Articles & News on Discrete Manufacturing & Machine Control

How a Motion Control System Turned Edge Server

  • by Michael Reichlin
  • Feature

Technology that makes it possible to operate multiple virtual machines on a single hardware platform without impacting the controllers’ real-time core is the basis for new edge server systems. This article was originally published in the Automation 2021: Control Systems Ebook.

World’s First LoRa SoC from STMicroelectronics is Making Farming Smarter

  • News

LoRa Long-Range Low-Power Wide-Area Networking (LPWAN) to automate rubber-tapping plantation in Hainan, China in first-of-its-kind design-win.

Yamaha to Demonstrate Latest Robots for Industrial Automation at Motek 2021

  • News

Physical exhibition and digital showroom maximise visitor opportunities.

How to Choose Between Standalone Encoders and Integrated Motor Feedback

  • by Christian Fell
  • Feature

Designers of motion control systems for robots, manufacturing equipment and mobile machinery have options for providing digital feedback signals. Here is a look at the alternatives. This article was originally published in the Automation 2021: Control Systems Ebook.

Signode to Highlight Latest Automation Advancements at Pack Expo 2021

  • News

Signode, a leading manufacturer of a broad spectrum of packaging, consumables, tools, software and equipment to optimize end-of-line packaging operations and protect products in transit, is highlighting some of its latest advancements in automation solutions for the packaging industry at Pack Expo 2021 (Las Vegas, Sept. 27-29, Booth #C-5022).

MassRobotics Opens Applications for Second Jumpstart Fellowship Program

  • News

Following a successful pilot run of the MassRobotics Jumpstart Fellowship Program, applications for the second cohort are now open through Nov. 1.

GlobalData Predicts Future Robotics Unicorns

  • News

The Unicorn Prediction Model of GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, has released a list of 50 robotics startups that have the potential to become unicorns (valuation > US$1bn).

US Manufacturing Technology Orders Totaled $472.6 Million in July 2021

  • News

New manufacturing technology orders totaled $472.6 million in July 2021, according to the latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders report published by AMT–The Association For Manufacturing Technology.

Portescap’s Voice of the Customer Program Produces Motion Innovations

  • News

Portescap, a recognized leader in miniature motors and motion control solutions, is unveiling the latest motion innovations to come from its Voice of the Customer product development process.