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CNC collision avoidance
CNC collision avoidance

Collision avoidance seems intuitive to any machine builder or user, but how it is achieved has changed dramatically in recent years, for the better. Many controls have some alarm mechanism, and the programming of machine limit switches was traditionally a key safeguard. Those didn't always work. Today, on more... Read More

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Festo gets Hannover Messe hopping
Festo gets Hannover Messe hopping

The opening press tour at Hannover Messe each year allows the journalists to get a preview of the booths at the annual industrial trade event. While all of those tours show off great innovation,... Read More

Electric motor power measurement and analysis
Electric motor power measurement and analysis

Energy is one of the highest cost items in a plant or facility, and motors often consume the lion's share of plant power, so making sure motors are operating optimally is vital. Accurate power... Read More

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Robotics league designed to encourage students interested in manufacturing careers
Robotics league designed to encourage students interested in manufacturing careers

Students across the country are busy building robots designed for destruction in preparation for a fight to the end against rival robots as part of the National Tooling & Machining Association... Read More

The art of motion control
The art of motion control

Beckhoff Automation showed that motion control can create art as well. This concept of using individual motors and controls to create art is a small scale version of its collaboration on the Kinetic... Read More

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Machine Safety: enhanced safety networks, the Internet of things, and autonomous safety
Machine Safety: enhanced safety networks, the Internet of things, and autonomous safety

Machine safety and HAL 9000: Does anybody remember HAL 9000, the computer that controlled the... Read More

Machine safety standard merger: One global machine safety standard
Machine safety standard merger: One global machine safety standard

A joint working group is looking at global functional safety standard unification. At present,... Read More

Machine Safety: what is the value of ISO 13849-1 for U.S. domestic compliance?
Machine Safety: what is the value of ISO 13849-1 for U.S. domestic compliance?

ISO 13849 clearly states that it is a standard for designers. If these designers work for U.S.... Read More

Machine Safety: Who is responsible for international standards?
Machine Safety: Who is responsible for international standards?

A lot of work has gone into harmonizing international standards but a dilemma still exists – who is... Read More

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