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Tool calibration method speeds implementation of 6-axis industrial robots
Tool calibration method speeds implementation of 6-axis industrial robots

A teach-position method calibrates tools used by six-degrees-of-freedom (6DoF) robots for peak efficiency and improves industrial processes.Read More

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Robotic vision systems: What is doable?
Robotic vision systems: What is doable?

Although robotic vision is constantly evolving, there is still a technological gap between the interpretation of what a robot sees and what a human sees. What about 3-D versus 2-D vision?Read More

Smart manufacturing isn't so smart without standards
Smart manufacturing isn't so smart without standards

Successful manufacturers will need to incorporate smart technologies that allow them to adapt to changes while optimizing energy and other resources, but they need to follow standards in order to be... Read More

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New Planetary Gearhead Achieves Record Levels
MICROMO launches new 20/1R planetary gearhead from FAULHABER, offering the most powerful transmission technology of its class. Only 20 mm in diameter, the stainless steel gearhead achieves continuous torque of 800 mNm & up to 1100 mNm in intermittent use. Learn more.
Machine vision lighting tips for overdriving LEDs
Machine vision lighting tips for overdriving LEDs

Lighting quality can make or break a machine vision system. Control Engineering Europe looks at machine vision lighting that integrates lighting control into the other elements of a vision system.... Read More

Streamlining assembly systems using PC-based control
Streamlining assembly systems using PC-based control

Beckhoff’s Shane Novacek recently spoke with Adam Moyer, principal controls engineer at Itron, to discuss how the company has used PC- and EtherCAT-based automation technology to improve... Read More

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Control Engineering and Plant Engineering are now accepting nominations for the 2016 Engineering Leaders Under 40 program to those who have made significant contributions to their plant and to the control engineering and/or plant engineering professions. Nominees must be working professionals who are under the age of 40 as of Sept. 1, 2016.
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Nanometer precision linear stages for high-end applications
Nanometer precision linear stages for high-end applications

Physik Instrumente's (PI) N-565 compact nanometer-precision linear stages are designed for high-end... Read More

Scanning laser micrometer for measuring diameter
Scanning laser micrometer for measuring diameter

LaserLinc's TLAser1240 scanning laser micrometer is a single-axis diameter gauge that is designed... Read More

Motion controller designed to control up to 32 drives
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... Read More

Power supply for medical, ITE applications
Power supply for medical, ITE applications

TDK Corporation's TDK-Lambda CUS200M series of medically and ITE certified power supplies feature... Read More

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