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26 May 2022

NORDSON EFD introduces the 7197PCP-DIN-NX controller for 797PCP progressive cavity pumps. This controller provides Ethernet connection with Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) for Smart Factory and Industry 4.0 manufacturing integration.

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10 May 2022

NEW FROM Beckhoff, the MX-System is a modular system that supplies electrical power and EtherCAT communication from a slim baseplate to plug-in modules that connect directly to nearby systems. This minimises the need for large electrical control cabinets and can allow engineers to entirely substitute conventional control panels, report the company.

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25 February 2022

AS PART of their diploma thesis at the HTBLA Saalfelden, David Haidenhofer, Markus Kreutzer and Paul Kreuzer designed a machine to solve a scrambled Rubik’s Cube, in just 385ms.

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21 December 2021

KEB AUTOMATION has supplied a variety of drive controllers from its COMBIVERT range, as well as Active Infeed Converters to MS-Hydraulik, a developer of servo-hydraulic press technology based in Hattingen, Germany. The KEB products were specified for a special purpose, 1200-tonne capacity servo-hydraulic press that produces large individual steel parts for vehicle construction.

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09 December 2021

YOKOGAWA ELECTRIC Corporation has acquired all of the outstanding shares of PXiSE Energy Solutions, a San Diego-based developer of software that enables utilities and other grid operators to deliver reliable and stable power by managing renewables and distributed energy resources (DERs) in real time.

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17 January 2022

DRAWING ON its combined control, motion, vision and robotics expertise, OMRON has developed the Robotic Integrated Controller (RIC) – a control platform with the ‘brainpower’ to coordinate personalised FMCG production. The essence of this concept is the ability to empower consumers to self-select the combination of products they want and in the pack formats and sizes they want.

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13 May 2021

DISTRIBUTOR, SWITCHTEC has extended its range of Climate Control Components used to manage and control the environment within Control Panels.

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13 July 2020

The Schmersal Group is helping retailers and other companies to cope with the effects of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. The company has developed a digital access control system that makes it easier to comply with coronavirus regulations in public spaces without considerable staff expenditure.

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07 July 2020

Dustcontrol UK has entered a new era of smart technology with the launch of two comprehensive control systems that are set to cover up to 90 per cent of its stationary units worldwide.

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02 January 2020

OMRON has launched the sixth wave of its factory automation control devices built on a common design platform for further innovation in control panel building.

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10 January 2020

Accurate, economical and consistent spraying is essential in many manufacturing and processing applications and the new Bete FlexFlow spray control system provides new levels of precision combined with optimum control and flexibility.

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16 October 2019

British Cables Company (BCC) replaced the control system on two insulated cable-making lines resulting in a 29% increase in the number of reels produced during an eight-hour shift. The new system from ABB controls the wire tension and maintains the correct drawing diameter as the wire is pulled through an extruder, while running at an increased speed of 1800 metres a minute.

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16 October 2019

Staff at the Royal Air Force Museum at Cosford, Shropshire have called upon Thorite to help resolve problems with an interactive display at the museum's Fun ‘n' Flight educational area.

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22 February 2019

The PNOZmulti Configurator Version 10.9 from Pilz is now also available for offline simulation.

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19 January 2018

Advanced manufacturing and logistics control specialist Red Ledge is launching an automated supply chain control system that fully integrates and automates warehouse management, manufacturing and asset management processes.

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16 August 2017

The new PS product range of position switches from Schmersal Group offers varied application as all models can be used both as complete devices and as modular units.

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03 April 2017

The base unit of the configurable control system PNOZmulti 2 from Pilz has grown: up to 12 safe expansion modules can now be connected on the right-hand side; a new output module with 14 semiconductor outputs for standard applications is also available. So larger projects can now be implemented simply and flexibly with PNOZmulti 2; several projects can also be managed in parallel.

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18 October 2016

Panduit is releasing pre-configured and factory assembled micro data centres (MDC), which include all connectivity and cable management components necessary to enable rapid installation of switch, server, and storage devices.

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16 August 2016

According to Red Ledge, the latest version of its ‘Red Ledge Manufacturer’ manufacturing production system is fully integrated and 100% automated, driven by advanced machine control with state-of-the-art digital I/O connectivity and including a time-saving shipping sortation module.

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12 August 2016

Midlands-based systems integrator Astec Solutions is UK Premier Solutions Partner for GE Digital with many years of experience implementing automation software solutions. A visit to Astec’s stand at PPMA Total will be, says the company, a golden opportunity to update SCADA, MES and Batch systems.

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FEATURES

02 July 2021

Thanks to developments such as Industry 4.0, increasing digitisation, and the development of the cloud, together with improvements in process control and communication technology, it is easier than ever for equipment manufacturers to offer remote assistance and monitoring, asserts Matt Hale

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30 June 2021

A correctly tuned servo system can enhance stability, precision and productivity, but how are these outcomes best achieved? Joseph Profeta explains

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28 June 2021

Stephen Hayes explains how automation technologies can support greater flexibility in food manufacturing

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25 February 2019

Ypsomed and Harting collaborate on development of Industry 4.0 digital control systems for retrofitting to plastic injection moulding machines

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18 June 2014

Siemens Industry and solution partner, ACSI, have worked together to help leading glass manufacturer, Beatson Clark create an integrated controls system and deliver real benefit for the business

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15 March 2013

A thyristor is a semiconductor device which acts as a switch that can only pass current in one direction. Here, Jez Watson of CD Automation explains the application of thyristor control to simple and complex heating loads and temperature control

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17 January 2013

Increasing its focus on mobile applications, Microsoft has created a version of Windows 8 to run specifically on the ARM architecture. Windows 8 also introduces a new look and feel that mimics a tablet experience on the desktop environment. National Instruments highlights a few of the high-level features of the new OS and discusses how it affects measurement and control systems

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23 October 2012

Taking points from National Instruments’ ‘How to Choose the Right Bus for Your Measurement System’ whitepaper, this article compares and contrasts the main different PC-based bus systems which can be used for DAQ applications

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SPONSORED CONTENT

13 May 2016

Schneeberger’s MINISCALE miniature linear motions guideways with position feedback now available from LG Motion Ltd

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13 May 2016

Looking for a compact low cost linear positioning stage? LG Motion has the answer with XSlide™

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12 May 2016

New Compact Linear Motor available from LG Motion

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13 May 2016

LG Motion launch new fully integrated microstep motor controller from Arcus technology

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13 May 2016

UniSlide Linear Slides from LG Motion – tried and tested linear motion products

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12 May 2016

Alan Gustar – King of the Unislides at LG Motion

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11 August 2017

From the simple and compact TNC 320 to the sophisticated TNC 640, there’s a HEIDENHAIN machine tool control for any application.

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13 May 2016

LG Motion launch new improved roller guideway MR 4S from Schneeberger

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11 August 2017

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

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06 November 2018

The new signal towers Modlight Pro deliver an extremely intense light output

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