Discrete Manufacturing - Motors, Drives

Robots advance with connectivity, collaboration, easier programming

Cover Story: Advanced robotic developments include improved designs for safety and specialized... » more

Pneumatic valve and manifold series for tubing installation

AutomationDirect’s Nitra BVS-3 and BVS-4 series of valves and mainfolds feature push-to-connect air... » more

Linear piezo stages with nanometer resolution

Physik Instrumente's (PI) P-620.1 to P-629.1 linear piezo positioners consist of 60 stages... » more

Controller for crane testing

Inside Machines, hydraulic control: Verifying load parameters when testing mobile cranes is... » more

Motion control shipments increasing in 2016

The MCMA reports that global shipments for motion control products increased by five percent to... » more

A new niche for AppliedAutomation

Stories in the December issue of AppliedAutomation focus on risks associated with cybersecurity,... » more

Shaft sensor for harsh conditions

Piher Sensors & Controls' hollow shaft PST-360 is designed for maintaining accurate pedal or brake... » more

Power supplies for industrial, automation applications

CUI Inc's PBO series of ultra‑compact ac-dc power supplies are designed for industrial systems,... » more

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Pneumatic valve and manifold series for tubing installation

AutomationDirect’s Nitra BVS-3 and BVS-4 series of valves and mainfolds feature push-to-connect air connections for tubing installation. » more

Linear piezo stages with nanometer resolution

Physik Instrumente's (PI) P-620.1 to P-629.1 linear piezo positioners consist of 60 stages available in a wide variety of travel ranges and are designed for nano-biotechnology, metrology, and photonics applications. » more

Touchless angle sensors for measuring angular positions

Novotechnik's RFC4800 Series of touchless angle sensors are designed to measure angular position and features include programmable zero point offset, measurement averaging and sign of rotational direction, and IO-Link... » more

Shaft sensor for harsh conditions

Piher Sensors & Controls' hollow shaft PST-360 is designed for maintaining accurate pedal or brake position in steer by wire applications for extremely harsh conditions. » more

HMI PLCs for small- and medium-sized machines

Turck's TX500 human-machine interface (HMI) programmable logic controllers (PLCs) are designed for machines whose processes have to be controlled, displayed and operated locally. » 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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