Discrete Manufacturing - Robotics

Automotive company using the IoT to improve warehouse productivity

Automotive company BMW is using Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to increase warehouse... » more

Summer camp provides hands-on STEM learning for students

Amatrol, a developer of technical learning systems, offers local students in Indiana a chance with... » more

June fundings, acquisitions, and failures in the robotics industry in 2016

There have been several major deals involving robotics companies in 2016 with Chinese companies... » more

Germany exceeds U.S. in IoT investment

A recent survey suggests that Germany is investing more in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)... » more

Five developing trends in the robotics industry

The robotics industry is going through major changes as costs are continuing to drop and the... » more

Robotics company names president and CEO

Fanuc America Corporation named Mike Cicco has been named the company‚Äôs president and chief... » more

Developing efficient networks through ant colony behavior analysis

Researchers at MIT have analyzed ant colony behavior to develop better algorithms for industrial... » more

Robotic transportation: self-driving cars

Self-driving cars, autobots, are enabled by similar technologies as advanced industrial robots:... » more

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Apps for Engineers: Mobile apps for motors and drives applications

Motors and drives mobile applications have potential to help engineers do their jobs better. CFE Media's Apps for Engineers is an interactive directory of engineering-related applications for Apple iOS and Android operating... » more

Closed-loop electro-hydraulic motion controller

Delta Computer Systems' RMC200 electro-hydraulic motion controller is designed to handle closed-loop control of up to 32 motion axes and is designed to manage the motion of a processing production line or complex testing... » more

Inductive and capacitive proximity sensors for harsh conditions

Telemecanique Sensors' OsiSense XS inductive proximity sensors and OsiSense XT capacitive proximity sensors are designed for noncontact sensing of metal objects up to 60 mm. » more

Front locking nut technology for M12 connectors

Mencom's front locking nut technology for M12 connectors are designed for thread mount applications that need specific keyway orientations due to the space constraint or any other unexpected engineering situations. » more

Direct drive motors for moving payloads

Electromate's Infinity Series is designed to enable OEMs to move light payloads in smooth and accurate arc-shaped and full 360-deg rotary motion profiles. » 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


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

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