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Programming in motion
Programming in motion

Machines now use less wiring and easier motion control programming with code that can be reused. What's not to like? Automated Industrial Machinery (AIM Inc.) of Addison, Ill., is a leading producer of automated CNC wire-bending machinery. For as long as the company has been making machinery, AIM motion control... Read More

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Optimizing communications for embedded machine control systems
Optimizing communications for embedded machine control systems

CANopen has been designed for embedded machine control systems. Opposite to factory automation, embedded machine control systems need to be optimized to design better products than those of... Read More

Centralized controls: Smart software, networks trump smart hardware
Centralized controls: Smart software, networks trump smart hardware

Machine design is easier with integrated PLC, safety, motion, robotics/kinematics, and communications functionality in software, with fewer auxiliary points of control (hardware), and software-based... Read More

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Synchronizing industrial Ethernet networks
Synchronizing industrial Ethernet networks

Many machine building and manufacturing engineers have gotten used to industrial Ethernet as a way of life. While they're by no means extinct, traditional fieldbuses with custom hardware and cabling... Read More

Correcting induction motor power factor
Correcting induction motor power factor

Most plant managers and maintenance personnel know that induction motors can cause low power factor (PF) and trigger expensive surcharges on electric bills, even if they aren’t sure why. A simple... Read More

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Let’s Get Physical – Building a Future Proof Infrastructure Foundation

Presenters Andy Banathy from Panduit and Dayan Rodriguez from Rockwell Automation will explain how to help enhance your ability to design and deploy enterprise and industrial networks as well as industrial control systems and the value lifecycle advisory services can bring to help you meet aggressive build schedules and reduce installation time.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at 11 a.m. PT /1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET

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Machine Safety: Which takes precedence, a Type-B or a Type-C safety standard?
Machine Safety: Which takes precedence, a Type-B or a Type-C safety standard?

In the hierarchy of Type A, B, and C safety standards, doesn’t a Type B safety standard take... Read More

Machine Safety and safety maturity: Are you safe without injuries?
Machine Safety and safety maturity: Are you safe without injuries?

According to the International Labor Organization, every 15 seconds approximately 160 workers have... Read More

Machine Safety: Do not tell employees that a safety compliant machine is safe
Machine Safety: Do not tell employees that a safety compliant machine is safe

Purchasing a new machine compliant to the latest machine safety standards and delivered with... Read More

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

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