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Ladder logic’s future role in automation
Ladder logic’s future role in automation

Nine considerations when selecting a programming language. Ladder logic is favored by manufacturers in discrete industries, but as technology and automation evolve, its usefulness compared to other IEC 61131-3 programming languages and PC programming depends on application complexity and other factors. Read More

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Six future trends in robotic automation
Six future trends in robotic automation

Robotic automation trends for the future include further IIoT adoption, increased cybersecurity measures, and increased use of collaborative robots on the plant floor.Read More

The future of embedded vision in manufacturing
The future of embedded vision in manufacturing

Embedded vision can be used in many different ways for a variety of functions, and the future of embedded vision technology could take several different paths for manufacturing applications.Read More

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WP: Energy Efficiency of Machines: The Smart Choice of Motorization
This white paper compares the technological capabilities and limitations of AC and synchronous motors, quantifying that a synchronous motor allows up to 20% energy savings while increasing performance.
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End-of-arm-tooling robot companies merge
End-of-arm-tooling robot companies merge

Three collaborative robot companies, On Robot, OptoForce, and Perception Robotics, have merged together to become OnRobot, an end-of-arm tooling company with headquarters in Denmark.Read More

Mechatronics systems certification program created
Mechatronics systems certification program created

Siemens and Festo Didactic teamed up to create the Siemens Mechatronic Systems Certification Program (SMSCP), which is designed to help students, instructors, and learning institutions address the... Read More

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E-magazine
Read, search, download, and share the digital edition of Control Engineering. Topics this month include: discrete and process sensor tips, auto-tuning control advice, mobile HMIs, and a system integrator roundtable. Read it on your computer or tablet now.
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PLC Digital Report
Programmable logic controllers (PLCs) represent the logic (decision) part of the control loop of sense, decide, and actuate. As we know, PLCs aren’t the only option for making decisions in a control loop, but they are likely why you’re here. This digital report focuses on PLC programming, support-focused enterprise controls, and how they compare against proprietary robotic controls. Learn more.
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2019 System Integrator of the Year Call for Entries
Control Engineering and Plant Engineering are looking for the best integrators in the automation business for the 14th System Integrator of the Year program. The chosen System Integrator of the Year winners will receive worldwide recognition from Control Engineering and Plant Engineering, and will be inducted into the System Integrator Hall of Fame.
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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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2019 System Integrator Giants
The System Integrator Giants program (SI Giants) lists the top 100 system integrators among companies listed in the CFE Media Global System Integrator Database, ranked solely on total system integration revenue. The 2019 System Integrator Giants program is open for submissions! Deadline to enter: Friday, August 10, 2018.