A computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) is a software system that manages an entire company’s maintenance activities. It supports the maintenance personnel by helping to develop a database relevant to maintenance activities.
4 days ago by Muhammad Asim Niazi
In nearly every machine with motion, a selection of gears, belts, and chains sends power to the final mechanisms and power must be transmitted from the motor to the final load(s) device. Choosing between transmission methods isn’t always simple, but a few key properties can help to make the choices easier.
September 23, 2020 by David Peterson
A typical control system uses PNP sensors and tends to be easier to visualize. For opposite polarity systems, the NPN sensor is the only compatible sensor type. Learn more about NPN sensors, including characteristics and uses.
September 19, 2020 by David Peterson
Whether using an industrial DIN-rail power supply or a linear supply for an audio application, these devices have the potential to fail. Although there can be several reasons, there are a few simple (and some not-so-simple) methods of testing a power supply for proper functionality.
September 14, 2020 by David Peterson
Edge computing and cloud computing both have their place in industrial automation and control systems. Learn about the uses and how far the two technologies have to go before they're universally adopted.
July 22, 2020 by Akshay Kumar