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Machine vision for Industry 4.0: MVTec at HANNOVER MESSE 2017

MVTec Software GmbH (, the leading provider of machine vision software, will present its entire portfolio, including its latest release, MERLIC 3, at HANNOVER MESSE from April 24 to 28. ... 
Hannover Messe 2017

Digital Retrofit – Path to Industry 4.0 Success – Request your guide

For many organisations wanting to work towards an Industry 4.0 based solution or a “Smart Factory” the benefits are clear, however the path to get to a connected and smart production facility can ... 

Intelligent DIN rail mounted signal amplifier provides cost savings

Mantracourt have officially launched the LCD20, designed to compete for the top

spot in the market in terms of reliability, accuracy, flexibility and cost savings. Mantracourt Electronics, a leader ... 


Integrate USB3.0 & GigE interface connectivity to your products

Pleora’s iPort NTx embedded video interface products allow designers of cameras and other imaging devices to integrate GigE and USB3 video connectivity quickly and easy into their products. The ... 

SF4D safety light curtains – we make the difference!

Panasonic launches the SF4D safety light curtain series with significantly improved environmental resistance. The rigidity of the new housing could only be achieved by reducing the volume of the ... 

Visual setting aid

The new capacitive sensors from ifm solve the setting problem

The main advantage of a capacitive sensor is that it will detect anything….but the major drawback of a capacitive sensor is that it ... 


Flexible 3D camera system with 100 W projector and Gigabit Ethernet connector

IDS Imaging Development Systems GmbH is introducing the Ensenso X, a new 3D camera system that makes 3D vision applications – 3D object recognition, localization and classification – easier and more ... 

New high performance 4-channel compact GigE Vision system

The new EOS-1300 from ADLINK is a high performance, compact embedded vision system designed for demanding machine vision and automation applications requiring multiple cameras, high computing power ... 


Weidmüller WIL STANDARD LED: Weidmüller Industrial Light (WIL) – one LED light for a range of applications. Very bright light with three rows of offset white LEDs. Trapezium design for a wide beam ... 

New structured light 3D snapshot sensors for inline inspection applications

Gocator 3210 and 3506 Models Deliver Industrial 3D Snapshot Scanning At Metrology Resolutions, For Inline Applications

LMI Technologies (LMI), a leading developer of 3D scanning and inspection ... 

Sensors & Sensing Systems

Industry 4.0 Summit highlights plant floor to IT level integration

Mitsubishi Electric enjoyed a successful inaugural Industry 4.0 Summit at the Manchester Central Convention Centre recently, demonstrating an appetite for advancing factory automation technology from ... 
Industry 4.0

Lenze doubles torques of geared motors

More power on the shaft: Lenze geared motors now deliver up to 20000Nm.

Lenze has substantially increased its g500 gearbox range with totally new cast iron models which achieve torques up to ... 

Motors, Drives & Controls

Robots will NOT steal UK jobs… they could create more

Despite ongoing fears and speculation that robots could steal British jobs, new data reveals that the majority of industry professionals (63.3%) have never witnessed job losses as a result of the ... 

ABB to acquire B&R

Acquisition of B&R (Bernecker + Rainer Industrie-Elektronik GmbH) will close ABB’s historic gap in machine and factory automation Creating a ... 

Renishaw installs its latest additive manufacturing system at CATEC

Renishaw, a global manufacturer of metal 3D printing machines, is pleased to announce that its RenAM 500M system has been installed at the Centre for Advanced Aerospace Technologies (CATEC) in ... 

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