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Safety and control in collaborative robotics
Safety and control in collaborative robotics

Robotics technology is moving at the speed of light, and the standards process is struggling to keep up. New types of collaborative robots can be safely implemented: Do a risk assessment, work with experienced suppliers, and get involved with standards development.Read More

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How to size servo motors: Advanced inertia calculations
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Inside Machines: To properly select the appropriate servo motor for a motion control application, find the inertia of the load being rotated. Applications where the center of rotation is on a... Read More

Machine vision boosts quality for mass-produced robotic workcells
Machine vision boosts quality for mass-produced robotic workcells

Inside Machines: Feedback from machine vision adjusts robotic movement and enhances manufacturing quality. Vision-guided robots have greater position accuracy, providing closed-loop control.Read More

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Robotics boost accuracy, flexibility for automated test machines
Robotics boost accuracy, flexibility for automated test machines

Amber Precision Instruments augments speed and quality with 6-axis robot to replace a slow, inaccurate gantry motion subsystem. Setup time fell from 1 week to 1 day.Read More

My plant is running just fine
My plant is running just fine

Please don’t talk to me about technologies and work practices that can improve my plant performance. I can’t stand the idea of disrupting my current situation with anything new even if it is better.Read More

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Discrete PLC IO modules
Discrete PLC IO modules

AutomationDirect's Productivity2000 programmable logic controller (PLC) system has 50 discrete and... Read More

Rotary position sensor for OEMs and control systems
Rotary position sensor for OEMs and control systems

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

IO modules for monitoring control cabinets
IO modules for monitoring control cabinets

B&R Industrial Automation's X20CMR010 and X20CMR111 I/O modules are designed to measure temperature... Read More

Robot transfer units for material handling applications
Robot transfer units for material handling applications

LazerArc's line of robot transfer units are manufactured in floor mounted, elevated, or inverted... Read More

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