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Vision system boosts productivity, reduces costs at automobile assembly plant
Vision system boosts productivity, reduces costs at automobile assembly plant

A leading global automobile manufacturer assembles 120,000 vehicles annually-one to two cars per minute-at a plant in China, and now has increased productivity by six times by using a two-camera high-speed machine vision system. At the start of the assembly process, large vehicle parts must be placed on the... Read More

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The importance of machine documentation
The importance of machine documentation

Automated machinery can be very complex and cost millions of dollars. When it breaks down seconds can count... lost production affects the bottom line and can lead to lost customers when deadlines... Read More

Taking flight with precision laser processing
Taking flight with precision laser processing

Aerospace companies are looking for ways to improve energy and fuel efficiency and reduce emissions, like businesses in many industries, and more efficient automation technologies to improve machine... Read More

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Mechanical assistants with embedded CAN networks
Mechanical assistants with embedded CAN networks

For farmers the day usually starts at 3 or 4 a.m. They have to look after their cattle, feeding and milking them. Until now: Thanks to a milking robot, the cows milk and feed themselves. This... Read More

Emerson launches expanded reliability management consulting service
Emerson launches expanded reliability management consulting service

Citing the huge costs of unplanned downtime, Emerson Process Management is expanding its package of services dedicated to improving production by reducing unplanned shutdowns caused by equipment... Read More

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Understanding Machine Safety Guidelines eGuide
This eGuide illustrates how machine safety is serious business and should be at the forefront of any machine builder’s design process as well as the key steps necessary to lower risk and it highlights how integrated safety components can simplify machine design.
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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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Leaders Under 40 Winners
Control Engineering and Plant Engineering have announced the recipients of the 2014 Engineering Leaders Under 40 award. The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program recognizes manufacturing professionals under the age of 40 who are making a significant contribution to their plant’s success, and to the control engineering and/or plant engineering professions.
Meet this year’s Leaders!