Discrete Manufacturing - Machine Safety

European Machinery Directive helps with safe machinery speeds

Control Engineering International: European Union Machinery Directive includes standards that can... » more

Standards revisions: robots and robotic systems

Automation standards update: The current version of the Industrial Robot Safety Standard, ANSI/RIA... » more

Safety requires cybersecurity

Technology Update: If it isn’t secure, it isn’t safe. Cybersecurity vulnerabilities represent... » more

The consumerization of robots and its impact

The next industrial revolution will be powered by artificial intelligence, cloud computing, and... » more

Robots' influence growing in the food, packaging industries

Customization and variability are at an all-time high and food producers must keep up with the... » more

Safety instrumented systems: Applying measurement best practices

The measurement part of a safety system tends to be the most troublesome. However, new technologies... » more

2017 Engineers' Choice Awards: Spotlight on innovation

Best automation, control, and instrumentation products in 28 categories. » more

Control panel series for hazardous, non-hazardous locations

The Watconnect line of control panels from Watlow are now certified for hazardous and non-hazardous... » more

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Inverter with advanced integration

Fuji's Frenic-Ace is a versatile drive with advanced integration capabilities such as applied power ratings, sensorless dynamic torque vector control, and customer customizable logic. » more

Mounted spherical roller bearings with IIoT

Rexnord's Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Smart PT select mounted spherical roller bearings are designed for conveyor and fan and blower applications in the aggregate, air and fluid handling, cement, and material and package...

Carrier system for customized batch sizes

Festo's Multi-Carrier System is designed to enable customization of batch sizes and embodies Industrie 4.0 manufacturing concepts of modularity, communications, and diagnostics. » more

Angle ring encoder for safety-related applications

Heidenhain's ECA 4410 angle ring encoder series is designed for use in safety-related applications and can be used in dangerous automation conditions. » more

Safety laser scanner for industrial applications

Idec Corporation's SE2L safety laser scanner is certified for use in safety applications including AGVs, forklifts, robots, and other items of moving equipment found in industrial facilities.  » 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

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

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