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26 February 2021

Recent developments in Industry 4.0 and the impact of Covid-19 have quickened the pace of adoption in industrial automation, with greater networking and higher sensor numbers facilitating ever-closer process monitoring. However, these trends do not necessarily need to lead to greater system complexity in signal acquisition, connection technology and cabling report Stefan Schumacher and Dominik Grzesiak

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25 February 2021

BAYING ENCLOSURES are frequently employed for free-standing use cases – but are not always the best approach. The advantages of stand-alone products such as the Rittal VX SE have often been overlooked.

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22 February 2021

ACCORDING TO a 2020 survey by Mckinsey Global, COVID-19 has caused companies to accelerate the digitalisation of their internal operations by three to four years. The surge in digital uptake will propel the robotics industry forwards, shaping its contribution to businesses in 2021. Stewart Goulding explores the robotics trends to look out for in the sector this year.

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22 February 2021

LEADING INDUSTRIAL robotics company, ARAGON, is breathing new life into old robots – with the help of a control panel cable management system designed by plastics experts, igus.

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15 February 2021

SWITCH AND control panels protect electrical devices in a 'hostile environment'. They prevent damage from moisture, dust or contact. But that is not enough. Accessories are often used for ease of use and to make the assembly of panels simpler and clearer. These usually originated from the user. It is important that these accessories meet the same requirements as those that apply to building the panel, writes Emma Ryde.

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08 February 2021

IN ASSOCIATION with CDA, the British Automation & Robot Association (BARA), is holding a roundtable event on the Safety Benefits of Robots for Dangerous Tasks and Environments. The event will take place on Tuesday 16 March 2021 at 2.30pm.

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04 February 2021

ENGINEERS AND manufacturers are increasingly turning to robots for increased productivity, and key to these engineering marvels are linear guides. Martin Ahner discusses the considerations required when choosing these components

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02 February 2021

KISTLER HAS developed a highly sensitive piezoelectric crystal which provides extremely precise measuring results. It is used in a new Type 9323 press force sensor which is suitable for measuring very small forces in challenging industrial environments and is offer a solution for calibrating force sensors installed in production machinery.

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28 January 2021

SCHAEFFLER IS reaping the rewards of its decision to create a specific business division for electric mobility three years ago, at the beginning of 2018. The start of mass production for multiple products across all electrification levels is, report the company, testimony to its’s successful engagement in the electric mobility arena and its status as the technology partner for advancing how the world moves.

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21 January 2021

The automotive industry has continually pioneered new manufacturing and assembly processes, driving the adoption of key innovative technologies on the factory floor. John Browett discusses the key features of ideal network solutions for the automotive industry

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20 January 2021

NEW RESEARCH commissioned by Digital Catapult and the Made Smarter Technology Accelerator reveals that COVID-19 could prove to be a turning point when it comes to UK manufacturers implementing advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, the internet of things or 5G, with 77% saying that the pandemic has made their business more open to change and innovation.

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18 January 2021

COMBINING THE versatility and performance of its KMS Multi-Disc marine clutches within a more compact package, Stromag has launched the newly designed KMS CC. Offering the ability to accommodate larger shafts despite its reduced size and weight, the KMS CC is reported to provide a distinct advantage for condensing and optimising the propulsion system of almost any ship.

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18 January 2021

ENCODERS PROVIDE feedback for accurate motor control relating to speed and positioning. Chris Schaefer looks at the technologies involved and explains how to choose the encoder for your application

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18 January 2021

WITH ITS new generation myPNOZ modular safety relay, Pilz has introduced what the company reports to be the world’s first batch size one safety relay. Customers use the intuitive online myPNOZ Creator tool to configure their relay, which is then produced and delivered completely pre-assembled, set up and tested ready for installation.

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15 January 2021

OFFERING HIGH-positional capability with agile, smooth, and silent motion control, Overview, has announced the launch of Artemis, a new and enhanced variant of its award-winning, direct-drive integrated servo motor.

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15 January 2021

SCHAEFFLER HAS launched the new P.ACT series of electromechanical linear actuators to the UK market. With potential applications ranging from production machinery, drive technology and industrial automation, to logistics, raw materials and mobile machinery, P.ACT linear actuators offer high power density and significantly improved energy efficiency compared to hydraulic and pneumatic systems.

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15 January 2021

RUGGED HARDWARE, software and services provider for supply chain companies, Renovotec, is introducing a two-month ‘try before you buy’ offer for e-commerce and other operations with demanding picking and sorting processes that buy or rent the new hands-free wearable Zebra WT6300 computer.

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14 January 2021

HAVE YOU ever wanted to know where the nearest white shark is lurking, where the most dolphins swim or which routes the turtles take? Scientists are studying exactly this. Thanks to tracking devices, the movements of a number of species can be followed.

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22 December 2020

TRUMPF'S FIRST automated arc welding system, the TruArc Weld 1000 comes with a collaborative robot; after the operator has manually guided it over a component, the cobot automatically carries out the weld. This is significantly more efficient than a fully manual operation.

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22 December 2020

RITTAL HAS published a white paper which considers the distinguishing characteristics of Hygienic Design enclosures and how they must align with current and relevant directives, regulations and guidelines

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