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January 2015 Newsletter

This month’s feature article is about position feedback devices for shaft-based automation.  These devices include optical encoders, resolvers, hall-effect encoders, and rotary cam limit switches. They are used on manufacturing equipment including compaction presses,...

November 2014 Newsletter

This month’s feature article is about devices used in the protection and monitoring of equipment.  These devices are commonly named ‘Relays’ but are generally sensing devices with dry contact outputs or solid-state outputs for signaling a PLC input or alarm circuit. ...

August 2014 Newsletter

Basics of Temperature Sensing There are many ways to sense temperature for use in industrial controls.  There are both discrete (on/off) and analog sensors.  And there are contact and non-contact types.  This article will provide some basic information on some of the...

June 2014 Newsletter

Safety Light Curtains Safety Light Curtains play a vital role in keeping manufacturing workers safe.  They provide a viable option to hard-guarding with safety interlock switches or safety mats.  This month’s newsletter will cover the basics of light curtains. ...

May 2014 Newsletter

  Signal Conditioners Today’s machine and system developers have a tremendous amount of options when it comes to converting process/instrument signals into those easily interpreted by PLCs.  A signal conditioner in a PLC control system will convert the signal...

Finalist for Governor’s Impact Award 2014

Wortman Controls Inc. has been named a finalist for the Governor's Impact Award 2014 in the 'Entrepreneur Impact' category.  Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett will recognize all finalists and announce the winners on Friday, May 30th at the Hersey Lodge, Hersey PA.

March 2014 Newsletter

Upgrading Industrial Controls When does it make sense to invest in an upgrade of an industrial control system?  When does it not make sense?  This month’s newsletter will provide food for thought on the subject, as every case is unique and many times there is not a...

February 2014 Newsletter

IP Ratings Ingress Protection (IP) ratings are given to a variety of industrial devices like electrical enclosures and servo motors.  IP is also referred to as the International Protection Rating.   The IP rating system has value in both protecting workers and...

January 2014 Newsletter

NFPA  70E and Electrical Safety in the Workplace A great topic to start the New Year is one concerning employee safety – specifically electrical safety in the workplace.  The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has developed an excellent standard on the topic...

November 2013 Newsletter

The month’s newsletter will delve into the art (and technology) of operator interfaces. Most machinery has an operator interface; whether it is an ATM, a vending machine, a dishwasher, a CNC lathe, an industrial furnace, etc… We all know of good and bad interfaces on...

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