Discrete Manufacturing - Mechatronics

Track and trace offers opportunities for machine vision vendors

Track and trace allows machine vision users to prevent counterfeit products by helping them ... » more

Traceability and imaging for life sciences applications

Traceability in the life sciences industry provides companies with the ability to trace a product,... » more

Selecting an automation controller

Consider these criteria when selecting an automation controller for motion, robotics, machines, and... » more

Four trends in VFD management

Variable frequency drive (VFD) advances enable users to do more with less. » more

Bluetooth connectivity makes VFDs safer, easier to use

Variable frequency drive (VFD) manufacturers are introducing a wide range of product advances that... » more

Three major VFD trends

Variable frequency drive (VFD) development is shifting focus away from general-purpose motor... » more

Robotic machining used for aerospace applications

Robotic waterjet systems use a mix of water and garnet that exits the waterjet to make precise cuts... » more

Role of CNCs and PLCs in the factory of the future

As automation in manufacturing increases, industrial controllers and control systems are becoming... » more

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Discrete PLC IO modules

AutomationDirect's Productivity2000 programmable logic controller (PLC) system has 50 discrete and analog input (I/O) modules providing over 400 local I/O points.

Rotary position sensor for OEMs and control systems

Curtiss-Wright’s NRH305DR is a no-contact rotary position sensor for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) designing vehicles and control systems.

IO modules for monitoring control cabinets

B&R Industrial Automation's X20CMR010 and X20CMR111 I/O modules are designed to measure temperature and humidity in the control cabinet and log how much time the values spend within defined ranges, which allows critical...

Robot transfer units for material handling applications

LazerArc's line of robot transfer units are manufactured in floor mounted, elevated, or inverted configuration and are capable of fitting into automated robotic systems applications such as material handling job, paint, and...

Linear drive motor with electric cylinder

The Spindasyn SEZ electric cylinder from AMK Automation is a ready-to-install linear drive motor system in which the rotor is pressed directly onto the screw.

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Machine Control Blog

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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Machine Control Newsletter

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

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