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ABB Electrification Selects Movu’s 3D ASRS

Movu’s escala automated storage and retrieval system will allow ABB Electrification Norway’s entire product catalogue to be collected and picked from for automated fulfillment.

Danfoss Acquires Ampner Converter Tech

Danfoss Drives plans to use the 1500Vdc power converter technology to scale up its advanced electrification portfolio within energy storage.
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Microsoft Confirms Azure IoT Central Commitment

A message posted in error by Microsoft about the retirement of Azure IoT Central caused concern about the effects on technology applications connected to the service.

Beckhoff’s PC-based Control Helps Scale Electrochemical Machining

Voxel Innovations uses Beckhoff’s embedded PCs and TwinCAT software to grow its robotic pulsed electrochemical machining.

Traditional Ladder Logic Vs. Newer Programming Languages

While acknowledging the potential benefits of Python and C++, engineers caution against their indiscriminate use, particularly if there are existing IEC 61131 functions available...

7 strategies to Improve IT/OT Cybersecurity

While clear differences exist between IT and OT, it’s vital to your business’s security to invest the time and effort to understand the sources of those differences and share ...

Wi-Fi HaLow for IoT Deployments

The Wireless Broadband Alliance announces testing of Wi-Fi HaLow for IoT applications in industry as well as building automation.

Deciphering Digital Twins and Simulation

Michael Sarvo of Rockwell Automation offers advice on how manufacturers should go about choosing digital twin or simulation technology for commissioning or testing a new piece...

Products

Product Spotlight: EZ5 Series Human-Machine Interface

EZAutomation, a division of the AVG Group, has released its EZTouch EZ5 series of  HMI/operator interface panels in 4, 7, 8, 10, 12 and 15-inch display sizes with free ...

Fault-Tolerant Edge Computing

Stratus Technologies has released its new Stratus ztC Endurance platform, a new family of fault-tolerant computing platforms for sustainable operations. The platform introduces...
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Robot Gripper Suction Cup

The FLIW (Foam Lip Wide) from Piab is a new addition to the company’s PiGrip series. Configurable in a multitude of combinations, it is well suited for any picking application...
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Hermetically Sealed Position Sensors

Offering rugged operations and performance with low power consumption, Newtek’s HI series of hermetically sealed 4-20 mA LVDTs ensure consistent data output and are offered with...

Videos

IoT Platform Use in Manufacturing

Access the full podcast discussion Emerson's Steven Ward to learn about IoT platforms, how they're applied across different industries, what operations technology professionals...

How the ARM Instititute Advances U.S. Manufacturing

Access the full podcast discussion with Ira Moskowitz, CEO of the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Institute, to learn about its work supporting the use of robotics and AI ...
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Insights on Multi-Axis Motion Control

Automation World connects with Anthony Leo of Norgren to discuss the distance, speed and accuracy capabilities of multi-axis electric motion control technologies. Access the full...
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Cobot Safety Insights

Automation World's David Greenfield connects with Schmersal USA's Devin Murray to learn abotu risk assessments for collaborative robots and why they're necessary despite cobots...

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