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Rexroth Controls Expand Communication Protocols to Advance Connected Industry

Rexroth Controls Expands Communication Protocols to Advance Connected Industry Automated factories rely on a host of technology to keep their operations running. A combination of software, hardware, and engineers who know how to put it all together is essential for any business in the connected industry space.  Rexroth knows a thing or two about that. […]

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Automation Industry Post-Pandemic

What Does the Automation Industry Look Like in A Post-Pandemic World?  The COVID-19 pandemic has touched every sector. Although a few, such as the digital streaming world, have reacted positively, most others have suffered. Plant closures, transitions to a work-from-home model, and costs related to disrupted supply lines are all making life a nightmare for […]

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Tech 5.0

The rapid evolution of the industrial landscape is ushering us into an era of personalization and better human to machine interaction. The latest technology that is pushing the industrial boundaries and expanding its horizons beyond the ‘industry 4.0’ revolution is based on intelligent manufacturing that ensures that the products are tailored to a customer’s specific […]

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Increased Outsourcing of Automation Development

Industrial automation systems aren’t created overnight. Rather, they are the culmination of endless hours of planning, research, and engineering. Most companies rely on internal talent to complete this process.  However, recent years have seen an uptick in the outsourcing of automation development. There are many reasons that a company might want to offload some of […]

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Torque Sensors in Automation Systems

What is a Torque Sensor and How is it Used in Industrial Automation?  Industrial automation has revolutionized the way the world works. However, it’s impossible to set up a fully-functioning system without an array of different sensors. In general, these sensors create a measurable output for a specific physical force—whether that is electricity, temperature, or […]

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Cascade Control Loops

In Industrial Engineering today, AI and automated systems are kings, allowing us to focus on more complex, creative work. Of course, what this looks differs depending on the specific field in which it is implemented.  Artificial neural networks, SCADA, programmable logic controllers, and human-machine interface systems are just a few automation systems you might encounter, […]

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What is a Loop Checking Procedure and Why is it Important?

What is a Loop Checking Procedure and Why is it Important?  Industrial automation is a driving force in today’s business world. From companies that seek to increase their efficiency to those that use automation to increase worker safety, there is no shortage of applications for the technology.  But how do engineers figure out if their […]

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Artificial Intelligence and Decision Making in Automation Systems

How Artificial Intelligence Shapes Decision-Making in Automation Systems The world of manufacturing is a lot smarter than it was ten years ago. Thanks to the emergence of automation, factories are running with less manual labor and more robotic applications. Currently, this approach still relies heavily on humans to control how automated solutions operate and make […]

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