Discrete Manufacturing - CNC, Motion Control

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

Track and trace offers opportunities for machine vision vendors

Track and trace allows machine vision users to prevent counterfeit products by helping them ... » more

Traceability and imaging for life sciences applications

Traceability in the life sciences industry provides companies with the ability to trace a product,... » more

Robotic machining used for aerospace applications

Robotic waterjet systems use a mix of water and garnet that exits the waterjet to make precise cuts... » more

Role of CNCs and PLCs in the factory of the future

As automation in manufacturing increases, industrial controllers and control systems are becoming... » more

Benefits of smart cameras in industrial settings

Smart cameras incorporate an image sensor and CPU capabilities into the camera, which has a few... » more

Engineering company to acquire manufacturer

IMI Precision Engineering announced it has agreed to acquire Bimba, which will combine the... » more

Pattern matching improves object location and reduces image-processing overhead

There are two main approaches to pattern matching: those based on correlation, and geometric... » 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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