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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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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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