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IEC 61131-3: What’s the acceptance rate of this control programming standard?
IEC 61131-3: What’s the acceptance rate of this control programming standard?

Cover story, automation upgrades: Although the IEC 61131-3 standard for control programming languages has been around for nearly 25 years, limited awareness of its scope and features has kept it from becoming a requirement in North America. Read More

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Tips for improving safety, ROI for collaborative robots
Tips for improving safety, ROI for collaborative robots

Collaborative robots are becoming more common on the plant floor. Deciding whether or not to use them, however, requires the plant manager and the workers to consider safety and business... Read More

Changing ROI for Industrial Robotics Webcast: Questions answered
Changing ROI for Industrial Robotics Webcast: Questions answered

More answers about the changing return on investment (ROI) for industrial robotics, the topic of a Dec. 17 Webcast, are provided by a robotic system integrator for robotics and automation and a... Read More

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Strong growth projected for industrial robot industry
Strong growth projected for industrial robot industry

The IFR's World Robotics Industrial Robots review predicts that robot sales will double to around 400,000 by 2018 with the Asian market comprising more than half of all global sales.Read More

Motion trends to watch in 2016
Motion trends to watch in 2016

The Motion Control and Motor Association outlined several motion trends for 2016 including the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), big data, and predictive maintenance.Read More

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Apps for Engineers: Mobile apps for programming and work floor applications
Apps for Engineers: Mobile apps for programming and work floor applications

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