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Read the latest Device Integration Strategies newsletter from FDT Group 13/08/2018
Find out more about cloud-to-plant-floor connectivity with FDT servers in the latest Device Integration Strategies newsletters. Full Story...

New Bluetooth DP transmitter from VEGA 07/08/2018
The VEGADIF 85 differential pressure transmitter offers a host of user benefits based around ease of use, productivity, safety and reliability. It makes set up and operation simpler – whether locally in the head via push buttons, magnetic pen or remote: as the first DP transmitter to feature Bluetooth encrypted technology, it can be set up from a safe, convenient location; using either Smartphone, Tablet or PC and/or via traditional HART Handheld. Full Story...

Compact DC motor drives for any application! 07/08/2018
The EM-241 drive has been designed for the control of low voltage (12-48Vdc) brushed DC motors or actuators where fine control is required. Full Story...

Complimentary service protects drive investment from day one 23/07/2018
ABB drives customers now benefit from a complimentary support agreement during the warranty period. Full Story...

M12 managed Ethernet switches 23/07/2018
The ToughNet TN-4500A series M12 managed Ethernet switches are designed for railway applications, including rolling stock and wayside installations. The switches use M12 and other circular connectors to ensure tight, robust connections, and guarantee reliable operation in industrial environments where vibration and shock are commonplace. Full Story...

Embedded MXM GPU Modules: Ideal for rugged space constrained applications 17/07/2018
Now available from RDS is a range of Embedded MXM GPU Modules from Aetina. Using the latest GPU technology with MXM3.0/3.1 standards these are the most compact and thinnest COTS solutions available with the parallel processing performance of NVIDIA GPUs. Full Story...

Robust, hygienic pressure sensor sets new standards 17/07/2018
The PP20H hygienic pressure sensor from BAUMER features a condensate-proof silicon measuring cell within a robust IP69K rated stainless steel housing to ensure optimum operating safety in demanding hygienic applications. It is available with 4 – 20 mA signal and IO-Link and complies with the strict hygiene requirements in the food and pharmaceutical industries where CIP and SIP capability (clean-in-place and steam-in-place) are essential. Full Story...

High speed embedded vision for the factory floor 16/07/2018
STEMMER IMAGING can now offer the GEVA 4000 compact industrial vision controller from Teledyne DALSA. Compact industrial vision systems provide a powerful embedded vision solution for high-speed inspection of multiple features of a part or assembly. Full Story...

Beamex Blog: Temperature units and temperature unit conversion 09/07/2018
The temperature of an object can be defined by the average kinetic energy of its atoms and molecules, a definition for temperature that we can understand relatively easily. Kelvin is the unit of fundamental physical quantity called thermodynamic temperature (T) and is currently defined as the fraction 1/273.16 of the thermodynamic temperature of the triple point of water (exactly 0.01°C). Full Story...

Accuracy defined 09/07/2018
Datalogic’s new S67-Y laser distance micrometric sensor family is available from OEM Automatic. Full Story...

FANUC introduces new robot for welding large pieces in small spaces 02/07/2018
A new addition to FANUC’s ARC welding robot range is set to make automated welding more viable for manufacturers with compact floor space, but large workpieces. Full Story...

How to Specify Liquid Flowmeters 26/06/2018
Titan Enterprises has produced an informative technical paper - 'How to specify liquid flowmeters'. Full Story...

New Bluetooth DP transmitter from VEGA 25/06/2018
The VEGADIF 85 differential pressure transmitter offers a host of user benefits based around ease of use, productivity, safety and reliability. It makes set up and operation simpler- whether locally in the head via push buttons or magnetic pen, or remote: as the first DP transmitter to feature Bluetooth encrypted technology, it can be set up from a safe, convenient location; using either Smartphone, Tablet or PC and/or via traditional HART Handheld. Full Story...

Your robot colleague is coming out of its cage 25/06/2018
When asked how they envision a robot, most people either think of huge, unwieldy robots working in fenced off areas in large factories. Or, they think of futuristic cyberbots mimicking human behaviour, says Mark Gray of Universal Robots. Full Story...

Han-Modular®: a compact and versatile solution for production plants 18/06/2018
HARTING’s Han-Modular® is a hybrid connector solution with a combination of different modules. These individual modules can be grouped with others to make up a bespoke single connector. The modular combinations of these connectors are extremely versatile and easy to design, providing a flexible solution for installation in factories, machines and other applications. Full Story...

New at IDS: USB 3.1 Gen 1 board level cameras with liquid lens control 18/06/2018
From July 2018 the uEye LE USB 3.1 Gen 1 single board cameras with S-Mount or CS-/C-Mount from IDS Imaging Development Systems GmbH will also be available with versions for use with and control of liquid lenses. Full Story...

New high-sensitivity 3D line profiler sensors allow use of lower power lasers 18/06/2018
LMI Technologies has introduced new D-versions of its Gocator 2100/2300 series of 3D line profile sensors. These Class 2 (previously 2M) and Class 3R laser models offer over 2x the sensitivity of previous generations. This improved sensitivity allows laser requirements to be reduced from 3B to 3R in some cases, thus avoiding the safety considerations needed for 3B, and from 3R to 2 in many other applications. Full Story...

Multipix Imaging, machine vision component specialist, launch their new on-line web shop 18/06/2018
Multipix introduce their new website along with webshop facilities, created to assist customers buying low volume, popular items, quickly and easily. Register today and receive tomorrow!Look, Learn & Buy at Multipix.com Full Story...

Washer faced Hex screws with Torx 15/06/2018
Manufactured in natural nylon, this new range combines 3 shapes in one: hex head, star drive and washer. When compared with metallic screws, natural nylon is light, non-conductive to electricity and has very good thermal properties. And the materials mechanical strength provides good resistance to shocks and will also resist staining. Full Story...

Rethinking Connectivity for the IIoT 13/06/2018
OT and IT convergence is necessary to transform data into useful information. However, the fundamental differences between OT and IT make convergence difficult. Whether you will overcome or fail the challenges of this convergence will depend on your choice of connectivity solutions for OT and IT. Join us on this IIoT connectivity journey and find out what kinds of key technologies turn your IIoT applications into reality. Full Story...



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