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Featured White Papers

Published by Pleora Technologies
Published by Pleora Technologies
Published by Electrocraft Inc.
Published by Wind River
Published by TUV Rheinland of North America
Published by Bimba
Published by Honeywell Intelligrated
Published by Honeywell Intelligrated
Published by MMP Inc. / MIDWEST MOTION PRODUCTS, INC.
Published by PI USA (Physik Instrumente)
Published by maxon group

All White Papers

This paper discusses how machine vision can bring cost and performance benefits to Internet of Things applications, while enabling new machine learning and artificial intelligence capabilities,

AI and machine learning promise to bring new cost and process benefits into inspection systems. Our latest whitepaper explores how smart sensor and imaging devices help overcome bandwidth and networking challenges while providing a first step towards integrating AI in automation systems.

Integrating servo drives into motion systems forces engineers to make decisions that will ultimately affect the entire machine build. Specification choices include picking between analog and digital servo drives; torque-mode or linear servo operation; PCB-mount or fully enclosed standalone construction; and partially to fully distributed drive topologies.

Computer vision coupled with machine learning and/or artificial intelligence gives the robot or cobot increased technical abilities and the opportunity to perform more complex tasks. This data can be communicated rapidly via 5G technology to speed data to enable fast actions to enable safe interactions and reactions to the surroundings and humans working close by. To learn how computer vision is allowing “cobots” to work securely, safely and innovatively with human workers, read this Wind River use case, “Computer Vision and Robotics Expand Industrial Capabilities”.

Robots are nothing new on the factory floor, but personal care robots are an entirely different type of robot, taking their place alongside humans in their daily activities. While industrial robot standards consider the end user to be a trained person, personal care robots can be used around anyone. The environment that these robots can be used in is also much less predictable and the tasks of a personal care robot are not as well defined and repetitive like in the industrial world. As a consequence, the standards for ensuring they do their work safely are different than those for industrial robots, as everyone from a baby to the elderly can now be at risk. In this whitepaper, we’ll describe those standards and what manufacturers and businesses need to be aware if they plan to enter this new, rapidly growing market.

The 2020 guide to supply chain drones offers insights into this emerging trend. With a focus on inventory use-cases, it explains how various stakeholders (from warehouse GMs and continuous improvement managers to CFOs and VPs of operations) can realize business value from drone adoption.

This white paper addresses the most difficult challenges facing manufacturers and OEMs as they compete to reach their production targets. With their equipment running at maximum loads, how can they avoid breakdowns in pneumatic components? What are the smartest and most economical approaches available to assure optimal performance? Recent advances in sensor technology make it possible to obtain performance-related data from which more informed decisions can be made about the need to replace failing components. This paper analyzes the different maintenance strategies for pneumatic actuators and the role sensors can play in each.

A drone program can drive value to your business by reducing the risk of hazardous inspections, decreasing the costs of inspections, and increasing data fidelity. But how do you present a strong drone business case that garners support from key stakeholders? In this whitepaper, we identify the four criteria for a strong business case and offer guidance on how to present it.

The white paper, titled ‘Adaptive Robots and the Future of Industrial Automation’, outlines the progress from the first industrial robots of the 1990s, ideal for tasks involving repeated trajectories, to that of the collaborative robots (or ‘cobot’), integrated with safety features able to protect humans from hazards in the environment.

The latest generation of PI hexapod controllers with integrated EtherCAT interface now make it very easy for users to integrate hexapods into automation systems without the need for to perform challenging kinematic transformations.

When you’re choosing an encoder for a motion control system, you’ll be faced with numerous technical terms. The amount of data available can be overwhelming. Which critical terms should you focus on first, and which can be deferred? This paper looks at three important concepts that deserve your attention: resolution, accuracy and precision.

Demanding throughput pressures, labor challenges and more. Distribution centers (DCs) need a solution to keep up with explosive e-commerce growth. Are robots the answer? This On The Move webinar explores a new generation of smart, increasingly capable robotics solutions that have emerged as key productivity enablers in the DC.

This Honeywell Intelligrated white paper examines the specific labor, operational and technological challenges on the loading docks of distribution centers (DCs), and introduces a new solution to help deliver the performance modern supply chains require.

As robotics use continues to expand across industries from automotive and electronics to consumer goods and plastics, system designers and integrators have more choices than ever in how these robots are implemented.

Last year, together with INTEAERIAL Solutions, we conducted a Drone Barometer Survey to produce a free whitepaper with perspectives from the drone industry. The paper proved so popular and so many of you who attended the IAS conference asked for it again, that we decided to create a Drone Industry Barometer 2019.

FlytBase, Inc., an enterprise drone automation company, releases a white paper highlighting the role of autonomous drones in the digital transformation of warehouses. Driven by safety, cost and revenue benefits, warehouses across the world are adopting technologies such as Internet-of-Things, Artificial Intelligence, and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. Drones are playing a central role in the intelligent automation of warehouse operations – given their ability to fly & hover autonomously, avoid obstacles, navigate indoors without GPS, land precisely on docking stations, operate in fleets and be remotely managed.

At MMP, we are actively engaged in the design, manufacturing and distribution of standard and custom motion control equipment, including fully reversible brushed and brushless DC gearmotors, motors with failsafe brakes and servomotors with feedback devices such as analog tachometers and encoders. We also provide fully-sealed IP-65 motor speed controls @ 12/24/48 VDC, AC~DC power supplies and a wide variety of 12/24 VDC linear actuators. If you need a sample right away, we can be a project saving convenience for you. We offer a wide variety of finished goods, directly from stock and available for your immediate prototype needs.

PI’s 6-DOF alignment technology, integrated in many telescopes, is part of this success story. PI precision motion components (piezo mechanisms) were also involved, when the first merger of black holes was detected by the LIGO collaboration in February 2016, proving the existence of gravitational waves.

Written by Khagendra Thapa, VP Current Sensor Product for ACEINNA, this new whitepaper outlines the basic issues that are addressed by current sensors and why they are important. The white paper also explains what AMR (Anisotropic Magnetoresistive) technology is and what are its advantages for current sensing versus other technologies like hall effect, transformers and shunt resistor.

The modern workforce needs people with STEM competencies in almost every industry, but many educators are trying to figure out how to effectively deliver a STEM education that makes students truly 21st century ready. Intelitek has released a new white paper, “Crossing the Chasm to Mainstream STEM Education,” that addresses misconceptions about STEM learning and explains how to use technology to revolutionize classrooms and teaching behaviors.

The extensive collection with illustrations and descriptions includes formulas, terminology and explanations of the calculations that are relevant for drive systems. A flow chart provides assistance in selecting the right drive for each purpose. Author: Jan Braun; 60 pages.