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Creating a bin picking solution for process automation

Creating a bin picking solution for process automation
As factory automation advances and the labour market changes, there are new pressures put on factory and manufacturing organisations to increase flexibility, reduce risks, and improve margins. This has gained world-wide attention with the COVID-19 pandemic. The world watched as manufacturing transformed to meet changing demands. And automation professionals are looking for better ways to adapt their factories to address these challenges in similar situations in the future.
21st August 2020

Automation software to aid manufacturing post-COVID-19

Automation software to aid manufacturing post-COVID-19
Post COVID-19 predictions can paint a bleak picture for the future of manufacturing. There is no denying that this pandemic has changed the state of industry, but the impact of the crisis has not been all negative. Here, Martyn Williams, Managing Director at COPA-DATA UK examines how manufacturers can positively adapt to resuming the new normal.
3rd August 2020

New compact IP65/67 IPC supports robust edge automation

New compact IP65/67 IPC supports robust edge automation
With the rise of Industry 4.0 and industrial connectivity, engineers and plant managers increasingly need ultra-powerful industrial PCs (IPCs) to manage motion and system control, data collection and processing on the plant floor. To meet this growing requirement, Beckhoff Automation UK has launched its new C7015 range of ultra-compact Industrial PCs, designed to be directly mounted onto machines due to its robust enclosure and IP 65/67 rating.
20th July 2020


Rockwell and PTC enhance FactoryTalk InnovationSuite

Rockwell and PTC enhance FactoryTalk InnovationSuite
Rockwell Automation and PTC announced strategic enhancements to FactoryTalk InnovationSuite, powered by PTC, to serve the needs of a very fast growing, dynamic industrial digital transformation market. Launched in 2018, the FactoryTalk InnovationSuite, powered by PTC offering has already seen rapid customer adoption, helping achieve significant improvements in operational efficiency, reduction in unplanned downtime and improved quality.
9th July 2020

Comau applies AI to enhance EV manufacturing

Comau applies AI to enhance EV manufacturing
Comau has created an innovative, in-line testing and quality control paradigm that uses AI to optimise the construction and assembly of batteries. MI.RA/Thermography is one of the newest solutions within Comau’s vision systems family of Machine Inspection Recognition Archetypes, named MI.RA.
8th July 2020

Cylinder deactivation demonstrates fuel economy gains

Cylinder deactivation demonstrates fuel economy gains
Cylinder Deactivation (CDA) technology from Jacobs Vehicle Systems has delivered performance-enhancing benefits in recent independent validation tests carried out on next-generation diesel engines currently under development.
8th July 2020

Rockwell Automation levels up industrial computing portfolio

Rockwell Automation levels up industrial computing portfolio
The new VersaView 6300 has been added to the industrial computing portfolio which provides customers with improved configurability and asset utilisation, enabling a faster time to market, lower cost of ownership and reduced security risk. Rockwell Automation has announced the introduction of its VersaView 6300 family of Allen-Bradley Industrial Computers, which will be available starting August 2020.
1st July 2020

Industrial automation hardware in a click

Industrial automation hardware in a click
Novotek UK and Ireland have launched a new e-store to help engineers and technicians to source advanced industrial automation hardware online. Engineers, plant managers and manufacturers can now buy automation products and solutions for industrial equipment directly from the website, streamlining the process of investing in or replacing automation systems.
29th June 2020

The truth about ruggedised embedded computers

The truth about ruggedised embedded computers
Developer and supplier of embedded computer systems, Recab UK has shared a free whitepaper called 'Designing embedded computers for rugged applications'. Published in the US by Recab UK’s partner Diamond Systems, the whitepaper is available on the Recab UK website. Some manufacturers claim that their boards can serve extreme applications by labelling them as rugged when, actually, that is not the case. It’s therefore vital that engineers properly understand ruggedised electronic components.
29th June 2020

Standards of power utility automation with multiple vendors

Standards of power utility automation with multiple vendors
Industrial software supplier, COPA-DATA, is launching a new webinar series for the energy sector. The IEC 61850 masterclass will help engineers understand how COPA-DATA’s software platform, zenon, supports power utility automation with multi-vendor systems. In these webinars, Pascal Schaub, Director and Principal Engineer of DT Partners in Australia, teaches how to comply with IEC 61850, without having to write a single line of code.
25th June 2020


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