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Automation technologies related to discrete manufacturing industry verticals such as automotive, aerospace, industrial machinery, textiles, and electronics.

Articles

ABB Electrification Selects Movu’s 3D ASRS

Movu’s escala automated storage and retrieval system will allow ABB Electrification Norway’s entire product catalogue to be collected and picked from for automated fulfillment.

Beckhoff’s PC-based Control Helps Scale Electrochemical Machining

Voxel Innovations uses Beckhoff’s embedded PCs and TwinCAT software to grow its robotic pulsed electrochemical machining.

Traditional Ladder Logic Vs. Newer Programming Languages

While acknowledging the potential benefits of Python and C++, engineers caution against their indiscriminate use, particularly if there are existing IEC 61131 functions available...

Wi-Fi HaLow for IoT Deployments

The Wireless Broadband Alliance announces testing of Wi-Fi HaLow for IoT applications in industry as well as building automation.

Deciphering Digital Twins and Simulation

Michael Sarvo of Rockwell Automation offers advice on how manufacturers should go about choosing digital twin or simulation technology for commissioning or testing a new piece...

Robotics Partnerships Grow to Solve Specific Industry Issues

Accenture’s joint venture with Mujin and Honeywell’s partnership with Hai Robotics highlight the growing impact of robots across industry.

The Role of Open-Source Software in Robotic Integration

Fredrik Ryden discusses the evolving landscape of industrial robot integration and the key innovations benefiting automation engineers.

Choosing Industrial Power Supplies

As with any other industrial technology, power supplies feature an array of features and capabilities that should be carefully considered before making a purchase.

Products

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Ergonomic HMI Tablet Device

IDEC has introduced the new HT4P Safety Commander— an ergonomic device allowing users to safely hold a HMI tablet while providing power, networking and hardwired emergency stop...
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7 23 Teledyne Dalsa
7 23 Teledyne Dalsa
7 23 Teledyne Dalsa
7 23 Teledyne Dalsa

4K 3D Profile Laser Line Profile Sensor

The Z-Trak LP2C 3D profile sensor family for in-line 3D measurement and inspection applications is the latest member of Teledyne Dalsa’s Z-Trak family. The sensors deliver 4,096...
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3D Volume Sensor

The ZMX series 3D time of flight sensor provides a single sensor for volume monitoring. The ZMX sensor is installed over the bin to be filled and through the use of digital imaging...
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Gefran Linear Potentiometers 5x7
Gefran Linear Potentiometers 5x7
Gefran Linear Potentiometers 5x7
Gefran Linear Potentiometers 5x7

AutomationDirect adds Linear Position Potentiometers

AutomationDirect has released the Gefran linear potentiometers and accessories, used to detect position and linear direction movement.

Videos

IoT Platform Use in Manufacturing

Access the full podcast discussion Emerson's Steven Ward to learn about IoT platforms, how they're applied across different industries, what operations technology professionals...

How the ARM Instititute Advances U.S. Manufacturing

Access the full podcast discussion with Ira Moskowitz, CEO of the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Institute, to learn about its work supporting the use of robotics and AI ...
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Insights on Multi-Axis Motion Control

Automation World connects with Anthony Leo of Norgren to discuss the distance, speed and accuracy capabilities of multi-axis electric motion control technologies. Access the full...
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Cobot Safety Insights

Automation World's David Greenfield connects with Schmersal USA's Devin Murray to learn abotu risk assessments for collaborative robots and why they're necessary despite cobots...

Downloads

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Big Data: What is it and How is Industry Using it?

A down-to-earth look at the technologies behind Big Data and advice from industry on using it.
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The Long Term Effects of Remote Access

As the virtual world creates new end user expectations, OEMs and technology suppliers are required to partner in new ways.
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Augmented Reality Gets to Work

Augmented reality technologies are proving to be an operator’s best friend in discrete and process manufacturing.
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Robotics, VR and AR Set the Pace for Automation

Innovations in Robotics, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality lead to improvements in Automation.