Improve safety and efficiency in factories with LumiTrack lighting infrastructure based tracking

Every environment in which humans and machines share the same spaces has potential safety and logistic issues. To precisely track workers' and machinery movements across plants, EIT Digital is launching LumiTrack, an innovation activity part of the organization's Digital Industry Action Line, which will take advantage of the pre-existing lighting infrastructure in factories and mining environments. The launch of the product is scheduled for 2019.

Automate 2019 Show and Conference Comes to Chicago April 8-11

Broadest Automation Event in North America to Explore How to "Win the Future" with Real-World Solutions and Technology Advances

PMMI Membership Continues Unprecedented Growth

PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies' membership continues its sustained growth, welcoming 47 new members this Fall, bringing active membership to 879.

Creating a Flexible Manufacturing Facility Using Automation Technology

In terms of manufacturing, flexibility refers to the machines being adaptable and responsive to change. In the case of flexible manufacturing, the machines are able to adapt processes and scale their operations according to different situations...

Molex Introduces HarshIO Industrial Ethernet I/O Modules for Motorized Drive Rollers

New MDR modules eliminate the requirement to use a proprietary MDR drive control system

CNCMachines.net Encourages Vets to Consider Manufacturing Careers with Intro of Scholarship Program

Our objective its to help influence Veterans to become part of the manufacturing industry in many capacities including machining. Veterans have the skills keen to being great at manufacturing especially their training in attention to detail. Our company created a scholarship to help veterans studying to be in manufacturing as a way to help make some type of impact in a veterans life.

TOPFLEX & TOPSERV VFD Cables Enhanced with XLPE Insulation

TOPFLEX and TOPSERV VFD cable products have upgraded their conductor insulation material to XLPE from PVC/nylon to stay ahead of the curve as the industry transitions towards an electrical installation code update that requires the use of RHH, RHW, RHW-2, XHH, XHHW and XHHW-2 insulation.

The Industrial Internet Consortium and Linaro Announce Liaison

Open-source community has important role in IIoT market growth

binder USA Extends M12 X-Coded Product Range with Female Cable Connector and RJ45 to Female Panel Adapter

The M12 X-coded cable connectors are part of binder's 825 Series, which features data transmission 4-paired up to 10 Gbit/s. The new connectors are available straight or angled with 8 gold-plated contacts.

Chassis Plans Launches new "High Performance Computing" white paper

Why is High Performance Computing Critical for Defense, Military & Industrial Applications

MiR200 Improves Safety, Quality, and Competitiveness at Metro Plastics

Using the robot's built-in Wi-Fi interface, operators will use tablets installed at each press to call the robot to pick up finished products and take them directly to the quality department, optimizing the robot's use.

Absen Joins Hands with Mitsubishi and SAP to Drive Intelligent Manufacturing

Absen Invests in MES to Embrace Industry 4.0

New Sysmac AI Controller from Omron Extends Equipment Life with Machine Learning

Industry-leading automation solutions pioneer Omron Automation Americas announced the release of a new artificial intelligence solution that collects, analyzes and utilizes data on edge devices within a controller to prolong equipment longevity.

Updated Studio 5000 Software Reduces Machine Design Time, Enhances Industrial Security

Greater integration with third-party software can simplify design projects and reduce on-site delivery times by weeks

Dynamometer Torque Sensor Improves Motor Power Density

To meet international standards, the Ashwoods Electric Motors team constantly benchmark their products on automated dynamometers, which they design in-house. The team wanted a relatively small torque sensor that could fit into their existing dynamometers to ensure the electric motor operate at optimal efficiency.

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SCHUNK's New Safety Gripping System EGN

SCHUNK's New Safety Gripping System EGN

With the SLS, SOS, and STO functionalities, the SCHUNK EGN gripping system certified in accordance with DIN EN ISO 13849 enables safe human/machine collaboration. If the production process is interrupted by an emergency shut-off, the SCHUNK EGN goes into either a safely limited speed mode or a safe stop mode depending on the activated protection zone. In contrast to other solutions available on the market, the SCHUNK safety gripping system is continuously powered even in the safe operating stop so that the gripped parts are reliably held even without mechanical maintenance of gripping force. As soon as the protection zone is released, the gripper immediately switches back to the regular operating mode without the system having to be restarted.