Discrete Manufacturing - CNC, Motion Control

Industrial generator market projected to rebound

IHS Markit expects generator suppliers expect to recoup margins from 2018-2020 as average selling... » more

The fundamentals of matrix variable frequency drive technology

Providing cost, space, and energy efficiency for VFD applications. » more

Modular drive solutions and software tools for industrial networking

Lenze's modular software, scalable hardware, and modern interfaces is designed to minimize... » more

Open-source robotics provides users with more freedom

Robotics are moving to the Internet of Things (IoT) through open-source robotics, which allows... » more

Hexapods for motion simulation, precision machining applications

Physik Instrumente's (PI) H-850KML, 500kg high-load hexapod and the H-825KLL, compact hexapod with... » more

Robotics cluster at the epicenter for startup companies

Robotic startup companies are clustering in Boston, Pittsburgh, and Silicon Valley and this has... » more

Inductive proximity sensors for space-limited applications

Carlo Gavazzi's ICB12S extra-short inductive proximity sensors have a thread length of 23 mm and... » more

Robots and automation save jobs; standards help

Manufacturing competitiveness, expansion of embedded machine vision, and greater collaboration... » more

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Controller for safety-related automation tasks

Siemens' Simatic S7-1212 FC controller is designed to perform standard and safety-related automation tasks in a single device and can be networked with Profinet and Profisafe. » more

Indicator compact series for machinery, automation applications

EAO's Series 14 indicator compact are designed to provide status indication for use in a variety of applications such as machinery, industrial automation, robotics and specialty vehicles. » more

Fiber optic microswitch for medical and industrial applications

Micronor's MR386 ZapFREE fiber optic microswitch is designed to meet the challenging requirements of MRI, medical and industrial applications and it provides EMI and RFI immunity, isolation from high voltage and lightning, and...

Modular drive solutions and software tools for industrial networking

Lenze's modular software, scalable hardware, and modern interfaces is designed to minimize engineering requirements and expedite machine motion control. » more

Hexapods for motion simulation, precision machining applications

Physik Instrumente's (PI) H-850KML, 500kg high-load hexapod and the H-825KLL, compact hexapod with load capacity to 35kg are designed for motion simulation, industrial production, precision machining, automotive assembly, image... » more

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Machine Safety: Benefits of safety assessments, risk...

The need to evaluate hazards and apply corrective actions to reduce... » more

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Motors and Drives Video Series

Overview

Part 1 of the Motors and Drives Series describes...

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Poll of the Week

How many types of robotic programming software do you use at your site? (See December cover stories on robotics.)
One, from the robot manufacturer
One, open-source software
One, third-party software
2-4 types
5 or more types
We don't have robots yet


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