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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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5 things to consider when selecting a safety system
5 things to consider when selecting a safety system

Safety is among the top priorities in any manufacturing facility, and given the changes in the industry, technology and even standard, there are a lot of concerns starting with the selection of a... Read More

Wireless carriers reshape business to cash in on fast-growing M2M segment
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Amid a slowdown in their core business of cellphone-based communications, wireless carriers are restructuring to capitalize on the booming market for machine-to-machine (M2M) cellular service. The... Read More

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Now arriving: Automation technology for airport entrance control
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In a bid to cut costs while maintaining acceptable levels of customer service, airports are adopting automation for repetitive tasks involving security and access control. Every day in airports... Read More

Emergency stop button series has indicator for normal status
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The 22mm XW emergency stop switches by IDEC feature a smooth, ridgeless button that prevents dust build-up while reducing user fatigue and stress. The switches are... Read More

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Industrial Ethernet, Part 2: Case Studies

Industrial Ethernet case studies provide lessons learned as detailed in specific installations to gain practical advice from working installations, to ensure your next application uses the best practices to maximize benefits in a minimum amount of time. Ethernet survey results will be discussed.

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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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