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Importance of Plant Safety- By the Numbers

Safety in the workplace, especially in manufacturing plants, always needs to be a top priority. This infographic presents the data on why it is important to be knowledgable and proactive when it comes to safety, and why it should be a priority for every company.

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Mechatronic Minute- Yaskawa SigmaLogic Package

In this edition of the Mechatronic Minute, Derek Cross, talks about using a Rockwell Automation/Allen-Bradley PLC to control a Yaskawa SigmaLogic Servo Drive. 

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Why Consider Outsourcing Your Pneumatic Panels?

“It’s pretty simple to purchase and assemble all the different pneumatic components on our equipment,” or “we’ve always done it this way,” or “I need to keep our people busy.” These are some of the thoughts from equipment builders on designing, sourcing and assembling all their pneumatic panels in-house.

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Mechatronic Minute- Omron ePLC Connect

In this video, Derek Limesand, Applications Engineer at Mechatronic Solutions, explains Omron's ePLC feature that allows their industrial robots to be programmed and controlled by an Allen-Bradley or Rockwell Automation PLC.

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Top 5 Advantages of Collaborative Robots vs. Industrial Robots

Although newer to the market, the usage of collaborative robots has been growing rapidly and infringing on some applications or tasks that had been solely reserved for industrial robots in the past. In this article, we will concentrate on the top 5 advantages collaborative robots have over industrial robots.

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Top 5 Advantages of Industrial Robots vs. Collaborative Robots

With the fast growth in popularity of collaborative robots in recent years, there is a blurring of the lines (and misunderstanding) between the capabilities and performance of collaborative and industrial robots. Collaborative robots definitely have some advantages over industrial robots, but in this article, we will concentrate on why you might choose a traditional industrial robot instead. 

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Ask an Engineer- Can you walk me through how to select the correct Festo cleanroom actuator?

"Can you walk me through how you would select the correct Festo cleanroom actuator? The requirements are it must be pneumatic, have 1270mm stroke, be able to move 50lbs, have 10s cycle time or less, be ISO 6 Cleanroom rated, and be mounted horizontally."

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So, What Exactly Can You Build With Aluminum Extrusion?

The versatility of aluminum extrusion makes it a perfect building block for really any idea you might have. TSLOT'S large selection of aluminum extrusion products are lightweight, high-quality, and extremely durable.

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Mechatronic Minute- Omron S8V-CP Electronic Circuit Protector

In the first edition of the Mechatronic Minute, we have the Omron S8V-CP 24V DC electronic circuit protector.

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Ask an Engineer- How can we fit more components in our electrical panel without needing to purchase a bigger enclosure?

A lot of customers that I have talked to would like to be able to put a few more components in their panel but say they are out of room. Their thought was also to move to a larger enclosure but were unsure if that was the answer due to the additional cost on top of the added components.

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