Discrete Manufacturing - Mechatronics

Medium-voltage ac drives for variable, constant torque applications

Rockwell Automation's Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 6000 medium-voltage ac drives from Rockwell...

Protecting machine vision systems in rugged, harsh environments

Machine vision enclosures are built to protect the vision system, but every application poses... » more

Robotics can automate, improve construction industry

Construction is one of the least digitized, least automated industries in the world, which is... » more

Record sales reported in robotics, machine vision, and motor technology

The Association for Advancing Automation (A3) reported sales records were set in the areas of... » more

Technical center for CNCs, machine learning expanded

Siemens announced the expansion of its Technical Application Center (TAC), which is designed to... » more

Automatic image retouching for phone, vision applications

Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and Google... » more

Figure 1: Example of a proportional-integral-derivative (PID) control loop diagram with velocity and acceleration feed forwards. Courtesy: Delta Computer Systems

Open- vs. closed-loop control in fluid power applications

Fluid power applications are complex. It can be a challenge to choose between an open- or... » more

Top 5 Control Engineering articles July 31 to August 13: Closed-loop system guidelines, IIoT and cobots, open- vs. closed-loop control, more

Articles about closed-loop control guidelines, robots and Industrie 4.0, the IIoT and cobots, open-... » more

Figure 1: Example of a proportional-integral-derivative (PID) control loop diagram with velocity and acceleration feed forwards. Courtesy: Delta Computer Systems

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Medium-voltage ac drives for variable, constant torque applications

Rockwell Automation's Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 6000 medium-voltage ac drives from Rockwell Automation are designed for variable and constant torque applications and provides 100% starting torque, leveraging sensorless vector...

Portable barcode verifier for machine vision inspection systems

Microscan's LVS-9585 handheld portable barcode verifier, provides verification of both printed labels and direct part marks (DPM) and is designed for machine vision inspection systems.

Touchscreen controller with flexible IO

EZAutomation's EZTouch I/O flex is a compact touch-screen controller for various control applications.

2018 Engineers' Choice Awards: Entry deadline extended to Aug. 11

Enter your products today! Entries for the Control Engineering 2018 Engineers' Choice Awards close at 5 p.m. CT on Friday, August 11, 2017.

Safety controller for easier integration, automation

Lenze's C250-S is a safety controller that enables engineers to program all of the machine’s safety needs using just one engineering tool based on the PLCopen standard.

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Functional safety life cycle: 1) Perform risk assessment 2) Examine functional requirements 3) Design and verify mitigation 4) Install and validate 5) Manage, change, and improve. Courtesy: Control Engineering Machine Safety Blog, JB Titus & Associates

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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Covers discrete sensors, programmable controllers, CNCs, I/O modules and associated actuation, decision, measurement, and logic functions.

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