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: Does a CE mark make a machine safe?
Machine Safety: Does a CE mark make a machine safe?

Machine safety discussions have risen to new heights with improved computing technology and... Read More

Machine safety standards: ANSI Z10 versus new ISO 45001 in late 2016
Machine safety standards: ANSI Z10 versus new ISO 45001 in late 2016

The standard ANSI Z10-2005 is a machine safety concern and an opportunity. I barely... Read More

Machine Safety: We haven’t finished assessing cloud computing; here comes the fog
Machine Safety: We haven’t finished assessing cloud computing; here comes the fog

Microsoft, Apple, Cisco Systems, IBM, Google, Facebook, HP, Sony, and other "big... Read More

Machine Safety: Which safety circuit design is required?
Machine Safety: Which safety circuit design is required?

First of all, is everyone familiar with “B” level and “C” level machine safety standards? Secondly,... Read More

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