Discrete Manufacturing - Sensors, Vision

Protecting machine vision systems in rugged, harsh environments

Machine vision enclosures are built to protect the vision system, but every application poses... » more

Portable barcode verifier for machine vision inspection systems

Microscan's LVS-9585 handheld portable barcode verifier, provides verification of both printed...

Record sales reported in robotics, machine vision, and motor technology

The Association for Advancing Automation (A3) reported sales records were set in the areas of... » more

Webcast: Choosing sensors for the application

Experts provide advice about how to choose sensors for automation and control applications. What...

Automatic image retouching for phone, vision applications

Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and Google... » more

Rotational speed sensor

Rheintacho rotational speed sensor with PWM-Signal complements the FE Series. » more

IIoT and the rise of the cobots

Though traditional robots remain relevant, collaborative robots are starting to emerge more in the... » more

Transponder coils for automotive applications

TDK Corporation's B82453C*A* series of 3D transponder coils have a high sensitivity level for... » more

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Medium-voltage ac drives for variable, constant torque applications

Rockwell Automation's Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 6000 medium-voltage ac drives from Rockwell Automation are designed for variable and constant torque applications and provides 100% starting torque, leveraging sensorless vector...

Portable barcode verifier for machine vision inspection systems

Microscan's LVS-9585 handheld portable barcode verifier, provides verification of both printed labels and direct part marks (DPM) and is designed for machine vision inspection systems.

Touchscreen controller with flexible IO

EZAutomation's EZTouch I/O flex is a compact touch-screen controller for various control applications.

2018 Engineers' Choice Awards: Entry deadline extended to Aug. 11

Enter your products today! Entries for the Control Engineering 2018 Engineers' Choice Awards close at 5 p.m. CT on Friday, August 11, 2017.

Safety controller for easier integration, automation

Lenze's C250-S is a safety controller that enables engineers to program all of the machine’s safety needs using just one engineering tool based on the PLCopen standard.

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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

Overview

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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