Discrete Manufacturing - CNC, Motion Control

Reverse engineering reduced repair time, costs for steel manufacturer

A steel manufacturer that needed two impellers repaired found a solution through reverse... » more

Motion controller for air bearing positioning stages

Physik Instrumente's (PI) A-81x motion controller is designed to handle 1, 2, or 4-axis of PIglide... » more

Matrix drives reduce energy consumption for transporter system

Inside Machines: Industrial matrix drives were used for a transporter system retrofit to reduce... » more

Proof of concept, testing for integrated vision applications

Inside machines: A control system integrator and automation vendor have jointly developed a vision... » more

Motion controllers can adapt themselves

Adaptive motion controllers can be modified to a controlled process behavior, among other... » more

Modular access system

Wildeck's LadderLink modular access system that provides an affordable and rugged framework of five... » more

Automation show features IIoT, robot developments

Automate 2017 at McCormick Place in April will have over 400 exhibitors displaying developments in... » more

Researchers developing 3-D printed skin for robots

An MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) team is developing a "skin"... » more

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Touchless rotary angle sensor series

Novotechnik's RFC4800 series of touchless rotary angle sensors that provide absolute, rotary position and make measurements through air and non-magnetic materials.  » more

Differential measurement system for space-limited applications

Kaman Precision Products' KD-5100 differential measurement system is designed to provide resolution to a nanometer of positional change. » more

Laser marking system

Automated Laser’s AutoLase CSG2-30, is a 30-watt turnkey CO2 laser marking system is designed to mark on multiple sides of a component, mark on the entire circumference of circular parts, perform simple inspection prior to...

Escape hood respirator for chemical, petrochemical applications

Dräger's Parat 4920 escape hood respirator is designed for the general, chemical, oil and gas, and petrochemical industries and offer filter replacement service and training for safety equipment users.

Motion controller for air bearing positioning stages

Physik Instrumente's (PI) A-81x motion controller is designed to handle 1, 2, or 4-axis of PIglide air bearing positioning stages.  » 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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