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3 ways to know it is time for an automation upgrade
3 ways to know it is time for an automation upgrade

Figuring out the right time to update your control system can be difficult. The following factors determine if the time is right. Three reasons show why ‘It works fine’ isn’t fine anymore. A fourth consideration may lift any final objections. Read More

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Human-robotic collaboration: What will OSHA say?
Human-robotic collaboration: What will OSHA say?

Safety lifecycle approach is best when robots and humans work in the same areas, say automotive and safety experts from Rockwell Automation.Read More

Mechatronic integration facilitates control system design
Mechatronic integration facilitates control system design

A new approach for control system design uses mechatronic integration. Prior to modifying the feed-drive module of a 5-axis machining center, a full simulation model was automatically generated from... Read More

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Quick tips for managing expectations
Quick tips for managing expectations

Automation System Integration Blog: Need project management motivation to avoid lost money, upset customers, and loss of good employees? Learn these three things from Anthony Baker.Read More

When to automate: Economical controllers ease the entry point
When to automate: Economical controllers ease the entry point

With automation becoming more flexible, smaller lot sizes can make it practical to profitably automate what previously was considered only for hand assembly. Modular, flexible embedded PCs,... Read More

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Ethernet switch series with redundant power supply inputs
Ethernet switch series with redundant power supply inputs

Wieland Electric Inc.'s UMS 5-W, UMS 8, LMS 16-W wienet series of Ethernet switches have redundant... Read More

Ethernet-connected variable frequency drives
Ethernet-connected variable frequency drives

The Mitsubishi Electric FR-A800- E and FR-F800- E variable frequency drives (VFDs) are designed to... Read More

Light curtain system for flexibility and industrial safety
Light curtain system for flexibility and industrial safety

Rockwell Automation's Allen-Bradley GaurdSheild 450L safety light curtain system uses a transceiver... Read More

Rotary tables with roller-gear drive for high-speed applications
Rotary tables with roller-gear drive for high-speed applications

Destaco's GTB series servo positioning rotary tables are engineered to deliver high torque with... Read More

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