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Secure industrial networks

19 April, 2017

Protect your systems against unauthorised access by people or malware. mGuard products from Phoenix Contact protect your system network with a powerful, flexible and fast firewall. In addition, the optional VPN function enables secure connections over the Internet to remote sites or machines.Maximum safety level with stateful inspection firewall and deep packet inspection

Time-sensitive networking: real-time communication in an IIoT world

19 April, 2017

The prevalence and impact of the Internet of Things (IoT) is growing every day. IHS Markit forecasts that the IoT market will grow from 15.4 billion devices in 2015 to more than 30.7 billion devices in 2020, and 75.4 billion by 2025. Bain & Company projects revenues from the IoT alone could reach $470 billion for vendors selling hardware, software and comprehensive solutions by 2020.

Paving the way for future manufacturing at Industry 4.0 Summit

29 March, 2017

Astec Solutions will be co-exhibiting with GE Channel Partner Kerrco Automation at the Industry 4.0 Summit 2017 next month on stand S10 at Manchester’s Central Convention Complex.The exhibition and conference, co-located with Factories of the Future Expo, is the only event in Europe dedicated to the future of manufacturing.

HARTING’s “smart” Han-Modular® ID connector module enables Industry 4.0 machinery production process improvements

29 March, 2017

HARTING is expanding its range of so-called “smart” connectors which can provide identification of key machine components or functional control elements and are also increasingly being deployed for machinery predictive maintenance. Communication can be performed using inexpensive bidirectional systems like the I2C bus, as well as standardised bus systems such as CAN Bus.

SICK Sensors Get “Smart” for Industry 4.0 Summit

29 March, 2017

Unlocking the potential for sensor intelligence to power forward the fourth industrial revolution in factory, logistics and process automation is the theme for SICK UK’s stand at the Industry 4.0 Summit in Manchester on 4-5 April.

Intelligent pneumatics drives predictive maintenance forward

24 March, 2017

During the 2017 Hannover Messe, Aventics will present information on the topic of predictive maintenance at a special exhibition space of the same name. In hall 19, the pneumatics specialists will show how intelligent pneumatics can anticipate system maintenance. For this, Aventics uses already available sensors and the new “Smart Pneumatics Monitor”, the company’s first IoT device.

Machine safety webinar series launched

22 March, 2017

Pilz Automation Technology is proud to launch its brand new webinar series for those involved with machine safety across the UK and beyond.

Hybrid connectors now available with secondary locking

09 March, 2017

TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, has extended its range of Motorman hybrid connectors for decentralized servo motors and servo drives, with a “Shroud” version that includes secondary locking for improved security. There is also a new cable crimped version available for cabinet applications.

Industrial wireless access point enables data transmission speeds up to 867 Mbps

09 March, 2017

Belden Inc., a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, has expanded its industrial wireless portfolio with the addition of the BAT867-R Wireless Access Point - a compact and rugged device designed to help industrial applications maximize efficiency and performance.

700Kgs robot added to fastest in class palletiser range.

09 March, 2017

The new Kawasaki Robotics CP-700L robot, capable of handling a 700Kgs payload, extends its fastest in class CP-Series range from three to four payload options. Palletising has remained an important application area for Kawasaki in the UK and the introduction of CP700-L is a direct result of the globalisation of logistics. Designed to handle heavy cargo in boxes and bags the CP-700L helps to meet the demand to increase efficiency and to handle heavier payloads.

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