Discrete Manufacturing - Sensors, Vision

Inductive proximity sensors for space-limited applications

Carlo Gavazzi's ICB12S extra-short inductive proximity sensors have a thread length of 23 mm and... » more

RFID module company acquired

Jadak LLC has acquired the assets of ThingMagic, which provides ultra-high frequency (UHF) RFID... » more

How can system integrators help with IIoT adoption?

Helping manufacturers put IIoT into practice. » more

IIoT deployment: How quickly is it coming?

How quickly do you see IIoT being adopted in manufacturing? How quickly should it be adopted? » more

Infrared camera for research applications

Flir Systems' X6570sc high-speed infrared camera is designed to provide researchers with...

IIoT: What information are customers asking integrators for?

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is an important strategy for manufacturers. What are your... » more

Pneumatic valve and manifold series for tubing installation

AutomationDirect’s Nitra BVS-3 and BVS-4 series of valves and mainfolds feature push-to-connect air... » more

Touchless angle sensors for measuring angular positions

Novotechnik's RFC4800 Series of touchless angle sensors are designed to measure angular position... » more

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Single link frame grabber for machine vision applications

The Aon-CXP single link frame grabber from BitFlow is designed to support camera speeds up to 6.25 Gb/S, which is almost twice as fast as USB3 and is used for machine vision applications.

Controller for safety-related automation tasks

Siemens' Simatic S7-1212 FC controller is designed to perform standard and safety-related automation tasks in a single device and can be networked with Profinet and Profisafe. » more

Indicator compact series for machinery, automation applications

EAO's Series 14 indicator compact are designed to provide status indication for use in a variety of applications such as machinery, industrial automation, robotics and specialty vehicles. » more

Fiber optic microswitch for medical and industrial applications

Micronor's MR386 ZapFREE fiber optic microswitch is designed to meet the challenging requirements of MRI, medical and industrial applications and it provides EMI and RFI immunity, isolation from high voltage and lightning, and...

Modular drive solutions and software tools for industrial networking

Lenze's modular software, scalable hardware, and modern interfaces is designed to minimize engineering requirements and expedite machine motion control. » 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

Overview

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

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Poll of the Week

How many types of robotic programming software do you use at your site? (See December cover stories on robotics.)
One, from the robot manufacturer
One, open-source software
One, third-party software
2-4 types
5 or more types
We don't have robots yet


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