SICK’s Tiny Tims Put 2D LiDAR in the Palm of your Hand 13/09/2021
SICK’s Tim1 and Tim2 2D LiDAR sensors have been developed with simplicity and economy in mind to enable rapid set-up of area monitoring, presence detection and collision avoidance even in the smallest of machine spaces. Full Story...

Cobot MELFA ASSISTA - Human touch. Industrial performance 27/08/2021
Working safely alongside people, the MELFA ASSISTA cobot has the delicate touch needed even for complex assembly tasks. Easy to set up, it enables rapid changeovers and enhances production efficiency. Download our white paper to learn more. Full Story...

Virtual Machine Safety Dashboard from SICK Promises More Machine Uptime 08/08/2021
SICK Safety Machine Analytics is a simple new live data-collection service that makes machine safety systems transparent, so that events can be responded to rapidly, while longer-term analysis optimises maintenance and improves productivity. Full Story...

A new level of weighing automation speed 16/07/2021
METTLER TOLEDO’s IND360 boosts machine performance by delivering precise and accurate weight to an automation network at 960 cycles per second to vastly improve weight-based control algorithms. Faster PLC control enables significant increases in machine speed and throughput without sacrificing quality, and when we say fast, we mean fast. Watch the video to see for yourself. Full Story...

SICK’s sHub Smart Sensor Hub prevents machine downtime 16/07/2021
SICK has launched the sHub® sensor hub, a smart add-on to its HIPERFACE® DSL single-cable motor feedback system, which turns servo motors into a source of data for real-time condition monitoring and predictive maintenance of machines. Full Story...

Get Early Thermocouple Failure Warnings 03/07/2021
Under normal conditions, the loop resistance of a thermocouple will gradually change over time. However, it is not uncommon to see the resistance of thermocouples start to quickly rise or even spike. This can be a sign of several issues within your sensor such as corrosion, thinning wires or junction failure. There is a way to discover these problems before your sensors fail...Learn how Moore Industries can help Full Story...

Festo Automation Suite, increasing the speed of handling system commissioning 03/07/2021
Festo Automation Suite, when combined with the innovative Handling Guide Online software (HGO), introduces an industry first when it comes to seamless digital integration. The new version 2.2 release of Festo Automation Suite, integrates automatic import of all the parameter settings of a 3 axis handling system when designed on HGO. This removes the need to spend precious time commissioning all three sets of drives and removes human error in the entire process. Full Story...

More for Industrial Engineering from EEMUA 29/06/2021
Find out more about forthcoming EEMUA's educational Live Online Events that will be running in July and which are available to all in the industry. The events include a webinar titled Remote robotic inspection using phased array for corrosion detection in storage tanks; and a seminar on pressure systems. Also from July… Induction dates to suit your schedule for EEMUA’s next Mechanical Integrity Practitioner Certificate (MIPC®) course – with in-depth learning starting September 2021. Full Story...

Consideration of incendive electrostatic discharges in the use and production of hand sanitisers 22/06/2021
Many companies are reconfiguring production lines, or starting up new ones, to increase the supply of hand sanitiser in response to the current pandemic. However, industry groups like the Solvents Industry Association are concerned with reports of inappropriate packaging of solvents and an incident of a static discharge igniting vapours present on an operator’s hand after the application of hand sanitiser. Full Story...

Pocket-sized motion controller for up to 64 axes 22/06/2021
Trio Motion Technology’s highly compact Flex-6 Nano EtherCAT controller coordinates the motion of up to 64 axes with EtherCAT cycle time down to 125µs. This performance increases the speed and productivity of machines in a pocket-sized format, enabling easy integration and smaller machine design. Click-in I/O modules extend control capability and the Flex-6 Nano also coordinates stepper drives and analogue devices. Full Story...

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Taking control solutions to the next level 21/06/2021
Suzanne Gill, editor of Control Engineering Europe, talks to Richard Sturt, solution architect manager at Rockwell Automation, about a modern process control solution that offers control solutions for modular plant and skid integration Full Story...

Industrial Smart Switch Achieves Network Interoperability and Integration Quicker Than Ever Before 16/06/2021
Moxa is pleased to add the SDS-3016 Series to our Red Dot award-winning product family. The new addition includes Gigabit uplink, eight additional ports, and an easy-to-configure Industrial Automation (IA)-profile that allows automation engineers to quickly process the increasing amounts of data within the smart manufacturing industry. Full Story...

Enhanced Tank Inventory Management 15/06/2021
Weighing is a very accurate method for monitoring tank inventory, and because it is a contact-free method, material type and vessel shape have no impact on accuracy. The new IND360 automation indicator from METTLER TOLEDO offers a reliable, preprogrammed inventory control application to accelerate installation, eliminate programming costs, and deliver benefits like automatic refill. Full Story...

Fully automatic picking of unknown products from bulk material 07/06/2021
At the core of a fully automated solution for picking individual items, created by psb intralogistics GmbH in Pirmasens (Germany), is a robot with gripper, the IT network for the entire system, and a powerful image processing system – equipped with two Ensenso 3D cameras from IDS Imaging Development Systems GmbH. Full Story...

Simple but secure: “OPC UA to Cloud” initiatives 02/06/2021
"Simple but secure"- this is how the OPC Foundation will present multiple "OPC UA for Cloud" initiatives at the virtual OPC Day International - among others with the OPC UA IIoT Starter Kit. OPC UA scales information from the field via TCP, UDP, TSN, APL, 5G and MQTT to the IT/cloud. User reports e.g. from equinor about 190,000 data points connected with OPC UA to cloud are topic of the free conference. Full Story...

FlexEdge – Simplify IIoT Connectivity 01/06/2021
FlexEdge helps to modernize aging communications and control infrastructures. Both new and existing devices can be easily connected to the system, reducing overall downtime and enabling scalable integration. Driven by Crimson®, FlexEdge enables IIOT connectivity to numerous cloud environments with point-and-click simplicity, providing users with the ability to perform protocol conversion, aggregate data, customize dashboards, and enable edge computing. Full Story...

The Smartest Way to Integrate Weighing 01/06/2021
Designing and utilizing customized automation solutions requires a significant investment of time and money for engineering, integration, and operator training. Discover how you can simplify this process by standardizing on one core technology with the new IND360 compact automation transmitter from METTLER TOLEDO. Full Story...

Moxa Launches Wireless Add-on Module for MXview to Overcome the Wi-Fi Network Management Challenges in Smart Manufacturing 17/05/2021
Moxa, a leading provider of network infrastructure solutions, has released the MXview Wireless add-on module for our MXview industrial network management software. MXview streamlines network management by visualizing networks, helping non-IT staff simplify operations and improve network uptime. Full Story...

STA Safety Trip Alarm –Effective Alternative to Safety PLCs 17/05/2021
A safety PLC isn’t always the best solution for single loop logic solving requirements in your Safety Instrumented System. The Moore Industries SIL2/3 capable STA Functional Safety Trip Alarm is easier to use and significantly more affordable than a typical safety PLC and can work as an extension of a larger control system or perform localized operation in safety settings. It acts as a single loop logic solver for your safety instrumented functions that is approved by exida for use in your Safet Full Story...

This Weighing Automation Transmitter is Fast. Very Fast. 17/05/2021
METTLER TOLEDO’s IND360 boosts machine productivity by delivering precise and accurate weight to an automation network at 960 cycles per second to vastly improve weight-based control algorithms. Faster PLC control enables significant increases in machine speed and throughput without sacrificing quality, and when we say fast, we mean fast. Watch the video to find out! Full Story...