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Machine design & safety
In the future you’ll likely be talking to your robots…
Automation has always lent itself to the manufacture of mass produced disposable medical devices and the bulk processing of samples - for two main reasons; initially for speed and repeatability, and ...
How zoomorphism can teach us to make better robots
Zoomorphism is the literary term used to describe the attribution of animal characteristics to inanimate objects. But, have you ever considered its potential to change the way humans innovate in the ...
Meeting project demands with fieldbus modules
Needing to ensure the safety of both employees and workpieces, a paint shop designer selected Murrelektronik’s MVK Metal Safety fieldbus module. Paint shops are typically made up of many different ...
Stop! Think safety when building machinery
When building machinery, safety is an essential factor that needs to be considered in order to protect personnel from injury and the machine itself from potential damage. To help, Turck Banner offers ...
Design and build automation systems quickly
Rockwell Automation has enhanced its Software Studio 5000 integrated development environment, enabling engineers to more quickly design, build and commission automation systems. The Studio 5000 Logix...
App-based HMI developed
Lasers - cutting through the choices
New from Parker Hannifin is the Pro Display 10 ISOBUS, an app-based HMI that includes the company’s new ISOBUS Suite application. The system is designed for vehicles and machinery used in the ...
There is little doubt that lasers have become a firmly established production tool for cutting within many industries and applications. Choosing the correct laser cutter however can seem like a ...
Different Kinds of PPE and when to use them
Using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required for many jobs, especially for those in the trades. In this article, we’ll take you through the different kinds of PPE out there and when it’s ...
Using Industry 4:0 to future-proof automation projects
In the UK, there are many companies that specialise in automation projects. Some design and provide the technology, components or sub systems, usually called Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). ...
Ace your next display project with products from Lascar Electronics
Lascar’s PanelPilotACE is a unique software and hardware display platform ideal for rapid development of touchscreen machine interfaces and control monitoring displays. Available in 4.3” and 7” ...
How to cope with noise induced hearing loss
Our hearing is usually something we take for granted. We don’t realise how important and valuable it is until it’s taken away. While there are a number of things that can lead to partial or complete ...
Three easy ways to improve workplace safety
OSHA violations are expensive in and of themselves, but even without OSHA citations, every injury is an expense. It costs your business money in lost productivity, raises workers’ compensation, and ...
Introduction to infrared imaging for mechanical applications
For plant or maintenance engineers considering the use of infrared imaging as a potential diagnostic tool in mechanical applications, FLIR is offering the following useful guide to getting started.
Top five causes of PLC control system failure
Systems integrator, Boulting Technology has released an infographic to help engineers mitigate problems with programmable logic controller (PLC) based control systems. The handy guide highlightsthe ...
WERMA at MACH 2016 shows how you can get lean and reduce wastage and downtime in the workshop
Bearing in mind machine MTTF
The benefits of Cartesian handling systems
e-spool all in one combines power, data, air and media all in one system
InduSoft discusses the benefit of multi-touch technology in industrial settings
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