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Mobile Robots and the Smart Factory

Mobile robots move around a factory floor independently without any cages in order to perform their tasks. Despite not having fencing around them, mobile robots are completely safe to use alongside humans in the workspace.

HOW SMALL SHOPS CAN START THE MARCH TOWARDS DIGITALIZATION

Commentary from Ramona Schindler, General Manager Machine Tool Systems, Siemens Switzerland. Most shops, even the smallest ones, have obviously been gathering data and logging it in a production-schedule format of some kind for many years.

Four Key Criteria for Industrial Drive Specification

Specifying the right industrial drives is crucial to machine and overall process performance, but with industrial automation shaping the landscape for drive selection, it is vital to keep abreast of defining specification criteria.

Applications of Nanometer-Level Precision Motion Control Solutions

Crucial to many exacting applications requiring nanometer-level accuracy and repeatability are best-in-class motion control solutions. This article will look at the top-end solution in terms of accuracy and repeatability...

Servitization for Sensors

Like all servitization business models, S2aaS could provide numerous benefits to the customer. Using a subscription-based service, manufacturers can rest assured their sensors will be monitored, repaired and replaced whenever required.

Maintenance in the Digital World

Taking a predictive approach to maintenance is key to maximising uptime, and with Industry 4.0 transforming the manufacturing landscape, now is the time for design engineers to look to digital solutions to reduce machine downtime and ensure consistent levels of efficiency.

Is Independent Interconnectivity a Thing?

There is no doubt that sensors have enabled the rapid uptake of IIoT. The smarter the sensors are getting, the more impressive the IIoT realm is becoming.

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NIMS and Festo Didactic to Develop Industry 4.0 Skills Standards and Certified Training Program

With NIMS’ emphasis on manufacturing skills training, credentialing, and standards, plus Festo’s complete Industry 4.0 learning Factories, courseware and eLearning integration, the two organizations are well poised to provide the training programs for Industry 4.0.

Automation Alley's 2019 Technology in Industry Report looks at Industry 4.0 ecosystem, introduces Velocity Index™ to gauge investment-worthiness of key technologies

Industry 4.0: From Vision to Implementation, looks at the state of Industry 4.0 from its eight core technologies: the Industrial Internet of Things, robotics, artificial intelligence, Big Data, cloud computing, cybersecurity, additive manufacturing and advanced materials.

HelMo mobile robot system brings flexibility to the connector assembly line

HelMo is capable of navigating with complete autonomy by permanently monitoring its environment with three integrated laser scanners and can perform its tasks either fully automatically or in collaboration with humans.

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How to Improve the Production Efficiency of Cold-rolled Thick-walled Seamless Pipes?

Permanent Steel Manufacturing Co.,Ltd have years of experience in manufacturing of carbon steel pipe,stainless steel tube, hollow section, and pipe fittings.

Winner Announced in Younger Geospatial Professional of the Year Award

Gabrielle Getz is the winner of the inaugural Younger Geospatial Professional of the Year Award for 2019. Derek Shanks, Product Manager at Trimble and Ryan Rideout, Arch III at Perkins and Will make up the Top 3.

New Production Facility for Detectors in the USA

LASER COMPONENTS Lays the Foundations for the Future

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maxon motor's - The ultra-fast brushless DC motor
maxon motor’s - The ultra-fast brushless DC motor

maxon motor's - The ultra-fast brushless DC motor

maxon motor launches new high-speed motors that are configurable online. The new ECX brushless motors are quiet and feature very high efficiency. The ECX motors are available with diameters of 8, 16 and 19 mm achieving speeds of up to 120,000 rpm. They run very smoothly and are highly efficient. With maxon motor's online configurator, it is easy to put together a customized DC motor to include gearhead, encoder and controller. The customized motors are ready to ship in 11 days!

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Dynatect Manufacturing, Inc.

Dynatect designs and manufactures a complete line of components to protect equipment and people. Products can be manufactured from metals, elastomer-covered fabric, nylon, rubber, polyurethane and PVC. Our range of products includes protective covers, cable and hose carriers, elastomer components and mechanical motion control. With tens of thousands of worldwide clients, and a library of more than 500,000 customized products, Dynatect has the broadest product offering to solve applications.