Discrete Manufacturing - Robotics

Interactive 3D-printed robot developed for educational purposes

Liberty Science Center in New Jersey has created an exhibition with a robot named SARA (Stevens... » more

Robots' usage growing on production line, but humans still valuable

Robots are a valuable commodity on the plant floor and won't be going away, but for some tasks they... » more

Manufacturing overcapacity constraining robot growth in China

The Chinese market for industrial robots continues to show signs of positive growth, but... » more

Vision inspection system for testing and inspection solutions

ST Robotics' STVS-X is an advanced vision inspection system designed for automated and accurate... » more

Manufacturers need faster Internet in UK to embrace IIoT

Manufacturing is changing in the United Kingdom, and it needs high-speed Internet connectivity to... » more

Improving robotics with model-based control

Inside Machines: Model-based control results in robotic systems moving faster and more accurately,... » more

Replacing humans with machines and saving jobs?

Control Engineering International: While automation and robotics will replace some jobs to keep... » more

Coreless brush dc motor for battery-driven applications

Portescap's 24DCT range of Athlonix brush dc motors has an energy-efficient coreless design with a... » more

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Servo motor and amplifiers for designers and end users

The Sigma-7 rotary, linear and direct drive servos and amplifiers from Yaskawa are designed for system designers and automation end users and features dual-axis amplifiers that mount in smaller spaces and regenerate power for... » more

Serial EtherNet/IP linking device

HMS Industrial Networks' serial EtherNet/IP linking device allows users to connect any serial device and can automation devices with a serial RS-232/422/485 application interface in an EtherNet/IP-based network architecture. » more

Rotary encoder series for extreme temperature and harsh environments

Leine and Linde's 600 and 900 series of absolute rotary encoders are designed for environments where temperature, strong magnetic fields, shock or vibration are extreme. » more

3D vision sensor for indoor applications

Sick's 3vistor-T 3D vision sensor 3D-snapshot time-of-flight technology that provides real-time depth information for each pixel and is designed to capture more than 25,000 distance and intensity values in a single shot. » more

Three-phase pump soft starter for water treatment applications

Carlo Gavazzi's RSWT Series is a self-optimizing 3-phase pump soft starter, in which all three phases are controlled to achieve current balancing on all phases and is designed for agriculture, water treatment, and HVAC... » 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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