Capt. Kirk and crew blast into space
90-year-old William Shatner becomes oldest person in space following successful Blue Origin space flight.
Motion Control Systems
OES’ multi-axis ADAGIO-X-STPR Series system designed to drive single and multi-axis stepper motor stages.
Absolute Rotary Encoders
POSITAL upgrades PROFINET interface for its IXARC encoder series.
The power of predictive maintenance
Predictive strategy cuts maintenance costs, reduces unplanned downtime and enhances worker safety.
AutomationDirect PS-AMC controller and P1-RX remote I/O module expand IO extensibility.
WAGO’s Edge Controller and IPC provide real-time Linux OS to support cloud-based services.
Impact of space station spin requires study, official says
Specialists to assess effects of re-orienting ISS following control system glitch.
Maxon IDX servo gearmotor + drive combines brushless EC-i motor EPOS4 positioning controller.
FANUC rolls out 750,000th robot
Robotics company says it’s capable of producing 11,000 robots per month.
Ultra-compact Industrial PC
Beckhoff’s fanless C6027 IPC series offers option for scalable interface expansions and 1-second UPS.
ETEL’s UltimET Advanced designed for electronics and automation applications.
A guide to the capabilities of the digital, IEC 61131-9-compliant communications networking standard.
Metric Linear Voice Coil
Moticont LVCM-022-013-01M miniature DC servo offers continuous force of 4.0N.
Siemens SINAMICS CU250S-2 units designed for variable speed drives.
Automation Direct’s SureServo2 servo system incorporates a motor, drive, I/O and cable set.
Tri-Axis Yaw-Pitch-Roll Stages
OES Yaw-Pitch-Roll Stage line designed for laser machining and drilling, scanning and tracking.
Opto 22 releases latest groov EPIC, RIO models with Ignition 8 onboard
New models provide more memory and storage to support the latest releases from Inductive Automation.
Balluff’s BVS XL SmartCamera designed for applications that don’t require image analysis.
NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter drone takes flight on Mars
First flight on another planet hailed as Wright brothers moment.
Festo press kits enable fast manufacturing of insulin auto-injectors
Syntegon Technology assembly system produces up to 300 pens per minute.
OES 60mm stages’ combines scissor lift design with precision roller bearings and and slide rails.
Festo’s proportional VPPI regulator features large high-def display and analog/digital setpoint options.
WAGO Gen 2 PFC200 controllers offer fiber optic option.
Three robotic rovers poised to land on Mars in quick succession
New comers UAE, China look to join U.S. in exploration of the red planet.
WAGO’s additions to the 750 XTR Series designed for harsh environments.
Beckhoff’s CX20x3 IPC series features AMD’s Zen architecture processors.
Motion and I/O Controller
Teknic ClearCore controller offers 4 axes motion control and 13 I/O points.
Integrated Servo Motor
Maxon IDX servo gearmotor and drive offers high continuous torques and power density.
ATS Automation’s modular Symphoni technology combines the speed of continuous motion with the precision and flexibility of robotic assembly.
ACS IDMsm provides multi-axis EtherCat DS402 servo drive.
Red Lion SixTRAK line designed for extreme environments.
ARC report says IEC 61499 adoption could save $30B a year
Technology advisory firm says Schneider’s EcoStruxure IDE, IEC 61499 represent key steps toward true control code portability.