Discrete Manufacturing - Robotics

3-D robotic welding simulation benefits

Cover Story: Teaching robots how to weld using 3-D simulation is beneficial because welding is a... » more

Seven common robotic welding processes

Robotic welding is most productive when completing high-volume, repetitive welding tasks and... » more

Companies need to address collaborative robot issues

Collaborative robots are a hot topic in manufacturing and their use will grow as companies... » more

Machine vision comes of age in automotive manufacturing applications

Machine vision developments such as 3-D imaging, barcode scanning, and improved traceability are... » more

Manufacturers need to adapt, become more flexible

The rising demand for personalized manufactured goods means companies need a shop floor agile... » more

Electronics manufacturing driving industrial robotics market growth

Global robot sales have increased over the last several years and are expected to continue to... » more

Industrial mobile robot safety standards on the forefront

Mobile robot standards are evolving to keep up with the rapid developments on the plant floor and... » more

Robotic cable management best practices

Robotic cable management is a fundamental part of robotic efficiency and poor planning can lead to... » more

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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.

Ethernet PLC units with built-in analog IO

AutomationDirect's Click Series of stackable micro brick programmable logic controllers (PLCs) feature Ethernet communications capabilities and analog input/output (I/O) that is built-in. Twelve units provide both discrete and...

Fiber optic microswitch for hazardous environments

Micronor's MR386 fiber optic microswitch paired with a MR380 series controller is designed to be deployed in difficult and hazardous environments over long distances.

Programmable controller for industrial automation projects

AutomationDirect's Productivity1000 programmable logic controller (PLC) is designed to provide communication, integrated data storage, and compact size needed for many of today's industrial automation projects.

4-axis SCARA robot for pick-and-place assembly, medical processes

Denso Robotics' HSR series of four-axis SCARA robots uses advanced vibration control, a rigid lightweight arm, and heat dissipation in the base unit to achieve continuous high-speed performance and repeatability.

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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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