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21 January 2019

Sensata Technologies has announced availability of MHM5 and MHK5 Absolute Multi-Turn encoders with either Ethernet/IP or ProfiNet interfaces for Factory 4.0 applications. To provide additional design flexibility, the encoders are available in either shafted (MHM5) or blind shaft (MHK5) configurations.

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21 January 2019

Software engineering and automation specialist Red Ledge has launched the ‘Red Ledge Warehouse Management and Control’ system, which makes extensive use of automation and includes an interface to Böwe Systec Optimus sorters, controlled by a smart order management system.

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21 January 2019

To help fabricators and manufacturers drive continuous improvement in traceability, documentation, asset management, productivity and quality, ESAB Welding & Cutting Products demonstrated its new ESAB Digital Solutions platform at EuroBLECH which took place in Hannover, Germany.

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21 December 2018

ABB has expanded its SCARA robot family with the launch of a compact invert-mounted model for small parts assembly applications.

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05 December 2018

With increasingly sophisticated automation systems driving the trend in distance measurement sensors to combine features such as high-accuracy, high speed and micro-millimeter precision, along with all the benefits of IO-Link connectivity, Baumer is is responding with innovative products such as the new AlphaProx inductive distance sensor range with IO-Link interface.

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01 December 2018

The new IDS NXT rio and rome (protection class IP65/67) product families show how a flexibly usable embedded solution for industrial purposes can look like: an AI vision app transforms these robust, powerful standard industrial cameras into high-performance inference cameras.

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01 December 2018

Software engineering and automation specialist Red Ledge has chosen the 2019 IntraLogisteX exhibition for the public launch of ‘Red Ledge Warehouse Management and Control’.

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22 November 2018

The 16 new compact industrial cameras (BVS CA) in the Smart Vision Solutions line from Balluff offer flexibility in image recording and high transmission speed of image information for mastering even highly complex inspection tasks.

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29 November 2018

New from Datalogic, SLS-SA5 is the second model of the Laser Sentinel safety laser scanners family. In addition to offering the easy programming of the first version with intuitive graphic user interface and high detection capability, the new model has even more features that will cover a larger variety of applications in factory automation and intralogistics.

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01 December 2018

Sick's simple to implement and regulatory-compliant safety protection system, Sick Safe Robotics Area Protection, enables unrestricted safe access to fenceless robots.

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15 November 2018

With its RSL 400 safety laser scanner with measurement value output, Leuze electronic is setting new standards in the reliable navigation of automated guided vehicles (AGVs).


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22 November 2018

Leader in lift innovation, Avire, has launched a new elevator sensor, Lift HAWK, to cut false call out for lift engineers, saving both time and money.

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22 November 2018

Containing over 450 pages of the latest information on machine vision technologies, together with up-to-date information on products and suppliers, Stemmer has published the latest edition of its Imaging and Vision Handbook.

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29 November 2018

To improve overall functional safety of various applications to global safety standards and reduce manual inspection and maintenance, ABB has launched what is reported to be the world’s first safety PLC with integrated condition monitoring.

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13 November 2018

The new IDS NXT rio and rome (protection class IP65/67) product families show how a flexibly usable embedded solution for industrial purposes can look like: an AI vision app transforms these robust, powerful standard industrial cameras into high-performance inference cameras.

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29 November 2018

Roquette, a company that supplies gluten to a variety of blue chip food manufacturers, is ensuring the highest standards of food safety and product quality with a bespoke double row magnet from Eclipse Magnetics on a new sifter installation.

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11 December 2018

ABB is launching its ABB AbilityTM TXploreTM in the UK so that transformer operators can reduce risk as well as duration of outages on critical assets. Service features digital inspection by remotely operated robot and team of two technicians while transformer oil remains in place.

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29 November 2018

Leading valve automation provider, Actuated Solution Ltd (ASL), is encouraging specifiers of electric actuation products to keep it simple while sourcing automation for their valve installations.

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29 November 2018

Offering the world’s smallest inlay, extended read range and better usability, Smartrac’s new Ucode 8-based Miniweb, Dogbone and Belt Rain RFID inlays are IoT-ready.

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13 November 2018

Omron has opened a new Robotic Innovation Lab at the company’s UK headquarters in Milton Keynes. The lab, which represents an investment of £600,000 with a creation of five new jobs, is set to demonstrate how robots can be a boon to the UK manufacturing industry, as well as providing customers with a realistic overview of how robots can enhance their own individual applications.

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FEATURES

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21 January 2019

Motion Control expert, Stober Drives, has used products from its own range to design and build a robotic component mounting system to manufacture the new LeanMotor encoderless drive.

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11 December 2018

Today’s smart wireless communication devices are increasingly being used in a wide variety of industrial applications where the potential productivity gains are huge, writes Martin Walder, VP Schneider Electric Industry

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06 December 2018

Robot manufacturers can show how robots and machines can interact seamlessly to allow production runs to be easily and quickly altered to allow for fluctuating lot sizes, as well as alleviate the workers from repetitive tasks and heavy lifting. Here, Omron identifies five questions to to ask when selecting a mobile robot for your operation

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08 October 2018

3D machine vision allows precise three-dimensional inspection and measurement of complex free-formed surfaces. Two of the best known techniques are laser line triangulation and stereo vision, but time-of-flight (ToF) imaging opens up a diverse range of depth perception application opportunities.

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10 August 2018

The global mountain of waste plastic has risen to the top of the sustainability agenda. Tackling it will have implications for every player in the packaging supply chain – including machinery manufacturers Neil Beaumont of Lenze explains

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09 August 2018

Ed Harrington, director of The Open Group Open Process Automation Forum, looks at how organisations in the process automation sector are turning to digital transformation and open standards in order to use data to improve operations and help ensure zero downtime

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25 June 2018

At the MACH show, Andy Pye met with Universal Robots and some of their partner network. The products were interesting in themselves, but the real story broke a few weeks later – and took us by surprise too!

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24 April 2018

Digitisation promises big things for the future of manufacturing. Yet there is a danger that many companies unsure of how to modernise their operations are going to be left behind. Mike Wilson, BDM for ABB Robotics UK and Ireland, explains how to identify which processes might be ripe for automation and why robots can offer the ideal starting point

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26 March 2018

The Amazon Picking Challenge, set by global online retailer Amazon, challenged roboticists to create a robot that can pick and stow twelve products from a shelf, into a bag. The Shadow Robot Company, designer and manufacturer of state-of-the-art anthropomorphic robot hands, addressed the challenge with the help of precision bearing specialist, SMB Bearings.

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20 March 2018

Implementing haptic feedback on a joystick through motor force or vibration can bring significant benefits in telerobotic applications. To do this requires precise control over the motor current on the haptic side and precise sensing of the applied motor current on the working end of the system. Gerard Bush of INMOCO discusses applications for haptic feedback and how they can be implemented.

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05 March 2018

The connected world of Industry 4.0’s smart factories adds a new dimension of complexity in terms of machinery safety challenges, as adaptive and dynamically configurable machines and machine modules allow unique combination of machines for higher efficiency and productivity on the shop floor. Paul Taylor, manager for Machinery Safety at TÜV SÜD Product Service, explains more

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31 January 2018

Few things can damage the financial stability of a manufacturing facility more than unexpected downtime. On average, manufacturers suffer with 30% or more downtime during their scheduled production time. However, there are ways to reduce the risk.

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16 January 2018

AUMA UK has realigned business around the core idea of ‘Servitization’. This article by managing director, Paul Hopkins, provides an overview of the way in which the company has approached the challenges and sought to emphasise the service element of the product/service mix

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10 November 2017

What makes a machine vision system robust? Robustness in this context is more than just reliability. It is a reliability that is maintained within the natural variations of the environment in which the system is being used, as this article from Mark Williamson at Stemmer Imaging outlines

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30 August 2017

Making good with out of date equipment won’t bring about a more prosperous future for the UK’s machine shops. It’s time to consider smarter technologies. Paul Williams, Sales Manager, ABB’s UK Robotics business, explains how machine tending can involve robot technology

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22 August 2017

Steve Hughes, managing director of power quality specialist REO UK, explains how many farmers, especially those operating small and medium sized farms, might be overlooking a critical aspect of power quality in their automated livestock farming systems.

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30 June 2017

Factory analogue sensors are at the start of a very long line of communication. Communication from the sensor is predominantly in just one direction and recalibration for production changes requires manual reprogramming – taking considerable time and resource. But it doesn’t need to be this way

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09 May 2017

Using a monitoring tool on automation system infrastructure can provide actionable insight, improve overall uptime, and reduce network support costs and response times by more than 50%. Michael Vermeer, product line manager at Panduit reports

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10 May 2017

Zero-defect production is the goal of every manufacturer. As a pioneer in production automation, the automotive industry has always been a leading force when it comes to efficient production processes and quality control. Now, Turck offers the first system solution for fully automated moisture sensing in automobile production

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04 April 2017

The number of wind turbines used globally has grown exponentially over the last few years, and with it so has the need for efficient and safer inspection methods

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SPONSORED CONTENT

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11 March 2013

Solid-state Ultrasonic Fuel Flow Sensor capable of monitoring bi-directional fuel flow rate up to 8l/min. Compact, lightweight and extremely accurate

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23 June 2016

The new Portescap 22DCP DC motors deliver high speed-to-torque performance at optimised cost

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26 October 2017

Linear and rotary motor feedback systems with interfaces for the future provide commutation, position and speed measurement in a single device.

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26 October 2017

SICK’s 2D and 3D vision cameras can be used to solve a wide range of applications where there is a need to measure, locate, inspect and identify.

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12 January 2017

A replace-in-place designed coupling for quick installation and replacement.

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10 May 2016

RS Logic Controller are designed for use in automation for commercial & Industrial sectors.

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27 October 2016

Digital Manometer dV-2 PS with Switch Outputs

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21 July 2015

Guaranteed to put you in control

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04 January 2018

Linear actuators, ballscrews, leadscrews, lifting columns, brakes & clutches.

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11 August 2017

Workpiece touch probes are essential to series production, tool making and mould making.

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12 January 2017

The 820 Series has been designed using the modular principle to accommodate high-torque, high- and low-speed applications with the flexibility to accommodate a wide range of torque settings.

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10 June 2016

Series MA63S is an Industrial multi-turn Encoder in a 63.50mm package with IP67 sealing and serial communications

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27 October 2016

Digital Indicator EV-94 EB for Transmitters

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04 January 2018

Avery wide range of AC synchronous motors from a number of the leading suppliers.

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