Discrete Manufacturing - Robotics

Additive manufacturing, drones, use automation for humanitarian benefit

Using automation for humanitarian benefit was the focus of Dr. Julielynn Wong’s presentation at the... » more

Automation startups for robotics, vision, machine monitoring, and talent

Start-up automation-related companies at the 2018 A3 Business Forum include a lightweight robot... » more

Building the future with robotic additive manufacturing

Additive manufacturing (AM) is changing how engineers and part designers think and robots are... » more

Computer systems predict objects’ responses to physical forces

MIT researchers believe they can help answer questions about what information-processing resources... » more

Connecting industrial robotics with IIoT on the factory floor

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) presents enormous productivity potential for... » more

Robotic process automation industry to disrupt traditional business operational models

Companies are using robotic process automation (RPA) tools to transform their information... » more

System integrators looking to improve customer relations, skills gap

CFE Media’s interviews of three representatives from the 2018 System Integrators of the Year focus... » more

Top 5 Control Engineering articles January 1-7: PID controllers, robotic machining and aerospace, CNCs and PLCs, more

Articles about PID controllers, robotic machining in aerospace applications, CNCs and PLCs in the... » 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


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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