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Open-source robotic software expands capabilities, communications, international influence
Open-source robotic software expands capabilities, communications, international influence

Inside Machines: ROS-Industrial, an open-source factory automation software project, expanded its influence in 2015 as additional US and European organizations became more engaged. The ROS-I Consortium Americas, led by SwRI, along with the ROS-I Consortium Europe, led by sister organization Fraunhofer IPA, are...Read More

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Changing ROI for Industrial Robotics Webcast: Questions answered
Changing ROI for Industrial Robotics Webcast: Questions answered

More answers about the changing return on investment (ROI) for industrial robotics, the topic of a Dec. 17 Webcast, are provided by a robotic system integrator for robotics and automation and a... Read More

Building the machine health matrix: baselining and trending data
Building the machine health matrix: baselining and trending data

Using applications of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), plant managers can collect and analyze equipment life-cycle data to weed out flaws and failures. Read More

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Best practices in preventive maintenance: How one company did it
Best practices in preventive maintenance: How one company did it

Part three of this 3-part series on preventive maintenance explains that companies committed to a PM program succeed because they have clearly defined what they wanted to achieve. Link to part 1 and... Read More

Six steps to design a preventive maintenance program
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Part two of this 3-part series outlines six steps for creating an effective efficient and sustainable preventive maintenance program for your facility. Link to part 1 and part 3 below.Read More

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Robot controller family for digital factory applications
Robot controller family for digital factory applications

ABB's OmniCore robot controller family is designed to provide flexibility for integrating robots... Read More

PLC family for machine and control systems
PLC family for machine and control systems

FactoryMation's XGB programmable logic controller (PLC) family from LS Industrial is designed to... Read More

Modular system solution with safe power distribution
Modular system solution with safe power distribution

Woehner's CrossBoard is a modular system solution with which safe power distribution up to 100 A... Read More

Motor for general purpose manufacturing markets
Motor for general purpose manufacturing markets

Siemens' SIMOTICS AboveNEMA MV449 frame is designed for general purpose markets and features a... Read More

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