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GTK launches new Touchless UI solution for safe and hygienic touchscreens

GTK has launched a new touchless UI solution that means OEMs can design an interface that does not need direct physical contact by the end user. GTK has partnered with TouchNetix, a leading UK based ... more

Manufacturing: Managing obsolescence and ageing machines

The ageing of machines in the manufacturing industry can raise issues at all levels, from business owners to operators and maintenance engineers. As assets age, replacement or spare parts can become ... more

Sumitomo (SHI) Demag adopts smarter approach to part traceability

Tracking parts right back to the manufacturing data has taken another smart leap forward, with moulding machine specialist Sumitomo (SHI) Demag pioneering a fully automated In Mould Decorating (IMD) ... more

Plant machinery health monitoring made easy

Metrix´s new proximity sensor shaft calibration tool works with unknown target materials.

Metrix´s newly announced 9060-SCTS shaft calibration system pairs with the industrial condition monitoring ... more

Harness robotic flexibility

ILAPAK is experiencing increasing demand for flow wrappers integrated with robotic feeding systems as bakeries push for greater flexibility from their packaging plant.

“In the past year or so, we ... more

How to fully integrate manual assembly cells into ERP and MES systems

Poka Yoke (the Japanese term for mistake-proofing) is used to describe pick-to-light systems for manual assembly work. Mitsubishi Electric has moved the concept several steps forward to create Guided ... more

Safe Brake Management is more than just Safe Control!

STOBER Drives has produced two short videos that highlight the benefits of their new SD6 drive controller with the SE6 advanced safety module.

Created in partnership with safety experts Pilz, ... more

Suitable for food zones

Cube67 from Murrelektronik is a field bus system with a modular design for on-machine installation concepts. It’s engineered flexibly to be the optimal solution for any application – meeting ... more

Plug&Play Industrial IoT kit to monitor machine conditions

Bosch and HARTING have pooled their expertise to produce a Plug&Play IoT kit for industrial applications, with IP54 protection. It quickly and easily allows digital condition monitoring for any ... more

New Thomson video illustrates collaboration with Tribine harvester to help boost machine design IQ

Thomson Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of mechanical motion control solutions, has created a video that details how its smart linear actuators have benefited Tribine Harvester, LLC, a ... more

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 ... more

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 ... more

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 ... more

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 ... more

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... more

App-based HMI developed

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 ... more

Lasers - cutting through the choices

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 ... more

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 ... more

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). ... more

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” ... more

 
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