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The Big Debate – Stepper vs Servo

The Big Debate – Stepper vs Servo 27 May 2021| Kollmorgen Experts What is the best motor technology to use in a motion control application? There are numerous technologies to create motion, from hydraulic to pneumatic or electromechanical. In the world of precision motion control, many machine designers face a choice...

Electrical Fire Protection vs. Prevention: Risk Management Based on Smart Sensing

Commercial and industrial property and casualty insurers have historically focused primarily on electrical fire protection, which – in case a fire occurs – minimizes property damage and business interruption along with reducing the risk of injury and death. However, today’s quickly evolving smart sensing technologies are enabling a new, more valuable move...

Six Common Mistakes When Setting Up Safety Laser Scanners

Safety laser scanners are complex devices with a rich history. With the vast number of choices in the market in regards to range, connectivity, size, and robustness, there are many variables to consider when designing a safety solution using scanners. Here are six common mistakes made when setting up safety laser...

Augmented reality becomes actual reality

Augmented reality (AR) was once the stuff of Hollywood fantasies. Remember Marty McFly’s son in Back to the Future II sporting a head-mounted graphical display at the kitchen table? How about the use of AR-based gesture recognition throughout Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report? Or the helmet-mounted AR display in Iron Man? Since these films hit...

Why Edge Computing is an Essential Ingredient for Food and Beverage Industry Digital Transformation

The food and beverage sector is adopting digitized processes to address common industry pain points. This includes improving the supply chain through data collection, visibility, and traceability to optimize product-to-market processes and improve overall quality. Digitalization makes this possible through the use of intelligent devices and sensors that collect data...

What is LiDAR?

A brief history and overview of LiDAR technology and how it has evolved For decades, LiDAR technology has been used as an effective means of detection and ranging in various settings and industries. But what exactly is it and where did it come from? LiDAR is an acronym , standing...

How industries can use automation to innovate

We cannot afford to miss this opportunity to use software-centric and data-driven automation to make meaningful change. The industrial sector is dominated by closed, propriety systems that are not designed for flexibility and prioritize vendor lock-in over innovation. Failure to apply truly open, interoperable standards for automation tools is costly on...

When Consumer Packaged Goods Manufacturers Face Extreme Market Volatility, Digital Acceleration Emerges as Critical

People’s safety has become the first priority for manufacturing companies. Pandemic-driven workplace changes such as social distancing on packaging lines, restricted access to installations for performing maintenance, a depleted workforce due to quarantine regulations, and multiple other issues require innovative responses from manufacturing stakeholders. For example, in March, the Institute...

Collaborative Robot Safety Made Simple

  We all know that collaborative robots help increase productivity in manufacturing processes. But how exactly you can ensure that the robot application is safe and compliant with current standards? To protect personnel, it’s important to restrict access in hazardous robot areas. Many manufacturers are looking for a solution that still allows...

Paving the Way for Simple Safety Solutions

In the manufacturing of tires, there are a lot of moving parts needed to run an efficient and productive operation. As a result, safety is of utmost importance to protect workers from machinery and other hazards. It’s also important to protect the equipment to avoid unnecessary repairs or replacements. Manufacturers...

3 Ways Smart Machine Lifecycle Digital Solutions Bolster Industrial Plant Flexibility

The EcoStruxure Machine Advisor from Schneider Electric consists of three modules. Track: simple management of your machine’s fleet by creating profiles with machine history, logbooks, task management, and transparent documentation. Monitoring: collection and visualizing operational machine data that can help inform you of anomalies of your machine using the analytics...