The Annual International RoboBoat Competition has become more nationally known as the STEM workforce get closer and closer to retirement age and industries are looking to fill the gaps before its too late.
Submitted by Joe Feeley on Wed, 03/27/2013 - 09:54
Here's an excerpt from a short article that might interest you:Fraunhofer Research Institute Develops Industrial Machines With Built-in Copy Protection"Mention counterfeit goods and most people will probably think of knock-off watches or pirated DVDs, but counterfeiting is a much wider problem.
Submitted by Joe Feeley on Thu, 09/06/2012 - 11:02
As part of our year-long 15th anniversary celebration, we're reprising a PLC vs. PC article exactly as we first published it in February of 2001. If you've been using controllers during this period, you'll be reminded how the whole "PC-based control will/will not take over the machine control world and...
Submitted by Joe Feeley on Thu, 07/12/2012 - 10:48
Certainly better than a sharp stick in the eye. Here's July's Manufacturing Technology Pulse Reading from AMT. What's a bit encouraging is that the numbers are up, not just year-over-year, but also they're up month-over-month.
Submitted by Joe Feeley on Wed, 05/16/2012 - 09:37
Reader reaction to our first issue (June 1997) of Control Design included these remarks, which I guess you could take as restrained optimism that we might possibly survive another issue or two: "I don't know how you got my name, but I got your premier issue of Control Design and...
Did you hear the one about the machine safety standard that was postponed for two years before finally going into full effect? That's right, the EN-954-1 machine safety standard was replaced by the ISO 13849-1 and IEC 62061 standards on Jan. 1.