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MC Basics Harmonized Standards Directives and Laws in the EU by PILZ 1 400x275

The European Union is experiencing ever closer union. This leads to increasing harmonisation of laws, regulations and provisions in engineering. Initially, the EU formulates general safety objectives via directives. These safety objectives require precise specification. Specific regulation occurs via standards.

 

 

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The Endress+Hauser Customer Experience Centre is Zero Carbon Building (ZCB) – Design Certified, the first of two advanced sustainability targets for the new facility. The 47,000 SF training and administrative centre located in Burlington, ON, is the first privately owned facility to target ZCB and LEED Gold Certification simultaneously, and the first Net Zero Energy, Net Zero Carbon design for the international company, setting a new standard for its international portfolio of buildings.

 

 

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NSK presents advanced, field-proven solutions that have delivered exponentially longer bearing life in mine sites around the world. You’ll discover how to achieve dramatic improvements to productivity and efficiency through an understanding of root causes of bearing failure, advanced bearing material technology for superior wear-resistance, and more. 

 

 

MC Omron Announces PPD Automation as Certified Systems Integrator 1 400x275

An industry-leading automation solutions provider Omron Automation Americas welcomes new partner PPD Automation, which has been expanding its robotics solutions portfolio to incorporate Omron collaborative and mobile robots.

 

 

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Recently, the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario announced economic growth and the creation of good jobs through an investment of over $1.5 million, through the Business Scale Up and Productivity stream, for TS Manufacturing Company, a Lindsay-based, family-owned, dynamic 'one-stop shop' manufacturer of quality equipment for the forest products industry worldwide.

 

 

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Traditional wiring relying on cable connections that require loads of space is a thing of the past and busbar power distribution is now the industry standard for all industrial enclosures. Globally, companies are deploying busbar to power their modular enclosures, primarily due to safety.

 

 

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The Ontario government is investing $4.8 million to expand the dual credit program, helping prepare more students for the jobs of tomorrow by better connecting learning in the classroom to good-paying jobs.

 

 

MC Mitsibushi Electric Launches Automating the World as Global Slogan 1 400x275

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation recently announced that it will launch "Automating the World" as the global slogan for its Factory Automation Systems business. Commercial use of the slogan began worldwide on November 8.

 

 

MC Comau Leverages Advanced Automation to Deliver Faster Time to Market 1a 400x275

Comau has designed and deployed a flexible Body-In-White (BIW) manufacturing solution for the all-new Tonale, the first Alfa SUV of the new generation, meeting both the customer’s rigorous production targets, quality goals and time to market objectives.

 


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MC What to Consider When Choosing a New Motion Control Solution 1 400x275

When it’s time to consider a new motion control solution for your application, rule #1 is “Solve the problem, then worry about the design.”

This is easier said than done, but not if you apply a disciplined, time-tested framework. First, you must clearly understand the problem and the local environment. Failure to do so often results in a suboptimal motion control solution or complete failure.

Secondly, the designer should evaluate the application in light of proven existing motion control solutions. The engineer must also take stock of their skills and the expertise of the team in order to effectively choose the right options and to accurately anticipate development time and resources.

Before choosing any motion control products, the design engineer needs a set of principles to guide his or her selection. Long term experience and common sense has taught us seven important, but often overlooked, principles. 

These key learning have been encapsulated in a simple notion known as the SHAIRED paradigm:

  • •Simplicity of design to reduce problem-causing complexity and cost
  • Homework; calculate the required torque, inertia, duty cycle, etc.
  • Analysis of the application and alternatives must be thorough
  • Integration of the system into existing factory automation
  • Redundancy built in to a system to exceed performance expectations and deal with unexpected changed in load and operating parameters
  • Economical solution for the short and long term.
  • Development time must be accurately estimated

Using the above guidelines during motion control system design, evaluation of alternatives, and final product selection will help increase the odds of application success.

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MC Omrons New Integrated Controller Capable of Controlling Robots and Entire Automation Systems 1 400x275

Omron has recently introduced its most full-featured machine automation controller to date. Offering control of multiple robots, the choice of 16, 32, or 64 controlled motion axes, and SQL connectivity. It is the ideal control solution for complete robotic cells, high-speed motion systems, material handling and multi-robot systems.

The Robotics Integrated Platform is the next revolutionary step in the SYSMAC ecosystem that seamlessly integrates the full Omron Fixed Robotics product line. Their one controller approach integrates robot control, in addition to sequence and motion control, to a single controller. This enables synchronized control of robots as well as other devices and results in higher performance compared to typical network based configurations. It also enables users to collect information on devices aligned to a common timeline which not only improves overall system response times and accuracy but also greatly aids in troubleshooting activities.

 

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