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Motion control and robotics integration
Motion control and robotics integration

Options for integrating robotics with other axes of motion in a work cell or a line vary depending on a number of factors, according to Bob Hirschinger, principal engineer for motion controller and software products, Rockwell Automation, who spoke to Control Engineering at RSTechED on June 17. Hirschinger provided... Read More

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Converting control systems: Take the time to improve control strategy
Converting control systems: Take the time to improve control strategy

One of the most frustrating expressions I see in scope documents is, “Convert the existing control system as it is. We’ll make control strategy improvements later.” It’s painful to see. In my 24... Read More

Selecting motor measurement, analysis instruments
Selecting motor measurement, analysis instruments

Making precise electrical and mechanical power measurements on motor and variable frequency drive (VFD) systems, especially to calculate energy efficiency, can be done in three easy steps. In the... Read More

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Refrigerator magnets: wireless cooling
Refrigerator magnets: wireless cooling

The magnets cluttering the face of your refrigerator may one day be used as cooling agents, according to a new theory formulated by MIT researchers. The theory describes the motion of magnons —... Read More

Software-designed controller for control systems
Software-designed controller for control systems

National Instruments' (Nasdaq: NATI), CompactRIO software-designed controller integrates embedded technologies from Intel and Xilinx and is supported by LabVIEW 2014 and NI Linux... Read More

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Presenters Alan McFarland and James Neawedde, Jr. from Panduit will explain how a robust physical infrastructure can provide you with the ability to manage and improve manufacturing processes and productivity, while reducing downtime and improving overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) in your plant.

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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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