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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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Featured Products
Six-axis robot for assembly, material handling applications
Six-axis robot for assembly, material handling applications

Yaskawa Motoman's MH12 six-axis robot is designed for assembly, dispensing, material handling,... Read More

Non-contact safety switch series
Non-contact safety switch series

The Omega LPC/LMC, CPC/CMC, and SPC/SMC series are designed to interlock hinged, sliding, or... Read More

Safety hinge switch for industrial environments
Safety hinge switch for industrial environments

Schmersal's Tesk safety hinge switch is designed to provide position monitoring for machine guards.Read More

Safety interlock switches with stainless steel tongues
Safety interlock switches with stainless steel tongues

The Omega K-SS Series tongue operated safety interlock switches are designed for food processing,... Read More

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