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Get the Input You Need on Motion Control

Putting a robot or a fully automated system into action requires the right size motors, proper torque and smooth movements. Motion control is as critical to automation success as software and end-of-arm operating tools. A controller, the drive and the motor are the three basic components in a motion control system. Handling the demands of […]

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A Groundbreaking Automation Industry Gathering: Automate 2017

Strengthen your career and company during an historic week at Automate 2017 with the Future of Automation Theater, April 3 to April 6 at Chicago’s McCormick Place. Robotics from the U.S. to China, machine vision and start-up innovators, and acknowledging the entrepreneurial spirit unleashed in the industry offer unprecedented value, along with globally recognized panelists […]

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Get a Complete Automation Experience at Automate 2017

Take your business questions to Automate 2017, see hands-on demos, and get solutions to your company’s production needs. Industry veterans and those who are completely new to automation will be able to learn and take away new insights. Theory and research will be presented along with practical, operational answers. Networking, hands-on training, and industry huddles […]

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Developing Consumer Automation to Benefit Industry

Sensors and cameras are getting us to where researchers want to go with self-driving cars making their way through city streets. Closer to home, imagine dialing up images while out of town to see if a dog or cat is running low on food. The widespread use of smart technology that takes in data and […]

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Putting Cartesian Robots to Work for Your Manufacturing Needs

Cartesian robots are easily integrated into assembly operations, highly accurate, and have been used with dramatic results to boost throughput. They’re one of the five main categories of industrial robots so get to know them, read about their use in different industries, and decide how Cartesian robots can benefit your workplace. Why Use Cartesians Cartesian […]

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Boosting the Economy Using Automation

Using robotic arms during assembly and machine vision to inspect thousands of parts per minute are among the ways U.S. companies use automation to grow. A downloadable white paper from the Association for Advancing Automation (A3), Robots Fuel the Next Wave of Productivity and Job Growth, highlights how small-to-medium sized businesses in the U.S. can […]

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A Low-Cost Way to Teach Robotics to Your Employees

Robotics research is thriving in universities and robotics hubs across the country. The “industrial renaissance in North America continues unabated,” according to the International Federation of Robotics (IFR). Global brands and small-to-medium enterprises are adopting new technologies to gain competitive advantages. But what if you’re not well versed in robotics and automated solutions? The technology […]

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Next-Gen Robots Lighten the Load

Potato chip bags and tight workspaces have something in common. Both have posed challenges to robotics manufacturers. End users have made their needs known and today’s robotics makers have responded with a variety of next-generation solutions for areas as diverse as packaging and assembly. Products with unique shapes and thicknesses ordered in small quantities were […]

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Robots Deliver Results in the Battle Against Cancer

Researchers are using automation to get an edge in the fight against cancer. Robots that can test thousands of drug combinations quickly are making personalized medicine possible and enhancing the skill and knowledge of scientists. Standard therapies exist for cancer patients, but knowing more precise combinations of drugs that combat a particular cancer cell requires […]

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