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THE BASICS OF HOW AN ENCODER WORKS
Published by Encoder Products Company
MACHINE VISION CAN DO MORE THAN YOU THINK - AN INTRODUCTION TO MACHINE VISION TOOLKIT
Published by Omron Microscan
CONVENTIONAL VS. ROBOTIC PALLETIZING
Published by Honeywell Intelligrated
NEXT GENERATION OF SERVO MOTORS UTILIZE SLOTLESS TECHNOLOGY!
Published by Infranor Inc.
MACHINE VISION CAN DO MORE THAN YOU THINK
Published by Omron Microscan
BEST PRACTICES FOR REAL-TIME MACHINE AUTOMATION PERFORMANCE IN IOT & INDUSTRY 4.0.
Published by IntervalZero
ELIMINATING EXTERNAL SENSORS
Published by Oriental Motor Corp. USA
ENCODER BASICS FOR MOTION CONTROL ENGINEERS
Published by US Digital
HOW THE T7 NETWORKED ABSOLUTE INCLINOMETER DRIVES DOWN THE COST OF SOLAR ENERGY IN CONCENTRATED SOLAR POWER SYSTEMS
Published by US Digital
THE AUTOMATION TRAIN IS LEAVING THE STATION
Published by Universal Robots USA
SPEED CONTROL METHODS OF VARIOUS TYPES OF SPEED CONTROL MOTORS
Published by Oriental Motor Corp. USA
THE ROBOTS ARE COMING: ROBOTIC MATERIAL HANDLING APPLICATIONS IN DISTRIBUTION AND FULFILLMENT CENTERS
Published by Honeywell Intelligrated
REDEPLOYING ROBOTS: EXCEEDING YOUR ROBOTIC PALLETIZING ROI
Published by Honeywell Intelligrated
PICKING THE BEST ROBOTIC TOOL FOR PALLETIZING
Published by Honeywell Intelligrated

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QUICK START GUIDE TO DRONES IN CONSTRUCTION

The time and cost saving value of drones in the AEC sector is clear, but where do you start once the decision has been made to integrate their use into your firm’s workflow. The Quick Start Guide to Drones in Construction consolidates the best insights into the challenges and solutions drones add to the worksite.

THE BASICS OF HOW AN ENCODER WORKS

An encoder is a sensing device that provides feedback from the physical world; that is, it converts motion to an electrical signal that can be read by some type of control device, such as a counter or PLC. The control device then uses that signal to control a conditional event, such as activating a print head to create a mark at a specific location, or positioning a joint correctly on an articulated robot limb.

MACHINE VISION CAN DO MORE THAN YOU THINK - AN INTRODUCTION TO MACHINE VISION TOOLKIT

Many are unaware of the extent to which the theoretical field of computer vision has produced tangible benefits for manufacturing. Embodied in compact smart cameras as well as powerful, PC-connected camera systems, the brilliant work of academicians is being used daily to make industrial operations safer, steadier and more productive. The ability to automatically extract information from digital images opens many doors for manufacturers striving to cut costs, improve quality and streamline their processes overall. The primary uses of machine vision are inspection, gauging, and robot guidance. This white paper by Omron Microscan explores machine vision’s fundamental functions, benefits for industrial automation and real-world applications.

CONVENTIONAL VS. ROBOTIC PALLETIZING

Is Conventional Palletizing Dead? Rather than getting immersed in ambiguous statistics and marketing buzz words like “flexible” or “fixed automation,” this paper will look at the specific applications that favor each technology to determine if the future of palletizing is exclusively robotic.

NEXT GENERATION OF SERVO MOTORS UTILIZE SLOTLESS TECHNOLOGY!

Brushless servo motors that utilize SLOTLESS technology yield more torque in a smaller package, can run to higher speeds, produce smoother motion and consume less energy. This white paper explains the technology and compares it to traditional slotted construction and discusses the pros and cons of the technology.

MACHINE VISION CAN DO MORE THAN YOU THINK

Many are unaware of the extent to which the theoretical field of computer vision has produced tangible benefits for manufacturing. Embodied in compact smart cameras as well as powerful, PC-connected camera systems, the brilliant work of academicians is being used daily to make industrial operations safer, steadier and more productive. The ability to automatically extract information from digital images opens many doors for manufacturers striving to cut costs, improve quality and streamline their processes overall. The primary uses of machine vision are inspection, gauging, and robot guidance. This white paper by Omron Microscan explores machine vision’s fundamental functions, benefits for industrial automation and real-world applications.

TRENDS IN AI

How is artificial intelligence evolving to serve real business needs? In this whitepaper, we’ll look at the latest developments in AI research and development, changing opinions about AI, and different applications, from business process automation to human-machine interaction.

BEST PRACTICES FOR REAL-TIME MACHINE AUTOMATION PERFORMANCE IN IOT & INDUSTRY 4.0.

How have Japan’s 4 most prominent SMT brands addressed the challenges of an ultra-competitive industry? Find out in Best Practices for Real-Time Machine Automation Performance in IoT & Industry 4.0.

STUDY: AUTOMATION COULD DISPLACE 2.7 MILLION CONSTRUCTION WORKERS BY 2057

Increasing automation in the construction industry could displace or replace as much as 49% of the America’s blue-collar construction workforce (2.7 million workers) and eliminate nearly 500,000 non-construction jobs by 2057, according to a new study by the Midwest Economic Policy Institute (MEPI) and the Project for Middle Class Renewal at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

ELIMINATING EXTERNAL SENSORS

Sensing technology is everywhere today. Sensors are used to detect human touch on a smart phone, ambient temperature in a room, and even in non-invasive blood glucose measurement for diabetes detection. This whitepaper addresses the most common types of presence sensors used in industrial motion control including their application, design criteria, integration requirements, associated costs, testing and maintenance.

"ROBOTICS FROM THE INVESTOR’S POINT OF VIEW: HOW TO PROFIT FROM THE RISE OF ROBOTS"

This paper evaluates whether Robotics equities traded on Stock Markets worldwide are a good investment opportunity or not. Robotics seems to become more and more attractive for both institutional investors (who act rationally and prefer medium to long term investments) and individual investors (who are driven by irrational behaviour and prefer short term investments). To forecast if robotics is an investment opportunity that could inflate a new financial bubble in the oncoming years, this paper compares robotics equities with Internet equities and analyses what happened during the Dot-com Mania in the 1990s. Many similarities come out as well as several key enabling factors that confirm robotics is a major investment opportunity for the next decade.

ACHIEVING RELIABLE FLEXIBILITY AT SPEED IN ROBOTICS ORDER FULFILLMENT

Automating the handling of diverse SKUs in e-commerce order fulfillment requires human-like flexibility at high speed. The market opportunity is huge. Experts estimate logistics robotics will grow at a 64% Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) to $22B in 2021, rivaling automotive robotics. Technical innovations in artificial intelligence and robotics are now meeting the three requirements necessary for success: flexibility, reliability, and speed. This white paper explores how current technological advances unlock this huge opportunity.

VACUUM SYSTEMS FOR SUCCESSFUL ROBOT IMPLEMENTATION

This white paper discusses vacuum solutions for robot end effectors that increase the possibility of a successful robot installation.

FIVE STEPS TOWARDS MORE PICKS PER MINUTE

Vacuum-based systems for materials handling are used in many different industries, and regardless of whether a system is used to pick up cartons of food or consumer products, large metal sheets or tiny electronics components, the speed at which that system is working will impact the production rate. A more efficient vacuum system, capable of picking more per minute, will result in increased productivity. So, how do you make sure that your vacuum-based materials handling system is as efficient as possible, and how can such a system be optimized to pick more items per minute?

GUIDE TO COMPARING GYRO & IMU TECHNOLOGIES: MEMS AND FOGS

Engineers designing gyro-stabilized systems for manned or unmanned applications must compare the attributes of various gyro technologies to determine which sensors offer the required performance parameters. Depending on the specifics of the application being designed, some performance criteria are more important than others. A reliable means of comparing common critical performance parameters is a necessary tool for designers and engineers. This paper compares gyro and inertial measurement technologies using distinct performance criteria of fiber optic gyros (FOGs) and FOGbased inertial systems, and micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS)-based gyros and MEMS inertial systems. It focuses on the five key critical performance areas of industrial and tactical grade gyros, as well as current and trending applications for both FOGs and MEMS.

ENCODER BASICS FOR MOTION CONTROL ENGINEERS

Selecting the right encoder for a unique application can be a daunting task for the design engineer. This whitepaper covers commonly asked questions when considering encoders for motion control applications. From basics such as mechanical configuration and absolute versus incremental to the differences in accuracy and resolution, "Encoder Basics for Motion Control Engineers" will shed some light on the encoder selection process.

HOW THE T7 NETWORKED ABSOLUTE INCLINOMETER DRIVES DOWN THE COST OF SOLAR ENERGY IN CONCENTRATED SOLAR POWER SYSTEMS

Concentrated solar power (CSP) and concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) methodologies generate electricity by focusing a large amount of sunlight onto a much smaller area. To maximize efficiency, the sunlight needs to be accurately focused. Being off by even a single degree could result in a significant drop in efficiency, and the biggest impact to the cost of delivering solar energy is efficiency. As with most systems, the accuracy is limited by the accuracy of the sensors used in that system. There are a number of different types of sensors that can be used in these systems. This paper discusses why an absolute inclinometer is the most effective sensor solution and why the US Digital T7 is superior to other inclinometers available today.

THE AUTOMATION TRAIN IS LEAVING THE STATION

Are your competitors already on board the automation train? Don’t let them leave you in the dust. In this ebook, we’ll help you identify and address the concerns of three key stakeholder groups:

IMAGING AND MACHINE VISION EUROPE

Machine Vision is one of the driving forces of industrial automation. For a long time, it’s been primarily pushed forward by improvements made in 2D image sensing and, for some applications, 2D sensing is still an optimal tool to solve a problem. But the majority of challenges machine vision is facing today has a 3D character. From well-established metrology up to new applications in smart robotics, 3D sensors serve as a main source of data. Find out more in the freely-accessible white paper Parameters​ ​of​ ​3D​ ​sensing​ ​techniques​ ​in​ ​a​ ​nutshell, written by Photoneo CTO Tomáš Kovačovský.

BENEFITS OF A DUAL-ARM ROBOTIC SYSTEM

In this eBook, we discuss why our dual-arm Highly Dexterous Manipulation System (HDMS) presents an unmatched level of innovation and control in the field of robotics. We also discuss the capabilities and applications of dual-arm mobile robots, the importance of interoperability as a requirement for today’s mobile systems, and the numerous applications that dual-arm systems can efficiently and effectively perform.

SPEED CONTROL METHODS OF VARIOUS TYPES OF SPEED CONTROL MOTORS

This article explains the structure, the speed control principle, and the features of the following three product groups that can control the speed relatively easily by using an analog input: AC speed control motor & gear motors, Brushless DC motor & gear motors and Inverter unit

THE ROBOTS ARE COMING: ROBOTIC MATERIAL HANDLING APPLICATIONS IN DISTRIBUTION AND FULFILLMENT CENTERS

With high costs and multiple employee touch points, today’s distribution and fulfillment centers provide prime opportunities for robotic automation. This white paper examines the current and future state of robotics and their migration into DCs, examining methods for day-to-day operations to increase productivity and workflow in receiving, put away and replenishment, order fulfillment, pack out and shipping.

REDEPLOYING ROBOTS: EXCEEDING YOUR ROBOTIC PALLETIZING ROI

Many innovative companies are exceeding planned payback calculations and ROI parameters on the cost of their robotic palletizers. This white paper examines how to reconfigure, re-scale and redeploy industrial palletizing robots and automation to meet the demands of a growing operation while exceeding financial goals.

PICKING THE BEST ROBOTIC TOOL FOR PALLETIZING

Today’s manufacturers have started looking downstream more and more for automation opportunities. And when they do, more are choosing robotic systems. According to the Robotic Industries Association (RIA), material handling applications for robotics have consistently grown over the past several years, with continued growth expected.

WHAT TO CONSIDER AS THE AUTOMATION ECONOMY TRANSFORMS BUSINESS TODAY

The current wave of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies is transforming the business landscape, with machine learning, natural language processing, robotic process automation (RPA) and other advancements allowing companies to automate an increasing number of routine tasks once performed by humans. As they do, they are causing what observers describe as seismic shifts in the world economy.