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Magnets, sensors create paths for automated guided vehicles
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An automated guided vehicle (AGV) can be built with as little as two components: a magnetic guide sensor and a dual-channel motor controller. The AGV will follow a track made of an adhesive magnetic tape affixed on the floor. The magnetic sensor will measure how far from the center of the tape it is and provide the... Read More

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PMI jumps again to new high for the year
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A change in seasons hasn’t slowed down manufacturing growth. In fact, there doesn’t seem to be much of anything slowing down the manufacturing sector. The Institute for Supply Management’s PMI... Read More

Understanding differential pressure flowmeters
Understanding differential pressure flowmeters

When a flow measurement technique that has been around since the automation dark ages continues to show among the top performing technologies, it indicates a high level of reliability, versatility,... Read More

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Fanuc merges American operations into one company
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Fanuc officially merged all of its operations in the Americas into one company named Fanuc America Corporation. The company, headquartered in Rochester Hills, Michigan,... Read More

Industrial Ethernet's role becoming ever more important in China
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The Chinese market for industrial Ethernet and fieldbus technologies grew by 18 million nodes in 2012, according to IHS. More than 3 million nodes used Ethernet and the remainder used fieldbus... Read More

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Communications module for Profibus network
Communications module for Profibus network

Molex's Brad SST Communication Modules SST-PB3S-CLX-RLL, SST-PB3S-CLX-RLL-CC and SST-PB3S-CLXT-RLL... Read More

Gripper designed for multiple automated manufacturing tasks
Gripper designed for multiple automated manufacturing tasks

Empire Robotics' Versaball is a gripper archetype designed to flexibly adapt to multiple automated... Read More

AC motor line expanded, integrates encoder
AC motor line expanded, integrates encoder

AutomationDirect has expanded its Marathon AC motor line to include 0.5 to 5 HP Marathon Max+... Read More

Barrel sensors for tight spaces
Barrel sensors for tight spaces

Turck's EG05K and EH04K barrel sensors are 15mm shorter than the standard EG05 and EH04... Read More

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