The JXC series direct-input step motor controller now offers three additional communication protocols, namely DeviceNet, EtherCAT and Profinet, in addition to the EtherNet/IP fieldbus protocol that was available on previous models.
Omron's E5CD/E5ED digital temperature controllers are adaptive, using artificial intelligence to adjust PID loop parameters automatically.
Open letter by leaders of leading robotics and AI companies is launched at the world's biggest artificial intelligence conference as UN delays meeting till later this year to discuss the robot arms race.
If robots and AI are our future, we need to embrace the technology and work out how best to collaborate and make it work for everyone.
Motion drive and control technologies are advancing rapidly, giving engineers access to an expanding spectrum of options to leverage previously unattainable performance and form factors.
The Global Beam 15 series sensors are suitable for the detection of objects in conveyor systems, material flow or secondary packaging in which large operating ranges are required.
Traditionally, beer brewers used to prepare their own malt, but now specialised malt houses often handle this job for them. The processes in these facilities are largely automated and carried out with state-of-the-art equipment.
The Australian Centre for Robotic Vision (ACRV), headquartered at QUT, has grabbed the US$80,000 first prize at the 2017 Amazon Robotics Challenge in Japan.