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Automated guided vehicles integrate power, without batteries
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A manufacturer of large, off-road vehicles had three objectives for an existing assembly line: 1. Significantly improve throughput without increasing floor space or staff 2. Create a type of assembly line which would be highly scalable for future change and growth 3. Implement appropriate use of new automation... Read More

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Augmented reality enhances plant floor view, productivity
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A provider of process automation services and solutions develops applications that employ panels, automated equipment, drives, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), human machine interfaces (HMIs),... Read More

VFDs: The path to prolonged life
VFDs: The path to prolonged life

One of the main factors for obtaining long reliable service from any piece of equipment is maintenance. Any type of electrical or mechanical device is subject to wear and tear. This can be further... Read More

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Variable frequency drive configuration, high-efficiency operation, and permanent magnet motors
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Permanent magnet alternating current (PMAC) motors are seeing increasing demand in variable-speed, high duty-cycle motion control applications due to their higher efficiencies and energy saving... Read More

Automated cell for bearing machining, parts sorting
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Conroe Machine is doing what most machine shops only dream of: hard turning a family of parts around the clock in a fully automated cell that operates a "self-controlled" process. The... 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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