Discrete Manufacturing - Sensors, Vision

Eye-tracking system uses ordinary cellphone camera

Researchers at MIT and the University of Georgia have developed software that can turn any... » more

Encoder for high horsepower electric motor applications

MRI 2850 is bearing-less encoder for high horsepower electric motor applications using vector... » more

Non-contact analog sensor for harsh conditions

ASM Sensors' Posirot PRAS6 non-contact analog angle sensor is designed to measure angular... » more

Camera-to-light series of cables for OEMs

Smart Vision Lights' camera-to-light (CTL) Grey Series of cables are now available for cameras... » more

Real-time, plant-floor data for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

Integration: Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industrie 4.0 platforms will enable rapid... » more

Optical measurement solution for inspection, reverse engineering applications

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence's Blaze 600M is a non-contact optical measurement solution... » more

Measuring meter for field and laboratory applications

B&K Precision's 880 handheld LCR meter is designed to measure inductance, capacitance, and... » more

Tool calibration method speeds implementation of 6-axis industrial robots

Inside Machines: A teach-position method calibrates tools used by six-degrees-of-freedom (6DoF)... » more

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Planetary gears in plastic for service robotics applications

GPLK planetary gears in plastic are suited for applications such as service robotics where the mobile motor is needed.  » more

Encoder for high horsepower electric motor applications

MRI 2850 is bearing-less encoder for high horsepower electric motor applications using vector control. The encoder may be used as a motion feedback solution in applications such as large rotating machinery. » more

Nanometer precision linear stages for high-end applications

Physik Instrumente's (PI) N-565 compact nanometer-precision linear stages are designed for high-end applications in bio-nanotechnology, fiber-optics, microscopy, semiconductor testing, and metrology and scientific research in... » more

Scanning laser micrometer for measuring diameter

LaserLinc's TLAser1240 scanning laser micrometer is a single-axis diameter gauge that is designed for use in industries such as metal, glass, wire and cable, and plastics and rubber extrusion. » more

Motion controller designed to control up to 32 drives

Galil Motion Control's DMC-52xx0 EtherCAT master is a 32-axis motion controller with the ability to control up to 32 drives and is designed for applications such as point-to-point positioning, position tracking, contouring,... » 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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Which industrial Ethernet protocol is most used in your facility, machines, or installations? (A June CE article looks at networks.)
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