Discrete Manufacturing - Mechatronics

Your questions answered: Motors and drives—working together efficiently

The Nov. 9, 2017, “Motors and drives—working together efficiently” webcast presenters addressed... » more

Picking the right machine vision software for an application

Machine vision software capabilities have expanded, and companies looking to expand their... » more

Department of Energy posts notice of petition and request for electric and small electric motors

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) previously issued a pre-publication Federal Register notice... » more

Machine vision systems pushing automotive industry towards full autonomy

Automotive companies are turning to machine vision companies to help them master deep learning... » more

Nondestructive testing relies on X-ray, IR imaging for product integrity

Machine vision companies are turning to two nondestructive testing (NDT) techniques: industrial... » more

Webcast: Motors and drives—working together efficiently

Standard induction motors use (and waste) electricity. Total motor energy usage for the industrial...

Vibration sensors designed for conditioning monitoring, maintenance systems

Hansford Sensors' HS-100 series is designed for use wit drives and rotating shafts such as those...

Research delivers a dozen drives tips

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

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Ethernet PLC units with built-in analog IO

AutomationDirect's Click Series of stackable micro brick programmable logic controllers (PLCs) feature Ethernet communications capabilities and analog input/output (I/O) that is built-in. Twelve units provide both discrete and...

Fiber optic microswitch for hazardous environments

Micronor's MR386 fiber optic microswitch paired with a MR380 series controller is designed to be deployed in difficult and hazardous environments over long distances.

Programmable controller for industrial automation projects

AutomationDirect's Productivity1000 programmable logic controller (PLC) is designed to provide communication, integrated data storage, and compact size needed for many of today's industrial automation projects.

4-axis SCARA robot for pick-and-place assembly, medical processes

Denso Robotics' HSR series of four-axis SCARA robots uses advanced vibration control, a rigid lightweight arm, and heat dissipation in the base unit to achieve continuous high-speed performance and repeatability.

Vibration sensors designed for conditioning monitoring, maintenance systems

Hansford Sensors' HS-100 series is designed for use wit drives and rotating shafts such as those found in pumps, fans, motors, gearboxes and compressors to provide an accurate solution when used with condition monitoring,...

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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


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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