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Standards group formed to address counterfeit pharmaceutical packaging
Standards group formed to address counterfeit pharmaceutical packaging

The Open Serialization Communication Standard Working Group (Open-SCS) announced the accelerated development of an industrial interoperability standard to focus on healthcare packaging serialization interoperability across the plant’s equipment and systems and between the supply chain.Read More

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Using a digital motion network
Using a digital motion network

Machine designers strive to increase throughput, decrease machine costs, and reduce maintenance costs. The migration from traditional analog motion networks to digital motion networks accomplishes... Read More

Giving robots a more nimble grasp
Giving robots a more nimble grasp

Engineers at MIT have developed a method using the environment to give simple robotic grippers more dexterity. See related video.Read More

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Yaskawa has developed a unified robot and machine control system with the ability to manage industrial robots, servos and drives within a single programming environment. Check out the video.
Magnetic levitation for PCB production
Magnetic levitation for PCB production

A combination of linear drives and magnetic levitation can be used to alleviate particulate contamination on printed circuit boards’ (PCB) production lines, explained Paul Streatfield of Bosch... Read More

Keeping industrial enclosures cool
Keeping industrial enclosures cool

Inside machines: Steelmaking application calls for consistently cool cabinets in a hot, hostile environment. Equipment specifications for data center environments are far different from those for... Read More

Industrial robot trends and types
Industrial robot trends and types

Cover story: Diversity of robotic trends, types, and programming advances make the use of robots attractive to consider in more applications and industries, and resulting innovations should benefit... Read More

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Global System Integrator Database
CFE Media has launched their Global System Integrator Database. Through this database you will be able to connect with System Integrators by searching their corporate profiles which highlight: industries served, engineering specialties, product experience, geography, and other pertinent data. Find and connect with the most suitable service provider for your unique application. Start searching the Global System Integrator Database.
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For the 10th System Integrator of the Year program, Control Engineering and Plant Engineering are looking for the best integrators in the automation business to feature on the cover of the Global System Integrator Report in December 2015. Winners are then inducted into the System Integrator Hall of Fame. Deadline extended to August 14.
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Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Webcast Series
CFE Media is hosting a series of webcasts starting focused on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) that will focus on design applications, operations, and integration considerations. Learn more about the impact the IIoT will have on you for the future.
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Smart camera systems for fast-moving production lines
Smart camera systems for fast-moving production lines

Cognex Corporation's In-Sight VC200 series of multi smart camera vision systems is designed to keep... Read More

EtherNet/IP encoders for position applications
EtherNet/IP encoders for position applications

Turck's RS-107/108 and RM-105/106 EtherNet/IP enabled encoders provide an optical based encoder... Read More

Rotary stages for machining applications
Rotary stages for machining applications

Electromate's Bell Everman ServoBelt Rotary Stages are designed for medium-duty rotary motion jobs... Read More

Drive for packaging machine applications
Drive for packaging machine applications

Danfoss' Vacon 20 ac drive is designed for packaging machine applications and is ideal for cutting... Read More

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