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Research delivers a dozen drives tips

Respondents of the motors and drives survey from Control Engineering give 12 tips related to motor... » more

Embedded high-performance computing for industrial applications

Edge, fog, and cloud applications demand increased computing power in industrial environments using... » more

Surge protection device for confined space applications

Phoenix Contact's Termitrab surge protective devices are designe for measurement and control...

Vote now for 2018 Engineers' Choice Finalists

The official ballot is open for voting for Control Engineering North American print and digital... » more

Meeting conflicting machine control demands

A semiconductor manufacturer designed a molding machine that used Ethernet network technology to... » more

How to perform a radome transmissivity test

Transmissivity tests are essential to ensure that repairs to a radome are performed effectively. » more

LED advances providing increased benefits for machine vision users

Light-emitting diode (LED) lighting technology has steadily progressed, allowing machine vision... » more

Six ways VFDs can improve motion control applications

Inverter and variable motor control technologies are being used to solve application challenges and... » more

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Vote now for 2018 Engineers' Choice Finalists

The official ballot is open for voting for Control Engineering North American print and digital edition subscribers, for a limited time. Cast your vote using CFE Media’s New Products for Engineers platform at... » more

Steel face sensors for welding applications

Balluff's Sun 73 steel face sensors are designed for harsh weld spatter applications and can withstand hostile weld spatter that is prone to latching onto the sensor housing for welding applications.

Multi-function programmable logic controller

Unitronics’ UniStream 5 is a multi-function programmable logic controller (PLC) is designed to serve OEMs and system integrators who need space-saving controllers that deliver the functionality to control complex machines.

Collaborative robot for safety applications

ST Robotics' Workspace Sentry collaborative robotics safety system is specifically designed to meet the International Organization for Standardization (ISO)/Technical Specification (TS) 15066 on collaborative operation and is...

Safety sensors for preventing hazardous movements

Eden output signal-switching device (OSSD) safety sensors from ABB Jokab Safety Products, enable multiple sensors to be wired in series to any standard safety relay without compromising the level of safety and are...

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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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