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Robots advance with connectivity, collaboration, easier programming
Robots advance with connectivity, collaboration, easier programming

Cover Story: Advanced robotic developments include improved designs for safety and specialized environments, collaborative applications, better integration with other systems, and augmented monitoring to reduce risk of downtime and lower maintenance costs. See photo gallery, links to five videos of robots.Read More

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Easier, safer robotic programming is among results from an expanding open-source robotics software group
Easier, safer robotic programming is among results from an expanding open-source robotics software group

Cover Story: ROS-Industrial, an open-source factory automation software project, will celebrate its fifth anniversary in January 2017 by expanding into Asia, increasing visibility in a major robotic... Read More

Roundtable on robotics: More, smarter robots
Roundtable on robotics: More, smarter robots

Advice on robotics: Where should robotics be used? How are collaborative robotics progressing? What’s the value proposition for robotics? And how is the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) affecting... Read More

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Advances in proximity sensors
Advances in proximity sensors

Inside machines, proximity sensors: Inductive, magnetic, ultrasonic are among the technologies used for proximity sensing, and small sizes and extended ranges are among features in recently announced... Read More

Controller for crane testing
Controller for crane testing

Inside Machines, hydraulic control: Verifying load parameters when testing mobile cranes is important to verify quality, which matters for functionality and safety. New testing systems included... Read More

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Did you know a digital version of the magazine is released every month? It is easily viewed from your desktop or tablet device. The November issue of Control Engineering includes stories on sensor-to-cloud interoperability, PID and digital control, integrated motors and drives, and automotive industry advances.
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Feeder protection relay for simplified monitoring
Feeder protection relay for simplified monitoring

Schweitzer Engineering Labs' SEL-751 feeder protection relay is designed to let the user... Read More

Network-based control system update for oil, chemical applications
Network-based control system update for oil, chemical applications

Yokogawa's updated Stardom network-based control system supports Microsoft Windows 10 and has been... Read More

Controller combines single-axis controller, servo amplifier
Controller combines single-axis controller, servo amplifier

Yaskawa's Sigma-7Siec is designed for automation applications that require the control of only one... Read More

Automated checkweigher system for in-motion items
Automated checkweigher system for in-motion items

Hardy Process Solutions' Dynamic Checkweigher is a fully automated system designed to weigh items... Read More

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