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Motor and drive systems: Advanced motors, encoders, applications
Motor and drive systems: Advanced motors, encoders, applications

Advanced motor and motion systems were discussed at the 12th annual Motor & Drive Systems 2015 conference and exhibition, Jan. 21, in Orlando, Fla., including an axial variable flux permanent magnet motor, dual axial gap wheel motors, electric 2-wheelers, intelligent encoders, magnetic encoders, and inductive...Read More

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North America robot sales set record for 2014
North America robot sales set record for 2014

The Robotic Industries Association (RIA) reported that 27,685 robots valued at $1.6 billion were sold in 2014, which is an increase of 28% in units sold and 19% in dollars over 2013.Read More

Robots used in greenhouses to improve productivity
Robots used in greenhouses to improve productivity

Metrolina Greenhouses used robots from Harvest Automation to help space plants and help improve worker safety and overall efficiency for the company.Read More

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Lifetime achievement award given to well-known electric motor and generator designer
Lifetime achievement award given to well-known electric motor and generator designer

Dan Jones, electric motor and generator designer, was awarded a lifetime achievement award by the Electric Motor Education and Research Foundation and the SMMA-Motors and Motion Association during... Read More

Medium-voltage motor market in China expected to face challenges
Medium-voltage motor market in China expected to face challenges

IHS reports that the medium-voltage motor market in China is expected to have minor growth due to headwinds with end-market performance and falling prices.Read More

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Engineers' Choice winners
A total of 26 winners and 27 honorable mentions were named for the 2015 Engineers' Choice Awards, which were voted on by Control Engineering's print and digital audience. The 2015 Engineers' Choice Awards will be presented to the winners on March 23, 2015, in Chicago.
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Integrating wireless into an industrial Ethernet application

Presenter Daniel E. Capano from Diversified Technical Services Inc. will talk about wireless selection criteria including equipment reliability and capabilities, availability, ease of management, conformance to open standards, and integration with an existing Ethernet network.

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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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