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Vision system boosts productivity, reduces costs at automobile assembly plant
Vision system boosts productivity, reduces costs at automobile assembly plant

Automotive vision: On a Chinese automobile assembly line, two machine vision cameras take images at 15 frames per second, to identify the type of vehicle part being moved, ensure that four robotic arms will grab the part in the correct locations, and increase productivity by six times.Read More

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The importance of machine documentation
The importance of machine documentation

Automated machinery can be very complex and cost millions of dollars. When it breaks down seconds can count; lost production affects the bottom line and can lead to lost customers when deadlines... Read More

Taking flight with precision laser processing
Taking flight with precision laser processing

Inside Machines: Aerospace companies are looking for ways to improve energy and fuel efficiency and reduce emissions, like businesses in many industries, and more efficient automation technologies... Read More

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HMIs are amongst the brightest, sharpest and most flexible operator panels in the industry. From simple LED displays to 12.1” 32,768 color touch screens, Panasonic has your HMI needs covered. Learn more.
Mechanical assistants with embedded CAN networks
Mechanical assistants with embedded CAN networks

Service robots are revolutionizing the agricultural sector. They sow, weed, fertilize, and feed animals with increasing autonomy.Read More

Emerson launches expanded reliability management consulting service
Emerson launches expanded reliability management consulting service

Recent acquisition helps enlarge range of services combined with growing product line. Campaign aims at saving customers cost and improving production capacity.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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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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Leaders Under 40 Winners
Control Engineering and Plant Engineering have announced the recipients of the 2014 Engineering Leaders Under 40 award. The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program recognizes manufacturing professionals under the age of 40 who are making a significant contribution to their plant’s success, and to the control engineering and/or plant engineering professions.
Meet this year’s Leaders!