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Robotic and Lean manufacturing a good match
Robotic and Lean manufacturing a good match

Incorporating standardization, optimization, and flexibility fits with Lean’s goals. Motion-centric automation and robotics add speed, flexibility, and productivity, with less energy and product waste.Read More

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Autonomous robot glider combines qualities of albatross and sailboat
Autonomous robot glider combines qualities of albatross and sailboat

MIT engineers have designed a robotic glider that can skim along the water’s surface, riding the wind like an albatross while also surfing the waves like a sailboat.Read More

Material handling maintenance needs cloud-based efficiency
Material handling maintenance needs cloud-based efficiency

When you use heavy-duty equipment to complete large tasks, you face the risk that big things will go wrong.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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Medical device regulation's potential impact on additive manufacturing
Medical device regulation's potential impact on additive manufacturing

The European Union’s (EU’s) Medical Device Regulation (MDR) could drastically impact the way medical devices are made in the EU, particularly those produced using additive manufacturing (AM).Read More

Pros and cons of high-speed machine vision interfaces
Pros and cons of high-speed machine vision interfaces

When deciding on which machine vision interface would be best for an application, it's important to assess the application's unique needs and consider ease of deployment, cable length, low life-cycle... Read More

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Read, search, download, and share the digital edition of Control Engineering. Topics this month include: the 2018 Salary and Career Survey, robot standards and safety, and interoperability. Read it on your computer or tablet now.
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BLÚ Streamlines Data Network in Machine Tools
Marposs’ BLU integrated control system revolutionizes the network concept of machine tools. Enables high speed data transmission/sharing via single cable connecting gauges, sensors and other control system devices. Simplifies installation and maintenance. Enhances production efficiency. Learn more.
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IIoT Webcast Series 2018, Part Two: The role of connectivity in collaborative projects
This webcast will look at how engineers develop products, execute projects, and sustain productivity–with support from a cyber-physical world. IIoT supports digital transformation. Going forward, decisions made as to how industrial enterprises, and project managers, can leverage a maturing IIoT market, will have impact.

Thursday, June 14, 2018, at 11 a.m. PT/1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET

Sponsored by: Emerson Reliability Solutions, Epicor, Kepware Technologies, Oracle +NetSuite, Universal Robots
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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

Compression latch for vehicle, machine control applications
Compression latch for vehicle, machine control applications

FDB Panel Fittings' DIRAK compression latch is now available in black to pair with black hinges and... Read More

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Fork sensor series for mounting, liquid detection

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Engineering Leaders Under 40
Control Engineering and Plant Engineering are now accepting nominations for the 2018 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, 2018. Learn more.