Thursday, August 8, 2013
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Safety and control in collaborative robotics
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Human collaborative robots are expanding automation possibilities and shedding old barriers. Liberated from their enclosures, these cage-free robots are easier to implement and easier to use. They are making automation more accessible to small and midsized businesses, and allowing manufacturers of all sizes to have... Read More

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How to size servo motors: Advanced inertia calculations
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When selecting the appropriate servo motor for a motion control application, one must know the inertia of the load being rotated. Most servo motor manufacturers have software for sizing applications... Read More

Machine vision boosts quality for mass-produced robotic workcells
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On any given day, I can walk out of my office and see dozens, if not hundreds, of robots standing in neat rows waiting to become integration ready. They all look exactly the same, but the truth is,... Read More

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Robotics boost accuracy, flexibility for automated test machines
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Robotics helped with electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) testing and compliance, needed for successful electronics design prior to releasing a product to market. Amber Precision Instruments (API),... Read More

My plant is running just fine
My plant is running just fine

fine – adj. – Satisfactory; acceptable“So, how is the plant running?”“Just fine.”With all of the progress we’ve made in technology, process engineering, safety and abnormal situation management, we... Read More

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

Some recent reports say cyber attacks have grown by 600 percent 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

Machine Safety: Which takes precedence, a Type-B or a Type-C safety standard?
Machine Safety: Which takes precedence, a Type-B or a Type-C safety standard?

In the hierarchy of Type A, B, and C safety standards, doesn’t a Type B safety standard take... Read More

Machine Safety and safety maturity: Are you safe without injuries?
Machine Safety and safety maturity: Are you safe without injuries?

According to the International Labor Organization, every 15 seconds approximately 160 workers have... Read More

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