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Desktop robot for focused plasma treatment

The JOT400 Plasma Cell by JOT Automation is a desktop robot designed for focused plasma treatment... » more

Machine Safety: enhanced safety networks, the Internet of things, and autonomous safety

Does anybody remember HAL 9000, the computer that controlled the universe in the science fiction... » more

Connecting sensors and automation to the Internet of Things

The medical, manufacturing and food industries rely on automation and sensors, and their... » more

Robotics league designed to encourage students interested in manufacturing careers

The National Tooling & Machining Association (NTMA) National Robotics League, which begins its... » more

Optical rotary encoder series have no bearings

Heidenhain's ERO 1200/1400 series of modular optical rotary encoders are bearingless and have axial... » more

Paint robot system with precision hollow wrist

ABB Robotics' IRB 580 is a paint robot system that uses a high precision hollow wrist and an... » more

Robot picking and packing series expanded

ABB's IRB 360-6 FlexPicker robot has a reach of 1600 mm and a mid-range payload of 6 kg and is... » more

Top 5 Control Engineering articles, March 23-29

Were you out last week? Miss something? Here are Control Engineering’s five most-clicked articles... » more

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Gantry handling system for assembly and medical automation

Festo's EXCM mini-H gantry is a handling system designed for small parts assembly and medical laboratory automation and is programmed with critical parameters for plug-and-work operation. » more

Desktop robot for focused plasma treatment

The JOT400 Plasma Cell by JOT Automation is a desktop robot designed for focused plasma treatment that cleans and removes tension from surfaces to achieve stable bonding. » more

Vision sensor for assembly and presence control

Balluff's BVS Universal Vision Sensor has a 360° algorithm and is designed for assembly and presence control as well as reading and verifying codes. » more

Flexible safety relay solution allows multiple safety zones

The Allen-Bradley Guardmaster 440C-CR30 safety relay from Rockwell Automation is designed to allow machine builders to implement required safety functions and multiple safety zones.  » more

Circuit breaker analysis mobile application

The Circuit Breaker Analyzer App runs on a Microsoft Windows 7-compatible tablet or PC to identify potential mechanical failures before they happen. » more

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