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Automation show features IIoT, robot developments
Automation show features IIoT, robot developments

Automate 2017 at McCormick Place in April will have over 400 exhibitors displaying developments in robotics, discrete manufacturing, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and automation.Read More

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Sensors 101: Control system inputs
Sensors 101: Control system inputs

Thinking of sensors as a physical input to a control system can help an engineer realize there are a lot more possibilities than they realize in a field that is narrowly focused in its thinking.Read More

Researchers developing 3-D printed skin for robots
Researchers developing 3-D printed skin for robots

An MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) team is developing a "skin" of sensors on a robot using 3-D printing as a potential cost-effective solution.Read More

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Help wanted: More training, equipment upgrades
Help wanted: More training, equipment upgrades

Maintenance is crucial, but a lack of resources remains an issue according to respondents for the 2017 Maintenance Survey.Read More

Achieve proper motor alignment by detecting and correcting soft foot
Achieve proper motor alignment by detecting and correcting soft foot

A soft foot exists when not all of a machine's feet sit flat on the supporting base, so that tightening the foot bolts distorts the machine case. This can make a machine difficult to align and a... Read More

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Digital Edition
Did you know a digital version of the magazine is released every month? It is easily viewed from your desktop or tablet device. The March issue of Control Engineering includes stories on Big Data and IIoT value, edge computing, PID learning, and robotic standards.
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Multi-axis EtherCAT® servo drives offer gap-free installation
Ultra-compact and ultra-flexible: The new AX8000 servo system delivers high-performance EtherCAT® drive technology in a modular format, helping to dramatically reduce machine footprint. Learn more.
Upcoming Webcast
IIoT Webcast One: Get your head into the cloud
This Webcast focuses on how emergent Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies change the way process and automation engineers execute projects and sustain productivity in today’s, and tomorrow’s, cyber-physical world.

Thursday, April 13, 2017, 11 a.m. PT/1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET

Sponsored by: B+B SmartWorx, Rittal
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Ethernet PLC units with built-in analog IO
Ethernet PLC units with built-in analog IO

AutomationDirect's Click Series of stackable micro brick programmable logic controllers (PLCs)... Read More

Fiber optic microswitch for hazardous environments
Fiber optic microswitch for hazardous environments

Micronor's MR386 fiber optic microswitch paired with a MR380 series controller is designed to be... Read More

Programmable controller for industrial automation projects
Programmable controller for industrial automation projects

AutomationDirect's Productivity1000 programmable logic controller (PLC) is designed to provide... Read More

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

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