Discrete Manufacturing - CNC, Motion Control

Robotics can automate, improve construction industry

Construction is one of the least digitized, least automated industries in the world, which is... » more

Record sales reported in robotics, machine vision, and motor technology

The Association for Advancing Automation (A3) reported sales records were set in the areas of... » more

Technical center for CNCs, machine learning expanded

Siemens announced the expansion of its Technical Application Center (TAC), which is designed to... » more

Automatic image retouching for phone, vision applications

Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and Google... » more

Figure 1: Example of a proportional-integral-derivative (PID) control loop diagram with velocity and acceleration feed forwards. Courtesy: Delta Computer Systems

Open- vs. closed-loop control in fluid power applications

Fluid power applications are complex. It can be a challenge to choose between an open- or... » more

CNCs' role in the digital factory

Computer numerical controls (CNCs) are playing a larger role in the digital factory and are able to... » more

Safety controller for easier integration, automation

Lenze's C250-S is a safety controller that enables engineers to program all of the machine’s safety...

Independent motion control solution launched

PLCopen Safe Motion 1.0 is a system independent solution designed to ensure that safety drive... » more

Figure 1: Example of a proportional-integral-derivative (PID) control loop diagram with velocity and acceleration feed forwards. Courtesy: Delta Computer Systems

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Touchscreen controller with flexible IO

EZAutomation's EZTouch I/O flex is a compact touch-screen controller for various control applications.

2018 Engineers' Choice Awards: Entry deadline extended to Aug. 11

Enter your products today! Entries for the Control Engineering 2018 Engineers' Choice Awards close at 5 p.m. CT on Friday, August 11, 2017.

Safety controller for easier integration, automation

Lenze's C250-S is a safety controller that enables engineers to program all of the machine’s safety needs using just one engineering tool based on the PLCopen standard.

SCADA with native drivers for harsh conditions

Ecava's IntegraXor is a fully functional supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) with native drivers and is developed based on standard web technologies with adopted scaleable vector graphic (SVG) to enable lossless view...

Message controller and LED display for manufacturers

EZAutomation's EZ iMarquee is an all-in-one master message controller and LED message display can display valuable machine or plant data coming from a PLC or SCADA.

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Functional safety life cycle: 1) Perform risk assessment 2) Examine functional requirements 3) Design and verify mitigation 4) Install and validate 5) Manage, change, and improve. Courtesy: Control Engineering Machine Safety Blog, JB Titus & Associates

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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Covers discrete sensors, programmable controllers, CNCs, I/O modules and associated actuation, decision, measurement, and logic functions.

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