Wednesday, November 5, 2014
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Optimizing servo control with an adaptive nonlinear algorithm
Optimizing servo control with an adaptive nonlinear algorithm

Servo control software improves applications requiring accurate path tracking and low settling time, such as CNC and cutting, conveyor tracking, pick-and-place operations, PCB mounting, welding, as well as painting, coating, and gluing. A gantry robotic application resulted in a 33% increase in machine throughput,...Read More

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Motion control and CNC accuracy
Motion control and CNC accuracy

CNC applications need accurate movements, rapid changes in direction, and aggressive acceleration and deceleration. A virtual sensor system can be used to improve control performance and decrease CNC... Read More

North America robot sales set new records
North America robot sales set new records

The Robotic Industries Association (RIA) reported that 21,235 robots valued at $1.2 billion were sold in the first nine months of 2014, which is an increase of 35% in units over the same period in... Read More

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Introducing the SPCS Version 2
Get electric-like closed loop motion control for pneumatics with the newest Servo Pneumatic Control System from Bimba Manufacturing. Learn more.
Machine-to-machine
Machine-to-machine

One particular area of industry that is buzzing now is the utilization of the machine-to-machine (M2M) innovation in industrial settings. M2M’s reach is so broad that we will focus on its application... Read More

Four risk factors jeopardizing automation projects
Four risk factors jeopardizing automation projects

Pharmaceutical companies are making a beeline to automate manufacturing. Here are four primary risk factors, most of them non-technical, which might hinder the early phases of any automation project.Read More

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Engineers' Choice Awards finalists
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Cyber Security Research
Cyber threats to control systems are high, frequencies of vulnerability assessments are low, and many organizations are lacking a capable cyber incident response team. Are your systems at risk? The 2014 Cyber Security study asked key questions on cyber security practices, including perceived threat levels, system vulnerability, and recent cyber-related incidents. Learn more.
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Ethernet Hardware

Presenter Kurt Forster from Autopro Automation Consultants Ltd. will talk about industrial Ethernet hardware through a system integrator’s project experiences, including environmental considerations, assessment, specification, installation, testing, and start-up. He will also discuss industrial Ethernet market trends for context.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014, at 11 a.m. PT /1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET

Sponsored by: Advantech, Moxa, Turck, WAGO
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Featured Products
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

Control system with integrated Fieldbus diagnostics
Control system with integrated Fieldbus diagnostics

Siemens' Simatic AFDiSD active field distributor features extended Fieldbus diagnostics that can be... Read More

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Understanding Machine Safety Guidelines eGuide
This eGuide illustrates how machine safety is serious business and should be at the forefront of any machine builder’s design process as well as the key steps necessary to lower risk and it highlights how integrated safety components can simplify machine design.
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