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TE Connectivity’s Micro Motor Connectors for Servo Motors Answer Calls for More Compact, Cost-Effective and Reliable Solutions

24 July, 2017

DARMSTADT, Germany – July 12, 2017 – TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, helps servo motor manufacturers keep up with motor connectivity trends by offering a wide range of connectors and associated components for different types of electric motors.

Belden’s New Fiber Optic Repeater Increases the Range and Availability of PROFIBUS Networks

24 July, 2017

OZD Profi 12M G22 Enables Faster, More Reliable PROFIBUS Communications

Design better machines, faster. Free Machine Design Info Kit

21 June, 2017

Explore 25+ projects and discover how the move to simulation-led, systems-driven engineering in machine design allows companies to design better machines, faster.

Belden Compliant with Mandatory New EU Radio Equipment Directive

19 June, 2017

Venlo, The Netherlands - June 13, 2017 - Belden Inc., a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, confirmed today its compliance with the new Radio Equipment Directive (RED) 2014/53/EU. All Hirschmann wireless solutions fully adhere to the new guidelines, including the OpenBAT, BAT450-F, BAT867R and BAT-C Industrial Wireless LAN access points/clients, as well as all OWL Industrial Cellular Routers.

TE Connectivity Responds to Evolving Requirements for Industrial Motors with Innovative Connectivity Solutions Portfolio Establishes global center of excellence for motor connectivity as its range of innovative motor connectivity solutions expands

19 June, 2017

DARMSTADT, Germany – June 1, 2017 – TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, with its September 2016 acquisition of the Intercontec group (global market leader for circular metric connectors), has established a global center of excellence for motor connectivity. In this centre, the company continues to develop innovative new products and enhancements to proven existing products.

Introducing SICK AppSpace, the Open Software Platform with Far-Reaching Potential

25 May, 2017

SICK has launched an open software platform that system integrators and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) can use to develop tailor-made application solutions using SICK vision systems and smart sensors.

Routeco appointed ‘Automation Solution Provider’ (ASP) for COGNEX in the U.K

24 May, 2017

Routeco announced today that it has been appointed as an Automation Solution Provider (ASP) for COGNEX having recently signed a strategic partnership agreement.

Industry 4.0 Requires Intelligent Interlocks - Fortress is Delivering

23 May, 2017

As we race towards 50 billion devices connected to the internet by 2020, Industry 4.0 presents a huge challenge to manufacturers. Collaborative robots and the automation of tasks previously carried out by people is reducing the need for traditional machine guarding while increasing the need for smart interlocks.

Red Lion Launches Highly Scalable Graphite Edge Controller for Extreme Industrial Environments

10 May, 2017

Red Lion Controls, the global experts in communication, monitoring and control for industrial automation and networking, today announced the new Graphite® Edge Controller. The compact rugged industrial controller offers highly scalable I/O and combines networking and data visualization with industry standard IEC 61131 control capabilities in a small, easy-to-deploy footprint.

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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