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Submerged in Robotics

The new Denso IP67 submersible robot doesn’t mind a shower of metalworking coolant, which makes it ideal for tending CNC machines inside their enclosures. This capability was demoed during the company’s 50 years of robotics celebration its newest training center in West Chester, Ohio. Blog Post: 7/14/2017 Mark Albert Editorial Director,

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6 Robot Selection Questions

Implementation of robots across industry has been on a break-neck pace over the last few years. Evidence of this can be seen in research from the Robotics Industries Association, which shows that, during the first quarter of 2017, “an all-time high total of 9,773 robots valued at approximately $516 million were ordered from North American

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Is the American workforce ready for the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

By Greg Scheu, President Americas Region, ABB Innovation can be disruptive. History shows us that, in the face of major disruption, the winners embrace change and adapt. Just look at the impact that personal computers have had on the workplace. Today, it would be difficult to find a good job that does not require at least basic computer skills. The

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Arduino vs. PLC for industrial control

Can a $20 micro-controller equal a PLC for a real-world industrial control application?

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Data-Driven Manufacturing Brings Efficiency to the Shop Floor

In the quest for improved profitability, process control and quality, shops should look at the ways they measure overall equipment effectiveness (OEE). Developments in data-driven manufacturing, or digitization of the shop floor, are going far beyond merely knowing whether or not machines are in cycle. Up until recently, for the most part, sensors

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Targeting the Energy Sector

When we think about critical infrastructures, we tend to think about energy. Whether electric power lines or supplies to oil and gas, cut off access to energy, and our worlds go dark. Though you can certainly argue that other industries are just as critical—pharmaceuticals, food supply and others—it is the energy sector that seems to be

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