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3D vision sensor with extended field of vision

FANUC has expanded its range of integrated image processing solutions with the introduction of the 3DV/600 vision sensor.
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Transmitter for industrial measurements

Vaisala has introduced a new industrial level Vaisala Indigo 520 transmitter. The durable, metal transmitter is compatible with the company’s range of Indigo compatible smart probes multi-parameter measurements – humidity, temperature, dew point, carbon dioxide, vaporised hydrogen peroxide, and moisture in oil measurements.
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Bringing image processing into PLC environments in the UK

Beckhoff Automation UK is bringing vision system image processing into familiar PLC environments with its new TwinCAT Vision software.


  1. 26/06/2020 High resolution camera for inspection systems

    The new HIKrobot 151MP camera is said to offer a high-resolution camera solution for machine vision inspection systems.

  2. 26/06/2020 Remote assistance capability for explosive hazardous environments MOBILE GmbH, a provider of industrial mobile communication devices, and AMA, a provider of remote support solutions, have announced a strategic partnership to improve safety, efficiency and productivity of field teams in explosive hazardous industrial environments.

  3. 22/06/2020 Modular operating mode and access permission system

    A modular operating mode selection and access permission system from Pilz is said to offer flexibility when implementing safety and security on equipment and processes.

  4. 22/06/2020 Temperature monitoring relays offer more functions in less space

    Siemens Smart Infrastructure has transformed the temperature monitoring relays from its Sirius portfolio. The new series 3RS2 devices are available in analogue and digital versions and they use sensors to measure the temperature – of engine, bearing, and transmission oils, or cooling liquids – in industrial control cabinets.

  5. 22/06/2020 Enhancing remote collaboration and workforce effectiveness

    Emerson has introduced augmented reality (AR) technology to its Plantweb Optics asset performance platform, in a move designed to deliver enhanced access to real-time diagnostics and analytics, as well as live remote assistance, to industrial plant workers responsible for maintaining and optimising plant equipment.

  6. 16/06/2020 Smart camera powered by deep learning technology

    Cognex has introduced the In-Sight D900, an industrial smart camera powered by Deep Learning software. This combination is said to expand the possibilities of what can be successfully and precisely inspected in factory automation.

  7. 15/06/2020 Smart marshalling solution extended to non-hazardous areas

    Eaton has introduced a new version of its MTL SUM5 smart universal marshalling solution for use in non-hazardous area industrial applications.

  8. 15/06/2020 Improving lubrication management

    SKF has extended the capability of its Enlight ProCollect portable data collection system with the goal of enabling maintenance engineers to plan lubrication routes around a factory or process operation.

  9. 08/06/2020 Smart camera simplifies code reading and inspection

    The compact MicroHAWK V/F400 and V/F300 series smart camera from Omron offers the ability to combine code reading and vision inspection in a single, compact device.

  10. 08/06/2020 Simplifying smart machines in harsh applications

    The new on-machine Allen-Bradley ArmorBlock I/O modules are able to operate in a wide range of temperatures and offer up to IP69K protection.

  11. 01/06/2020 HD TFT display as standard on VFDs

    Invertek Drives has updated its panel-mounting Optidrive P2 IP20 variable frequency drives (VFD) to include a high definition TFT display as standard.

  12. 01/06/2020 App-based flowmeter monitoring and performance optimisation

    Bronkhorst High-Tech has developed a new ‘connect and go’ software tool, called Bronkhorst FlowSuite, which allows instruments to be easily be monitored, configured and optimised via a single interface.

  13. 26/05/2020 New cobot with easy handling features

    A new collaborative robot from Mitsubishi Electric has been developed to work alongside human operators without the need for guards or safety fences, while meeting new requirements for adequate distancing of workers in manufacturing sites.

  14. 26/05/2020 Discovering the full potential of servo drives

    A new developer kit from Festo enables system designers and machine builders to familiarise themselves with the functions and application possibilities of the company’s CMMT servo drives.

  15. 26/05/2020 Connecting Siemens controllers with software applications

    Softing Industrial’s edgeConnector Siemens connects Siemens controllers with software applications. It supports the reference architectures for Industrial IoT by Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS, as well as independent edge solutions.

  16. 19/05/2020 Cylindrical inductive safety sensors

    SICK has launched the SICK IME2S inductive proximity safety switch for safe and easy non-contact position and safe area monitoring to help prevent accidents and unwanted collisions in production and logistics environments up to PL d (EN ISO 13849) safety requirements.

  17. 19/05/2020 Contactless data collection added to cloud-based condition monitoring solution

    AVT Reliability has enhanced its Machine Sentry suite of cloud-based condition monitoring tools with the launch of a long range, low energy Bluetooth router, Gateway.

  18. 11/05/2020 Manual flow control option for ball valves

    In addition to electric or pneumatic actuation, Bonomi (UK) can now offer a manual flow control device for use in conjunction with much of its Valpres V-Notch ball valve range.

  19. 11/05/2020 RFID antenna, evaluation electronics and fieldbus interface in a single module

    With a long user-adjustable operating range and a choice of fieldbus interfaces, HF RFID systems, which form part of the DTE60x range from ifm electronic, are said to be suited to use in a range of production line applications. 

  20. 04/05/2020 PLC plays it safe

    A safety module option is now available for Mitsubishi Electric’s MELSEC iQ-R PLC which is said to provide the performance and integrity of a separate safety PLC but without the added cabinet space.