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Six-axis Articulated Robots for Light Duty
When you think of industrial robots, chances are you thinking of big, expensive robots used in industrial applications such as automotive manufacturing or warehousing. But robot applications are increasingly trending toward small, more precise applications as evidenced by the release of the new UR 5 and UR 10 robots from Universal Robots. Key to the...
MWV's Lee Miller describes the Shellpak Renew system at The Automation Forum 2014.
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Adherence Pack 2.0 Now Reaching Walmart Stores

As baby boomers continue to age and adherence packaging becomes more important than ever, one clever company built a 134-axis servo-driven system to crank out lots and lots of blister-style adherence
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Prototype Internet Of Things Apps for $20?
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Prototype Internet Of Things Apps for $20?

A new microcontroller from Texas Instruments enables engineers to prototype Internet of Things connectivity ranging from sensor gateways to control networks.
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Weidmuller: Temperature Input Modules

New ACT20M signal isolation and conversion models provide thermocouple and RTD signal conversions, where either auxiliary power or output-loop power is available, and where range setting by DIP-switch
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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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GE: Operator Interfaces for the Industrial Internet

QuickPanel+ integrates process control, view and an option to run an embedded data historian with touchscreen technology.
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ABB Robotics: Vision System for Robots

Integrated Vision makes vision-guided robotics applications faster and easier to deploy.
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'No More Searching for Manuals' With the Latest Process CIP Systems

The latest Clean-In-Place systems mate training and workforce productivity tools with electromechanical bells and whistles for speed and compliance.
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Who's On Your Alarm Management Team?

To ensure success with your alarm management upgrade, make sure operators are at least on, if not leading, your team.
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Red Lion: Modular HMI

Red Lion’s Graphite is a rugged HMI solution that combines a wide range of versatile plug-in modules with protocol conversion, data logging, and web-based monitoring and control.
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Mitsubishi: Motion controller

Offering easy upgrade to its MR-J3 and MR-J4 servo platforms, Mitsubishi Electric Automation’s Q170MCPU-EIP motion controller allows end users to operate their existint third-party control systems tha
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Festo: Cylinder/drive combination

Festo’s EPCO electric cylinder and CMMO-ST closed loop servo drive combination is designed to quickly assist in machine changeover, while delivering low total lifecycle costs through minimum energy co
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Wago: IP67 Incremental Encoder Input Module

The machine-mountable SPEEDWAY 767-5202 provides two eight-pole M12 encoder ports.
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Acromag: Frequency/Pulse Input Transmitter

The TT339 frequency transmitter uses software configuration to accurately set input/output options.
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New Pump Profiles Enhance Wastewater Treatment Plant Controls Upgrade

The challenge: replace the entire control system without shutting down some critical parts of the treatment plant for longer than four hours.
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Machine Safety Software
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Free Machine Safety Software

The Safety Automation Builder tool from Rockwell Automation is designed to help guide manufacturers through the safety system design process.
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There’s a gap between where we need to be mechatronically and how we’re training people to get there.
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A New Approach to Mechatronics Training?

Change intro to: A few years back, a now widely held observation emerged about the future: In 1980, 80 percent of the complexity of equipment was mechanical, but by 2020, only 20 percent of it would b
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Personal Passion Creates Industry Innovation

When it comes to operator interfaces, mobility is top of mind and everyone wants it yesterday.
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Dataforth: New Software for Data Acquisition & Control System

The MAQ20 is now available with IPEmotion data acquisition/test and measurement software.
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Russian Icebreaker Ship Relies on Robust HMI

Winches operated on ships traveling between the North Pole and Antarctica get new human machine interfaces that stand up against harsh elements.
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Matrox Supersight
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Matrox: Industrial Imaging Computers

Supersight Solo lets users integrate a system host board with multiple GPUs (graphics processing units), FPGAs and frame grabbers in a single chassis.
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