DIRAK Inc. has developed a hands-free system to automatically control access to cabinets outfitted with the company's E -Line handles. This new Wireless Active Key continuously transmits signals to nearby E-Line handles, whose on-board electronics then determine whether to grant or deny access. Keys can also monitor employee location, turn lights on or off, and control room access. Visit www.dirak.com for more info.
A new white paper by the Association for Advancing Automation says that increases in industrial robot shipments correlates positively with increases in US job growth based on Bureau of Labor statistics. The result could be new types of manufacturing and engineering jobs.
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