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MEDIA

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Thomson releases web video "How to Install SB Series Power-Off Brakes" Thomson Industries, a manufacturer of mechanical motion control solutions, has released an educational video for design engineers, illustrating how to properly install its SB Series power-off...
Thomson releases web video 'How to Increase Rigidity in a Linear Actuator' Thomson has authored a range of educational videos, webinars and technical white papers to inform and guide design engineers, explain technology alternatives and simplify the linear motion...
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  • Association for Advancing Automation Report: North American machine vision market down in 2019 
    Association for Advancing Automation Report: North American machine vision market down in 2019

    Machine vision systems saw a decrease of 2% year over year, at $599.9 million. This category includes smart cameras and application specific...

  • Advancing Automation: Sensors & Instruments, Volume XXI 
    Advancing Automation: Sensors & Instruments, Volume XXI

    With so many new tools and capabilities, it can be hard to keep up with innovations. That’s why Automation.com remains committed to being the top...

  • IDTechEx Report: Autonomous cars could accout for 4 trillion miles of road travel by 2040 
    IDTechEx Report: Autonomous cars could accout for 4 trillion miles of road travel by 2040

    IDTechEx has recently seen competitors joining hands and forming some unlikely-sounding alliances to reduce the cost of autonomous driving...

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    WHITE PAPERS

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  • 80 GHz radar vs. ultrasonic:  Non-contact Level Measurement Technology Comparison 
    80 GHz radar vs. ultrasonic: Non-contact Level Measurement Technology Comparison

    By Greg Tischler, Vega Americas
    When it comes to non-contact continuous level measurement, radar and ultrasonic are two of the most common...

  • Improving the Efficiency and Reliability of Water Systems with Variable Speed Pumps and Pressure Sensors 
    Improving the Efficiency and Reliability of Water Systems with Variable Speed Pumps and Pressure...

    By Daniel Mullen, Sensata Technologies
    Distributing water on a large scale has been a challenge that the world has tackled for decades. It is a...

  • How Robots Change The World: What automation really means for jobs and productivity 
    How Robots Change The World: What automation really means for jobs and productivity

    By Oxford Economics
    The robotics revolution is rapidly accelerating, as fast-paced technological advances in automation, engineering, energy...

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    CASE STUDIES

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  • Litum IoT helps Ferrero Group enhance worker tracking 
    Litum IoT helps Ferrero Group enhance worker tracking

    Ferrero needed a way to confirm that all its employees could be safely accounted when an emergency evacuation was underway.

  • ABB uses swimming robots to help Australian silicon company enhance transformer inspections 
    ABB uses swimming robots to help Australian silicon company enhance transformer inspections

    Simcoa Operations sought the expertise of the local ABB Transformer Service team in Australia to perform an internal inspection for one of their...

  • TM Robotics and Evershed Robotics helps Ricoh implement SCARA robots  
    TM Robotics and Evershed Robotics helps Ricoh implement SCARA robots

    Ricoh approached Evershed Robotics initially, who suggested using a combination of a Toshiba Machine TH650 SCARA robots, a Toshiba Machine...

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    TRAINING

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    May 5, 2020 - May 7, 2020
    Birmingham , AL


    The course will cover fundamentals of temperature, pressure, flow, and level measurements; process control loops and tuning, with process control exercises. Programmable Logic Controls (PLC), Distributed Control Systems (DCS), Fieldbus Technology, and final control elements will be presented and discussed. Instructors are practicing engineers who are enlisted by the ISA Birmingham Section.