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Robotic innovations, safety
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U.S. robotic safety regulations are changing to accommodate global rules allowing collaborate human-robots operation without enclosures. Simpler programming methods and designs improve industrial robot usability, flexibility, and effectiveness, as applications show. The following articles, edited to fit onto print... Read More

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How to use ISO functional safety standards
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Some say high-quality engineering is about breaking down large challenges into smaller, more manageable tasks. Many safety engineers are overwhelmed by the sheer volume of safety standards. It’s a... Read More

On-line tool-workpiece contact detection is based on cutting forces signal
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Information about tool location according to workpiece is crucial for performing micro-milling correctly. Workpieces prepared for micro-milling processes can have different dimensions after machining... Read More

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Commercial tablets get industrial enclosures
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Apple iPads, Google Android, and Microsoft OS tablets are finding their way into industrial applications but are ill-suited for rugged environments. Options to protect those assets are available... Read More

Quality control measurements for smooth surfaces
Quality control measurements for smooth surfaces

Many industries require surface measurements, and laser camera combination technology can help. A camera detects a laser line projected onto an object, and then a triangulation calculation... Read More

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Machine Safety: enhanced safety networks, the Internet of things, and autonomous safety
Machine Safety: enhanced safety networks, the Internet of things, and autonomous safety

Machine safety and HAL 9000: Does anybody remember HAL 9000, the computer that controlled the... Read More

Machine safety standard merger: One global machine safety standard
Machine safety standard merger: One global machine safety standard

A joint working group is looking at global functional safety standard unification. At present,... Read More

Machine Safety: what is the value of ISO 13849-1 for U.S. domestic compliance?
Machine Safety: what is the value of ISO 13849-1 for U.S. domestic compliance?

ISO 13849 clearly states that it is a standard for designers. If these designers work for U.S.... Read More

Machine Safety: Who is responsible for international standards?
Machine Safety: Who is responsible for international standards?

A lot of work has gone into harmonizing international standards but a dilemma still exists – who is... Read More

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