Discrete Manufacturing - Mechatronics

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

While mergers and acquisitions are down overall in the robotics industry, July had several major... » more

Challenges for industrial equipment manufacturers

Industrial equipment manufacturers (IEMs) are companies that build a specific type of industrial... » more

Motorized positioning stage for research and industrial applications

Physik Instrumente's (PI) M-122 is a motorized positioning stage designed for research and... » more

Single-point load cells for filling applications

Mettler Toledo's SLP85xD load cell is made for automated weighing and is ideal for dynamic weighing... » more

Top 5 Control Engineering August 15-21: PID control, tablet-based augmented reality, process optimization, more

Articles about PID control and loop tuning fundamentals, tablet-based augmented reality, improving... » more

Signapore testing on-demand robot taxis

Delphi Automotive and NuTonomy will begin testing six phone-dispatched autonomous taxis in... » more

North American automation industry continues growth in 2016

The Association for Advancing Automation (A3) reported that robot sales, motor and motion control,... » more

LED signal light for hazardous environments

Larson Electronics' EPL-TL-1X10W-C-PA LED signal light is equipped with an audible horn and can be... » more

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Motorized positioning stage for research and industrial applications

Physik Instrumente's (PI) M-122 is a motorized positioning stage designed for research and industrial applications including fiber alignment, metrology, quality assurance testing, photonics packaging, test equipment, and... » more

Single-point load cells for filling applications

Mettler Toledo's SLP85xD load cell is made for automated weighing and is ideal for dynamic weighing applications in filling machines and conveyors.  » more

LED signal light for hazardous environments

Larson Electronics' EPL-TL-1X10W-C-PA LED signal light is equipped with an audible horn and can be configured for different lamp colors and different tones with an alert system that can withstand demanding conditions and be heard... » more

Fork sensor series with red light and laser models

AutomationDirect’s PS series fork sensors are offered in visible red light and laser models and the rugged metal one-piece construction is designed for constant alignment. » more

Microprocessor-based variable frequency drive for OEM applications

American Control Electronics' ACF700 series has an onboard microprocessor that allows custom programming for a variety of original equipment manufacturer (OEM) applications.  » 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

The MESA Manufacturing Operations Management Capability Maturity Model (July issue) focuses on:
Policies, procedures and training
Control of information
Control of documentation
Roles and responsibilities
Tools and metrics
All of these
None of these


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