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Robot maintenance solution utilises AI and the cloud (23/09/2018)
Article image Mitsubishi Electric has developed a cloud-based solution for pro-active maintenance of robots based on the AI platform within IBM Watson. This is said to enable the smart analysis of operational data to predict future maintenance requirements.
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Electronic motor controller for RiLine busbar (23/09/2018)
Article image A new electronic motor controller is now available for Rittal's RiLine Compact busbar system.
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A compact and space-saving optical sensor (23/09/2018)
Article image With the 412B series, Leuze electronic has created a new cylindrical optical sensor with a compact, space-saving design for use in applications where installation space is restricted.
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Evaluating cable health in real time 18/09/2018
The CF.Q module from igus is able to check and evaluate cable health in real time helping to ensure timely maintenance or replacement.  Full Story...

Detection and ranging sensors promise less false signals 18/09/2018
Suitable for both indoor or outdoor applications, the new LMS1000 and MRS1000 infrared LiDAR distance and range sensors from SICK incorporate its HDDM+ (High Definition Distance Measurement) which is said to enable greater consistency in performance, even in adverse environmental conditions. Full Story...

Mass flow meters and controllers for gases 18/09/2018
The Mass Stream range of instruments from Bronkhorst operate on the basis of direct through-flow measurement in accordance with the constant temperature anemometer principle. They contain no moving parts and the measured gases pass the two stainless steel sensor probes directly, without bypass. Full Story...

AI adds to robot efficiency 10/09/2018
The implementation of artificial intelligence is adding efficiency to all stages of the manufacturing process, including robotics. Full Story...

Reliable and fast data transfer with Layer 3 backbone switch 10/09/2018
Belden has released a new version of its Hirschmann brand Layer 3 backbone switches – the DRAGON MACH4000 Series which allow engineers to transfer larger quantities of data faster without compromising network availability or performance. Full Story...

Energy-efficient explosion-proof motors 10/09/2018
WEG is now offering explosion-proof induction motors in its W22Xd series, including all motors over the full stated power range, which conform to the IE classification standards, up to and including energy efficiency class IE4. Full Story...

Pressure insensitive mass flow controller 10/09/2018
EL-FLOW Prestige, the latest generation of Bronkhorst mass flow meters/controllers for gases, can now be equipped with an on-board pressure sensor. In combination with its ‘Differential Temperature Balancing’ sensor technology and an incorporated gas database with physical properties, the instrument automatically compensates for inlet pressure variations. Full Story...

Diagnostics-enabled process safety relays 04/09/2018
The KFD2-RSH safety relays from Pepperl+Fuch  are designed to overcome the weaknesses of force-guided contacts. The device combines diagnostics, line fault transparency, and triple redundancy in a one-out-of-three architecture. Full Story...

Weatherproof flow computer 02/09/2018
The Metra-Smart from Titan Enterprises is designed for computing and displaying flow rates and totals as well as giving an analogue output proportional to flow. Full Story...

Variable speed actuation for large butterfly valve 02/09/2018
AUMA has supplied valve manufacturer KOSO Kent Introl with an AUMA SEVEN HiMod variable speed actuator and a large GS gearbox which will operate a 48in butterfly valve as part of a project for Danish utility supplier Hofor that will transfer the Copenhagen district heating system from steam to hot water. Full Story...

Compact flow sensor for control of compressed air energy demands 02/09/2018
Festo has released the new SFAH Flow Sensor to enable cost-effective monitoring of compressed air use. It provides a user interface with high output flexibility to give a clear picture of energy usage. Full Story...

Operator workspace offers safe and connected environment 27/08/2018
Emerson has introduced the iOps Workspace Solution, an operator workspace that is said to reduce human error. The integrated operations (iOps) solution combines visualisation hardware and software with technical console to enable an operator to more quickly interact with multiple information sources, improving productivity and situation resolution. Full Story...

App-based vision camera 27/08/2018
Thanks to its open architecture, a single IDS NXT App-based camera can solve a wide variety of image processing tasks. Users can even develop their own vision apps. Full Story...

Industrial computer family extended with wireless and energy versions 27/08/2018
HARTING has expanded its MICA industrial computer family with the addition of dedicated wireless and energy versions as well as a range of kits which can be equipped and assembled by the customer with their own function boards. Full Story...

Compact positioning controller communicates via EtherCAT 19/08/2018
The EPOS4 compact positioning controllers from maxon are now industrial Ethernet connectivity ready. Full Story...

Vibration monitoring delivers actionable asset health data in hazardous environments 19/08/2018
Emerson has upgraded AMS machinery health monitoring systems to deliver asset protection and fault prediction in hazardous areas. Full Story...

Quarter-turn adapter enables universal installation of electrical position indicators 19/08/2018
Quarter turn adapters from GEMÜ now enable the operation of electrical position indicators for linear actuators in combination with pneumatic actuators for quarter turn valves. Full Story...

Safe cooperation with robots 13/08/2018
Compliance with strict safety requirements is a basic prerequisite for the operation of robot systems in production environments today. The Schmersal Group can offer a wide range of coordinated safety components and safety systems for use in such applications allow robot workstations to be reliably and efficiently made safe, to protect people and to help increase plant productivity. Full Story...

Helping control and switchgear engineering transition to Industry 4.0 13/08/2018
Control and switchgear manufacturers wanting to improve productivity, in line with Industry 4.0, need high-quality data to deliver the results they are looking for. According to Rittal its VX25 large enclosure system does just that, providing data for every process along its value chain – from electrical planning through mechanical design to manufacturing. Full Story...

Bearing protector uses magnet seal technology 11/08/2018
AESSEAL has launched the MagTecta-S bearing protector which uses proprietary magnet seal technology and is said to be able to eliminate over half of all bearing failures. Full Story...



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