By Jason Andersen, VP of business line management, Stratus Technologies As IIoT-enabled devices usher in a new era of connected factory floors, manufacturers must be sure to protect critical equipment at the edge of their production networks. Companies are rapidly investing in edge computing, which enables data and analytics gathering at the source, pushing […]
16 of the world’s top engineering and technology talent will be honoured with medals for services to the industry In 2018 top medals went to Professor William Webb for his significant contribution to the advancement of 5G and Professor Nigel Allinson for his pioneering work in the advancement of complex medical imaging instruments for cancer […]
Electronic components are becoming smaller and more complex. Miniaturisation brings with it complexities when protecting sensitive assemblies from external influences. Altus a leading distributor of capital equipment for the electronics assembly industry in the UK and Ireland, is addressing this concern with the help of its pre-eminent supplier, Rehm Thermal Systems. As components reduce in […]
A Monitran-designed 32 channel condition monitoring system will be the star of the company’s stand at Maintenance Bilbao this June. The MTN/5032 can monitor velocity, envelope g and temperature across all channels. The versatile microcontroller based system has an easy-to-navigate touch screen that enables users to set thresholds and delays for alarms individually or across […]
Businesses across industries are already flocking towards investments in edge computing, realising the value of local data collection and analysis at key manufacturing and processing sites. So, it’s no surprise that additional emerging technologies will help skyrocket the pace of adoption of edge. 5G is a great example of this, especially as the two technologies […]
Fürth, Germany – 16 April 2019 – Aerotech will be demonstrating its extensive know-how as a system supplier for measurement and testing technology in Stuttgart at Control 2019, the international trade fair for Quality Assurance (QA). The manufacturer of high-performance motion control and positioning systems will focus on automation solutions and components for measuring and testing […]
For more than fifty years the Leroy-Somer foundry has been designing and producing grey and spheroidal graphite cast-iron components in short, medium and long production runs. A pillar of the engine manufacturer’s industrial organisation, the unit also provides a multi-sector response to the most demanding technical briefs for the design, engineering or manufacturing of foundry […]
The R100-, R101- and R103- with the new R200- and R201 sensors With the R200 and R201 designs, the forward-thinking product design of photoelectric sensors from Pepperl+Fuchs enables applications with longer operating distances. Just like the compact R100, R101, and R103 series, both new products consistently offer all photoelectric functional principles in a design that […]
LB PROFINET gateway With the new LB PROFINET gateway, Pepperl+Fuchs is connecting LB remote I/O systems to the PROFINET world. End-to-end communication also ensures optimal use of existing intelligence in the field, representing a crucial step toward making plants suitable for future requirements and Industry 4.0.
After more than 5,000 kilometers and 10 stages across Peruvian dunes, deserts and rocky terrain, the 41st edition of the world’s most difficult race has come to an end. But crossing the finish lineof the Dakar rally is not a given and FPT Industrial again demonstrated, the durability, reliability and power of its engines. […]
For a small number of motion control applications, project success is only confirmed long after delivery so that no compromise whatsoever can be tolerated with design integrity, manufacturing quality and reliability. This is especially true for many projects undertaken by Phytron GmbH, the extreme environment motor, drive and motion systems designer and manufacturer, represented in […]
The new BradyPrinter M611 Mobile Printer announces a new chapter in the ongoing evolution of identification. The most complex labels can now easily be designed in the field using only a smartphone and Brady Corporation’s free Express app before printing on reliable, industrial grade label materials with the BradyPrinter M611.
Inspecting parts in all phases of a manufacturing process is crucial for the many customers of KEYENCE, a specialist in precision measurement and automation. The company offers a wide range of measurement and inspection products, deployed across both production, assembly line and laboratory environments, to ensure its customers achieve their quality goals. The company’s industry-leading […]
With eight measurement ranges from 10 to 250 mm, a choice of red, blue or IR source versions and linearity to better than 0.05% FS, Riftek’s new 2D laser scanner combines with a comprehensive software development kit and service protocol to facilitate integration into high precision linear measurement tasks that include surface profile, displacement, dimensions, […]
Pursuing its constant innovation approach aimed at making its machines increasingly ergonomic and automated, Cincinnati VR has chosen to equip its new pillar drill-thread cutter with a new integrated variable speed motor, the Commander ID300 from Leroy-Somer. This drive solution enables adaptation of the spindle rotation speed according to the material being worked, for a […]
For many OEM and specialised motion control applications, integrating frameless servo motors directly into the machine design can provide numerous advantages. Kollmorgen’s KBM series frameless brushless motors – available with full support from its UK certified partner Heason Technology – comprise of separate rotor and stator components offering a direct-drive servo system that has a […]
Find out how Emerson’s portfolios of automation technologies can help tire manufacturers to maximize throughput, reduce costs and achieve greater production flexibility
When an ore preparation plant began experiencing repeated bearing failures on an air recirculation fan, it turned to NSK for advice. As a makeshift countermeasure, the facility was applying compressed air cooling in an attempt to reduce elevated bearing running temperatures, so the requirement for an urgent long-term solution was clear to see.
FPT Industrial is the main partner of TEDxTorino, which will dedicate the 2019 edition to Leonardo da Vinci, 500 years after his death, celebrating the genius of him as painter, mathematician, architect, philosopher and extraordinary inventor. On February 10th, in Turin, TEDx brings on stage the “genius ex machina” par excellence, who changed the world with […]
New functionality simplifies communications from the shop floor to business systems
LEMO connectors enhances its range of Halo connectors with additional product sizes and models.
Technology solutions provider Distec, partners with Advantech to bring a whole range of digital signage solutions and industrial PCs to the UK and Irish markets
Data centres exist all over the world, not only as stand-alone operations but also in many other types of activity. These include banks, insurance companies, industrial companies, hospitals, airports, energy suppliers, administrations, etc. The enormous energy requirements of these data centres confront both operators and energy suppliers with major challenges. Additional factors which can randomly […]
When the triangulation principle is used for navigation, AGVs are usually equipped with two different sensors: one for safety and one for navigation. The new RSL 400 safety laser scanner from Leuze electronic offers a true alternative: not only is it capable of handling the safety aspects, but it also provides all measurement values for […]