14 Jul 2017

How to Hack-Proof Your Plant

Join us during TEQhouse on Tuesday, July 25th at 1pm for a presentation on how to make your plant hack-proof down to the control level with the world’s first intrinsically cybersecure PLC: the Bedrock™. How to Hack-Proof Your Plant Tuesday, July 25, 1PM-2PM The Bedrock™ is the next generation PLC/SCADA RTU. Starting from a clean […]

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30 Jun 2017
Electric Actuator vs Pneumatic

Electric Actuator vs. Pneumatics? Which Is Right For You?

Pneumatic actuators have historically dominated the industrial market when simple motion control is needed. They are inexpensive and generally perform well. In the last few years, however, almost every pneumatics company has released and is promoting electric actuators as a viable alternative to air. Some companies, like Intelligent Actuator have taken another route and don’t […]

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19 Jun 2017
In-Sight 7000 Gen II vision system

Build Your Own Vision System with Cognex’s In-Sight 7000 Gen II

Cognex is pleased to announce the release of the next generation In-Sight 7000 series. The In-Sight 7000 series represents a breakthrough in flexibility, modularity and performance for vision systems. Built from the best of the best, the next generation In-Sight 7000 brings powerful vision algorithms and performance from the In-Sight 8000, integrated light/autofocus from the […]

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05 Jun 2017
MiR200 mobile industrial robots

MiR200: Automate Transport of Heavier Payloads within Your Facility

The newest addition to the MiR mobile industrial robot fleet is MiR200. The highly flexible MiR200 autonomously transports up to 200 kg (440 lbs). It can be mounted with customized top modules such as bins, racks, lifts, conveyors or even a collaborative robot arm — whatever your application demands. Top modules are easy to change […]

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08 May 2017
ClickSmart gripper kits for Sawyer cobots

ClickSmart: 5 New Gripper Kits for Sawyer Cobots

Rethink Robotics recently released five new gripper kits for their popular Sawyer collaborative robot. The five gripper kits — known as the ClickSmart series — include: Large vacuum kit Small vacuum kit Large pneumatic kit Small pneumatic kit Vacuum foam gripper THE 5 CLICKSMART GRIPPER KITS The vacuum foam gripper allows the robot to pick […]

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01 May 2017
Cognex 3D vision seminars pittsburgh

Complimentary 3D Vision Seminars

Join us to learn about new technologies for high-accuracy measurement and new In-Sight technology for machine vision inspections. Seminar attendees will learn how your dynamic manufacturing processes can benefit from these technologies. You will also learn about industry best practices for setting up systems for your applications. This seminar will be held on two dates […]

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24 Apr 2017
MiR mobile industrial robots

Mobile Robots in Manufacturing

There has been a lot of talk (and hype) in the last year or so about driverless cars. Tesla developed their “auto-pilot” technology that’s currently being used in thousands of vehicles today. Google has autonomous vehicles that have driven over 2 million miles on the streets of Austin, TX and Mountainview, CA.  Here in Pittsburgh, […]

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10 Apr 2017
Cognex barcode readers

4 Reasons to Switch from Laser Scanners to Cameras

Laser scanners have been around forever. If you work for a company that makes something that someone else needs to buy, you probably have laser scanners at your facility. The manufacturing industry has made a drastic shift towards image-based barcode readers (a.k.a. cameras) and has not looked back. If you haven’t gotten serious about taking […]

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08 Mar 2017
Mitsubishi Electric

IPM Motors: the Next Big Thing in Factory Automation?

For decades, machine builders and factories have relied on induction motors and variable frequency drives (VFDs) to provide an efficient means of motion control to their processes. The rationale behind the technology is relatively widespread: Efficient speed control throughout the full range of the motor Precise torque control Dynamic load adjustment VFDs also help to […]

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