Diagnostic Tools That Will Revolutionize Industrial Network Maintenance 24/11/2020
More overview, more insight and total network control. Procentec has launched 10 new diagnostic and monitoring tools for PROFIBUS, PROFINET and Industrial Ethernet users. These releases will cut down on unnecessary engineer call-outs, reduce the time you spend finding errors, and give you clear advice on how to troubleshoot. Visit our Release page below for a complete overview of the products and to request a free 1-on-1 demo. Full Story...

It’s time for robots to solve industry’s biggest challenges 24/11/2020
What KUKA offer are real solutions to some new and critical challenges in our fast-changing world. Growing pressures from Brexit (labour), Covid-19 (operator safety), competition (Asia and reshoring), and food supply and prices are now driving much keener analysis of robots and automation. We believe it’s time for robots to fulfil their potential for British and Irish industry. We hope you get a lot of useful information and value from this industry report. Full Story...

How is deep learning different than machine vision? 17/11/2020
Artificial intelligence and deep learning technologies are revolutionizing almost every single industry, including factory automation. See how deep learning and machine vision differ and how both can be used to help manufacturers maximize efficiency and throughput. Cognex ViDi is the first deep learning-based image analysis software designed specifically for factory automation. Learn more about how it works by watching this video... Full Story...

Webinar: Post-Brexit Implications to Machine Safety in the UK – 27 Nov @ 9.30am GMT 17/11/2020
If you need to get up to speed on what's happening regarding CE / UKCA marking on machinery from 2021 onwards, register for this free Webinar from Pilz. Pilz machine safety specialist David Collier will present an overview of the current status, relevant legislation & standards changes and sources of guidance & support. The session will also be recorded and distributed as view on-demand to anyone who registers even if they can’t attend live. Full Story...

Starting soon – induction for EEMUA’s Mechanical Integrity Practitioner Certificate training 16/11/2020
Devoted to good practice in primary containment of hazardous substances, EEMUA’s in-depth MIPC® training helps engineers stay on top of industry developments through flexible learning on-site or on-call. Register now for the course delivered wherever engineers work by blending live, online classes, one-to-one sessions with expert tutors, and e-learning, enhanced by mentor support and guidance. With practical content prescribed by industry and ratified by experts, the next MIPC® course is enrolli Full Story...

Look but Don’t Touch: The SICK SPEETEC® Speed and Length Sensor 16/11/2020
With the SPEETEC® non-contact sensor for speed and length measurement, SICK has added a compact, affordable, eye-safe laser surface motion sensor to its portfolio, able to measure a wide range of continuous, web-fed or cut-to-length materials down to a resolution of 4 µm. Full Story...

Advantages of a Mobile App Based HART Communicator 15/11/2020
This Whitepaper discusses the advantages of an App based HART communicator over the traditional, single purpose (and expensive!) communicator.  In addition to cost advantages other features include easy tool maintenance with low cost hardware/software updates and integration into the other features of the mobile device such as email and network connectivity. Full Story...

Simple electric movements – compact, flexible and seamlessly integrated 10/11/2020
With Simplified Motion Series, Festo recently introduced a new portfolio of electric actuators, bringing the simplicity of pneumatics to the world of electric automation. Now the leading supplier for technology, neutral automation components extended its portfolio to electric short stroke movements, bringing seamless integration and flexibility also to the mechanical side. Full Story...

EEMUA Mechanical Integrity Practitioner Certificate – Register Now for Training Starting January 2021 10/11/2020
Devoted to good practice in primary containment of hazardous substances, EEMUA’s in-depth MIPC® training helps engineers stay on top of industry developments through flexible learning on-site or on-call. The course is delivered wherever engineers work by blending live, online classes, one-to-one sessions with expert tutors, and e-learning, enhanced by mentor support and guidance. With practical content prescribed by industry and ratified by experts, the next MIPC® course is enrolling from Novemb Full Story...

Get Connected to MES/ERP/Cloud with the ACI400 IIoT Edge Device 10/11/2020
Enable your operation with the right tools to prepare for Industry 4.0. The ACI400 IIoT Edge device from METTLER TOLEDO is the gateway into the Industrial Internet of Things. It provides an OPC UA server and several MQTT clients for seamless exchange of data between our weighing solutions and your chosen Cloud and MES/ERP systems. Learn more about the ACI400 and get connected! Full Story...

New Diagnostic Products Aim High: Full Control of Your Industrial Network! 10/11/2020
More overview, more insight and total network control. That’s what Procentec is promising the Industrial Automation Market with its Product Launch on November 17, where it will be presenting 10 new diagnostic tools. These tools promise to cut down on engineer call-outs, reduce the time you spend on finding errors, and give you clear advice on how to troubleshoot PROFIBUS, PROFINET and Industrial Ethernet networks. Register and don't miss out! Full Story...

Embracing remote monitoring of machinery with Horner’s WebMI application 10/11/2020
Embrace the power of remotely monitoring your machinery with Horner and WebMI. Learn how your business can quickly connect and control automated applications through your phone, computer, or tablet with an application created easily from your PLC programme. Full Story...

Edge Computing for Industrial AIoT Applications 03/11/2020
IIoT applications are generating more data than ever before. To reduce latency, reduce data communication and storage costs, and increase network availability, businesses are moving AI and machine learning to the edge for real-time decision-making and actions in the field. Applications that deploy AI capabilities on IoT infrastructures are called the ‘AIoT’. A whitepaper discusses how to choose the right edge computer for industrial AIoT applications and provides several case studies. Full Story...

White Paper: Successful Integration of Weighing Data 02/11/2020
To ensure accurate and efficient weighing data integration, it is critical to evaluate data-exchange needs early in the system design process. This White Paper provides insights on the latest weight-data integration techniques for machine and instrument manufacturers, system integrators and end users. It explains how to implement weighing equipment into PLC/MES/ERP systems. Download the white paper to learn how to connect your weighing equipment using future oriented technologies. Full Story...

Innovative simple electric cylinder in a compact format 26/10/2020
One challenge with Electric actuators are their installed length. Festo have overcome this challenge with the EPCE Simplified Motion Series actuator, utilising simple end to end motion with adjustable speed, force and end position in a compact package. With an installation length smaller than a pneumatic compact cylinder, it utilises simple digital IO or IO link control allowing adjustments and diagnostics from the workpiece to the cloud. Full Story...

MQTT - “Machine-to-Machine”/"Internet of Things" connectivity protocol 22/10/2020
Discover the Advantages of MQTT on a low bandwidth push protocol suitable for many IOT Applications built into our capable HMI /PLC – the Horner OCS. Full Story...

Securely interlinked: taking a smart approach 21/10/2020
The demand for secure communication – covering aspects of what we at Pilz refer to as “safety” and “industrial security” – is growing in smart, networked production. For both manufacturers and operators, this means taking a different, enhanced approach to security. But how big are the differences, really, and how important is it to take a holistic view of things? Full Story...

Mechanical Integrity Practitioner Certificate – Time to Register for EEMUA’s January Course 13/10/2020
Industrial engineering’s major companies have called for in-depth, on-site learning and robust certification for people at the practitioner competency level in mechanical integrity. Full Story...

Network Rail’s Panorama based Traction Power Digital Transformation 13/10/2020
With a large experience on critical project, telent Technology was contracted to develop a single national SCADA network for Network Rail. This system, based on the Panorama SCADA platform, aims to consolidated 16 separate electrical control systems into a single one. Full Story...

Pilz Safety & Industrial Security Webinar – a look at cybersecurity standard EN62443 06/10/2020
9th Oct at 9.30am. With the rise of the smart factory, manufacturers need not only consider protection of personnel from harm around machinery. Remote access and connectivity create the issue of preventing unauthorised and potentially malicious access into industrial and automation control systems – including safety systems. This webinar will discuss how to build a 'Defence in Depth' strategy to protect systems from cyberattacks and provide an overview of the cybersecurity standard EN 62443. Full Story...