Industrial Automation Technical Definitions

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Machine Control Panel Design

What is a machine control panel design?

An electrical control panel, also know as a machine control panel, is a metal cabinet containing mini-computers, monitoring devices, and control wiring. These panels are either equipped with push buttons or touch screens on newer models for the operator to interface with the machine.A machine control panel are a complex unit requiring the understanding of power and control schematics and PLC programming, along with basic wiring and terminating techniques.Choosing a qualified company to build machine control panels is critical.  These panels speak to your very expensive equipment based on the information given to them by the integrator. 


When evaluating the need for a Machine Control Panel Design, don't hesitate to call a company specializing in before, during, and after the project automation support.  Find a company that can assist with industrial automation support, assembly, and field installation. PowerSafe Automation can help relieve the burden of the unanswered question, "Are we safe?". 


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Electrical Control Machine Wiring

What is an electrical control machine wiring?

Machine Control wiring is a set of wires used to communicate commands in a machine interface or controller. Control wiring is generally 18ga with a shielding cover keeping the interference from signal noise to a minimum.  Copper and gold are two of the most common types of metal for proper current flow.Choosing a qualified company to install your control wiring is critical. Line voltage is typically lower than the actual machine voltage, but should still be handled by a certified electrician. Poor wiring or connections will result in poor machine functionality and/or damage. 


When evaluating the need for Electrical Control Machine Wiring, don't hesitate to call a company specializing in before, during, and after the project support.  Find a company that can assist with electrical contracting support, assembly, and field installation. PowerSafe Automation can help relieve the burden of the unanswered question, "Are we safe?". 


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Electro-Mechanical Machine Devices

What are electro-mechanical machine devices?

Electro-mechanical is a mechanical device that is operated by an electrical signal or vice versa.Choosing a qualified company to specify, repair, or upgrade an electromechanical device can be difficult. Consider an experienced and licensed electrician and automation specialist due to the complexity of the components, machine, and overall operation.  


When evaluating the need for a Electro-Mechanical Machine Devices, don't hesitate to call a company specializing in before, during, and after the project support.  Find a company that can assist with Industrial Automation support, assembly, and field installation. PowerSafe Automation can help relieve the burden of the unanswered question, "Are we safe?". 


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2-Hand Safety Press Controls

What are 2-hand safety press controls?

2-Hand Safety Press Controls are used as a safeguarding in single stroke mode of operation on clutch presses. The device keeps the operator’s hands away from the point of operation during the machine stroke. This device also requires the timed relay requiring the presence of both hands. Additional guarding may be needed depending on hazard presence due to non-operator interference.


When evaluating the need for 2-Hand Safety Press Controls, don't hesitate to call a company specializing in before, during, and after the project safety support.  Find a company that can assist with guarding design support, manufacturing, assembly, and field installation.  PowerSafe Automation can help relieve the burden of the unanswered question, "Are we safe?". 


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Automated Motion Machine Controls

What are automated motion machine controls?

Automated motion machine control is a part of industrial automation used in machine control. The machine position or velocity is controlled by type of devices like pneumatic cylinders, hydraulic pumps, servo motors, etc...Choosing a qualified company to specify and install a motion control can be difficult. The understanding of the machine and operation is imperitive when determining the proper motion control device to use, as well as hookup and integrate with the rest of the machine.  


When evaluating the need for Automated Motion Machine Controls, don't hesitate to call a company specializing in before, during, and after the project support.  Find a company that can assist with Industrial Automation support, assembly, and field installation. PowerSafe Automation can help relieve the burden of the unanswered question, "Are we safe?". 


Make it your mission not to live with unsafe conditions. Contact PowerSafe Automation at 844-520-SAFE or psa365@powersafeautomation.com 

PLC Automation (Programmable Logic Controller)

What is PLC Automation (programmable logic controller)?

A PLC, or Programmable Logic Controller, is basically a small computer with it's own operating system used to communicate with machinery. A PLC has inputs and outputs used to take a pre-programmed command and deliver it to the controlled machine or operation.Choosing a qualified company to install and program a PLC can be difficult. There are a number of manufacturers to learn, but the basic logic is typically the same. However, wrong programming or commands can cause damage to machinery. 


When evaluating the need for PLC programming, don't hesitate to call a company specializing in before, during, and after the project support.  Find a company that can assist with Industrial Automation support, assembly, and field installation. PowerSafe Automation can help relieve the burden of the unanswered question, "Are we safe?". 


Make it your mission not to live with unsafe conditions. Contact PowerSafe Automation at 844-520-SAFE or psa365@powersafeautomation.com 

HMI (Human-Machine Interface)

What is an HMI (Human-Machine Interface)?

An operator interface, also know as HMI or human-machine interaction, is the area where the human interacts with the machine. The purpose of the operator interface or HMI (human-machine interaction) is to provide a user-friendly input that is then converted through a series of commands the machine can understand. These commands are achieved by the operator by switches, buttons, or touch screen functionality.Choosing a qualified company to set up, program, troubleshoot, or upgrade an operator interface or HMI (human-machine interface) can be difficult. Consider an experienced and licensed electrician and automation specialist.  


When evaluating the need for a Human-Machine Interface, don't hesitate to call a company specializing in before, during, and after the project support.  Find a company that can assist with Industrial Automation support, assembly, and field installation. PowerSafe Automation can help relieve the burden of the unanswered question, "Are we safe?". 


Make it your mission not to live with unsafe conditions. Contact PowerSafe Automation at 844-520-SAFE or psa365@powersafeautomation.com 

Automated Boiler Control Automation

What is an automated boiler control automation?

Automated boiler control automation is basically an electrical control panel, also know as a machine control panel, that contains a metal cabinet with mini-computers, monitoring devices, and control wiring. These panels are either equipped with push buttons or touch screens on newer models for the operator to interface with the machine.These automated boiler controls are used in industrial facilities to increase boiler efficiencies and lower costs in the process heating environment.A machine control panel is a complex unit requiring the understanding of power and control schematics and PLC programming, along with basic wiring and terminating techniques.Choosing a qualified company to build to print, optimize, and install your machine control panel is critical.  These panels speak to your very expensive equipment based on the information given to them by the integrator. 


When evaluating the need for Automated Boiler Control Automation, don't hesitate to call a company specializing in before, during, and after the project automation support.  Find a company that can assist with industrial automation support, assembly, and field installation.   

PowerSafe Automation can help relieve the burden of the unanswered question, "Are we safe?". 


Make it your mission not to live with unsafe conditions. Contact PowerSafe Automation at 844-520-SAFE or psa365@powersafeautomation.com