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How Omron Uses Big Data
The industrial automation business of Omron Corp. consists of more than 160 sites in 40 different countries. To better identify potential points of improvement, Omron wanted objective data that went beyond the intuition and experience of its skilled workers; the company also wanted a system capable of analyzing big data and presenting the results in ways...
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Mitsubishi: All-in-One Motor Controller

The MMP-T32 motor controller integrates low voltage circuit breakers and thermal overload relays to protect the motor branch circuits from overload or phase loss during short-circuit conditions.
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How Omron Uses Big Data
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How Omron Uses Big Data

To track its manufacturing processes in real time, Omron Corp. uses Microsoft SQL Server and Excel with its Sysmac SQL Direct Link software. Here’s how they do it.
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Boeing’s New Approach to Fuselage Assembly
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Boeing’s New Approach to Fuselage Assembly

Advanced Integration Technology combines motion control, servo drive platforms, failsafe CPUs, distributed I/O, and Ethernet networks to design a fully automated positioning and joining system for the
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Trio Motion: Entry-Level Motion and Machine Controller

A new optional format for the MC403 series motion controller offers machine builders and designers cost savings while maintaining advanced features.
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Leine & Linde: Stainless Steel Absolute Rotary Encoders

Stainless steel versions of the ISA and IHA 600 series are for severe environments.
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Understanding High-Speed Motion Control Networks

Today’s faster and more complex machines place new demands on motion control, particularly in the area of communication.
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Exlar: Linear Actuators with PROFINET IO

Tritex II actuators are now available with networked communications.
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ACS Motion Control: Network Failure Detection and Recovery

The NetworkBoost feature for the SPiiPlusSC Soft Motion Controller increases machine uptime by indicating the exact failure location in an EtherCAT network.
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Six-axis Articulated Robots for Light Duty
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Six-Axis Articulated Robots for Light Duty

Weighing 55 pounds or less and designed to handle payloads of up to 22 pounds, these new lightweight robots from Universal Robots expand the possibility of robot application in industry.
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How Embedded Vision Can Improve Inspection and Inventory Tracking
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How Embedded Vision Can Improve Inspection and Inventory Tracking

From providing new methods of improving product tracking to eliminating the bottlenecks often encountered with visual inspection, embedded vision technologies are poised to change the game in many cor
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Pepperl+Fuchs: Hazardous Area Encoder

The 78E Series Ex Encoder is designed for applications in hazardous areas.
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Netzger: Miniature Absolute Rotary Encoder

The DS-25 Electric Encoder provides generous mounting tolerance, obviating the need for internal ball bearings.
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Automation Direct: Stepper Gearboxes

The SureGear PGCN series of stepper gearboxes are for stepper motor and other motion control applications requiring a NEMA-size input/output interface.
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Exlar: Linear Actuator

The Tritex II line now has CANopen communication.
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Posital-Fraba: Rotary Encoders

The IXARC encoders combine the accuracy and dynamic response of optical encoders with the ruggedness and compact form factor of magnetic encoders.
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Turck: Rotary Position Sensor

The QR24 provides contactless position detection.
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Multi-function Automated Turning Cell
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18 Day ROI: Multi-function Automated Turning Cell

CNC programmer and robotics technician create an automated turning cell that handles part machining, sorting, and inspection as well as boxing and palletizing.
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Thomson: Heavy-Duty Electric Linear Actuator

Max Jac delivers reliable and virtually maintenance free operation while maintaining accuracy in harsh conditions.
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Heidenhain: Incremental Encoder

The Leine & Linde Model 862 supports PROFIBUS DP.
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Baumer: Incremental Encoders Provide Options for the Drives Industry.

The HS35 series through hollow shaft and OptoPulse EIL580 series solid and hollow shaft incremental encoders are aimed at applications in drive technology.
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