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Wire-to-wire connector offers cost-efficient protection (21/03/2017)
Article image Molex has introduced The ValuSeal wire-to-wire connector system from Molex is an IP65-rated, integrated wire-and-ring seal system capable of 11.0A power – suited to use in consumer, non-automotive transportation and lighting applications.
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IP-rated housing makes industrial cameras more versatile (21/03/2017)
Article image Industrial cameras need to be able to work in a number of different environments and some applications require special protection classes for the cameras. 
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Wireless, telemetry sensor system for hazardous areas (21/03/2017)
Article image Mantracourt has launched an intrinsically safe version of its T24 wireless telemetry sensor system. The new X24 range of products is ATEX and IECEx approved for Zones 1 & 2.
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Gaining a 360° view of line performance 13/03/2017
To support global food manufacturers in meeting the documentation and active managerial control requirements of the Food Safety Modernisation Act (FSMA) when exporting products to the US, Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection has launched the enhanced ProdX 2.0 data management software system. Full Story...

Plant performance and control optimisation software enables smart control 13/03/2017
Schneider Electric has added a new enterprise-wide IIoT plant performance and control optimisation software to its PES and Foxboro Evo process automation systems and Foxboro I/A Series distributed control system.  Full Story...

Barcode readers for proof of origin in the food industry 06/03/2017
Barcode readers are increasingly being used for the automated identification, tracking and tracing of products in this industry sector. Cognex has helped implement an efficient track and trace solution at one food producers site with its DataMan 302 barcode reader, allowing pickled gherkins to be traced all the way back to the respective grower. Full Story...

A Worlds first for motor control? 06/03/2017
Fairford PLUSS, a patented technology from Fairford Electronics, allows two or more small soft starters to work together to control larger power motors. This is said to result in increased operational life, cost savings and improved system reliability for thousands of soft starter applications. Full Story...

Simulation solution transforms product development tasks 06/03/2017
An engineering simulation software solution from ANSYS can be used across the entire product lifecycle. ANSYS 18 is said expand the boundaries of simulation upfront in the development process to digital exploration as well as downstream with digital twins, expanding simulation to the operations and maintenance of products. Full Story...

Data management tool enhances line performance monitoring for food industry compliance 27/02/2017
To support global food manufacturers in meeting the documentation and active managerial control requirements of the Food Safety Modernisation Act (FSMA) when exporting their products to the US, Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection has launched the enhanced ProdX 2.0 data management software system. Full Story...

HMI workstations aim to optimise productivity and increase plant safety 27/02/2017
Eaton has expanded its range of MTL GECMA HMI workstations, introducing two new products – a Thin Client (TC) and Personal Computer (PC) version. Full Story...

Interactive communication platforms displays live production data 21/02/2017
Bosch Rexroth has launched an interactive communications platform which, it says, is set to play a key role in the adoption of smart manufacturing.  Full Story...

Functional safety frequency-to-DC transmitter 21/02/2017
Forming part of its FS Functional Safety Series, Moore Industries has released a SIL 3 capable SFY Functional Safety Frequency-to-DC Transmitter with display to offer accurate monitoring of frequency or pulse signals in Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS). This can help provide overspeed protection by sending signals that warn the logic solver to alarm or shut down the monitored device for plant, process and personnel safety.  Full Story...

Getting a clear view of higher flow rates 21/02/2017
Mass Flow ONLINE B.V, the e-commerce channel of Bronkhorst High-Tech B.V has added two new models to its MASS-VIEW series – the MV-108 mass flow meter and MV-308 mass flow regulator. Full Story...

GigE industrial cameras cope with harsh environments 21/02/2017
The GigE uEye FA camera series from Imaging Development Systems (IDS) is designed for use in harsh industrial environments. The camera housing, lens barrels and connectors meet IP65/67 requirements, and protect the camera system from dirt, dust, water splashes or cleaning agents as well as any accidental shifting of the optics.  Full Story...

Bringing monitoring efficiency to steel rolling mills 14/02/2017
AMETEK Land, a specialist in industrial infrared non-contact temperature measurement, has developed an interface between ibaPDA systems and LANDSCAN LSP-HD infrared line scanners to acquire temperature measurement data from steel strips in rolling mills. Full Story...

Hydrogen sensor added to range 14/02/2017
Tyco Gas & Flame Detection has introduced the Meridian hydrogen sensor which comes, as standard, with two user selectable gas ranges: 4% by Volume or 1% by Volume. and is ideal for Hydrogen detection in environments where Catalytic bead sensor use is impractical, or available power is limited. Full Story...

Enabling a holistic approach to predictive maintenance 06/02/2017
At the last SPS/IPC/Drives event Mitsubishi Electric demonstrated a development of its condition monitoring technology for predictive maintenance, which builds on the capabilities of add-on smart sensors by integrating them with an intelligent sensor controller. Full Story...

Open control platform for future-proof automation 30/01/2017
Phoenix Contact has launched a new open control platform based on the PLCnext Technology. This enables parallel programming on the basis of established software tools such as Visual Studio, Eclipse, Matlab Simulink, and PC Worx as well as freely selectable linking of their created program code. Full Story...

Open control platform for future-proof automation 30/01/2017
Phoenix Contact has launched a new open control platform based on the PLCnext Technology. This enables parallel programming on the basis of established software tools such as Visual Studio, Eclipse, Matlab Simulink, and PC Worx as well as freely selectable linking of their created program code. Full Story...

Ensuring wireless connectivity for AMHs 30/01/2017
Moxa has recently unveiled a range of complete WLAN solutions for Automated Materials Handling (AMH) systems, to ensure reliable wireless connectivity for moving equipment to allow for non-stop operation of such systems. Full Story...

Control software for automated palletising applications 24/01/2017
A new type of software has been developed to ensure optimum control of automated handling systems for palletising applications. The PalletSolver software suite is designed by Yaskawa for use with its Motoman robots to enable faster development and integration of a robotic palletising system through user-friendly configuration, set-up and customisation and to facilitate maximum system uptime without compromising production schedules.  Full Story...

Tablet PC for mobile industrial applications 23/01/2017
Siemens has introduced its first ever tablet PC. The Simatic ITP1000 industrial tablet PC which is said to be the fastest on the market. It has a projective-capacitive 10.1in Multitouch display, Intel Core i5 Skylake processor technology to allow it to handle challenging tasks, and the Trusted Platform Module. Full Story...

Handheld communicator speeds device configuration 23/01/2017
Emerson Automation Solutions has introduced its Power the Loop technology on its AMS Trex Device Communicator which is said to help users work more effectively and perform faster device configuration – on the bench or in the field – by removing the need for an external power supply. Full Story...



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