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IIoT video: See on-machine sensor values in real time via Apple iPad
IIoT video: See on-machine sensor values in real time via Apple iPad

In an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) demonstration using a mountain bike tricked out with sensors and instrumentation, ThingWorx, a PTC business, revealed how an operator might see an industrial machine’s metrics in real time by looking through a mobile human-machine interface (HMI) or a head-mounted display....Read More

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Magnetic levitation for PCB production
Magnetic levitation for PCB production

A combination of linear drives and magnetic levitation can be used to alleviate particulate contamination on printed circuit boards’ (PCB) production lines, explained Paul Streatfield of Bosch... Read More

Ladder logic 304: Timer application
Ladder logic 304: Timer application

A sample timer application written in ladder logic provides examples of various programming tips, such as ensuring the programmer knows what the customer wants. See screen captures.Read More

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Giving robots a more nimble grasp
Giving robots a more nimble grasp

Engineers at MIT have developed a method using the environment to give simple robotic grippers more dexterity. See related video.Read More

Using a digital motion network
Using a digital motion network

Machine designers strive to increase throughput, decrease machine costs, and reduce maintenance costs. The migration from traditional analog motion networks to digital motion networks accomplishes... Read More

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Motor and Drive System Considerations to Ensure Maximum Performance, Increase Reliability and Extend Product Life

Presenter William R. Finley, Sr., will provide information about what kind of special application conditions need to be known and understood, to ensure the components will perform well in the application and/or work together as a system; and how to achieve the best performance and system reliability.

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Linear drive motor with electric cylinder
Linear drive motor with electric cylinder

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

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

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