Discrete Manufacturing - Sensors, Vision

Applications that benefit from 3-D sensing

3-D sensing is helping machine vision solving many automation challenges, but it's not suited for... » more

Robust vision inspection in 5 steps

Inside Machines: When performing a machine vision inspection, users should assess the application,... » more

Machine vision comes of age

As machine vision crests a new wave of visibility across mainstream engineering communities, the... » more

Measuring torque with angle sensors

A technique for measuring torque with angle sensors first used in the 1950s is making a comeback... » more

Embedded vision benefits and applications

While embedded vision systems cannot take the place of PC-based vision systems altogether, embedded... » 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

Giving grid sensors a boost

Electrical physicists from Czech Technical University are offering recommendations for improving... » more

Rotary position sensor for OEMs and control systems

Curtiss-Wright’s NRH305DR is a no-contact rotary position sensor for original equipment...

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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

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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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