Discrete Manufacturing
The safety related parts of the control system have rated operational specifications including exposure to environment, electrical, and mechanical load and must be considered with a maintenance program. Courtesy: Schneider Electric
Discrete Manufacturing March 13, 2019

Machine safety webcast: Your questions answered

Webcast presenter Jacob Kimball from Schneider Electric highlighted machine safety issues such as worker habits, motor control cabinet best practices, OSHA standards, and more.

By Jacob Kimball
Adrian Lloyd, research director for industrial automation for Interact Analytics. Courtesy: Interact Analytics
Discrete Manufacturing March 7, 2019

Brexit outcome has implications beyond Europe

Analyst sees looming issues for manufacturing beyond EU-Great Britain dispute.

By CFE Media
Mechatronics
Courtesy: Bob Vavra, CFE Media
Mechatronics March 19, 2019

Companies striving for energy efficiency with different methods

A report from IHS Markit indicates that the goal of reducing energy use and costs remains the same regardless of industry though the methods do differ.

By IHS Markit
Machine Safety
A look at the changes in the IEEE 1584-2018 standard. Courtesy: SSOE Group
Machine Safety March 7, 2019

IEEE 1584 -2018 changes offer a robust upgrade

Comprehensive standard review impacts arc flash analysis.

By Ed McConnell, PE
Motors, Drives
AutomationDirect's 325 frame size IronHorse cast iron worm gearboxes are available in several ratios with outputs in left hand shaft, right hand shaft, dual shaft, and hollow shaft. Courtesy: AutomationDirect
Motors, Drives March 10, 2019

Cast iron worm gearbox series

AutomationDirect's 325 frame size IronHorse cast iron worm gearboxes are available in several ratios with outputs in left hand shaft, right hand shaft, dual shaft, and hollow shaft.

By AutomationDirect
Sensors, Vision
Courtesy: Bob Vavra, CFE Media
Sensors, Vision March 17, 2019

Collaborative robots’ future in manufacturing

Technology developments and high demand for collaborative robots point to a promising future for the technology as manufacturers find new uses for them.

By Robotic Industries Association (RIA)
Robotics
The tiny robots could potentially move pieces of debris or position a camera to evaluate a treacherous area. Courtesy: Kurt Hickman, Stanford University
Robotics March 21, 2019

Robot developed to open doors and pull on heavy objects

Researchers have developed small flying robots outfitted with advanced gripping technologies that can pull objects up to 40 times their weight. See video.

By Taylor Kubota