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The Automation Fair

This week I had the pleasure of attending the Automation Fair at the McCormick Center. This is about the sixth or seventh time I have gone since the early 1990s but my first time in Chicago. For those who don’t

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Misumi

Despite being an Electrical and Controls engineer I often have to do mechanical design, albeit on a basic level. Whenever I need to fixture something, for instance on a vision application or other inspection, one of the first manufacturers I

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Vendor and Platform Choices

In my previous life as a consultant I was able to experience a wide variety of vendors and automation platforms. There is a wide variety of choices available though you are often restricted by the specifications of the company you

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Transmission Test Stand

This small test stand was built in 2005 for Kiesler Automotive, a custom transmission builder in Maryville, Tennessee. After placing the transmission into the cradle and closing a couple of DeStaCo clamps by hand, a 2 hand anti-tiedown station is

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Which Platform Should I Use?

When I worked for automation distributors I was required to promote and recommend only the products that the distributor sold. This sometimes caused a conflict of interest: is this the most appropriate solution for this application?  The first distributor I

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