The event, hosted by Rockwell Automation and more than 100 partner companies, offered attendees a look at products and trends related to industrial and process control – in particular, how IP-based Ethernet is revolutionizing industry by helping users enhance the efficiency and productivity of their operations.
Here we outline how machine-design engineers can integrate machine-vision software, vision sensors, smart cameras, image-based barcode readers, and OEM vision into machines, devices, and other capital equipment....More
If you’re an engineer or Star Wars historian, you probably have questioned the design decisions that doomed the Death Star, wondered how the Dark Side expedited FDA approval for Darth Vader’s suit, and contemplated the supply chain tools the Rebel Alliance’s manufacturing partners used to design products ranging from X-Wing Fighters to Light Sabers....More
Today’s manufacturers routinely demand exacting precision and split-second timing from their high-speed production systems. And that has automation engineers constantly on the lookout for cost-effective ways to improve positioning control and accuracy....More