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What are Pilot Devices?

What are Pilot Devices?

What are Pilot Devices? “Pilot devices” is an industry term given to products such as pushbuttons, indicating lights, selector switches and various types of switches and visual and/or audible signaling devices. All these devices are used for a system, control panel or as an integral part of most automated processes to provide control and condition ... Read More
 
Patlite Stack Lights: Stacked Above the Rest

Patlite Stack Lights: Stacked Above the Rest

I remember years ago walking into a production facility and being intrigued by the processes taking place in each section of the production line. It was so interesting to see how things were shaped, packed, filled and more. Every step or section of the production line had a specific purpose that needed to be completed ... Read More
 
It’s a Wrap! Automated Taping Machine

It’s a Wrap! Automated Taping Machine

The capstone senior design project is the crowning achievement for seniors at the University of Connecticut School of Engineering.  In this two-semester course, senior students are mentored by faculty and industry engineers as they work to solve real-world engineering problems for their corporate sponsor. Students learn about the principles of design, how ethics affect engineering ... Read More
 
Ohio Students Improve Assembly Process for Employees With Disabilities

Ohio Students Improve Assembly Process for Employees With Disabilities

The annual SourceAmerica® Design Challenge is a national engineering competition to design workplace technology for people with disabilities. For this competition, high school students spend months partnering with a nonprofit that employs people with disabilities to invent a device, process, system or software for a more productive work environment. Kirby Harder, Copley High School’s (CHS) Industrial technology ... Read More
 
It’s a Party Emergency!

It’s a Party Emergency!

“You got to fight for your right to party” unless you know your way around some electrical components. In the video below you can see how Plasma2002 has turned a red push button from AutomationDirect.com into an Emergency Party Button. Just use the key to activate, and then push the button. Instantly your serene surroundings ... Read More
 
EN418 Directive

EN418 Directive

With compliance to code and safety regulations continually taking on a more influential role across the industry, we will focus on European Machine Safety Directive EN418. Eaton/Cutler-Hammer supplied source information that has been compiled for the benefit of our readers. EN418 – What is it? EN418 is the European Standard for the Safety of Machinery ... Read More