Discrete Manufacturing - Robotics

Robot applications that need a vision system

Vision-guided robots (VGRs) open up entirely new possibilities in manufacturing and industrial... » more

Collaborative robots used to fill human labor gap

Tennplasco, a plastic injection molding company based in Lafayette, Tenn., used collaborative... » more

Mobile robotics market expected to grow

Mobile robot manufacturers are making heavy investments to increase their production and rising... » more

Autonomous robot designed to keep pace with humans safely

Engineers at MIT have designed an autonomous robot with socially aware navigation that is designed... » more

Robotic simulation software benefits for manufacturers

Robot simulation software is making robotic automation a viable option for nearly any manufacturer.... » more

Collaborative robotics' benefits for manufacturing startup

The productivity and low cost provided by collaborative robots allow startup companies to scale... » more

Robots solve assembly line production challenges

Inside Machines: An electronics manufacturer with double-digit product rejection rates used a... » more

Robotics can automate, improve construction industry

Construction is one of the least digitized, least automated industries in the world, which is... » more

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Laser welding system

Laser Americas' RubyLaser FLW laser welding system is designed for welding dissimilar materials, for welding very thin materials, and for joining thin and thick parts and rapid prototyping from micro-welding to high-strength...

Machinery drive for process, environmental applications

ABB's ACS380 machinery drive is designed to offer technically compatible drive, as well as an all-compatible solution for people, process, business, and environmental goals and all essential features are built-in as standard,...

Pluggable terminal block series

Dinkle International's 0225, 0226, and 0227 series of pluggable terminal blocks, a series of products with a push-in-design for connecting wires to the terminal blocks and are designed for motion control components such as servo...

Distributed safety controller with Profinet

Siemens' Simatic S7-1200 family of basic safety controllers include a CPU for failsafe applications that handle standard and safety-related automation tasks, such as protective door monitoring, in a single device.

Brushless dc motor

Nanotec's DF32 eight-pole brushless DC motor with a diameter of 32 mm and a height of 18 mm achieves a rated power of 7.4 W and the rotor position feedback is provided by hall sensors.

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Machine Control Blog

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


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

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Machine Control Newsletter

Covers discrete sensors, programmable controllers, CNCs, I/O modules and associated actuation, decision, measurement, and logic functions.

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