Discrete Manufacturing - Robotics

Artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities for industrial robots

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning capabilities are making their way into industrial... » more

New, innovative automation applications

Think Again: Startups, 3-D printing, drones, and automation in space are among the expanding uses... » more

Robots learning to manipulate new objects through prediction, foresight

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, are developing visual technology that allows... » more

Nanobots made faster with electric propulsion technology

Scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed a novel electric propulsion... » more

Top 5 Control Engineering articles January 29 to February 4: The IoT and manufacturing, three VFD trends, 2018 technology trends, more

Articles about the IoT and manufacturing, three VFD trends, 2018 technology trends, robotic... » more

Robotic machine tending benefits and applications

Robotic machine tending systems provide many benefits for manufacturers—chief among them are uptime... » more

Robotic process automation implementation and market landscape

Robotic process automation (RPA) leverages artificial intelligence to configure computer software... » more

Robotic additive manufacturing technology for new applications

Additive manufacturing (AM) is disrupting the traditional way of manufacturing. AM transforms... » more

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Rolled-steel motors for industrial machinery applications

AutomationDirect's MTR2 series of IronHorse general purpose, rolled-steel motors from are available in 1- and 3-phase versions and are designed to power pumps, blowers, conveyors, and other industrial machinery applications.

Torque brushless motor

The Kollmorgen Torquer Brushless Motor (TBM) Series direct drive frameless motor is designed to be directly embedded in the machine by using the machine’s own bearings to support the rotor.

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...

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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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