Discrete Manufacturing - Sensors, Vision

Safety sensors for preventing hazardous movements

Eden output signal-switching device (OSSD) safety sensors from ABB Jokab Safety Products, enable...

Drones relay RFID signals for inventory control

MIT researchers have developed a system that enables aerial drones to read radio frequency ID... » more

Choosing sensors for the application: Answers to audience questions

The Control Engineering RCEP webcast, “Choosing sensors for the application,” resulted in more... » more

Protecting machine vision systems in rugged, harsh environments

Machine vision enclosures are built to protect the vision system, but every application poses... » more

Portable barcode verifier for machine vision inspection systems

Microscan's LVS-9585 handheld portable barcode verifier, provides verification of both printed...

Record sales reported in robotics, machine vision, and motor technology

The Association for Advancing Automation (A3) reported sales records were set in the areas of... » more

Webcast: Choosing sensors for the application

Experts provide advice about how to choose sensors for automation and control applications. What...

Automatic image retouching for phone, vision applications

Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and Google... » more

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Safety sensors for preventing hazardous movements

Eden output signal-switching device (OSSD) safety sensors from ABB Jokab Safety Products, enable multiple sensors to be wired in series to any standard safety relay without compromising the level of safety and are...

Laser welding system

Laser Americas' RubyLaser FLW laser welding system is designed for welding dissimilar materials, for welding very thin materials, and for joining thin and thick parts and rapid prototyping from micro-welding to high-strength...

Machinery drive for process, environmental applications

ABB's ACS380 machinery drive is designed to offer technically compatible drive, as well as an all-compatible solution for people, process, business, and environmental goals and all essential features are built-in as standard,...

Pluggable terminal block series

Dinkle International's 0225, 0226, and 0227 series of pluggable terminal blocks, a series of products with a push-in-design for connecting wires to the terminal blocks and are designed for motion control components such as servo...

Distributed safety controller with Profinet

Siemens' Simatic S7-1200 family of basic safety controllers include a CPU for failsafe applications that handle standard and safety-related automation tasks, such as protective door monitoring, in a single device.

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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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