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Case Study: Local manufacturer finds added benefits through automation

Case Study: Local manufacturer finds added benefits through automation

Therm-Cast Corporation, a Wisconsin based die-caster, was looking to improve labor efficiency in their machining area though the use of automation.  Due to the high-mix, low-volume nature of their business they felt a collaborative robot approach would suit their needs best. Often times a human worker would spend too much time simply loading and unloading the machining center versus more productive activities like CNC programming and part inspection.  After researching potential collaborative robot partners, Therm-Cast chose PCC Robotics to help automate one of their machining centers.   

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An important message to our customers and community

An important message to our customers and community

Today Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers issued Emergency Order ‘Safer at Home’ that closes all non-essential businesses.  Under this order Professional Control Corporation (PCC) is considered an essential business operation and will continue to operate and support our customers in a manner that is safe for our employees and our community.  
Please continue to communicate with PCC as you are accustomed to.  Our team is available working remotely, along with the minimal required staff working out of our Germantown distribution center.  As usual we are here to help any way possible in the hope we will exceed your expectations, even in these difficult times.

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DMC: Using a Siemens S7-1500 PLC as a Modbus TCP Client

DMC: Using a Siemens S7-1500 PLC as a Modbus TCP Client

Many thanks to DMC who published this fantastic blog post on using a Siemens S7-1500 PLC as a Modbus TCP Client.  By Christina Keefe on 11/14/2019 Do you need to access data from a Modbus TCP Server on your S7-1500 PLC? If so, then do not fret, I will walk through...

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Integrated Servo Cuts Costs & Saves Space

Integrated Servo Cuts Costs & Saves Space

SV160E2 Networked Series Integrated Servo Motor + Controller + DriveAMCI releases the SV160E2 Integrated Servo Motor, expanding their line of motion controllers beyond stepper technology.  The SV160E2 incorporates a servo motor, drive, and controller in a...

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How to Properly Select Solid State Relays

How to Properly Select Solid State Relays

SSRs are used in a wide variety of applications where quick, silent switching is advantageous. Some of these industries include: plastics/rubber, food and beverage, processing, packaging, HVAC, semiconductor, oil/gas, transportation, conveyors, power or energy systems, printing, laboratory, kiln/ oven, lighting, medical/pharmaceutical, and motion control. Carlo Gavazzi has developed a  “TechTip” to help you discover some beneficial technical tips on selecting the best monitoring device for your machinery.

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Siemens Control Panel Online Symposium

Siemens Control Panel Online Symposium

December 12, 2019 - 1 Day Online Event   Siemens Control Products business is teaming up with panel building industry experts from EPLAN, UL and CSA to bring to the market a first of its kind “Control Panel Online Symposium” on December 12th. This...

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