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Ladder logic 402: Data manipulation and filtering
Ladder logic 402: Data manipulation and filtering

Once values from an analog card have been captured, there are methods to filter the data and methods to simulate a filter using Microsoft Excel before it is coded into a PLC. Read More

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Improving robotics with model-based control
Improving robotics with model-based control

Inside Machines: Model-based control results in robotic systems moving faster and more accurately, with greater throughput. Such modeling can estimate torques and forces on the robot during movement... Read More

Interactive 3D-printed robot developed for educational purposes
Interactive 3D-printed robot developed for educational purposes

Liberty Science Center in New Jersey has created an exhibition with a robot named SARA (Stevens Artistic Robot Animatron), which was created by students at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken,... Read More

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Robots' usage growing on production line, but humans still valuable
Robots' usage growing on production line, but humans still valuable

Robots are a valuable commodity on the plant floor and won't be going away, but for some tasks they aren't as useful as human workers because they lack the ability to adapt and adjust to changing... Read More

Think Again: System integration, networking for machine tools
Think Again: System integration, networking for machine tools

Application examples: Machine data integration saves time and increases throughput, according to Mazak; technologies being demonstrated in the plant may be offered on future machines for better asset... Read More

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Simplifying Convergence of the Industrial Network: Bridging IT and Operations
Presenter Michael Vermeer will discuss how traditional Ethernet technologies have begun to scale broadly across application using automation and controls, which is making companies take a fresh look at home-grown industrial Ethernet networks. It has also opened up a new wave of innovative possibilities for plants to drive improved operations, while also requiring that the network is built in a robust manner and with the tools for proactive maintenance.

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How do I get Control Engineering product coverage?

Ask Control Engineering: CFE Media New Products for Engineers Database serves up products to... Read More

HMI PLCs for small- and medium-sized machines
HMI PLCs for small- and medium-sized machines

Turck's TX500 human-machine interface (HMI) programmable logic controllers (PLCs) are designed for... Read More

Ergonomic game-style controller for remote-controlled applications
Ergonomic game-style controller for remote-controlled applications

Apem's PC Series is an ergonomic game style pendant controller is designed to accommodate Apem's TS... Read More

Operator and monitor terminals with soft PLC
Operator and monitor terminals with soft PLC

Pilz's Machine Interface (PMI) 6 Control is an operator terminal equipped with a soft PLC in... Read More

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