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26 June 2017

To help manufacturers improve efficiency without losing quality, METTLER TOLEDO has produced a new practical weighing guide, which focuses on optimising six common lab workflows in the chemical industry.

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20 June 2017

Sensors UK has expanded its range of laser distance sensors with the addition of the FLS-C-10. The FLS-C laser distance sensor measures absolute distances up to 500m, contact free, with an accuracy of ±1mm. The repeat accuracy is ±0.3mm with measurement values being updated at a frequency of up to 200Hz.

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22 June 2017

During production and inspection of components with optical data transmission, it is important to align fibres or fibre arrays for optimum connection with the highest possible accuracy. Position tolerances way under 50nm are usual and multi-channel inputs require alignment in several axes to optimise coupling of the input and output arrays.

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15 June 2017

The new compact UC-F77 ultrasonic sensor series from Pepperl+Fuchs combine a wide detection range with a minimal dead band. The parameters of these sensors, including the beam width, are very easy to adjust directly on the device. An IO-Link interface forms the basis for Industry 4.0.

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08 June 2017

The first industrial cameras from the new GigE uEye FA series from IDS are now available – the UI-5260FA and UI-5280FA models. The cameras are equipped with the 2.3 MP IMX249 CMOS sensor and 5 MP IMX264 CMOS sensor from Sony.

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22 June 2017

The new Type 8766A lightweight, triaxial accelerometer from Kistler Instruments uses the, patented PiezoStar crystal developed by Kistler to provide ultra-stable performance with very little sensitivity deviation with temperature changes.

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20 June 2017

With the new rental-based force and pressure measurement system PROBms, Pilz now offers a complete package for validation of human-robot collaborations (HRC) in accordance with ISO/TS 15066. So the limit values for force or pressure of the robot movement, as specified by the ISO/TS, can now be measured precisely and therefore validated using PROBms.

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08 June 2017

Together with the wide range of safety sensors, the perfectly matched safety components offer complete safety-related automation solutions for a wide range of machine types.

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15 May 2017

The Imaging Source has introduced cameras featuring the second-generation Sony Pregius global-shutter CMOS sensors, IMX264 and IMX265. The colour or monochrome cameras are available with either USB 3.0 or GigE interface standards.


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12 May 2017

Developed by Curtiss-Wright’s legacy brand of Penny & Giles, the NRH27C is a non-contact rotary position sensor which is suitable for use on speciality on- and off-highway vehicles utilising CANbus communications.

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12 May 2017

Offering diagnostics and modularity with an installation width of just 6.2 mm, the new M-LB-5000 surge protection system from Pepperl+Fuchs supports increased plant availability and optimise total operating costs.

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12 May 2017

Datalogic’s Matrix 120 is reported to be the smallest ultra compact industrial 2D imager on the market at 23 x 31 x 45mm. It also offers the flexibility of embedded Ethernet/Serial or USB/Serial connectivity.

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09 May 2017

Reported to deliver a powerful next-generation technology that breaks new ground in reliability, accuracy and versatility for print, labelling, converting and packaging applications, SICK has launched the KTS/KTX family of contrast sensors.

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02 May 2017

As machines and systems become more intensively networked, Murrelektronik is aligning its products and solutions with the company’s 'Smart Automation by Murrelektronik' principle to form the basis of revolutionary installation concepts.

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04 May 2017

Representing a significant technology advance in automated packaging, Pacepacker Services’s new Pallet+ programming technology is reported to bring about new levels of flexibility and agility, coupled with significant time, energy and cost savings, as well as offering the possibility that engineer-programming visits could soon be a thing of the past for in-house packers.

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24 April 2017

INSYS icom’s Data and data point handling enables all-new applications, services and business models based on the Industrial Internet of Things.

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20 April 2017

ESAB has supplied an automated welding system to EWP Windtower Production AB for making longitudinal welds in sections of wind turbine towers.

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03 April 2017

Through its exclusive UK distribution partnership with measurement technology leader, Novotechnik, Variohm EuroSensor supplies and supports linear and rotary sensors that feature the standardised communications protocol IO-Link.

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03 April 2017

The new Type 9238B piezoelectric strain sensor from Kistler Instruments uses indirect force measurement to monitor the force-proportional strain on stationary and moving machine components and structures. The integrated charge amplifier producesan industry standard ±10V output making the sensor simple to integrate into existing systems and measuring chains.

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31 March 2017

The Kistler Type 4520A sensor for measuring torque on shafts rotating at up to 10,000 rpm uses frequency modulation to transmit the torque signal from the rotating shaft without contact and convert it into an analogue signal.

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FEATURES

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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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31 March 2017

From its earliest beginnings, 3D Vision has been the domain of a privileged few. It required specialist programming expertise to take the raw data output and configure it for different factory control networks. In turn, huge amounts of processing power and bulky equipment were needed – not to mention hard cash

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21 February 2017

Using a Universal Robots cobot to automate a factory process is delivering significant improvements in efficiency for linear motion expert, HepcoMotion.

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21 February 2017

The possibilities offered by the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) are truly limitless, yet market penetration for IIoT implementations is still a fraction of what it could be. Stratus solutions architect, Andy Bailey outlines the three main obstacles to successful IIoT and how to address them

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27 March 2017

Measuring position or speed accurately and reliably is a tricky business; selecting the wrong sensor or developing the wrong installation often results in overly complex design, poor performance, high costs or unreliability. Mark Howard, MD at Zettlex, lists the ten most common mistakes – so you can avoid them in your next design project

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12 December 2016

Collaborative robots have become a buzzword in industrial automation. But how do you technically define collaborative operation? Roberta Nelson Shea and Seungmin Baek from Universal Robots look at the four types of collaborative operation

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24 October 2016

Rising raw material costs, spiralling energy prices, scarce resources and an ever changing competitor landscape – just some of the factors that are making for tough times in manufacturing. Mike Wilson, general industry sales and marketing manager for ABB’s UK Robotics business, explains how robotic automation can help overcome these hurdles

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21 October 2016

Andrew Armstrong, Fanuc UK sales & marketing manager, explores how to keep robotics safe on the shop floor

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19 October 2016

Printing and assembling over three million components per year and changing between parts seamlessly on-demand, a robot cell using two Mitsubishi Electric MELFA RV Series robots features the latest robot control technology to ensure movements are perfectly synchronised

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13 October 2016

As consumer demands become more complex, the latest technology trends are being used to meet the challenges brought about by mass customisation and single batch sizes. In this example a cosmetics and therapeutic products manufacturer uses an industrial robot developed for laboratory environments to fulfil complex production requirements

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13 September 2016

A collaboration between motion control and robotics specialists Yaskawa and a leading intralogistics and packaging company has resulted in the development of an automatic robot-based palletising cell which takes robotics handling to new levels of sophistication.

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13 September 2016

The convergence of industrial automation and communication is an integral part of the growing Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Martyn Williams, MD of COPA-DATA UK, explains the changing responsibilities of IT and OT.

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23 August 2016

KIA Motors achieves 99% read rates with Cognex barcode readers

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23 August 2016

Do you know an RTD from an ICTD, and when you should use one or the other? Opto 22’s short primer provides valuable guidance on the primary types of sensors used for temperature monitoring and data acquisition

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23 August 2016

Many plant operators and managers are still hesitant to deploy wireless technology. Andy Pye reviews guidance from industrial network specialist Moxa on how to optimise a network and fix infrastructure problems

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23 August 2016

While 100% product inspection can prevent faulty goods being shipped to customers, it does little to prevent the faults being introduced in the first place. Jeremy Shinton, product manager at Mitsubishi Electric describes the principle of Poka Yoke and how it can help eliminate errors in assembly operations

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24 June 2016

Europe’s first Dodge controlled start transmission (CST) drive system, is helping prevent repeated breakdowns of a 700m conveyor at a Norwegian mine, saving up to NOK 1 million ($120,000) in lost production each time.

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23 June 2016

Universal Robots+ encompasses Plug & Play application solutions aimed at offering a new level of simplicity for companies wanting to hit the ground running when installing their next UR robot application

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SPONSORED CONTENT

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13 June 2014

MCS Machine Construction System - A comprehensive system of profiles together with an enhanced range of fixing elements including brackets, flexi connectors and accessories to enable complete frames to be constructed by the customer from components or supplied flat packed for simple re-assembly.

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10 May 2016

An electronic voice tells wearers what settings are being adjusted – no need to take off the headset to check

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12 January 2017

The original Autogard Torque Limiter with a trusted design that will disengage at a pre-set torque value.

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24 June 2015

The mini USB 3.0 camera USB 3 uEye XC with 13 MP and autofocus featuring live Full HD video with 30 fps is very easy to integrate (32 x 61 x 19 mm).

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12 May 2016

ARBOR ASLAN Series Widescreen Industrial Panel PCs for the Smart Factory and Fixed-Mount Applications

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05 August 2014

Powerful decoding software enables DataMan® readers to deliver the industry’s most reliable reading.

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04 April 2017

The Netbiter® EC series of communication gateway are the hardware part of the Netbiter Remote Management solution.

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12 January 2017

The 400 Series has been designed to meet the need for a high-and low-speed, free-wheeling torque limiter.

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02 March 2016

Ergonomic lightweight for mobile HMI tasks

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12 May 2016

Alan Gustar – King of the Unislides at LG Motion

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02 March 2016

For demanding operating tasks

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21 July 2015

Giving your process the best start possible

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02 December 2013

Sysmac is the latest machine automation platform from Omron with integration throughout: from controller to software

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12 January 2016

The Designline Panel PCs combine high performance technology and attractive design.

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12 January 2017

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

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