Discrete Manufacturing - Mechatronics

Manufacturers should embrace augmented reality

Augmented reality (AR) has the potential to make the manufacturing floor faster, safer, and more... » more

Single-channel electronic circuit breakers

Wago's 787-28xx single-channel electronic circuit breaker is designed to provide protection against...

Seven common robotic welding processes

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

Drives and machines are getting smarter in the Industrie 4.0 era

Intelligent drive systems play a large role in optimizing machine configuration and performance and... » more

Five technology trends for 2018

With advancements in automation, industries need to stay on top of the challenges ahead. » more

Linear drive motor with electric cylinder

The Spindasyn SEZ electric cylinder from AMK Automation is a ready-to-install linear drive motor...

Design motors to achieve energy efficiency requirements

Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and end users should build motors in compliance with... » more

Embedded vision systems in healthcare, clinical settings

Embedded vision technology has the potential to help healthcare professionals identify disease more... » 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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