Discrete Manufacturing - Mechatronics

The ethics of automation

Automation is often looked at from a technical perspective, but an ethical and socioeconomic point... » 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... » more

Brush dc mini motors with coreless design

Athlonix DCP high power density brush dx mini motors are available in 16 mm diameter and in two... » 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

Five smart manufacturing hurdles to overcome

Smart manufacturing is designed to rapidly create applications that enable collaboration between... » more

Digital display series for machine setup and monitoring

Series of stand-alone digital display units are designed to connect directly to rotary encoders,... » more

Tech group exploring the meaning of a robot

The Tech Policy Lab at the University of Washington are exploring what it means to be a robot,... » more

Helical gearbox series for conveyor, packaging applications

AutomationDirect’s IronHorse helical gearboxes are designed to provide smooth operation in... » more

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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

Brush dc mini motors with coreless design

Athlonix DCP high power density brush dx mini motors are available in 16 mm diameter and in two variations and feature a self-supporting coil and magnetic circuit. » more

Helical gearbox series for conveyor, packaging applications

AutomationDirect’s IronHorse helical gearboxes are designed to provide smooth operation in applications such as conveyors, packaging machines, rotary tables, and other related applications. » more

PLC designed for leveraging the IIoT for process applications

Honeywell Process Solutions' (HPS) ControlEdge programmable logic controller (PLC) uses OPC UA protocol and built-in cybersecurity for smooth integration to a range of instruments, equipment, and software from multiple vendors. » more

Servo adaptor for gearbox series

Lenze Americas' servo adaptor for its g500 gearbox series is available as an inline, right angle, or shaft mount and is designed to reduce the requirement for coupling components. » 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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