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Placing the fabric correctly into the snap fastening machines was difficult to do in a uniform fashion with manual labor, the Universal Robots UR5 enabled Zippertubing to triple the tolerancing. Courtesy: Universal Robots
Robotics August 11, 2019

Collaborative robotics deliver faster ROI

Technology update: Collaborative robots used in industrial applications can be easier than traditional robotics for set up and redeploy producing rapid return on investments (ROIs) in a diversity of applications, according to one robot manufacturer.

By Mark T. Hoske
A new Emerson solutions center in China brings a new digital factory experience to local users by introducing virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technology to help process manufacturing enterprises in China effectively realize digital transformation. Courtesy: Control Engineering China
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 August 10, 2019

Virtual reality’s benefits for machine maintenance in processing applications

Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) can help maintenance engineers in process industries such as the food industry repair industry and reduce potential downtime.

By George Walker
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Sensors, Vision August 10, 2019

Agricultural imagery and machine vision

Machine vision technologies are helping the agricultural industry prevent food losses by giving farmers a better look at their crops' health.


How to execute a successful IoT project

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Figure 1: Long-life lithium batteries serve to reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) by enabling some low-power devices to operate maintenance-free for up to 40 years. Courtesy: Tadiran Batteries
Power August 9, 2019

Achieving long battery life with remote wireless devices

A lower self-discharge rate leads to longer operating life for batteries and a lower cost of ownership for remote wireless devices.

By Sol Jacobs
Workforce Development August 9, 2019

Add skills to your skilled workforce

Tech college flexibility helps engineers, skilled workers continue education.

By Steve Staedler
Rotation of a "flower" with six petals. Turning on the LED in sync with the rotation of every second petal beneath the magnet causes lifting of alternating petals, which remain lifted. Courtesy: Jessica A.-C. Liu, NC State University
Robotics August 9, 2019

Controlling soft robot movements with light, magnets

Researchers have developed a technique that allows them to remotely control the movement of soft robots using light and magnetic fields.

By Matt Shipman