What is the best standard brands in the Main Control Cubicle

By |2020-03-12T01:45:55+00:00January 14th, 2016|Articles|

The sentence I’m talking about is the one that says something like, “All materials in the Main Control Cubicle shall be (insert brand here)”. I see this a lot; Strict requirements set out for use of site standard brands. It’s like a self-imposed non-competition clause on materials. A tender package for an additive manufacturer landed [...]

A 5 step formula to avoid choosing a woefully inadequate PLC

By |2020-03-12T01:45:56+00:00February 19th, 2014|Articles|

There’s so many options on the market; Modicon, ABB, Allen Bradley, Siemens, Omron, Mitsubishi…where do you start? When you select the right PLC you widen your options and reduce the time and expense involved in installation and programming. The wrong PLC will hamstring your operations. This checklist will get you on your way. […]

SO YOU HAVE A SAFETY CATEGORY 3 MACHINE, WHAT NOW?

By |2020-03-12T01:45:56+00:00November 29th, 2013|Articles|

On a scale of 1 to “I have no idea” how sure are you that you’re applying the appropriate electrical solution for your safety category? I’ve seen numerous machines being used by manufacturers in Australia which fail to comply with appropriate electrical measures of safety. I’ve also seen well intended, but overzealous electrical installations burdening [...]