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Our latest issue: April 2019

CD1904 webcover tabletChanges: How consumer behavior and distribution channels are changing the type of automation and technology needed to deliver product.Read the issue.

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CD1904 SensorsVisionMachineSafety tabletSensors, Vision & Machine Safety: How to apply presence sensors, why vision is not always clear, and hows afety controllers handle increased number of devices. Download and read now.

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  • What you need to know about motor selection

    By Dave Perkon, technical editor

    When it comes to motors in your automation, what do you specify? For a custom machine builder or OEM, it is usually a good practice to consider the cost; however, the application, operation and environment are the big players in motor selection. It's not just about voltage, torque and rpm. The…

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  • Phoenix Contact USA's new VP looks to the future

    Phoenix Contact USA recently promoted Kevin Zak to the role of vice president and general manager. Zak, who will celebrate 25 years with the company later this year, will oversee the company’s U.S. sales subsidiary, including sales, marketing, channel operations, and service functions within the…

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  • How an HMI display can work in conjunction with stacklights

    By Mike Bacidore

    How does an HMI display work in conjunction with stacklights to provide relevant performance or production information that helps to optimize production?John Curtin, director, automation solutions, Motion Industries: While standard stacklights can provide visual status for a process, an HMI can…

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