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New C-more EA9 Series HMI FAQs – Issue 29, 2014

New C-more EA9 Series HMI FAQs – Issue 29, 2014

The popular C-more HMIs have always been a great value, but now they are better than ever. We have included some of the latest technologies in the new EA9 series C-more panels, and all for a lower cost to you. But don’t let the lower price fool you; with a redesigned more robust housing, thinner bezel, ... Read More
 
Automation System Retrofit Transforms 175-ton Hydraulic Forming Press

Automation System Retrofit Transforms 175-ton Hydraulic Forming Press

In less than one month, a rebuild automated press operations to increase production rates and improve quality. Southern Manufacturing Group (SMG) located in Morrison, Tennessee, was founded in 1993. The company makes automotive components and industrial valves. In the fall of 2012, the automation system for its 175-ton hydraulic forming press received electrical damage resulting from a lightning strike ... Read More
 
Beverly Hills High School Science/Technology Student Spotlight: Alexander Kern

Beverly Hills High School Science/Technology Student Spotlight: Alexander Kern

Alexander Kern is a member of the Beverley Hills High School MorTorq Robotics team. He contacted AutomationDirect in February of this year with questions about interfacing a C-more touch panel to his high school’s robot. In a few short weeks, Alex and his team built a robot from scratch, interfacing the C-more panel to operate the robot during competition, ... Read More
 
C-more HMI With Enhanced Allen-Bradley PLC Driver Support (Part Two)

C-more HMI With Enhanced Allen-Bradley PLC Driver Support (Part Two)

In part one of this two-part article, we discussed the types of Allen-Bradley PLCs that are supported by the AutomationDirect C-more HMI and covered in detail which protocol should be selected for your application. We also covered the various Data Types for Tags that are supported. The latest group of C-more drivers (seen below) supports the A-B ... Read More
 
Natural Gas Reclaimed from Expired Wells

Natural Gas Reclaimed from Expired Wells

Natural gas can come from wells specifically drilled to reach gas trapped in pockets beneath the surface of the Earth. These wells produce huge quantities of gas which can be piped directly to distribution centers and then on to consumers. Some wells produce a lower-quality gas which has to be processed to remove unwanted components ... Read More
 
Understanding the Advanced Recipe Function of the C-more® Touch Panel

Understanding the Advanced Recipe Function of the C-more® Touch Panel

Recipes are used in a multitude of control applications including batch processing for the food, beverage, chemical and pharmaceutical industries, as well as complex applications such as robotics. Recipes, when used with an HMI, provide a simple and effective way to change the data in a large number of tags with the push of a ... Read More
 
Improving Factory Workers’ Efficiency is All in a Name

Improving Factory Workers’ Efficiency is All in a Name

As most everyone is aware, from a business standpoint, we live in a numbers-based society. In all businesses, whether a small company with a dozen employees or a large conglomerate of thousands, the focus is on the bottom line. Executives are scrutinizing annual, quarterly, monthly, weekly, and even daily reports to determine how productivity is ... Read More