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3-D robotic welding simulation benefits
3-D robotic welding simulation benefits

Cover Story: Teaching robots how to weld using 3-D simulation is beneficial because welding is a complex, precise process that cannot be explained or taught easily to humans.Read More

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Five technology trends for 2018
Five technology trends for 2018

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

Picking the right discrete sensor for a machine application
Picking the right discrete sensor for a machine application

There are many considerations for picking a discrete sensor for a machine application. These include if the sensor is being used for position detection or part detection or if the application is... Read More

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Automate with Vention’s MachineMotion™ and MachineApps™
The all-in-one controller enables automating machines in minutes thanks to open-source apps and development tools. Design and order using Vention’s free cloud-CAD loaded with modular parts that ship next day. Learn more today!
Drives and machines are getting smarter in the Industrie 4.0 era
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 aid companies looking to adopt Industrie 4.0 in their operations.Read More

CFE Edu launches PLCs and analog signals training course
CFE Edu launches PLCs and analog signals training course

CFE Edu has launched a course that dives into the basics of programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and analog signals for continuing education and training.Read More

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2018 Engineers' Choice Awards
The Control Engineering Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by Control Engineering's print and online subscribers. Survey respondents are asked to select products based on technological advancement, service to the industry, and market impact.
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Meet the smallest Industrial PC from Beckhoff
Ideally suited for automation and IIoT applications, the multi-core C6015 Industrial PC measures just 82 x 82 x 40 mm. Learn more.
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HMI hardware and software: What you need to know
Today at 11 a.m. PT/1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET webcast presenters Anthony Smith and Daniel Miller will focus on advances in human-machine interface (HMI) hardware and software and how they make HMI implementation (as a window into controls, operations, and enterprise) easier. CFE Media research will be cited.
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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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HMI Digital Report
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.