMENT

The Manufacturer’s Guide to Business Process Improvement. The most successful ERP project teams understand the value of putting into place enterprise technology best practices. Most manufacturers and distributors benefit from guidance when embarking on their technology journey. Download a comprehensive eBook that shares enterprise technology educational resources specifically developed for the manufacturing and distribution sector.

AUTOMATIONDIRECT - PRACTICAL GUIDE TO PNEUMATICS

This eBook is for users who wish to advance their pneumatic knowledge. It covers a wide range of topics such as circuit symbols, component capability, integrating pneumatics with controls as well as improving pneumatic efficiency.

USING PRECISION CURRENT SENSING TO OPTIMIZE SYSTEM PERFORMANCE

Written by Khagendra Thapa, VP Current Sensor Product for ACEINNA, this new whitepaper outlines the basic issues that are addressed by current sensors and why they are important. The white paper also explains what AMR (Anisotropic Magnetoresistive) technology is and what are its advantages for current sensing versus other technologies like hall effect, transformers and shunt resistor.

HOW TO SELECT THE APPROPRIATE ELECTROMECHANICAL ACTUATOR

Electromechanical actuators offer a higher degree of accuracy and programmability than hydraulic and pneumatic actuators. They’re an attractive option for designers as they also reduce operating costs due to less energy needed. However, there are some key differences in selecting the proper electromechanical actuator vs. hydraulics or pneumatics.

MAXON MOTOR - FORMULAE HANDBOOK

The extensive collection with illustrations and descriptions includes formulas, terminology and explanations of the calculations that are relevant for drive systems. A flow chart provides assistance in selecting the right drive for each purpose. Author: Jan Braun; 60 pages.

CALIBRATION ESSENTIALS: MANAGING YOUR CALIBRATION PROGRAM EBOOK

The e-book—featuring 23 concise pages covering essential topics related to effectively managing a calibration program—is a follow up to Calibration Essentials, the first collaborative publication on calibration between ISA and Beamex that was made available in February of 2018. The second edition explores those strategies and technologies—applicable to both executives and technicians—that support a comprehensive calibration program, ensure efficiency and effectiveness, and help facilitate ongoing gains in productivity.

LEARN HOW DESIGN ENGINEERS DRIVE PRODUCTIVITY WITH 3D MODELING SOFTWARE

This Case Study will show how 3D Modeling Software created an aesthetically pleasing product for Keuka Studios that support design, fit and functions.

THE IMPACT OF MAINTENANCE 4.0 ON INDUSTRIAL OEMS

The Emory University Impact of Maintenance 4.0 on OEMs research study was designed to assess how digitalization will disrupt the relationship between OEMs and industrial plants. For this purpose, we interviewed Maintenance and Reliability professionals responsible for Predictive Maintenance in their organizations.

LARGE ENCLOSURE SELECTOR GUIDE

SE 8 or TS 8? Choosing the right enclosure means understanding a wide variety of issues from material selection to safety and security. Rittal designs and manufactures the industry’s most durable and innovative enclosures for companies around the world. Our enclosures are ready to scale when it's time to grow your business. And a wide selection of configurations and accessories mean that your enclosure can be customized to your exact specifications. The Large Enclosure Selector Guide will walk you through the advantages of choosing Rittal and help you select the right enclosure for your business.

UNDERSTANDING THE BASICS – GUIDE TO GAS SPRING APPLICATION

An explanation of what a gas spring is, component parts, and how they are both constructed and operate. It gives the reader a basic understanding of the workings and terminology used when specifying gas springs. It offers technical recommendations and guidelines for different mounting positions on applications. It also describes the differences orientation and damping effects are to be expected dependent upon the chosen mounting position.

SICK AG WHITE PAPER - SAFE ROBOTICS – SAFETY IN COLLABORATIVE ROBOT SYSTEMS

There is an increasing demand for collaborative robots that can work autonomously and adapt to changing production conditions. This requires reliable sensors that detect human presence and can overcome future challenges associated with the development of collaborative technologies. Learn more about SICK and their approach to safe, collaborative robot systems.

DISCOVER THE 5 WAYS TO MODERNIZE YOUR MANUFACTURING PURCHASING

Today’s manufacturing environment is all about eliminating waste and building efficiency into every area of the business – including purchasing – so you can offer a quality product at competitive prices. But if you’re still using outdated purchasing processes, it can lead to problems on the shop floor that affect workflow, customer relationships and the company’s bottom line.

A COLLECTION OF POWDER CHARACTERIZATION STANDARDS FOR METAL ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

A Collection of Powder Characterization Standards for Metal Additive Manufacturing contains nine existing MPIF Standard Test Methods can be applicable for the characterization of powders used in metal additive manufacturing (AM) processes, with an explanation of each standard. These standards, intended to present and clarify PM technology as an aid in conducting business, relate to those activities that concern designers, manufacturers, and users of metal AM parts.

IMPROVE WITHOUT CHANGE: EXTENDING YOUR INDUSTRIAL ASSETS TO DO MORE WITH WHAT YOU HAVE

Data connectivity and collection has evolved past the workarounds and silos that long-plagued industrial ecosystems. New technology is transforming data accessibility—without interrupting your vital processes or requiring new equipment.

MARKFORGED: BUYER'S GUIDE TO 3D PRINTING FOR MANUFACTURING

3D printing has become a powerful force in today’s manufacturing industry from prototyping to tooling and fixtures to custom, end-use parts. Many businesses struggle to find the right solutions to fit their needs and provide ROI. Selecting the right platform to prevent manufacturing roadblocks is vital to optimizing your manufacturing line productivity. Download the all new buyer's guide to help you evaluate the benefits of 3D printing and dispel misconceptions, understand the pros/cons of various 3D printing processes and materials, and assess the key considerations in selecting a 3D printer.

MANUFACTURING COMPANIES DISCOVER HANDHELD PRINTER FOR INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS PACKAGING

This Handheld Printer offers Direct-to-Substrate printing for Industrial Marking and Inkjet Coding where the use of adhesive Labeling processes are not reliable. Print Barcodes, Part Numbers and Stencil Text, as well as Logo Printing directly to Industrial Products, Print On Virtually any substrate; Metals, Plastic and Composites and even Glass.

ENTERPRISE IOT SECURITY ARCHITECTURE AND POLICY WHITEPAPER

By taking a layered approach to the security challenge and life cycle management tools in the enterprise IoT deployment, the hub architecture supports key principles of security assurance and good practice. These include network management, connecting devices securely, software maintenance and provision for end-of-life. As a result, it may also support a number of specific compliance requirements. For example, it may help mitigate risk associated with cyber security and data protection regulations, such as the recent European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) or support adoptions of the US Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA).

WHEN TO CHOOSE A MAGNETIC ENCODER MODULE

When determining if something as specialized as a magnetic encoder module is the right solution, there are many points to consider when trying to determine if it is the best solution for an application.

DRIVING YOUR INDUSTRY 4WARD – SENSOR INTELLIGENCE AS THE FOUNDATION OF INDUSTRY 4.0

The precondition for any industrial change is technological progress. The data-based, networked, and autonomous value creation chain in production and logistics is the culmination of recent technological innovation. We refer to these developments as the fourth industrial revolution.

THE IMPORTANCE OF PROCESS VALIDATION IN ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

This paper explains the importance of achieving a process validation for AM, the process by which Precision ADM used to do so, the results of various tensile and density tests, as well as showing the complexities and hurdles that need to be overcome.

THE AUTOMATION IMPERATIVE

As many organizations move to build their automation capabilities, recent survey results suggest that certain best practices will differentiate successful efforts from others.

INDUSTRIAL NETWORKING ENABLING IIOT COMMUNICATION

The Industrial Networking Enabling IIoT Communication white paper sets the stage for the Industrial Internet Network Framework (IINF), which will complement the Industrial Internet Connectivity Framework (IICF) by detailing requirements and best available technologies for the lower three layers of the industrial internet communication stack.