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Precise motion control gives famous vessel new life
Precise motion control gives famous vessel new life

A covered dry dock, with a history worthy of spy novels and action movies, recently received a sophisticated automation motion control upgrade from all manual motion controls. In July 2012, Bay Ship & Yacht Co. was the winning bidder at an auction held by the U.S. Navy for the Hughes Mining Barge (HMB-1)... Read More

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Integrate safety engineering into mechatronic design
Integrate safety engineering into mechatronic design

Mechatronics is a nontraditional field of engineering that combines a variety of cross-disciplinary design principles. The end result is to optimize functionality by creating a simpler, less... Read More

Selecting the right control chart
Selecting the right control chart

Knowing the right way to look at collected manufacturing or process data turns numbers into valuable information; here's how to choose the right control chart to make real-time control... Read More

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Using technology to improve automation recruiting, retention
Using technology to improve automation recruiting, retention

Perhaps the greatest challenge in recruiting, hiring, and retaining engineering personnel is attracting qualified talent from a limited pool of candidates. Business leaders, recruiters, and... Read More

University wins grant for motor research proposal
University wins grant for motor research proposal

The Electric Motor Education and Research Foundation (EMERF), which is The Motor and Motion Association (SMMA) foundation, named Texas A&M University as its 2013 grant... Read More

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“Apps for Engineers” is a free interactive directory of over 110 engineering-related mobile applications that were created by various companies, available on both Apple and Android platforms. The app helps users to do their jobs better and save time, providing a “pre-sort” of relevant mobile engineering applications loaded with various calculators, catalogs, file viewers, measurement tools, and more.
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Machine Safety: What is your safety elevator pitch?
Machine Safety: What is your safety elevator pitch?

In less than 30 seconds, tell me why I should care about your plans for exceeding industrial safety... Read More

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

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