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Robots optimize analysis of sugar beets at Nordic Sugar
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When Nordic Sugar was researching a new generation of robots to automate the analysis of raw material samples, the most important criteria were flexibility, user-friendliness, and a reasonable price tag. With Universal Robots’ three UR5 robots as “colleagues,” the employees can now easily adjust the analysis process... Read More

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Open-source robotic software advances at kickoff meeting
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ROS-Industrial Consortium (RIC) held a kickoff meeting on March 6 and 7 at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) in San Antonio, Texas, with 25 people representing 14 organizations attending.... Read More

Is your controller tough enough?
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Controllers are the nervous system of the production process. As critical couriers of information and implementers of change, controller malfunctions can throw a wrench into your production processes... Read More

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Machine safety: Incorporating functional safety, part 2
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When considering “functional safety,” look at what differs compared to other safety initiatives, consider U.S. versus international standards, examine conformance responsibilities, and think about... Read More

Plug-and-play doesn’t happen by luck
Plug-and-play doesn’t happen by luck

Have you ever worked on a project where several pieces of equipment from different manufacturers were purchased with the expectation that the equipment would just plug together and work? On... Read More

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Machine Safety: Safety and security combined
Machine Safety: Safety and security combined

Some recent reports say cyber attacks have grown by 600 percent since 2010 costing industry... Read More

Machine Safety: Crossing the yellow line
Machine Safety: Crossing the yellow line

The "yellow line" in manufacturing has been around for a very long time. But, a... Read More

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

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