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June fundings, acquisitions, and failures in the robotics industry in 2016

There have been several major deals involving robotics companies in 2016 with Chinese companies... » more

Using integration standards in smart manufacturing

Smart manufacturing is not very smart if it doesn't use communication and integration standards to... » more

Manufacturing operations management maturity starts when drama ends

Engineering and IT Insight: MESA International’s Manufacturing Operations Management Capability... » more

Five smart manufacturing hurdles to overcome

Smart manufacturing is designed to rapidly create applications that enable collaboration between... » more

Smart manufacturing and the continuing need for MES

Manufacturing execution systems (MES) are still useful even with smart manufacturing because they... » more

It's all about the outputs

Inputs are nice to look at, but if you're not turning on outputs, you're not doing anything. » more

Manufacturing organizations need a succession plan

Engineering and IT insight for career succession planning: Manufacturing companies need to have... » more

3-D holographic technology being developed for advanced manufacturing applications

The Australian arm of global defense and security company Saab has partnered with Microsoft to... » more

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Products

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Power supplies for constant current operation

TDK's EVS-RP6020 constant current ac-dc power supplies can accept a 85 to 265 Vac input and have nominal 18V, 36V and 57V outputs for use with 12V, 24V and 48V lithium ion, nickel hydride and lead acid batteries.  » more

Apps for Engineers: Mobile apps for motors and drives applications

Motors and drives mobile applications have potential to help engineers do their jobs better. CFE Media's Apps for Engineers is an interactive directory of engineering-related applications for Apple iOS and Android operating... » more

DIN-rail power supply series for industrial, hazardous applications

Idec's PS5R-V line of DIN-rail power supplies are designed for use in demanding industrial applications and are approved for use in hazardous location applications such as oil and gas processing and petrochemical facilities. » more

Signal conditioner series for compact, non-hazardous areas

Pepperl+Fuchs' SC series of signal conditioners are designed for compact non-hazardous areas such as cabinets or in narrow spaces between cable ducts. » more

Test system for complex switching operations

Phoenix Contact’s Fast and Modular Energy (FAME) 3 Test System is designed to complete complex switching operations and incorporates a pluggable system for testing and system maintenance for low- and medium-voltage switchgear.  » more

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Real World Engineering Blog

Size matters when selecting the right enclosure

Panel location and budget are always thought... » more

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