Tuesday, September 8, 2015
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Five ways servos improve packaging machines
Five ways servos improve packaging machines

Upgrade your next machine design with servo motors to decrease downtime, decrease footprint, increase throughput, make equipment last longer, and provide better diagnostics.Read More

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Ways to make packaging machine design more flexible
Ways to make packaging machine design more flexible

Cover story: Control system flexibility, a need across all industries, includes the ability for users to easily re-use code from one controller to the next and scale from a simple two-axis machine to... Read More

New developments in pneumatic valve technology for packaging applications
New developments in pneumatic valve technology for packaging applications

How to choose pneumatic valves: Packaging machine builders and end users should select manifold valves engineered with a compact, lightweight design and digital electronics for easy integration into... Read More

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Seven steps in predicting equipment lifecycle: Using obsolescence management
Seven steps in predicting equipment lifecycle: Using obsolescence management

A well-managed obsolescence management system safeguards a company from the aforementioned issues. Here are seven steps in using the system to predict equipment lifecycle.Read More

Better vision: Hyperspectral imaging technology research grant awarded
Better vision: Hyperspectral imaging technology research grant awarded

To increase the capabilities of robotic, food sorting, and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) vision by 10x, state of Montana awarded research funds to Montana State University, Resonon, and Impulse... Read More

Survey shows engineering as the highest paying field for recent college graduates
Survey shows engineering as the highest paying field for recent college graduates

PayScale’s 2015-2016 college report indicates that of the top 15 majors based on early career pay, 13 are engineering-focused, and 24 are in the top 50. However, universities are still struggling to... Read More

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Tips for automation system integration project management
Presenters Don Roberts and Dennis Brandl will discuss automation system integration project management and how when done right from project inception, can mean the difference between a successful implementation that adds value, and one that doesn’t.

They'll also offer practical advice on determining if project management be handled internally or is outside help needed; deciding the best time to bring in a system integrator to help with project management; and distinguishing how project management positively influences technology selection along with other topics and trends.

Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 11 a.m. PT /1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET

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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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