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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: 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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