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Dual loop motion control with one encoder
Dual loop motion control with one encoder

Dual loop control is often used to improve the performance of a motion control system. Although this appears complex, overall system cost and complexity needed to reach the desired level of precision may often be reduced significantly. In the example system, mechanical stiffness was improved by a factor of... Read More

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Research on real-time altitude monitoring of portal crane based on GNSS-RTK
Research on real-time altitude monitoring of portal crane based on GNSS-RTK

Portal cranes are mobile, and crane operation is most important. Crane accidents [1, 2] can cause huge economic losses and even casualties. Monitoring real-time portal crane operations is helpful to... Read More

Raising the bar on oil-rig pipe testing
Raising the bar on oil-rig pipe testing

Subsea oil well pipe stands undergo tremendous stresses in operation. They must bear the weight of attached equipment, such as oil well blowout preventers, as well as stand up to the force applied by... Read More

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Lean automation offers higher product quality; less wiring, programming time
Lean automation offers higher product quality; less wiring, programming time

The textiles industry has changed dramatically over the years, but specialty yarns and woven fabrics made of advanced materials continue to be a factor in U.S. manufacturing. OPA Consulting... Read More

The management, control, and data planes
The management, control, and data planes

We've covered a lot of detail on RF characteristics up to this point (see prior Wireless Tutorial blog posts from Control Engineering) and briefly touched on the place of wireless in the networking... Read More

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Machine Safety: Identify machine safety standards for your business
Machine Safety: Identify machine safety standards for your business

Why is it important in the United States to identify machine safety standards for your business? I... Read More

Machine Safety: What is your safety elevator pitch?
Machine Safety: What is your safety elevator pitch?

In less than 30 seconds, tell me why I should care about your plans for exceeding industrial safety... Read More

Machine Safety: Safety and security combined
Machine Safety: Safety and security combined

Some recent reports say cyber attacks have grown by 600% since 2010 costing industry... Read More

Machine Safety: Crossing the yellow line
Machine Safety: Crossing the yellow line

The "yellow line" in manufacturing has been around for a very long time. But, a... Read More

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