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Installing VFDs: environmental and safety considerations
Installing VFDs: environmental and safety considerations

Inside Machines: Understanding ac variable frequency drive (VFD) installation options can save costs, reduce downtime, and enhance safety. Read More

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Vision-guided robotics for pick-and-place applications
Vision-guided robotics for pick-and-place applications

In order for vision-guided robots (VGR) to perform properly and efficiently, a machine vision system must be set up accurately to avoid potential mistakes. Read More

Algorithms for wearable devices help users, robots avoid obstacles
Algorithms for wearable devices help users, robots avoid obstacles

Scientists at MIT have developed algorithms that help power a prototype system for helping visually impaired users avoid obstacles and identify objects and can also be used as sensors for robots.Read More

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To use robots effectively, get started, get coaching
To use robots effectively, get started, get coaching

Robotiq integration coach David Gariépy talks about how to use robotics effectively and what the future of the industry looks like.Read More

The ABCs of VFDs
The ABCs of VFDs

Find the right application to match the motor need and know the conditions for using a variable frequency drive (VFD).Read More

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Digital Edition
Did you know a digital version of the magazine is released every month? It is easily viewed from your desktop or tablet device. The June issue of Control Engineering includes stories on additive manufacturing, HMI and sensor tips, and the Innovations from the Industry.
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Engineering Leaders Under 40
Control Engineering and Plant Engineering are now accepting nominations for the 2017 Engineering Leaders Under 40 program to those who have made significant contributions to their plant and to the control engineering and/or plant engineering professions. Nominees must be working professionals who are under the age of 40 as of Sept. 1, 2017.

Nominations close: June. 23, 2017.
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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

4-axis SCARA robot for pick-and-place assembly, medical processes
4-axis SCARA robot for pick-and-place assembly, medical processes

Denso Robotics' HSR series of four-axis SCARA robots uses advanced vibration control, a rigid... Read More

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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 2017 System Integrator Giants program is open for submissions! Deadline to enter: Friday, August 18, 2017.