Discrete Manufacturing - Robotics

Technical college opens manufacturing innovation center

Greenville Technical College (GTC) has opened the Gene Haas Center for Manufacturing Innovation... » more

Foundry robot for material handling and machine tending applications

ABB Robotics' IRB 1200 Foundry Plus 2 is designed for material handling and machine tending... » more

Automation president testifies at Congressional subcommittee hearing on advanced robotics

Jeff Burnstein, the president of the Association for Advancing Automation (A3) , testified before... » more

Real-time insights needed for improving uptime, machine performance

Manufacturers can improve performance and operation through real-time insights, but know what kind... » more

Hybrid machines, democratization key to growing additive manufacturing

The democratization of additive manufacturing (AM) and developing hybrid machines that can use AM... » more

Manufacturing groups announce partnership to co-produce regional trade events

The Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT) and SME have announced a major partnership for a... » more

August fundings, acquisitions, and failures in the robotics industry in 2016

The Robot Report reported 18 fundings, four acquisitions, and one failure involving robotic... » more

Miniature motor for medical, industrial applications

Portescap's Althonix 17DCT brush dc mini motor features an energy-efficient coreless design with an... » more

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Camera series with high-speed color imaging

Teledyne Dalsa has added multi-line color CMOS time delay and integration (TDI) cameras to their Piranha XL family and the 8k and 16k models are designed to deliver sensitivity for color imaging using 4 rows per RGB channel for... » more

Evaluation electronic system for high-precision measuring machines

Heidenhain's Quadra-Chek 3000 evaluation electronics system is designed as a complement for high-precision measuring machines and is operated via its capacitive touch screen that is suitable for multi-touch and gesturing. » more

Torque motor designed for direct drive applications

ETEL's TMB+ is a torque motor that has been redefined to increase its overall torque, size selection, and winding options and is designed for direct drive applications. » more

Torque positioning hinges for small doors and panels

Southco's ST constant torque positioning hinges have added an embedded hinge that is designed to provide precise positioning of smaller doors and panels that require increased torque.  » more

Control solution for CNC milling machines

NUMmill is designed for CNC milling machine manufacturers and control retrofitters and offers a suite of canned cycles, ranging from simple center drilling, boring and threading to pocket cycles and complex profile milling... » 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

Overview

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

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Poll of the Week

Human-machine interface (HMI) data concentrators (September issue) can:
Provide local information and operation
Secure information
Provide sustainability and availability
Allow for local data manipulation
Store a superset of data locally
Forward consolidated data to the cloud
All of these
None of these


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