Keyword: Manufacturing equipment and machinery

Application Briefs: Internet of Things
Learn how to outfit your equipment with sensors.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A deep-learning technique optimizes the arrangement of sensors on a robot’s body to ensure efficient operation.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The algorithm speeds up the planning process robots use to adjust their grip on objects for picking and sorting or tool use.
Technology Leaders: Electronics & Computers
You may not be able to see them, but power anomalies that originate within your automated control system are costing you expensive downtime.
Application Briefs: Software
New online tools — coupled with online libraries of pre-selected and tested component specifications — simplify machine design.
Articles: Test & Measurement
Learn about the sensors assessing and analyzing plant equipment.
Briefs: Internet of Things
“EasyPass” would enable smart warehouses, automated factories, and more to operate without delays.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
This approach could be used to cost-effectively make soft robots and wearable technologies.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The right sensors can cut machine building costs, improve flexibility, and boost customer satisfaction.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
There are longwave, midwave, and shortwave camera systems—each with its own advantages for specific industries and uses.
Articles: Connectivity
Today's advanced smart CNC controls allow manufacturers to optimize the manufacturing process right on the factory floor
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Machine and system designers now have greater options in choosing a motor to meet motion control requirements.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
“Cobots” allow companies of almost any size to automate processes that were previously out of reach.
Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

A set of five tiny fundamental parts can be assembled into a wide variety of functional devices including a tiny “walking” motor that can move back and forth across a surface or...

Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping

No longer just a buzzword, the Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly taking hold in many different industries, from aerospace and automotive, to medical and manufacturing. The IoT ecosystem incorporates...

Application Briefs: Communications

EMAG L.L.C. is the U.S. subsidiary of a major German machine tool builder that specializes in machine tools for the production of automotive, off-highway, agricultural, and oil field...

Articles: Photonics/Optics
What Does It Takes to Change the Game?

Industrial lasers are integrated into manufacturing and fabrication facilities around the world. Every moment, there is an industrial laser somewhere that is cutting, etching,...

Articles: Electronics & Computers

Reliability and longevity directly impact the cost of using Q-switched, diode pumped, solid state, ultraviolet lasers in industrial applications. Damage to the intracavity harmonic crystal is...

Articles: Data Acquisition

The need for Ethernet-based communication within the factory has grown over the past 10 years. Detailed information about the tasks and performance of machines at every stage is...

Articles: Materials

Presented by the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT), the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) has been the premier manufacturing technology show in the Northern Hemisphere. IMTS is held every even...

Application Briefs: Imaging

Vision-guided robotics commonly used in today's automotive plants enables robots to “see” the object they are working on so they can perform the required activity accurately on/to an object that is...

Application Briefs: Software

A600-pound spider-like robot, called Spidernaut, was part of a prototype robot team built in 2005 to assemble a solar array on the Moon. The goal was not only to have robots do the...

Articles: Motion Control

Industrial robots play an essential role in manufacturing, from assembly, to pick-and-place, to packaging. One of the major risks of robotics — and what OEMs seek to mitigate — is...

Briefs: Imaging
Additive Manufacturing Unique Serialization

Current methods of identifying a unique part involve adding a unique serial number to the part. There are many reasons that manufactured parts receive a serial number. They enable traceability of a part throughout its lifecycle, and ensure the part is not a counterfeit; however, labels and stamped...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Additive Manufacturing Facility for Utilization Primarily in Microgravity Environments

The purpose of this innovation is to create the ability to manufacture off Earth, primarily in a microgravity environment. This additive manufacturing facility (AMF) will have the capability to build tools, parts, experimental hardware, and upgrade hardware...

Articles: Imaging

Imaging lenses used in many industrial machine vision applications have special requirements beyond those of standard imaging lenses. The lenses used in factory automation, robotics, and industrial inspection...

Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) are more prevalent than ever, especially in the popular configurations known today as “wearables.” Leading MEMS and...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

NASA's Langley Research Center has made a breakthrough improvement in laser frequency modulation. Frequency modulation technology has been used for surface...