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Thomson releases web video 'How to Increase Rigidity in a Linear Actuator'
June 20, 2016

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 component selection process.

Zaber's Gantry System for Multi-Axis Applications
April 07, 2014

Zaber's Gantry System for Multi-Axis Applications

Zaber's gantry systems are designed for multi-axis applications that require larger load and longer travel requirements.

Zaber's Heavy Duty Stage with Dust Cover
April 02, 2014

Zaber's Heavy Duty Stage with Dust Cover

Zaber's A-LST-C Series motorized linear stages are capable of pushing loads up to 100 kg, and feature stainless steel dust covers and built-in controllers.

Beckhoff AM8000 servo motors with One Cable Technology
December 16, 2013

Beckhoff AM8000 servo motors with One Cable Technology

Simplifying cable management, Beckhoff AM8000 servo motors with One Cable Technology combine power and feedback into one standard motor cable.

CEO Statements at IFR Robotics Round Table 2013
February 27, 2013

CEO Statements at IFR Robotics Round Table 2013

CEOs of the global robotics industry took the opportunity at the IFR Roundtable discussion to give their statements about how robots create jobs, education, the vision of manufacturing, research & development, and the future of robots.

IFR CEO Round Table 2013 - Robotics Market & Study Presentation
February 27, 2013

IFR CEO Round Table 2013 - Robotics Market & Study Presentation

Short review on 2011 robot statistics and forecasts up to 2015 by Arturo Baroncelli, IFR Vice President, and a summary on the results of the study "Positive impact of industrial robots on employment" by John Dulchinos, CEO Adept.

IFR CEO Round Table Discussion at the Automate in Chicago
February 27, 2013

IFR CEO Round Table Discussion at the Automate in Chicago

The 4th IFR CEO Round Table discussion on 22 January 2013 at the Automate in Chicago focused on the impact of industrial robots on employment.

Best Practices for Installing AC Drives
November 15, 2012

Best Practices for Installing AC Drives


In this Automation.com interview with drives industry expert Jim Kluck, you will learn about important factors to consider when installing drives. Also, click here to download the presentation "Best practices for installing AC drives."


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Drives 101: Basic features of AC Drives
November 15, 2012

Drives 101: Basic features of AC Drives


In this Automation.com interview with drives industry expert Rick Kirkpatrick, you'll learn about the production and business advantages of using AC drives to control motor speeds. To learn more, click here to download the presentation "Drives 101: Basic features of AC Drives."


Robotics CEO Round Table Discussion
March 31, 2011

Robotics CEO Round Table Discussion

On March 22, 2011 at Automate 2011, Åke Lindqvist, IFR President, Vice President ABB Robotics, presented the first results on the worldwide distribution of industrial robots in 2010 . Afterwards, the CEO's of major robot companies from Europe, Japan and North America discussed on " The Robotics Competitive [...]

Strong comeback of robotics industry
March 31, 2011

Strong comeback of robotics industry

The IFR Statistical Department presented the preliminary results of the annual detailed statistics for Industrial Robots on March 22, 2011 in Chicago at the AUTOMATE. In 2010, with more than 115,000 industrial robots shipped, the number of units sold worldwide almost doubled - with 2009 being lowest year since the early [...]

Green Engineering Virtual Event Series
May 04, 2009

Green Engineering Virtual Event Series

Concerns about global climate change, soaring energy prices, and increased government legislation are driving the demand for all things "green". National Instruments provides a wide range of measurement and automation tools that can help engineers and scientists design, develop, and improve products and [...]

Bionic Learning Network - Penguin
April 27, 2009

Bionic Learning Network - Penguin

Like its natural archetype, the AquaPenguin from Festo has a hydrodynamic body contour. Its elegant wing propulsion and its head and tail sections, which can be moved in all directions, allow the robotic penguins to manoeuvre in cramped spatial conditions, to turn on the spot when necessary and – unlike [...]

Nexans Spider remote operated vehicle
October 31, 2008

Nexans Spider remote operated vehicle

The Challenge: Preparing the ocean floor for a pipeline to extract natural gas from the enormous Ormen Lange gas field off the coast of Norway in the North Sea. The Solution: Using National Instruments LabVIEW and CompactRIO to control hydraulic systems on the Nexans Spider remote operated vehicle [...]

Can you program robots?  LabVIEW can.
August 27, 2008

Can you program robots? LabVIEW can.

The NI LabVIEW Graphical Development Platform delivers unparalleled productivity across a wide range of industries and applications. From real-time embedded and advanced signal processing, to high-performance test and industrial control, the intuitive LabVIEW environment includes built in tools to help you [...]

Controlling the World's largest machine
May 30, 2008

Controlling the World's largest machine

The Challenge: Measuring and controlling, in real time, the position of bulk components to absorb energetic particles out of the nominal beam core with high reliability and accuracy at the world’s most powerful particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). The Solution: Using LabVIEW, [...]