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3 ways to know it is time for an automation upgrade
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Updating a control system in any application is a daunting task. The cost of engineering, the downtime needed to replace the hardware, and the hours required to organize and assemble the system are high. But there comes a time when the gains realized from modern capabilities developed within the last few years can... Read More

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Human-robotic collaboration: What will OSHA say?
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Harmonized international standards on industrial robotic safety allow humans and moving robots to occupy the same space. Because safety standards allow robots and humans to co-operate, robotic... Read More

Mechatronic integration facilitates control system design
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In metalworking machine tools, a new era is beginning for the design of control algorithms to ensure high-quality work. Full integration of software tools (from project design to final implementation... Read More

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Quick tips for managing expectations
Quick tips for managing expectations

In a previous posting Anthony Baker talked about quantifying things and not letting a blanket expectation (like “I’ll do some screens”) exist within your organization. What happens though? What if... Read More

When to automate: Economical controllers ease the entry point
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Even with smaller lot sizes it can be practical to profitably automate what previously was considered only for hand assembly. Here are considerations when looking at what and when to automate. ... Read More

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Fiber optics improve industrial controller communications
Fiber optics improve industrial controller communications

Industrial controller communications may be improved with fiber optic cables. Optical fiber cables... Read More

Gateway switch for PLC programming and process visualization
Gateway switch for PLC programming and process visualization

Wago's PFC200 is designed to offer compact, computing power for PLC programming and process... Read More

Multi-touch panel PC series has multi-core CPUs
Multi-touch panel PC series has multi-core CPUs

Beckhoff Automation's CP22xx Panel PC series combines a multi-touch interface with... Read More

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

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