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CNC advances: Libraries, communications
CNC advances: Libraries, communications

Inside Machines: Just as the machine tool world continues to evolve at light speed, so do computer numerical control (CNC) software and hardware for the machines. Multifunction machine tools, including additive manufacturing and robotic integration, continue to advance with better communications, libraries, hybrids,...Read More

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Robotic vehicles are not the highest form of auto technology, MIT professor says
Robotic vehicles are not the highest form of auto technology, MIT professor says

David Mindell, an MIT professor, argues against the idea of fully automated cars and vehicles in a book titled Our Robots, Ourselves, and says that while technology advances are good, it is a fallacy... Read More

Five tips for improving hydraulic control in a mechatronic system
Five tips for improving hydraulic control in a mechatronic system

Hydraulics tutorial: Advanced machine designs and new Industry 4.0 technologies combine mechanical motion with sophisticated electronic controls in a synergy known as mechatronics.Read More

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Bosch Rexroth’s free Advancing Factory Automation Kit provides a special collection of useful automation case studies, technical papers, videos and links to Rexroth online resources—tools and insight to help you advance your automation solutions. Learn more.
Software development is becoming more efficient, vertical
Software development is becoming more efficient, vertical

An emphasis on being vertical as well as horizontal in business and technology and going more in-depth with current and future technology was a major focus in the keynote address at the 2015 Software... Read More

Apps for Engineers: Vision applications
Apps for Engineers: Vision applications

CFE Media's Apps for Engineers is an interactive directory of engineering-related applications for Apple iOS and Android operating systems from various companies. Apps are organized by category,... Read More

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Engineers' Choice Awards
The Control Engineering Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by Control Engineering's print and online subscribers. Survey respondents are asked to select products based on technological advancement, service to the industry, and market impact.
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With the new CP32xx Panel PC series from Beckhoff, industrial multi-touch display technology can be used in an all-in-one, high-performance device for HMI and control applications. These powerful devices for mounting arm installation integrate multi-touch Control Panel technology with a high-performance Industrial PC. Learn more.
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Global System Integration Database
CFE Media has launched their Global System Integrator Database. Through this database you will be able to connect with System Integrators by searching their corporate profiles which highlight: industries served, engineering specialties, product experience, geography, and other pertinent data. Find and connect with the most suitable service provider for your unique application. Start searching the Global System Integrator Database.
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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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TRACO POWER launches new universal battery management modules for industrial DC-UPS systems. Units are optimised for extended battery lifetime, available as attachment modules to any 24/48VDC source or integrated in a 240Watt, 24VDC power supply. Learn more.