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2014 Engineers' Choice Awards: Spotlight on Innovation
2014 Engineers' Choice Awards: Spotlight on Innovation

The 27th annual Control Engineering Engineers’ Choice Awards shines a light on 23 categories of control, instrumentation, and automation products, revealing the best of those introduced in 2013 as chosen by you, Control Engineering’s print and digital audience. Review the winners and honorable... Read More

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Manufacturing velocity: Position automotive manufacturing to keep pace
Manufacturing velocity: Position automotive manufacturing to keep pace

There’s no slowing down in the automotive industry. A customer base with a range of differing priorities for new-vehicle purchases—including safety, fuel efficiency, performance, design, and... Read More

When to use multi-function safety relays
When to use multi-function safety relays

Many machines and robots require safety circuits to stop all or part of an operation in the event of an emergency event. Safety circuits are also used to keep all or part of a machine or robot from... Read More

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Microsoft patches: Know when it is better to wait
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After yet another “Patch Tuesday,” when Microsoft releases monthly patches, and a challenging Microsoft Windows 8.1 upgrade, I was reminded that sometimes it’s much better to wait before installing... Read More

Machine vision tops sensors in flexibility for Ford body panel selection
Machine vision tops sensors in flexibility for Ford body panel selection

Many threaded copper studs are used during final assembly to attach components to automobile body panels such as wheel wells. Automotive body panel inspections and bar code reading work better with... Read More

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Pneumatic series with solenoid valves
Pneumatic series with solenoid valves

AutomationDirect’s Nitra AVS-series of pneumatics now includes additional directional... Read More

Robotic series for processing large parts
Robotic series for processing large parts

The MH50 II-series robots by Yaskawa Motoman have a flexible design and are... Read More

Linear piezo nanopositioner series
Linear piezo nanopositioner series

Aerotech's QNP-L series of linear piezo nanopositioning stages give nanometer-level... Read More

Current transducer combines current transformer, signal conditioner
Current transducer combines current transformer, signal conditioner

NK Technologies' AT/ATR-LS Current Transducer combines a current transformer and signal... Read More

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