Keyword: Manufacturing equipment and machinery

Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The moving assembly line remains an integral piece of most automobile manufacturing.
Articles: Motion Control

Any manufacturing facility that uses hydraulics powered by conventional fixed-speed hydraulic power units (HPUs) has engineers and personnel who know all too well how large,...

Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control

Researchers have developed a robot that uses radio waves, which can pass through walls, to sense occluded objects. The robot, called RF-Grasp, combines this powerful sensing with more traditional computer vision...

Articles: Data Acquisition
IE may not be the best solution in every situation, says an industry expert.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
This robotic arm fuses data from a camera and antenna to locate and retrieve items buried under piles and completely out of view.
Application Briefs: Internet of Things
Learn how to outfit your equipment with sensors.
Briefs: Software
Modern PLCs now include IT-capable software and communications protocols, empowering users to easily access edge-sourced data and integrate it with the enterprise.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
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.
Articles: Energy
Lithium-metal solid-state batteries can provide a safer, more energy-dense alternative to current technology.
Application Briefs: Motion Control
New online tools — coupled with online libraries of pre-selected and tested component specifications — simplify machine design.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Learn about the sensors assessing and analyzing plant equipment.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
“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: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The right sensors can cut machine building costs, improve flexibility, and boost customer satisfaction.
Technology Leaders: Materials
Laser technology will remain at the forefront of tomorrow’s digital manufacturing processes.
Articles: Test & Measurement
There are longwave, midwave, and shortwave camera systems—each with its own advantages for specific industries and uses.
Technology Leaders: Imaging
CT vs. structured light scanning — See which option is best for you.
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: Imaging
Briefs: Motion Control

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: Communications

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: Motion Control

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: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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: Sensors/Data Acquisition

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: Motion Control

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...