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Leading manufacturer of precision optical testing equipment for the inspection of lenses and camera components, TRIOPTICS has relied on HepcoMotion's products for a long time. However, for its latest development, the ImageMaster Cine Flex, a high precision optical measurement system, the company only found its way to the British provider of linear motion solutions after a detour.
WLAN and Bluetooth have limited bandwidth, making conventional wireless communication problematic in the production environment. Addressing this, a team of researchers at Fraunhofer IOSB-INA in Lemgo is working with the Ostwestfalen-Lippe (OWL) University of Applied Sciences and Arts on solutions that involve machines in factory buildings communicating with one another using light pulses. The technology is not new, but now it needs to be adapted for use in industry.
It’s important to understand exactly what 5G is. First, it’s not an upgrade from 4G. It will usher in a new era in turbo-charged connectivity, and we’ll feel the impact in our daily lives. 5G isn’t just for smart phones, which will have greater capacity and perform much better. 5G is bigger than that as this article from Essentra Components explores
Strict regulations are synonymous with hazardous environments. Despite this, changes to legislation can still cause disruption. Marek Lukaszczyk explains the changing regulations for hazardous area motors and how the new energy efficiency requirements could provide significant financial gain.