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Why You Need MindSphere in Your Facility

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Blog post by Sam Hoff, CEO When the iPhone came out on in the middle of 2007, it was an extremely disruptive technology.  For the first time, we were carrying […]

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New Office Mate: FANUC LR-Mate

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We’ve had a new office mate this week in our Austin office! This FANUC LR-Mate is getting ready to inspect parts on an upcoming project. He’s got a payload of 7kg and […]

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In Memory of Dick Morley

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It is with deep sadness that we learned Dick Morley passed away in New Hampshire Tuesday evening. Dick was best known as the inventor of the PLC, but he was also […]

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BlogControl Systems Integration

Remote I/O: What and Why

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Blog post by Marc Bourque, Electrical Engineer What is Remote I/O? Remote I/O is the ability to control inputs and outputs that are not near the PLC. Most remote I/O […]

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BlogControl Systems Integration

Is Your System Recoverable?

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Blog post by Joe Palace, Senior Electrical Engineer Having a robust system is having a system that recovers well after a system fault. It’s the difference between minimal downtime and […]

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FAQs on IIoT

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You can hardly open a trade publication or check a conference agenda without bumping into “IIoT.”  But the third time we heard someone (who is technically competent and pretty savvy) […]

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How CSIA Certification Has Made Patti Engineering A Better Company

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Being CSIA certified has been perhaps the biggest driver of improvement for our business.  CSIA certification is not just a box to check or another shiny gold plaque to hang on the […]

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BlogControl Systems Integration

Mitigating the Challenges of Working on Production Equipment

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Blog post by our Auburn Hills engineers Does the idea of working on your production equipment send a million-dollar-a-minute shiver down your spine?  There are, of course, risks involved when […]

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Tips and Tricks for Motoman Robots

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Blog post by Nick Sadro, Controls Engineer I was recently working on a large project where I was responsible for programming several Yaskawa Motoman robots for material handling and dispensing […]

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Asset TrackingBlog

3 Considerations for Smooth Implementation of UHF RFID

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This is a chapter in our eBook, Your Guide to Implementing UHF RFID and it was written by Ian Mogab, Controls Engineer. Implementing a UHF RFID project can bring huge […]

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UHF RFID: ROI

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This is a chapter in our eBook, Your Guide to Implementing UHF RFID and it was written by Ian Mogab, Controls Engineer. With UHF RFID becoming the new standard for […]

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UHF RFID 101 [Infographic]

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What’s so great about UHF RFID? If you are looking for a way to collect more data in your manufacturing facility, you may want to look into UHF RFID.  This […]

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BlogIndustry 4.0 / Digitalization

Why You Should Set Up Network Redundancy- Correctly

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Blog post by Nick Sadro, Controls Engineer Networking is hugely important in industrial settings. Inside manufacturing plants, almost all machines are connected together, and most plants have data from the […]

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Recommended UHF RFID Applications

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This is the first chapter in our eBook, Your Guide to Implementing UHF RFID and it was written by Ian Mogab, Controls Engineer. What is UHF RFID? Many manufacturers are […]

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BlogControl Systems Integration

Linking SQL Servers Saves Time

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Blog Post by Ryan Goad, Controls Engineer If you’re working on a system that accesses data on multiple servers, did you know that you can have one access point that […]

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BlogCompany

Internal vs External Controls Projects

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by Ryan Goad, Controls Engineer and Nick Sadro, Electrical Engineer When manufacturing facilities execute a controls system project, they often debate whether to do the project internally or to hire […]

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BlogCompany

Why Study Engineering?

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by Sam Hoff, CEO Maybe you are considering a career in engineering but you really like people, or you like to read and write, or you like to do only […]

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BlogRobotics

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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BlogControl Systems Integration

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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