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Next generation: Robots that see
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Robotics and automated machines can use visual servo control for robotic guidance, enhancing motion control and improving product quality, while replacing traditional feedback systems. Every year robots become more integrated into our everyday lives and less like characters familiar only in science fiction movies.... Read More

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3D vision system performs rope wear analysis
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Three-dimensional (3D) imaging can verify rope and cable quality, measure pitch length and diameter of any section of the rope, and identify damage and type of wear on the rope surface, with accuracy... Read More

Step-motor-based systems stay competitive
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Stepper motion systems shine in many applications that require less than critical speed and position accuracy. Among the technology’s drawing points are no need for system tuning (versus servo-based... Read More

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Simulation software boosts machine productivity
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Armor increases machine productivity 20% by using simulation software to create improvements, rather than trial and error, which can waste time and product. With sales of 137 million Euros in 2011,... Read More

PC-based controls help packaging machines
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Packaging machines, as with mechanical engineering in general, are subject to increasingly higher customer requirements for higher speed, more flexibility, and competitive costs. Machine... Read More

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Machine Safety: Identify machine safety standards for your business
Machine Safety: Identify machine safety standards for your business

Why is it important in the United States to identify machine safety standards for your business? I... Read More

Machine Safety: What is your safety elevator pitch?
Machine Safety: What is your safety elevator pitch?

In less than 30 seconds, tell me why I should care about your plans for exceeding industrial safety... Read More

Machine Safety: Safety and security combined
Machine Safety: Safety and security combined

Some recent reports say cyber attacks have grown by 600% since 2010 costing industry... Read More

Machine Safety: Crossing the yellow line
Machine Safety: Crossing the yellow line

The "yellow line" in manufacturing has been around for a very long time. But, a... Read More

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