Thursday, May 9, 2013
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Unified platform helps robotics for packaging
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Cama Group, a multinational maker of secondary packaging systems, standardizes robotics on a unified platform to deliver simplified, high-speed automation software and hardware. The company switched from a proprietary technology mix to one automation vendor’s hardware and software. The challenge was to migrate the... Read More

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Stepper motion systems addendum
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Stepper motion systems compete intensely with servo systems for many applications, but that competition takes place over a relatively narrow range of power and speed. As mentioned in the main... Read More

Machine safety: PLC versus PAC, is there a difference for safety?
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Is PAC the newest PLC? And, what’s that got to do with machine safety? What does PAC stand for? The answer is, programmable automation controller. What does PLC stand for? Everyone should know by... Read More

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Advances: Machine vision products, standards
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Machine vision capabilities have increased recently with new products and standards developments for FDA traceability, higher speeds, and connectivity and integration. FDA unit-level... Read More

Robotics sales reach new record
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North American robotics companies broke previous opening quarter records for robots ordered and shipped in first-quarter 2013, according to new statistics released from Robotic Industries Association... Read More

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Machine Safety: enhanced safety networks, the Internet of things, and autonomous safety
Machine Safety: enhanced safety networks, the Internet of things, and autonomous safety

Machine safety and HAL 9000: Does anybody remember HAL 9000, the computer that controlled the... Read More

Machine safety standard merger: One global machine safety standard
Machine safety standard merger: One global machine safety standard

A joint working group is looking at global functional safety standard unification. At present,... Read More

Machine Safety: what is the value of ISO 13849-1 for U.S. domestic compliance?
Machine Safety: what is the value of ISO 13849-1 for U.S. domestic compliance?

ISO 13849 clearly states that it is a standard for designers. If these designers work for U.S.... Read More

Machine Safety: Who is responsible for international standards?
Machine Safety: Who is responsible for international standards?

A lot of work has gone into harmonizing international standards but a dilemma still exists – who is... Read More

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