Discrete Manufacturing - Robotics

Artificial intelligence that programs itself to change the conversation

Siri CEO Dag Kittlaus demonstrated Viv, which is an artificial intelligence (AI) platform that... » more

Robot series for manufacturing, automotive applications

Mitsubishi Electric's RV-F Series 6-axis robots are available in 35, 50 and 70 kg payloads and are... » more

Origami robot developed for healthcare applications

Researchers developed an origami robot that unfolds from ingestible capsule, removes button battery... » more

Filling the technology gap in the warehouse

Many startups and established companies are looking to fill the void after Kiva Robotics'... » more

A history of robot programming languages

There are many different programming languages for robots and it can become overwhelming to keep... » more

Top 5 Control Engineering articles, May 9-15: Salary and career survey, ladder logic, neural network training, more

Articles about the 2016 Salary and Career Survey, ladder logic, neural network training, data... » more

Arup Thoughts: Having a robotic co-worker in the future

Robots of the future will be able to interact safely and cooperate with human co-workers, as well... » more

Robots are ready to populate smart factories

Industrie 4.0 and the smart factories being built are heavily influencing robots that are being... » more

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Rotary encoder series for motion control systems

Posital's safety-rated Ixarc rotary encoders are designed for critical applications such as industrial robots or material handling equipment, where loss of control could result in hazardous situations. » more

Library for modeling pneumatic systems

The Maplesoft MapleSim Pneumatics Library from Modelon is designed for use in the modeling and simulation of pneumatic systems for system design, component sizing, and control design. » more

Magnetic-drive regenerative blowers for boosting natural gas pressure

Ametek Dynamic Fluid Solutions' (DFS) Rotron MD101 magnetic-drive regenerative blowers are designed to boost natural gas pressure for a wide range of manufacturing operations as well as gas, vapor, and fume recovery and solid... » more

Software for adding logic to compatible IO devices

Turck's Argee is designed to help manufacturers add logic to compatible I/O devices without a programmable logic controller and can turn the I/O into a field logic controller (FLC), as well. » more

PLC for demanding, hazardous applications

Idec's FC6A MicroSmart is a programmable logic controller (PLC) with up to 520 I/O that comes in three models and is designed for demanding industries such as oil and gas, chemical, material handling, original equipment... » 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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