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Do I Need a Vision System for my Robot or Should I Fly Blind?

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by Joe Palace, Senior Electrical Engineer When a robot performs an application, a process, or a validation check on a part, it relies on that part being the same size […]

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Tricky Parameters for a Vision System: A Case in Point

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by Dan Bock, Controls Engineer Vision systems are tricky; they need to be reliable and accurate in any possible scenario.   Even in a favorable environment for a vision system, without […]

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2nd Annual Women’s STEM Career Fair

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On Wednesday, December 7, Patti Engineering will attend Marian High School’s 2nd annual STEM Career Night, entitled “Women Changing the World with STEM.”  Controls engineers Connie LeMarbe and Nick Sadro […]

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Should I Use the Advanced Recipe Function in the GOT HMI?

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Blog Post by Terrance Brinkley, Director of Michigan Operations The Mitsubishi Electric GOT 1000 HMI offers the ability to create complex recipe data right within the HMI.  It’s a great […]

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Should I Add Robots to My Facility?

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This article originally appeared in our October 2016 newsletter. Recently, we noticed that we’ve had an influx of customers asking about adding robots to their production line.  Maybe it was […]

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Should I Add Robots to My Facility?

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Lessons Learned in Managing Time Onsite

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What is worth my time? When programming onsite, what is worth doing: continuing to troubleshoot hardware or writing a new function? Anyone who has worked with technology knows that it […]

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4 Types of Collaborative Robots to Increase Productivity

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Blog post by Ian Mogab, Controls Engineer Often times you may hear of manufacturers opting to replace their human workforce with robots in order to increase productivity. However, there are […]

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Our Partnership History with Mitsubishi Electric Automation

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This article originally appeared in our August 2016 Newsletter. This month, we continue our celebration of 25 years in business by recognizing the partnerships that have allowed us to be […]

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Taking IO-Link to the Next Level

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Blog post by Ryan Hibbert, Controls Engineer If you’re wondering what IO-Link is, check out our first IO-Link post, here. IO-Link is making waves in industrial automation because it makes […]

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Phoenix Contact Helps Us Celebrate 25 Years

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Earlier this week, Jim Hopkins and Steve Newcomer from Phoenix Contact stopped in the office.  They surprised us by celebrating our 25th anniversary! We really appreciated such a nice gesture. […]

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What’s So Great about IO-Link?

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Blog post by Ryan Hibbert, Controls Engineer You may have heard about IO-Link and have wondered what it is.  We have recently been working with a new line of IO-Link […]

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Our Partnership History with Siemens

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As we head into our 25-year milestone, we are highlighting our history with some of the partners to whom we owe much success. Siemens is one of those partners. Eleven […]

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Getting Started With Universal Robots – Safely

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Blog Post by Ian Mogab, Controls Engineer What are UR robots? UR robots, or universal robots, are collaborative robots, meaning that if they are configured correctly they can work alongside […]

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Tips for Attending the 2016 CSIA Executive Conference

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Next week, several of us are headed to the CSIA conference in Puerto Rico. Sam, our CEO has attended every conference since 1996.  So we thought we’d share a few […]

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Celebrating Six Years in Austin, Texas

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Blog post by Steve Palmgren, VP of Texas Operations Exactly 6 years ago today, I found myself trying to “help” our cats in the parking lot of a gas station at […]

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What is a CSIA Certified Control System Integrator and Why Should Users of Industrial Automation Care?

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If you are an industrial end-user of automation technology – manufacturer, oil & gas company, water/wastewater plant, etc. – from time to time you may need to hire a control […]

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Five Reasons to Upgrade to Siemens SIMATIC S7 PLC

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  Reliability Sticking with a legacy system means taking a gamble that you can still rely on your system, its parts, and its maintenance. We had one customer who was […]

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Will Engineers Write?

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Blog Post by Steve Palmgren, VP of Texas Operations Marketing is necessary to any business. If you don’t ever “put yourself out there,” how will anyone know you exist? But […]

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Setting Up Reliable Monitoring for a Water and Wastewater System Using Phoenix Contact Radioline

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Blog Post by Patti Engineering Senior Engineer Nick Hitchcock, P.E Recently, we worked on a project to monitor and control equipment over distances.  In our case, we were controlling and […]

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