Discrete Manufacturing - Machine Safety

Tip-over and acceleration sensors for automotive, industrial applications

Memsic's MXD6240, 41AU, MXC6244AU, and MXC6245XU sensors provide tip-over and acceleration sensing... » more

Updating process control systems

When legacy control systems are replaced with new technology there is a great opportunity to... » more

Capturing value from disruption in manufacturing

Manufacturers can optimize the digital thread and overcome potential barriers, according to Richard... » more

Using test cases as a cost and risk control tool

Bugs going unseen until production end up costing even more time and money. Testing should be... » more

Top 5 Control Engineering articles, June 20-26: Natural gas flowmeters, Salary and Career Survey, partial stroke valve testing, more

Articles about natural gas flowmeters, the 2016 Salary and Career Survey, partial stroke valve... » more

CANopen profile for item detection devices released

CAN in Automation's (CiA) CiA 462 CANopen profile for item detection devices, which include 2-D and... » more

Survey finds a third of employers prioritize productivity over safety

The National Safety Council released survey results showing 33% of the employees surveyed believe... » more

Process instrumentation, automation market reports minimal growth in 2015

The MCAA's Annual Market Forecast for 2016 focused on the Process Instrumentation and Automation... » more

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Planetary gears in plastic for service robotics applications

GPLK planetary gears in plastic are suited for applications such as service robotics where the mobile motor is needed.  » more

Encoder for high horsepower electric motor applications

MRI 2850 is bearing-less encoder for high horsepower electric motor applications using vector control. The encoder may be used as a motion feedback solution in applications such as large rotating machinery. » more

Nanometer precision linear stages for high-end applications

Physik Instrumente's (PI) N-565 compact nanometer-precision linear stages are designed for high-end applications in bio-nanotechnology, fiber-optics, microscopy, semiconductor testing, and metrology and scientific research in... » more

Scanning laser micrometer for measuring diameter

LaserLinc's TLAser1240 scanning laser micrometer is a single-axis diameter gauge that is designed for use in industries such as metal, glass, wire and cable, and plastics and rubber extrusion. » more

Motion controller designed to control up to 32 drives

Galil Motion Control's DMC-52xx0 EtherCAT master is a 32-axis motion controller with the ability to control up to 32 drives and is designed for applications such as point-to-point positioning, position tracking, contouring,... » 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

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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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