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Positioning systems: movement in the market

Positioning systems: movement in the market
Aerotech will present itself at the SPS - smart production solutions show taking place from 26th to 28th in Nuremberg. The manufacturer of high-performance motion control and positioning systems focuses on its 'Automation1' control platform, which, among other things, demonstrates in a demo system force regulation with the ACT115DL linear high-performance actuator. The motion control platform functions as a complete machine control with all components and thus offers much more than a pure 'motion control.'
18th November 2019

Device features phase control and closed-loop speed control

Device features phase control and closed-loop speed control
Toshiba Electronics has announced a three-phase brushless motor control pre-driver IC with Intelligent Phase Control technology that enables optimum operating efficiency in a wide variety of applications including high velocity server fans, blowers and pumps. In recent years, advances in server capacity and performance require physically larger and higher velocity fans for cooling any excess heat generated by the equipment.
29th October 2019

Predictive maintenance reduces cost the smart way

Predictive maintenance reduces cost the smart way
  Preventing unscheduled down-time is one of the most effective cost reduction measures in any production environment. Mitsubishi Electric offers practical solutions for both machine tools and robots. 
14th October 2019


Enhancing radar level measurement for hygienic applications

Enhancing radar level measurement for hygienic applications
Those facing challenges in measuring fluid levels in hygienic applications should be aware of Bürkert’s new Type 8139 non-contact radar measuring device. Designed to provide highly accurate, continuous measurement for specialised tanks that contain difficult to measure fluids, the Type 8139 is optimised to meet the needs of the pharmaceutical, food and beverage and water industries.
9th October 2019

Bringing Windows 10 support programming to Orion motion controllers

Bringing Windows 10 support programming to Orion motion controllers
Intelligent Motion Control (INMOCO) has announced an update to the MotionDesk programming environment for the ORION motion controller from ORMEC. The update to version 3.6 introduces a number of new features, but perhaps importantly brings support for Windows 10, enabling users to take advantage of the increased security for PCs delivered by Microsoft’s current operating system.
9th October 2019

Fast, convenient water quality monitoring solutions

Fast, convenient water quality monitoring solutions
Water is used in so many ways throughout the food and beverage industry, even as the final product, which means the quality of that water needs to be carefully monitored. With such an influence on the finished product, precise water quality monitoring can provide the key to consistent quality output, so is it time to look at the next generation of compact continuous analysis solutions?
8th October 2019

Taking on the challenges of flow measurement

Taking on the challenges of flow measurement
Manufacturers in the food and beverage industry have two main priorities: product quality and hygiene. For those operating with different fluids, from fruit juice to milk, chocolate and beer, there are many challenges in measuring flow while at the same time minimising waste and energy usage.
26th September 2019

AstraZeneca saves time and space with process controls

AstraZeneca saves time and space with process controls
Creating a pharmaceutical manufacturing suite is a complex task that is governed by a host of standards and specifications. For the AstraZeneca manufacturing plant in North Ryde, Sydney, Australia, the decision to change its primary supplier of process control valves to Bürkert, reduced installation and commissioning costs while also improving process data availability.
16th September 2019

Cruise passengers stay cool with HVAC control systems

Cruise passengers stay cool with HVAC control systems
Modern cruise ships are promoted as the epitome of comfort and luxury; hence, allowing passengers to adjust cabin temperatures to their liking is an essential part of the experience. With such a large number of rooms the HVAC control systems need to balance easy, responsive individual adjustment for hundreds of cabins with the main ship’s systems - in order to ensure an efficient, reliable and accurate service is maintained. 
28th August 2019

IoT gateway PC handles harsh environments

IoT gateway PC handles harsh environments
The Kuber-212G- a compact-sized, fan-less embedded system from Mitwell, a subsidiary of Portwell, features the latest 14nm Intel Celeron N3350 processor (codenamed Apollo Lake). It is compact 99 (L) x 63 (W) x 92 (D) mm design, and features low power consumption, high-performance computing and a powerful graphics engine.
23rd August 2019


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