Discrete Manufacturing - Robotics

Artificial intelligence that programs itself to change the conversation

Siri CEO Dag Kittlaus demonstrated Viv, which is an artificial intelligence (AI) platform that... » more

Robot series for manufacturing, automotive applications

Mitsubishi Electric's RV-F Series 6-axis robots are available in 35, 50 and 70 kg payloads and are... » more

Origami robot developed for healthcare applications

Researchers developed an origami robot that unfolds from ingestible capsule, removes button battery... » more

Filling the technology gap in the warehouse

Many startups and established companies are looking to fill the void after Kiva Robotics'... » more

A history of robot programming languages

There are many different programming languages for robots and it can become overwhelming to keep... » more

Top 5 Control Engineering articles, May 9-15: Salary and career survey, ladder logic, neural network training, more

Articles about the 2016 Salary and Career Survey, ladder logic, neural network training, data... » more

Arup Thoughts: Having a robotic co-worker in the future

Robots of the future will be able to interact safely and cooperate with human co-workers, as well... » more

Robots are ready to populate smart factories

Industrie 4.0 and the smart factories being built are heavily influencing robots that are being... » more

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Magnetic-drive regenerative blowers for boosting natural gas pressure

Ametek Dynamic Fluid Solutions' (DFS) Rotron MD101 magnetic-drive regenerative blowers are designed to boost natural gas pressure for a wide range of manufacturing operations as well as gas, vapor, and fume recovery and solid... » more

Software for adding logic to compatible IO devices

Turck's Argee is designed to help manufacturers add logic to compatible I/O devices without a programmable logic controller and can turn the I/O into a field logic controller (FLC), as well. » more

PLC for demanding, hazardous applications

Idec's FC6A MicroSmart is a programmable logic controller (PLC) with up to 520 I/O that comes in three models and is designed for demanding industries such as oil and gas, chemical, material handling, original equipment... » more

Angle encoder series with bearing sets

Heidenhain's MRP 2000, 5000 and 8000 are angle encoder modules are designed for metrology, calibration devices, automation technology, micro machining, and semiconductor applications.  » more

Miniature inductive proximity sensors

AutomationDirect’s miniature inductive proximity sensors are available in sizes ranging from 4 to 8mm and are equipped with a 360-deg-visible yellow output LED and come with built-in overload protection.  » more

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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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