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PLCopen part 4 blurs the lines among PLCs, robotic, and motion control
PLCopen part 4 blurs the lines among PLCs, robotic, and motion control

Inside Machines: The PLCopen working group for motion control has standardized and logically defined all aspects of machine control programming, providing one of the best attempts of integrating PLC, robot, and motion control in an easy-to-understand language common among many manufacturers.Read More

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Increase sampling time for motor control
Increase sampling time for motor control

Inside Machines: Pulse width modulation (PWM) using opposite voltage vector can extend time for analog dc (ADC) sampling in motor control applications.Read More

Packaging OEM offers multi-touch enabled machines
Packaging OEM offers multi-touch enabled machines

Inside Machines: Edson Packaging, a manufacturer of case packing machinery, turns the page to a new era of multi-touch enabled machinery, putting an industrial spin on one of the most popular... Read More

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High speed machining provides dynamic accuracy to machine tools
High speed machining provides dynamic accuracy to machine tools

To evaluate the capability of a machine tool for high-speed machining (HSM), it is more important to consider acceleration than velocity, according to Control Engineering Poland.Read More

Electric actuators avoid some classic hydraulic actuator challenges
Electric actuators avoid some classic hydraulic actuator challenges

Hydraulic vs. electric actuators technology update: When less than 2000 lb of force is required, electric actuator systems provide a better performing, more cost-efficient, more environmental, less... Read More

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A standards-based approach to the industrial physical network

Speakers Mike Berg and Robert Elliot, Sr. explain how standards-based physical network topologies, cabling best practices including structured and point-to-point cabling methodologies, and designing for the environment can help provide a high performance, reliable and scalable plant network.

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Machinery health analyzer for laser shaft alignment fixtures
Machinery health analyzer for laser shaft alignment fixtures

Emerson Process Management's CSI 2140 Machinery Health Analyzer has a wireless interface for laser... Read More

Industrial plug connector with Profinet technology
Industrial plug connector with Profinet technology

Helukabel's Helukat RJ45 Cat5 IP20 Profinet plug connector has built-in connection technology and a... Read More

Emergency stop control stations with safety trip mechanism
Emergency stop control stations with safety trip mechanism

AutomationDirect's IDEM emergency stop control stations are designed to provide emergency stop... Read More

Industrial fire and gas protection controller for hazard monitoring, control
Industrial fire and gas protection controller for hazard monitoring, control

Honeywell's HS81-HS controller is an industrial fire and gas protection controller system designed... Read More

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