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Addressing the Supply Chain Disruptions
Automation—It’s All About the I/O
July 5, 2023
Robots, sensors and controllers may get all the attention, but automation doesn’t occur without the input/output devices to send and receive the signals that enable automation...
Supply Chain Management
Supply Chain and Warehouse Technologies Address Present and Future Disruptions
Mat Dirjish, contributing writer
July 4, 2023
Evolving technologies like IoT, artificial intelligence, smart robots, and zero-trust cybersecurity show great promise for keeping each link in supply chains moving while enabling...
Scania Automates for Mass Production of Customized Truck Cabs
Jeanne Schweder, Contributing Writer
July 3, 2023
Regulations restricting human use of welding tools helps Scania improve production processes and product quality with greater use of robots and Festo automation technologies.
Technology Highlights from Automate 2023
July 3, 2023
From advances in core automation technologies to the cutting edge, the Automate 2023 event in Detroit did a great job showcasing the variety of technologies available to manufacturers...
More content from July 2023
ECCO Series 3D Inspection Sensor
June 29, 2023
Based on the earlier Ecco 65 and 75 models, the Ecco 85+ range of sensors combine laser triangulation with image formation technology to create detailed 3D images that can be ...
Adaptive Lightweight Linear Bearing
June 28, 2023
The MiniRoller Rail from Rollon is a linear bearing designed for applications requiring moderate loads. It uses induction-hardened and machined raceways to reduce noise, provide...
Entry Level HMI
June 27, 2023
The ET6000 Entry Level Series is a line of industrial touch screen HMIs designed for applications that require basic control and monitoring capabilities. The ET6000 series includes...
Cobot with Six Degrees of Freedom
June 26, 2023
The pArm6 Cobot Arm+Controller from Premo features six degrees of freedom and is designed to work alongside human operators in a shared workspace. It allows for operators with...
Adjustable Muting Arms for Safety Light Curtains
Pilz Automation Safety, LP
June 23, 2023
The sensors of the new PSENopt II range of muting arms from Pilz can be positioned individually via adjustment for L, T and X-muting and are assembled directly on the safety light...
Industrial Wireless Networking Solutions
June 21, 2023
Moxa has released its AWK series of industrial wireless networking systems. The series includes three models: the AWK-3252A, AWK-4252A, and AWK-1151C AP/bridge/client. Designed...
System Recorder Module
Mitsubishi Electric Automation
June 15, 2023
The new iQ-R Series System Recorder module assists programmers in determining a machine’s malfunction root cause by recording all program and mechanical state changes for several...
June 14, 2023
KHK straight, spiral, and hypoid bevel gears are offered in a variety of modules, numbers of teeth, materials and styles with gear ratios of 1.5 through 5. All of KHK’s stock ...
Stackable Terminal Blocks
June 12, 2023
The BTBH-H easy-stack product line of surface mount terminal blocks from IDEC come in a compact form factor with four different amp ratings: 10A, 15A, 30A and 50A. They can be...
June 9, 2023
These electric actuators, designed specifically for mobile applications, were developed to assist the transition from hydraulic power to electrically controlled motion systems...
Maintenance Monitoring Transmitters
June 8, 2023
The Versatilis transmitters from Honeywell are made for condition-based monitoring of rotating equipment. They are a multi-variant instrument based on the LoRaWAN protocol. The...
4K 3D Profile Laser Line Profile Sensor
June 7, 2023
The Z-Trak LP2C 3D profile sensor family for in-line 3D measurement and inspection applications is the latest member of Teledyne Dalsa’s Z-Trak family. The sensors deliver 4,096...
Beckhoff Previews LLM AI Integration in TwinCAT
June 7, 2023
An early preview of Beckhoff’s forthcoming TwinCAT Chat Client, which leverages the power of LLMs like ChatGPT, shows how the artificial intelligence technology can be used to...
Servo-Hydraulic Ejector Module
June 5, 2023
Hatebur has introduced new SAM technology (servo-hydraulic ejector module) on its HM 35. The modules, which can be installed at each forming station and individually controlled...
Getting the Greenfield OT Experience Right
Ruti Baumstein, Avanceon
June 5, 2023
Building a large greenfield (new) plant is a great opportunity for a manufacturer. However, it’s important to take the right approach to get buy in and not lose people over the...
Screw-Driven Linear Axes
Bosch Rexroth Corporation
June 1, 2023
The Small Modules Screw Driven (SMS) line of linear axes from Bosch Rexroth range features more compact sizing and ball screw assembly. They are designed for simple positioning...
3D Volume Sensor
Banner Engineering Corp.
May 31, 2023
The ZMX series 3D time of flight sensor provides a single sensor for volume monitoring. The ZMX sensor is installed over the bin to be filled and through the use of digital imaging...
Volvo Group Develops Augmented Reality App
May 31, 2023
The app, built using PTC’s CAD and augmented reality technologies, is directed at first responders to help guide them in rescue operations.
In-Motion Control Moves Automation Beyond Fixed Assembly Applications
May 26, 2023
Humatics applies radio frequency microlocation technology to enable highly precise yet flexible robotic assembly operations.
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Combine Software and Six Sigma to Avoid Unplanned Downtime
May 25, 2023
Because unplanned downtime can still occur when using monitoring and preventative maintenance software, application of the DMAIC six sigma tool along with software insights can...
PTC Highlights Automation Industry Use of Its Technology
May 23, 2023
Application of PTC software by automation suppliers such as Balluff, Festo and Schneider Electric highlight broad use of the company’s design and connectivity software as the ...
Advantech and Altizon Develop Digital Transformation Partnership
May 22, 2023
Advantech and Altizon launch an integrated hardware and software offering designed to simplify and speed up the modernization of factory operations.
AI-Enabled Robotic Pick and Place
May 17, 2023
ABB’s new Robotic Item Picker uses artificial intelligence to accurately detect and pick items in unstructured environments.
3D Printing Viability Determination
May 16, 2023
Awareness of 3D printing’s use beyond prototypes is becoming more well known. But how do you know if a part or product should be 3D printed or produced via traditional methods...