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Motor repair and replace by the numbers
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A generation ago, when a large industrial motor neared the end of its service life, the debate about repairing or replacing it was usually pegged to the magic number of 57. This was a number derived by purchasing agents, based on the residual value of a run-out motor plus repair cost, versus the cost of a new motor... Read More

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Mechatronics: Electromechanical manufacturing systems
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Automation architectures can use one controller, one network, and one software platform across one system architecture. Such a design can integrate a programmable logic controller (PLC), motion... Read More

The Industrial Internet of Things
The Industrial Internet of Things

Editor’s note: While the concepts related to the Internet of Things are much in the news for consumer applications and products, does this technology belong in the industrial space? Herman Storey... Read More

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Safety: Risk management
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Risk assessment and risk management plans help with industrial safety and machine safety efforts, using standards, processes, hardware, software, and continual education. Control Engineering May 2013... Read More

Machine Vision Resource Guide from Control Engineering
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Update: See additional machine vision links and resources added below, on May 10, 2013. Articles from Control Engineering show how machine vision technologies help with process... 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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