Portescap launches cannulated size 6 brushless slotted DC motors for arthroscopic applications 02/12/2019
Today’s most challenging arthroscopic procedures require power, speed and efficiency. For arthroscopic shavers in particular – where variations in patient tissue, bone and cartilage density must be considered – the right combination of speed and power is required to remove soft tissue and bone. Motors need to be tightly packaged and offer minimal vibration to achieve lightweight, ergonomic designs – a challenge answered by the latest cannulated Brushless DC motors from Portescap. Full Story...

Analog Devices Unveils Robust, Low-Latency PHY Technology for New ADI Chronous™ Portfolio of Industrial Ethernet Solutions 19/11/2019
Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) announces the release of new robust, industrial Ethernet physical layer (PHY) products to help manufacturers address key Industry 4.0 and smart factory communication challenges surrounding data integration, synchronization, edge connectivity, and system interoperability.  Full Story...

Portescap demos Ultra EC range of high torque, high speed mini-motors at SPS 19/11/2019
For design engineers operating within the automation and robotics industries, SPS is an annual highlight that showcases the latest product developments and technological advancements. Portescap will be using this year’s show to demonstrate the unique characteristics of its Ultra EC range of miniature motors. With a patented ‘U coil’ design, the new motor range delivers unprecedented speed and torque in a compact package. Full Story...

Future Perfect: Predictive Maintenance and AI 11/11/2019
Time is money. Today, the energy and industrial automation industries demand maximum availability and safety from machines and systems. IoT-based predictive maintenance strategies optimize plant maintenance and allow remote control in real time. Machine and deep learning help to detect deviations early and prevent production downtimes by means of planning algorithms. Full Story...

Modularisation for outstanding flexibility 11/11/2019
Given the right approach, modular plant engineering has the potential to revolutionise the entire process industry. That’s why COPA-DATA is shining a spotlight on it at this year’s SPS exhibition in Nuremberg, Germany. From November 26 to 28, the independent software vendor for industrial automation will be presenting pioneering ideas for the modular process industry at Booth 590 in Hall 7. Full Story...

Diamond processing industry goes digital 08/11/2019
Coborn and relayr are to equip diamond grinding machines with digital technology to guarantee performance, increase productivity and provide predictive maintenance. Full Story...

Functional Safety Solutions From Moore Industries 05/11/2019
The FS Functional Safety Series from Moore Industries features instruments that have been designed and built in compliance with IEC 61058, the leading worldwide functional safety standard. Designing instruments in accordance with the standard from the ground up forces the components, firmware and circuit design to undergo additional scrutiny that affords the highest levels of reliability.  Full Story...

Portescap offers collaborative motor design and supply to COMPAMED visitors 04/11/2019
For manufacturers and suppliers of medical equipment and technology, COMPAMED offers a hotspot for high-tech solutions that showcases the developments and advancements within the industry. This year, Portescap will be presenting its latest precision motors that have been designed specifically for the medical market. It aims to demonstrate how OEMs can benefit from engaging with Portescap design engineers early in the project for true collaborative innovation. Full Story...

Portescap launches cannulated size 6 brushless slotted DC motors for arthroscopic applications 29/10/2019
Today’s most challenging arthroscopic procedures require power, speed and efficiency. For arthroscopic shavers in particular - where variations in patient tissue, bone and cartilage density must be considered - the right combination of speed and power is required to remove soft tissue and bone. Motors need to be tightly packaged and offer minimal vibration to achieve lightweight, ergonomic designs – a challenge answered by the latest cannulated Brushless DC motors from Portescap. Full Story...

The super hand! 29/10/2019
Bionicman is a different kind of superhero. His futuristic prosthetic hand lends him superhuman powers. He uses these powers to give children with disabilities more confidence – and cool, 3D-printed hands. Full Story...

Modularization for outstanding flexibility 20/10/2019
Given the right approach, modular plant engineering has the potential to revolutionize the entire process industry. That’s why COPA-DATA is shining a spotlight on it at this year’s SPS exhibition in Nuremberg, Germany. From November 26 to 28, the independent software vendor for industrial automation will be presenting pioneering ideas for the modular process industry at Booth 590 in Hall 7. Full Story...

Mini STX PCs built to your specification 20/10/2019
Now available from RDS is a range of custom-designed Industrial Mini STX PCs. These are powerful yet cost-effective systems built with industrial qualities, long term supply and customisable interfaces. They are ready to accept memory, storage and operating systems, all with RDS’s first-class support. Full Story...

Automation and digitalisation solutions – Scalable and perfectly matched 15/10/2019
As an expert in Industrial Connectivity, Weidmüller offers u-mation, an integrated service for the automation and digitalisation of your machines and systems. You can benefit from the perfect interaction between all components and optimum integration into your systems. Hardware and software can be combined as required to produce future-proof automation and digitalisation solutions. u-mation allows you to tap into future-proof application opportunities and increase your competitiveness. Full Story...

HARTING to showcase innovative Industry 4.0 solutions at the Smart Factory Expo 14/10/2019
At HARTING, our slogan ‘Pushing Performance’ challenges us to constantly innovate our products. Within the sphere of Industry 4.0, we are driving advancements in the digitisation of industrial manufacturing, service and maintenance functions. Join us on stand B20 at the Smart Factory Expo in Liverpool on the 13th and 14th November 2019 to learn more about our edge computing, RFID and Industry 4.0 products and solutions.  Full Story...

IIoT-enabled flow sensor monitors air loss in pneumatic systems to optimise energy usage 21/09/2019
Emerson introduces the Aventics AF2 pneumatic systems flow sensor which monitors energy losses which helps to prevent machine breakdowns and costs associated with excessive air consumption. The sensor continuously monitors the air consumption in pneumatic systems enabling compliance with the Energy Management standard DIN ISO 50001. Full Story...

The end game of the automation pyramid 16/09/2019
Why will IT/OT convergence lead to the collapse of the automation pyramid? Here, Stefan Reuther Chief Sales Officer at COPA-DATA, explains today’s and future’s layers of technology. Full Story...

JUST CONNECT! 16/09/2019
These days, you can get just about anything online. Want a tasty meal, cooked to your requirements and delivered fast? Yes, you can get that online. But what about a DIN-rail assembly with, perhaps, a side order of a customised enclosure? You can now get those online as well, says Peter Croucher of Weidmüller UK. Full Story...

Emerson controller designed for automation versatility and IIoT-enabled operations 16/09/2019
With the DeltaV™ PK Controller, Emerson has made the advanced automation of its DeltaV distributed control system (DCS) available to industries traditionally less reliant on large-scale automation. Full Story...

Safeguard your facility with Intrinsically-Safe field connections which reduce installation and maintenance costs 09/09/2019
Add layers of protection to your facility with versatile, programmable, Moore Industries Alarm Trips that provide on/off control, warn of unwanted process conditions, alarm on rate-of-change and assist with emergency shutdowns in your Safety Instrumented Systems. Now offering the SPA2IS Programmable Limit Alarm Trip with intrinsically-safe field connections. Full Story...

System-integrated measurement technology – also for high-end requirements 09/09/2019
PC-based control provides measurement technology that can be integrated seamlessly into the control technology. Martin Podrouschek, product manager at Beckhoff Automation, explains its advantages and wide range of uses extending up to high-end applications. Full Story...