Discrete Manufacturing - Robotics

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

IIoT-equipped mobile robot exhibits snake-like dexterity

Robotic integration technology update: Robots-as-a-service are seen as suitable for inspection,... » more

Robotic integration: easier, preconfigured, flexibility, programming

Questions and answers: Robots are becoming easier to integrate into other systems. More... » more

Warehouse, collaborative robotics expand vision guided robotics universe

Vision-guided robots have evolved into tools that can be used to automate all kinds of new tasks.  » more

3-D vision driving innovation for robots

Pick-and-place used to be an extremely difficult task for robots, but thanks to 3-D vision... » more

Mobile robots projected to transform material handling and logistics industries

Mobile robots are expected to become a $150 billion market by 2038 according to a report by... » more

Cloud-connected welding robots on this automotive assembly line help realize the vision of Industrie 4.0 by monitoring themselves for potential downtime issues and facilitating predictive maintenance. Courtesy: Robotic Industries Association (RIA)/Fanuc America Corporation

Readying robots and the workforce for Industrie 4.0

Industrie 4.0 is not a distant vision for the factory of the future. Already networks of robots are... » more

Robotic material handling market projected to grow over next five years

With the benefits of productivity, quality, and flexibility that automated processes provide as... » more

Cloud-connected welding robots on this automotive assembly line help realize the vision of Industrie 4.0 by monitoring themselves for potential downtime issues and facilitating predictive maintenance. Courtesy: Robotic Industries Association (RIA)/Fanuc America Corporation

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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.

SCADA with native drivers for harsh conditions

Ecava's IntegraXor is a fully functional supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) with native drivers and is developed based on standard web technologies with adopted scaleable vector graphic (SVG) to enable lossless view...

Message controller and LED display for manufacturers

EZAutomation's EZ iMarquee is an all-in-one master message controller and LED message display can display valuable machine or plant data coming from a PLC or SCADA.

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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

Overview

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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