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The Robolution: Are we walking the talk?
May 03, 2016

The Robolution: Are we walking the talk?

By Catherine Simon, Innorobo
Whatever the editorial stance and target audience, all of the media are talking about robotics. Yet the reality of the robotics transformation varies , and many innovations are having a hard time carving out a place for themselves on the market.

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Areva implements Aucotec's EB software for safety instrumentation and control
May 03, 2016

Areva implements Aucotec's EB software for safety instrumentation and control

The software platform Engineering Base (EB) replaces miscellaneous previously used maintenance inflexible tools. Thus EB contributes to the standardization of the system environment and engineering workflows at Areva NP Safety I&C.

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Emerson Industrial delivers energy-saving automation solution to Tech Folien
May 03, 2016

Emerson Industrial delivers energy-saving automation solution to Tech Folien

Tech Folien turned to Emerson official partner RJW, who designed and installed a solution which delivered energy savings of over 75%.

PSA using Keyence laser displacement sensors to inspect piston rings
May 03, 2016

PSA using Keyence laser displacement sensors to inspect piston rings

PSA uses two different models of LK-G sensor – two LK-G32s, which have small spot diameters (30 microns) to inspect the oil rings and upper sealing rings, and two LK-G82s to inspect the compression rings.

The Linear Motor: How Does It Work?
May 03, 2016

The Linear Motor: How Does It Work?

By Alexander Hinds, W2Tech
If you're new to automation, this article will help describe the different types and inner workings of linear motors.

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Wireless Industrial Switch/Sensor FAQs
May 02, 2016

Wireless Industrial Switch/Sensor FAQs

By Leonard Patti, STEUTE Industrial Controls
This article compiles the most frequently asked questions as they relate to the range of currently available industrial-grade wireless digital switches, sensors and accessories (e.g. receivers, range extenders, antennas, power supplies, field strength monitors, et al)

Simplifying Security for IoT Device Engineers and Manufacturers
May 02, 2016

Simplifying Security for IoT Device Engineers and Manufacturers

By Dave West, Icon Labs
In this white paper, Icon Labs describes the challenges and potential solutions of ensuring network and device security in an IoT industrial environment.

WEISS completes dial plate to facilitate Jerit robotics
April 29, 2016

WEISS completes dial plate to facilitate Jerit robotics

The design incorporates two robots−one SCARA (Selective Compliance Assembly Robot Arm) robot for glue dispensing, and one 6-axis robot for part removal, reject, staging, and placement into preformed trays.

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Capacitive Vs Thermal MEMS for High-Vibration Applications
April 29, 2016

Capacitive Vs Thermal MEMS for High-Vibration Applications

By James Fennally, MEMSIC
In most cases, equipment designers have a choice between capacitive-based or thermal MEMS (microelectromechanical) accelerometers. To select the right accelerometer for the application, they need to consider several design variables.

HANNOVER MESSE abuzz with Industry 4.0 and partner country USA
April 29, 2016

HANNOVER MESSE abuzz with Industry 4.0 and partner country USA

With its keynote theme of “Integrated Industry – Discover Solutions” and the USA as its official Partner Country, the 2016 edition of the world’s leading trade fair for industrial technology reverberated around the world.

April 29, 2016

Westfalia enables automated storage for Glenmore Distillery

With Westfalia’s automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS) and Savanna.NET warehouse execution system (WES), the 223,000 square-foot distribution center is more efficiently storing, retrieving and managing pallets of finished goods.

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Unisom's 30mm tube bender used to boost manufacturer's productivity
April 28, 2016

Unisom's 30mm tube bender used to boost manufacturer's productivity

The 30 mm bender was specially designed by Unison to improve Crisp Clean Services's production efficiency and flexibility in manufacturing their mobile cleaning solutions.

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Emak chooses Emerson motor in smoke extraction fan application
April 27, 2016

Emak chooses Emerson motor in smoke extraction fan application

Based in Istanbul, Turkey, Emak Fan Industries Inc. chose a modular, dedicated motor and drive solution from Emerson for its latest smoke extraction fan project.

If You Want a Solid Network…Put a Ring on It
April 27, 2016

If You Want a Solid Network…Put a Ring on It

By: David Zaveski, Antaira
No single technology is ideal for every application. ERPS rings have found a niche where they not only excel but may provide the best option.

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Case Study: Automated Handling of Ultra Thin Wafers
April 25, 2016

Case Study: Automated Handling of Ultra Thin Wafers

Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, Cubatic Technology is an innovator in system automation and engineering design. Specializing in customizable solutions for pilot-line and NPI, we work closely with our clients to integrate application-specific designs.

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Wireless and Wired Network Reliability and Maintenance
April 22, 2016

Wireless and Wired Network Reliability and Maintenance

By Moazzam Shamsi, Emerson Process Management
This article discusses the maintenance and reliability aspects of wired and wireless infrastructure, and the mechanisms employed to ensure sustained performance of wired and wireless field networks

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Technology and standards: a close connection?
April 22, 2016

Technology and standards: a close connection?

By Nick Boughton, Boulting Technology
While PCs and PLCs have the same basic architecture, the evolution has been very different. This article contrasts the relationship between technology and standards in the commercial and industrial spheres.

IoT Solution Leverages Experience
April 20, 2016

IoT Solution Leverages Experience

By Bill Lydon, Editor
A discussion with CEO Jerry Chase and Director of Products Dave McCarthy about the company’s Internet of Things (IoT) offering DataV and related services.

Project Management Benchmarking Survey
April 18, 2016

Project Management Benchmarking Survey

By: Bill Lydon, Editor
This article will share some of the key presentation points, and the lively discussion that followed, from the 2015 PAR Benchmarking Survey on Project Management.

BE. Services Brings IEC 61131-3 Learning Online
April 15, 2016

BE. Services Brings IEC 61131-3 Learning Online

By: Bill Lydon, Editor
The IEC 61131-3 software standard is being used worldwide to train industrial automation programmers and BE.services has created an interactive online learning program to help future programmers master the skills.