Discrete Manufacturing - CNC, Motion Control

June fundings, acquisitions, and failures in the robotics industry in 2016

There have been several major deals involving robotics companies in 2016 with Chinese companies... » more

Servomotors for demanding motion control applications

Siemens' 1FT7 family is a line of high-performance servomotors for machine tool CNC interpolation,... » more

Safety light curtains with optoelectric protective device

ABB's Orion safety light curtains are available in three models, each with a different light... » more

Germany exceeds U.S. in IoT investment

A recent survey suggests that Germany is investing more in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)... » more

Five developing trends in the robotics industry

The robotics industry is going through major changes as costs are continuing to drop and the... » more

Robotics company names president and CEO

Fanuc America Corporation named Mike Cicco has been named the company‚Äôs president and chief... » more

Power lock plugs for industrial manufacturing and hospital environments

Eaton's power lock plugs, connectors, and receptacles are designed for industrial manufacturing and... » more

Universal replacement for touch probe series

Heidenhain's TS 642 is a universal replacement for the touch probes of Heidenhain's TS 6xx series... » more

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Safety light curtains with optoelectric protective device

ABB's Orion safety light curtains are available in three models, each with a different light curtain or light grid configuration.  » more

Servomotors for demanding motion control applications

Siemens' 1FT7 family is a line of high-performance servomotors for machine tool CNC interpolation, production machine web handling and other demanding motion control applications.  » more

Power lock plugs for industrial manufacturing and hospital environments

Eaton's power lock plugs, connectors, and receptacles are designed for industrial manufacturing and hospital environments. » more

Universal replacement for touch probe series

Heidenhain's TS 642 is a universal replacement for the touch probes of Heidenhain's TS 6xx series and allows the original transceiver to remain in the machine after the transfer. » more

Ethernet-based motion modules and servo drives

Mitsubishi Electric Automation's RD77GF simple motion modules and MR-J4-GF-RJ servo drives are designed to integrate on a single open network with gigabit speeds. » more

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Machine Safety: Benefits of safety assessments, risk...

The need to evaluate hazards and apply corrective actions to reduce... » more

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Motors and Drives Video Series

Overview

Part 1 of the Motors and Drives Series describes...

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Poll of the Week

Which industrial Ethernet protocol is most used in your facility, machines, or installations? (A June CE article looks at networks.)
EtherCAT
EtherNet/IP
Modbus TCP
Powerlink
Profinet
SERCOS
IEC 61850


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