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3D vision cup inspection system
3D vision cup inspection system

Industrial Control Inc. developed the IC ThermoChecker using a 3D smart camera to reliably detect and reject the defective parts, resulting in a substantial increase in defect detection before parts left the client’s facility.Read More

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Robotics market sets record for first half of 2014
Robotics market sets record for first half of 2014

The Robotic Industries Association (RIA) reported a total of 14,135 robots, valued at $788 million, were sold in the first half of 2014 with 8,197 robots sold in the second quarter of 2014 alone.... Read More

Getting a grip on robotic grasp
Getting a grip on robotic grasp

New wrist-mounted device augments the human hand with two robotic fingers.Read More

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Coordinating light-rail trains, traffic lights
Coordinating light-rail trains, traffic lights

PLCs work with traffic light controllers to help light-rail trains pass safely through intersections.Read More

Upside-down design and automation resolve age-old precision grinding challenges
Upside-down design and automation resolve age-old precision grinding challenges

Inside Machines: One Echo Hill Tactic 8 machine does the work of four centerless grinding machines, while improving gauging technology and keeping equipment cleaner, with advanced automation and an... Read More

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A Network Foundation - Applied Case Study in Deploying a Reliable Physical Infrastructure for Process

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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Featured Products
HMI PLCs for small- and medium-sized machines
HMI PLCs for small- and medium-sized machines

Turck's TX500 human-machine interface (HMI) programmable logic controllers (PLCs) are designed for... Read More

Ergonomic game-style controller for remote-controlled applications
Ergonomic game-style controller for remote-controlled applications

Apem's PC Series is an ergonomic game style pendant controller is designed to accommodate Apem's TS... Read More

Operator and monitor terminals with soft PLC
Operator and monitor terminals with soft PLC

Pilz's Machine Interface (PMI) 6 Control is an operator terminal equipped with a soft PLC in... Read More

Control system with integrated Fieldbus diagnostics
Control system with integrated Fieldbus diagnostics

Siemens' Simatic AFDiSD active field distributor features extended Fieldbus diagnostics that can be... Read More

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