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PLCopen part 4 blurs the lines among PLCs, robotic, and motion control
PLCopen part 4 blurs the lines among PLCs, robotic, and motion control

More end users are asking for robots, motion controllers, and programmable logic controllers (PLCs) to be programmed in familiar PLC languages, which are easier for machine builder programmers to understand, and for end users' service personnel to maintain. To reduce the complexity and harmonize the look, feel, and... Read More

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Increase sampling time for motor control
Increase sampling time for motor control

Modulation can increase active sampling time by opposite voltage vector insertion. In motor control applications, the proposed method increases time suitable for sampling of analog values. While... Read More

Packaging OEM offers multi-touch enabled machines
Packaging OEM offers multi-touch enabled machines

Machinery original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are starting to incorporate the intuitive multi-touch display functionality well known by many who have grown accustomed to using smartphones and... Read More

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High speed machining provides dynamic accuracy to machine tools
High speed machining provides dynamic accuracy to machine tools

Numerical control (NC) machine tools used for high-speed machining (HSM) must be concerned with dynamic accuracy. Investigations were performed on a type Avia X5 machining center designed for... Read More

Electric actuators avoid some classic hydraulic actuator challenges
Electric actuators avoid some classic hydraulic actuator challenges

When deciding between electric and hydraulic actuation, when the force required is less than 2,000 lb, electric actuator systems provide a better performing, more cost-efficient, more environmental,... Read More

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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

Machine safety standards: ANSI Z10 versus new ISO 45001 in late 2016
Machine safety standards: ANSI Z10 versus new ISO 45001 in late 2016

The standard ANSI Z10-2005 is a machine safety concern and an opportunity. I barely... Read More

Machine Safety: We haven’t finished assessing cloud computing; here comes the fog
Machine Safety: We haven’t finished assessing cloud computing; here comes the fog

Microsoft, Apple, Cisco Systems, IBM, Google, Facebook, HP, Sony, and other "big... Read More

Machine Safety: Which safety circuit design is required?
Machine Safety: Which safety circuit design is required?

First of all, is everyone familiar with “B” level and “C” level machine safety standards? Secondly,... Read More

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