Discrete Manufacturing - Robotics

Manufacturing industries are becoming more automated and efficient

Automation and artificial intelligence, are being used to make manufacturing, transportation, and... » more

Modular electric robotic cars developed for cities

It is not science fiction anymore: a car with an adaptive and modular design that fulfills the... » more

Robotic safety: What you don't know

With robotic safety, what you don’t know CAN hurt you. Get what you need to know about robotic... » more

Automation careers: Inspire, engage, teach

Think again: To develop a workforce for an automated future provide inspiration about automation,... » more

Industrial robotic systems vulnerable to cyberattacks

Industrial robotic systems are vulnerable to cyberattacks according to research from information... » more

Robotics orders, sales continue upward trend

North American robotics companies posted the strongest ever first-quarter results, with a growth of... » more

Automation and robots becoming faster, more sophisticated

Improving productivity and safety in automation and robotics were a major theme throughout Automate... » more

Designing security for robots

Robots are becoming more affordable and practical for everyday solutions, but the need for robust... » more

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Mechatronic drive unit

Lenze's Smart Gear g350 is a compact mechatronic drive unit that combines a gearbox, motor, electronics and software tailored specifically to horizontal material flow tasks.

Non-contact rotary torque sensor

The Datum Electronics Series RS425 non-contact rotary torque transducers are designed to fit in line with any drivetrain or test bed using either a spline or keyway shaft.

Rotary position sensor series for harsh, critical applications

TT Electronics' PHS family of rotary position sensors are designed to provide precision sensing in harsh environments and in critical applications. » more

Polycarbonate enclosure for harsh operating conditions

Fibox's ARCA IEC is a polycarbonate enclosure designed as an enclosing alternative to steel, impact resistant polycarbonate and can be used in harsh operating conditions. » more

Piezo stages for 3-D positioning accuracy

Aerotech’s QNP3 series of XYZ piezo positioning stages combine sub-nanometer resolution, high dynamics, and geometric performance in a compact three-degree-of-freedom (DoF) package.  » 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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A May cover story on robot safety cites maturity level of safety programs from Control Engineering research. What’s your safety program's status?

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