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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: 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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