By forcing automation suppliers to stretch their resources to maintain redundant product lines, manufacturers are raising the cost of suppliers to produce this equipment.
Emerson Process Management (www.emersonprocess.com) and Siemens Automation and Drives (A&D, www.automation.siemens.com) announced on July 11 their expansion of system interfaces to enable both companies to expand support of global fieldbus standards.
Because of the continually increasing amount of data that must be stored for a production process, CD burners are at their limits, says the vendor.
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A line of inductive analog proximity sensors is designed to deliver highly precise non-contact proximity, position and distance sensing for metal objects.
How does a frazzled manufacturing executive juggle production efficiently among plants that may be scattered geographically in many countries and time zones?
The vendor’s line of SEM wireless Ethernet bridges includes three new devices that are UL-approved for deployment in Class 1, Div.
The T2X-DWB Wall-Mount Room Air Temperature Monitoring System is designed for monitoring indoor conditions in production facilities where maintaining stable ambient temperature is required.
The PMG7 high-performance microgenerator is billed as “the world’s first truly effective vibration energy harvester to power wireless and battery-free devices capable of sending large amounts of data from many types of industrial equipment.” The PMG7 enables users to power sensors, microprocessors and transmitters for accurately monitoring the condition of plant equipment and machinery without the need for batteries, expensive cabling or maintenance, says the vendor.
The agreement targets the market for vision-guided robotics.
A new Customer Application Center in Singapore will provide hands-on learning for industrial customers.
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