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Stainless steel motors for food and beverage applications

Baldor-Reliance Food Safe motors are designed with smooth contours and advanced sealing and exceed...

Four tips to improve machine vision inspection efficiency

Machine vision efficiency is at the core of production efficiency and it can be improved by... » more

Hot topics for Control Engineering, July through June

Think Again: Hot topics in Control Engineering, from July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017, include... » more

Machinery drive for process, environmental applications

ABB's ACS380 machinery drive is designed to offer technically compatible drive, as well as an...

Automation group elects new chairman

Rockwell Automation has elected president and CEO Blake D. Moret as the company's chairman by the... » more

Wireless as a means to overall equipment efficiency

Accurate machine run-time data helps determine why production goals aren’t met. » more

Ladder Logic: Auto cycles and safety routines

The auto cycle command in ladder logic allows the auto cycle to start in auto mode if no faults are... » more

Six machine vision lighting design considerations

Machine vision lighting is an aspect that is sometimes overlooked, but having an understanding of... » more

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Machinery drive for process, environmental applications

ABB's ACS380 machinery drive is designed to offer technically compatible drive, as well as an all-compatible solution for people, process, business, and environmental goals and all essential features are built-in as standard,...

Pluggable terminal block series

Dinkle International's 0225, 0226, and 0227 series of pluggable terminal blocks, a series of products with a push-in-design for connecting wires to the terminal blocks and are designed for motion control components such as servo...

Distributed safety controller with Profinet

Siemens' Simatic S7-1200 family of basic safety controllers include a CPU for failsafe applications that handle standard and safety-related automation tasks, such as protective door monitoring, in a single device.

Brushless dc motor

Nanotec's DF32 eight-pole brushless DC motor with a diameter of 32 mm and a height of 18 mm achieves a rated power of 7.4 W and the rotor position feedback is provided by hall sensors.

Vertical machining center

SMTCL-America's VMC850B vertical machining center features a 10,000 RPM spindle, Fanuc 0i-MF Control, coolant thru spindle, a chip conveyor, and a 24 position tool changer.

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Machine Control Blog

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


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

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Machine Control Newsletter

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

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