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Breakthrough Brake Press Automation

POSTED: 05/08/2018

It’s known that automated brake press systems offer increased productivity for metal fabricators.  Most manual brake press cells only operate at 65% utilization, making robotic automation attractive with utilization rates near 80-90%. 12 Reasons to

5 RTOS Performance Compared on EtherCAT Master – IntervalZero’s RTX/RTX64 Stands Out

by Terri Hawker, Vice President Product Management

POSTED: 03/29/2018

The KINGSTAR Soft Motion platform supports multiple industry-leading EtherCAT Masters to guarantee that devices from different manufacturers can work together seamlessly. The centralized controller architecture provided by an EtherCAT Master ensures all of the benefits of EtherCAT technology, like real-time operations, short cycle times, and maximum performance for minimal expense. 5

You Can't Grandfather Safety

by Dan Junker, CMSE, President

POSTED: 05/04/2017

The “Grandfather Clause” If your factory uses the “Grandfather Clause” for an older process or machine, this article will save you, your people and company a lot of money and maybe a life or limb. Is it your understanding that your machinery is “Grandfathered”? And you don’t

Innovating Small Assembly Robot Integration Concepts within the PLC

by Chris Elston , Sr. Controls Engineer

POSTED: 07/13/2016

Introduction For many years, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) have remained the industrial controller of choice among control, automation, and design engineers. PLCs are often referred to as the “master” controller that sequences the main logic and manages network data on automated equipment. They are considered the hidden

How Embedded Devices and the Cloud Are Leading a Paradigm Shift in Manufacturing and Production

POSTED: 05/17/2016

By: Daron Underwood, CTO Not long ago, embedded devices were not connected in any way to a network especially to a network that was accessible to the cloud. As such, it was decidedly difficult to have software activation and licensing software work at a local level. Microsoft even struggled with Windows

Choosing the Right Drive Technology

POSTED: 08/10/2015

Coming up with the right drive technology for your application often depends on the options before you. Here are five of the most common drive configurations being used today, along with their benefits and drawbacks. Although there are a number of variations of drive technologies for motion applications, there are a

Machine Optimization Through DC Motor Selection

POSTED: 08/07/2015

Selecting the right DC motor is an important aspect of optimizing medical machine performance There are so many motors on the market today, from heavy-duty AC motors to tiny DC brushless and stepper motors. To use any of the motors users must have a full understanding of the application parameters, including

Three Multileaf Collimators

POSTED: 08/07/2015

When it came to designing a multi-leaf collimator (MLC) device,

Implantable Medication Delivery Systems: Where Every Microliter Counts

POSTED: 08/06/2015

Implantable medication delivery systems can have a decisive influence on the quality of life of the patients. In

Trusting the Next Step

POSTED: 08/06/2015

Enjoying life to the fullest – Taking carefree strolls through shopping malls, cycling with friends or perhaps going on a mountain hiking tour. With the right leg prosthesis, being active can be part of day-to-day life again. Ottobock and maxon

Minimally Invasive Tissue Removal System

POSTED: 08/06/2015

Medical engineers consistently look for ways

Air Cushion Systems for Comfortable Flights

POSTED: 08/05/2015

To achieve the highest possible level of comfort for air passengers, Lantal from Switzerland developed a pneumatic air cushion system. This system replaces the customary cushion foam with air-filled chambers.

Guardbot Rolls into Position

POSTED: 08/05/2015

Artificial Stars Created with Laser Technology

POSTED: 08/05/2015

There is still a long way to go before we can make our own stars. However, in scientific applications, the technology is already in use today. The Netherlands Organization for


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