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    Influencing Automation Project Approvals
    Products

    Programmable Electric Actuator

    SMAC’s new LPL80 line of electric linear moving coil actuators were designed for filling machines and come in the standard 80mm size. The actuators use a dc linear servo...
    Products

    Compact Edge-Ready Embedded Computers

    Jan. 25, 2024
    The Amplicon Impact-P 100D series of small form factor IoT edge-ready embedded computers uses the Intel Atom x5-E3930 Apollo Lake processors. Designed for industrial applications...
    Products

    Multiturn Actuator

    Jan. 19, 2024
    The expansion of Asahi/America’s Series 19 electric actuation line now features a multiturn actuator capable of operating on diaphragm and gate valves up to 4-in. The Series...
    Sensors

    Parts Verification Sensor

    The PVS28 parts verification sensor was designed for visual operator guidance with touchless activation in picking, assembly and fulfillment applications. It features two adjustable...

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    Products

    Absolute Encoders

    Jan. 11, 2024
    Posital is rolling out a new generation of single and multiturn absolute encoders. These come with performance up to 18-bit resolution, improved energy efficiency and a Wiegand...
    Products

    Rugged Smartphone

    Jan. 9, 2024
    The Ex-Cover 6 Pro D2 rugged smartphone builds on the Samsung Galaxy XCover6 Pro. It has a 6.6-in. display with Gorilla Glas Victus+ and enhanced touch capability to provide functionali...
    Control

    Configurable Safety Controllers

    The PNOZmulti 2 controller with PNOZ m C0 base unit enables high productivity on smaller machines and can be used to implement safety requirements up to the highest category PL...
    Products

    Printed Circuit Board Relays

    Jan. 5, 2024
    The new RC series of printed circuit board (PCB) relays replaces and upgrades the RJxV Series PCB-mount relays. RC Series relays are designed to mount directly to a PCB using ...
    Control

    Pilot Plant Tests Process Control for Producing Synthetic Gas from Coal

    The Leigh Creek Energy Project exceeded expectations with a peak flow rate of 7.5mmcf/day through use of an integrated architecture built on Rockwell Automation hardware and software...
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    Communication

    Modbus TCP/IP Keeps it Simple

    How the universal internet TCP/IP transport protocol is used for the Modbus messaging structure.
    Data

    Fault-Tolerant Edge Computing

    Nov. 20, 2023
    Stratus Technologies has released its new Stratus ztC Endurance platform, a new family of fault-tolerant computing platforms for sustainable operations. The platform introduces...
    Mitsubishi Electric’s lineup of MR-J5 servo technologies.
    Mitsubishi Electric’s lineup of MR-J5 servo technologies.
    Mitsubishi Electric’s lineup of MR-J5 servo technologies.
    Mitsubishi Electric’s lineup of MR-J5 servo technologies.
    Mitsubishi Electric’s lineup of MR-J5 servo technologies.
    Motion

    How Servo Drives Help Manufacturers Meet Competitive Digitalization Goals

    Nov. 16, 2023
    By delivering accurate and precise control over position, speed and torque, servo drives meet exacting industry requirements while embracing the latest innovations to enable the...
    Norgren multi-axis motion control system components.
    Norgren multi-axis motion control system components.
    Norgren multi-axis motion control system components.
    Norgren multi-axis motion control system components.
    Norgren multi-axis motion control system components.
    Motion

    Motion Control: Electric or Pneumatic

    Nov. 14, 2023
    In complex machines with multi-axis motion control, pneumatic and electric options abound. Making the selection often depends on the application’s speed and length of travel as...
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    Workforce

    Decoding the Future Manufacturing Workforce

    Nov. 9, 2023
    A look at how emerging roles and autonomous teams will change the structure of industrial work.
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    Design

    Mercedes-Benz Initiates Digital First Production

    Nov. 8, 2023
    Three Mercedes-Benz plants are part of this initiative that uses Nvidia digital twin technology, artificial intelligence and cloud updated software.
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    Keith Mandachit
    Keith Mandachit
    Keith Mandachit
    Keith Mandachit
    Analytics

    AI and ChatGPT: A Cool Idea and a Cautionary Tale

    Oct. 23, 2023
    New artificial intelligence tools are proving they can aid industrial control applications in many ways, but they can’t replace human abilities.
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    Cybersecurity

    Schneider Electric Now Offers Industrial Managed Security Services

    Oct. 11, 2023
    This new as-a-service cybersecurity offering works with the user’s existing IT/OT infrastructure to protect networks, systems and data across IT, operations and cloud environments...
    Side-by-side image shows the photo realistic digital twin (on left) of a robot work cell using a pre-release version of Automation Explorer.
    Side-by-side image shows the photo realistic digital twin (on left) of a robot work cell using a pre-release version of Automation Explorer.
    Side-by-side image shows the photo realistic digital twin (on left) of a robot work cell using a pre-release version of Automation Explorer.
    Side-by-side image shows the photo realistic digital twin (on left) of a robot work cell using a pre-release version of Automation Explorer.
    Side-by-side image shows the photo realistic digital twin (on left) of a robot work cell using a pre-release version of Automation Explorer.
    Robotics

    Virtual Robot Design and Commissioning

    Aug. 28, 2023
    Schunk and Ready Robotics announce partnership around use of Nvidia’s Omniverse platform to support specification, deployment and re-deployment of automated systems.
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    Digital Transformation

    Influencing Automation Project Approvals

    April 26, 2023
    The digital transformation of industry is driving an unprecedented amount of change to production operations and requires the input of knowledgeable personnel at all levels. Here...