Discrete Manufacturing - Robotics

Electronics manufacturing driving industrial robotics market growth

Global robot sales have increased over the last several years and are expected to continue to... » more

Industrial mobile robot safety standards on the forefront

Mobile robot standards are evolving to keep up with the rapid developments on the plant floor and... » more

Robotic cable management best practices

Robotic cable management is a fundamental part of robotic efficiency and poor planning can lead to... » more

Collaborative robots and cybersecurity concerns for manufacturers

Some collaborative robots have cybersecurity flaws or weaknesses, which undermines the entire point... » more

Almost 2 million robots to be installed by 2020, according to report

The International Federation of Robotics (IFR) World Robotics 2017 Industrial Robots report said... » more

Robots paired with VR for smart manufacturing

Engineers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have developed a... » more

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...

IIoT and robotics on the plant floor

Industrial robots are perfectly positioned to be equipped with Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)... » more

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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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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

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

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

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