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Machine design & safety
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
In the future you’ll likely be talking to your robots…
How zoomorphism can teach us to make better 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 ...
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
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 ...
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 ...
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
How to cope with noise induced hearing loss
Three easy ways to improve workplace safety
Introduction to infrared imaging for mechanical applications
Top five causes of PLC control system failure
WERMA at MACH 2016 shows how you can get lean and reduce wastage and downtime in the workshop
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