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Robot use increases more than 27% in 2014
April 24, 2015

Robot use increases more than 27% in 2014

By Bill Lydon, Editor
According to IFR, more than 220,000 robots were sold globally in 2014. The automotive industry is still the strongest, followed by the electronics industry. But there are many more applications in other industries that are just starting to grow, particularly with new small, safe, and collaborative robots.

Verisurf to supply software to Workshops for Warriors
April 24, 2015

Verisurf to supply software to Workshops for Warriors

Workshops for Warriors trains veterans for advanced manufacturing careers.

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Imagine Instruments announces wireless remote controls
April 24, 2015

Imagine Instruments announces wireless remote controls

DRWC-24 and WCS-900 provide wireless bridges for remotely activating equipment from a distance of up to 6 miles away

BW Container Systems promotes Richard Cranston to Managing Director
April 24, 2015

BW Container Systems promotes Richard Cranston to Managing Director

Cranston began his career with Barry-Wehmiller Design Group in 1998 and joined the BW Container Systems executive team in 2007.

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Softing Development Toolkits obtain OPC Foundation lab certification
April 24, 2015

Softing Development Toolkits obtain OPC Foundation lab certification

OPC UA .NET and OPC UA C++ Server Development Toolkit for Linux achieved the OPC Foundation’s official lab certification.

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Industry
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Bonfiglioli announces BX/MX IE3 efficiency motors
April 24, 2015

Bonfiglioli announces BX/MX IE3 efficiency motors

The motors meet standards of IE3 efficiency class, according to the international standard IEC 60034-30.

BEI introduces LP35 explosion-proof encoder
April 24, 2015

BEI introduces LP35 explosion-proof encoder

LP35 meets UL, ATEX, and IECEx standards allowing for operation directly in Division 1, Zone 1 environments.

Cadenas releases PARTsolutions app
April 24, 2015

Cadenas releases PARTsolutions app

App makes standard and supplier parts combined with ERP and CAD data available for mobile devices.

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April 24, 2015

Endress+Hauser acquires Colsein in Colombia

Colsein was its longtime sales and service partner in Bogotà.

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Antaira Technologies announces LMX-0501G-SFP Managed Gigabit Switch
April 23, 2015

Antaira Technologies announces LMX-0501G-SFP Managed Gigabit Switch

LMX-0501G-SFP is a 5-port industrial gigabit managed Ethernet switch that supports a 12-48VDC power input

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Ethernet Switches, Routers & Hubs
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Industrial Networks
Fuji Electric Obtains UL Certification for HMI
April 23, 2015

Fuji Electric Obtains UL Certification for HMI

The UL-Certified Monitouch Technoshot HMI is available in a 7" and 10" screen size.

Rexroth publishes plastics automation brochure
April 23, 2015

Rexroth publishes plastics automation brochure

Literature covers automation system options on injection molding, blow molding, and die casting machines.

Okuma introduces HJ-400 horizontal CNC lathe
April 23, 2015

Okuma introduces HJ-400 horizontal CNC lathe

This machine tool is available in two bed lengths and is excellent for machining parts for several industries.

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AutomationDirect announces Productivity2000 Programmable Controller
April 23, 2015

AutomationDirect announces Productivity2000 Programmable Controller

The Productivity2000 is a modular, rack-based system with a full lineup of discrete, analog and specialty I/O modules. Price: $255.

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Controllers - PLC & PAC
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AutomationDirect
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Balluf introduces Mold ID to check injection molding machines
April 23, 2015

Balluf introduces Mold ID to check injection molding machines

By means of industrial RFID, Mold ID makes the use of injection molds traceable and ensures their optimal utilization.

Reducing the Cost of Service
April 23, 2015

Reducing the Cost of Service

By David Parrish, SAP
It has been said that customer service is a dying art. But there are three key areas where technology is helping service organization do more with what they have.

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Aveva software helps Russian metallurgy design company handle bigger projects
April 23, 2015

Aveva software helps Russian metallurgy design company handle bigger projects

Mosgipromez, a design institute in the Russian iron & steel industry, has implemented AVEVA Everything3D (AVEVA E3D) and AVEVA Bocad software.

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CyberLightning updates CyberVille software
April 23, 2015

CyberLightning updates CyberVille software

Enhancements in release 2.0 let the CyberVille platform be deployed on low-cost embedded computing edge devices.

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Vision provides Quality Control of Die Casting
April 23, 2015

Vision provides Quality Control of Die Casting

By Klara Steinschneider, EVT
Vision systems can inspect the form and casting surface to detect scratches that indicate the form is wearing out.

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Molex releases Super Sabre Power Connector System
April 22, 2015

Molex releases Super Sabre Power Connector System

Super Sabre delivers 34.0A per blade in a 7.50mm pitch connector, and withstand temperatures of up to +125°C