Discrete Manufacturing

Courtesy: Beckhoff Automation
Discrete Manufacturing October 18, 2021

Top 5 Control Engineering articles October 11-17, 2021

Articles about Engineers' Choice finalists, machine control migrations, IIoT improves operations, SCADA benefits and improved sustainability were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from October 11-17, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media and Technology
Discrete Manufacturing September 23, 2021

Model advances incorporating 3D printing into supply chains

Researchers from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and North Carolina State University developed a model to help determine how to incorporate additive manufacturing (AM) technologies into spare part supply chains.

By Matt Shipman
Omron Foundation made a donation to California State University, Chico (Chico State) for an expanded mechatronics laboratory and classroom space. Courtesy: Omron Automation Americas
Mechatronics February 12, 2020

Donation made for mechatronics lab at university

Omron Foundation made a donation to California State University, Chico (Chico State) for an expanded mechatronics laboratory and classroom space.

By Omron Automation
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
Courtesy: Nidec Motor Corporation
Motors, Drives September 28, 2021

Integrated motor drive for OEM users

Motor drive featuring 1 to 10 HP UL-certified induction motors and customizable variable speed drives (VSDs). 

By Nidec Motor Corporation
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Sensors, Vision October 6, 2021

AI vision for monitoring manufacturing and industrial environments

Manufacturers can benefit from AI machine vision technologies by increasing uptime, leverage preventive maintenance and more.

By Chia-Wei Yang
Courtesy: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Robotics October 22, 2021

Control system enables four-legged robot to manage uneven terrain

MIT researchers have developed a system that improves the speed and agility of four-legged robots as they jump across gaps in the terrain. See video.

By Adam Zewe