Discrete Manufacturing

Discrete Manufacturing October 28, 2022

High-voltage power technologies driving semiconductor processes

The semiconductors being developed to address future demand will be more powerful and integrate more functionality than ever before. High-voltage power technologies will play a key role.

Image courtesy of Brett Sayles
Discrete Manufacturing October 17, 2022

Next steps for digital transformation for manufacturers

With many industrial organizations now having taken their first digitalization steps, there are potential disruptions for manufacturers with their digital transformation journeys.

By Suzanne Gill
Courtesy: Bosch Rexroth
Mechatronics February 9, 2022

Product advice: Smart mechatronics platforms offer new handling solutions

Intelligent mechatronics components, such as linear motion products, controllers, servo drives and operator software with easy-to-use configuration tools, are necessary to build complete, high-performance mechatronics solutions, according to a company with a Control Engineering Engineers’ Choice Award product.

By Richard Hansen
Courtesy: Virtual Training Week from CFE Media and Technology and Applied Manufacturing Technology
Machine Safety October 15, 2021

How safety validation is changing in an IIoT, Industry 4.0, smart manufacturing world

Modern advances in controls and connectivity are increasing considerations for safety validations, according to an Oct. 20 CFE Media and Technology Virtual Training Week course.

By Mark T. Hoske
Image courtesy: Brett Sayles
Motors, Drives August 31, 2022

Acquisitions reveal motor supplier strategies

The top three suppliers of low voltage ac motors made waves in the motor and drives space with a string of acquisition announcements in early August. First, WEG announced its acquisition of Gefran’s motion control business.

By Blake Griffin
The synaptic transistor is reconfigurable, meaning it can be twisted and bent, yet still remain functional, as researchers Cunjiang Yu (left), Dorothy Quiggle Career Development Associate Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics (ESM), and ESM graduate student Hyunseok Shim demonstrate in this photo. Conventional transistors, on the other hand, are rigid and can break after being bent. Courtesy: Kelby Hochreither/Penn State.
Sensors, Vision October 16, 2022

Synaptic transistor can enhance functions for robots, wearable devices

A wearable synaptic transistor has been developed by Penn State researchers to enhance device performance for robotics and wearable devices.

By Mariah Chuprinski
Robotics November 30, 2022

Assembler robot groups have potential for making larger structures

MIT researchers are showing how groups of robots can work together to build almost anything from buildings, vehicles and larger robots.

By David L. Chandler