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Open- vs. closed-loop control in fluid power applications
Open- vs. closed-loop control in fluid power applications

Fluid power applications are complex. It can be a challenge to choose between an open- or closed-loop design; both have advantages and disadvantages. See table.Read More

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Robotic integration: easier, preconfigured, flexibility, programming
Robotic integration: easier, preconfigured, flexibility, programming

Questions and answers: Robots are becoming easier to integrate into other systems. More preconfiguration, greater flexibility, and best-practices in programming help.Read More

How to choose open- or closed-loop control
How to choose open- or closed-loop control

Defining open- and closed-loop control with application examples can help explain when each should be used, why, and with what consequences.Read More

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Industries today face critical challenges to process operations: operational acceleration, evolving technologies, and a changing workforce. This white paper explores these challenges and explains how process automation systems can address them. Learn more.
Warehouse, collaborative robotics expand vision guided robotics universe
Warehouse, collaborative robotics expand vision guided robotics universe

Vision-guided robots have evolved into tools that can be used to automate all kinds of new tasks. Read More

IIoT-equipped mobile robot exhibits snake-like dexterity
IIoT-equipped mobile robot exhibits snake-like dexterity

Robotic integration technology update: Robots-as-a-service are seen as suitable for inspection, surveillance, and non-destructive testing.Read More

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2018 System Integrator of the Year Call for Entries
Control Engineering and Plant Engineering are looking for the best integrators in the automation business for the 12th System Integrator of the Year program. The chosen System Integrator of the Year winners will receive worldwide recognition from Control Engineering and Plant Engineering, and will be inducted into the System Integrator Hall of Fame.
Enter by: Friday, August 25, 2017.
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2018 System Integrator Giants
The System Integrator Giants program (SI Giants) lists the top 100 system integrators among companies listed in the CFE Media Global System Integrator Database, ranked solely on total system integration revenue. The 2018 System Integrator Giants program is open for submissions! Deadline to enter: Friday, August 18, 2017.
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Industrial Internet of Things Webcast Series 2017, Webcast Three: IIoT transforms predictive maintenance
Manufacturers exploiting the latest IIoT industrial-connectivity and analytics advances are melding operations and maintenance data to spot trends that lead managers to contextualized, actionable insights.

Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 11 a.m. PT/1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET

One (1) Certified Professional Development Hour (PDH) available for all attendees.

Sponsored by: Bosch Rexroth, Deublin, GTI Spindle Technology, Oracle & NetSuite, Rittal
Click here to register.
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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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Automation and controls continue to help HMI hardware and software advance. As computing capabilities progress (smaller, faster, more capacity, for less or equal price), hardware has become more rugged with less maintenance required, with wider environmental capabilities, and integrated input/output (I/O) connections. Learn more.