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How wireless networks are changing industrial environments
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Wireless networks are transforming industrial plants and manufacturing operations globally. Based on the standard IEEE 802.15.4, this evolution from wired to wireless networks in industrial, manufacturing, and warehousing applications is primarily driven by the need to reduce costs, improve uptime, save energy, and... Read More

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Mechatronic designs blend power, electronics, mechanical systems
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Various aspects and advantages of mechatronic design are explored in three articles in the June Control Engineering North American print and digital edition. In project design, think beyond... Read More

A few tools for continuous improvement
A few tools for continuous improvement

These days everyone has a continuous improvement program of some kind. Six Sigma is used quite extensively as is Lean Manufacturing. Some companies stick to one approach while others tailor their own... Read More

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Create value with re-use
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How much re-use are you getting out of your projects? In other words, when you finish one project what parts can you directly apply to the next? As a specific example we often ask the question: How... Read More

North America machine vision sales rising
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Total machine vision sales in North America grew ten percent year-over-year for the first quarter of 2013, according to new statistics from the Automated Imaging Association (AIA). Sales of machine... Read More

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Machine Safety: enhanced safety networks, the Internet of things, and autonomous safety
Machine Safety: enhanced safety networks, the Internet of things, and autonomous safety

Machine safety and HAL 9000: Does anybody remember HAL 9000, the computer that controlled the... Read More

Machine safety standard merger: One global machine safety standard
Machine safety standard merger: One global machine safety standard

A joint working group is looking at global functional safety standard unification. At present,... Read More

Machine Safety: what is the value of ISO 13849-1 for U.S. domestic compliance?
Machine Safety: what is the value of ISO 13849-1 for U.S. domestic compliance?

ISO 13849 clearly states that it is a standard for designers. If these designers work for U.S.... Read More

Machine Safety: Who is responsible for international standards?
Machine Safety: Who is responsible for international standards?

A lot of work has gone into harmonizing international standards but a dilemma still exists – who is... Read More

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