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Adams Group chooses Inductive Automation's Ignition for SCADA in vegetable oil plant
March 27, 2017

Adams Group chooses Inductive Automation's Ignition for SCADA in vegetable oil plant

For supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) in its vegetable oil and grain plants, Adams uses Ignition by Inductive Automation. Ignition is an industrial applications platform with fully integrated tools for building SCADA, manufacturing execution system (MES), and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions.

RS Components announces addition of 39 products to its range of laser-diode modules
March 27, 2017

RS Components announces addition of 39 products to its range of laser-diode modules

The products include interchangeable pattern optics to enhance the existing LaserLyte Flex range for the projection of lines, crosses and grids. A selection of lenses and focus keys allows users to tailor modules to fit optical requirements by improving beam divergence or by changing spot/beam dimensions.

ULVAC introduces NA-1500 dry etching system for 600mm advanced packaging substrates
March 27, 2017

ULVAC introduces NA-1500 dry etching system for 600mm advanced packaging substrates

While there are many 200mm/300mm wafer dry etching systems in the market today, there was no dry etching system for 600mm substrate, providing for a uniform Descum process and Ti etching process.

Axiomtek introduces P1197E-500 19" touch panel computer
March 27, 2017

Axiomtek introduces P1197E-500 19" touch panel computer

The CE-certified 19-inch expandable human machine interface supports up to 32 GB system memory of dual-channel DDR4-2133 to deliver computing capability.

Rockwell Automation helps Loparex alleviate power supply drops with sag-correction system
March 27, 2017

Rockwell Automation helps Loparex alleviate power supply drops with sag-correction system

For more than a decade, the company’s 305,000-square-foot production facility in Hammond, Wisconsin, had been experiencing voltage sags several times per year that disrupted its largest production line. To get a better grip on the voltage-sag problem, Loparex installed the Allen-Bradley i-Sense and i-Grid intelligent network system from Rockwell Automation on its largest coating line.

HighJump's 3PL WMS solution brings Canadian frozen storage company to the cloud
March 27, 2017

HighJump's 3PL WMS solution brings Canadian frozen storage company to the cloud

HighJump’s cloud solution is designed to simplify each step of the supply chain while assuring levels of service through system uptime, response time and security.

RedViking helps GKN Driveline ensure manufacturing visibility
March 27, 2017

RedViking helps GKN Driveline ensure manufacturing visibility

GKN, a manufacturer of automotive driveline products, was seeking an end-to-end traceability strategy and discovered the Argonaut system from RedViking

Zero-Max releases Model 650 overhung load adaptor
March 27, 2017

Zero-Max releases Model 650 overhung load adaptor

OHLA applications include pump drives, forestry shredders, recycling systems, fan drive for heat exchanges, conveyor drives, off road construction machinery, and similar heavy duty applications.

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AMS/Acam introduces TDC-GPX2 time-to-digital converter
March 27, 2017

AMS/Acam introduces TDC-GPX2 time-to-digital converter

The device delivers up to 70 mega-samples per second – for drones, radar, LIDAR, PET scanner, automatic test equipment (ATE), photon counting and spectroscopy applications.

OPC UA - The Top 10 Considerations for Developers
March 27, 2017

OPC UA - The Top 10 Considerations for Developers

By Arun Ananthampalayam, Honeywell Process Solutions
Whether you are a tool builder or an application developer – if your software needs to access automation data, you may want to implement OPC UA connectivity to ensure your system can access data via the world’s most popular, standards-based, open connectivity solution. The question is: How to best do this?

March 24, 2017

DIN Rail Power Supplies: Users benefit most from optimised basic functions

By Bernhard Erdl, PULS GmbH
The fourth industrial revolution is extremely power-hungry. Due to increasing networking and continuous information exchange in production technology, power requirements as well as the importance of machine availability are ever increasing.

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March 24, 2017

DIN-rail power supplies for railway applications

By Christoph Frodl, PULS
Train travellers and commuters want one thing above all else from the railway: Reliability. This expectation is also passed on by the railway company to its suppliers, right through to the manufacturers of individual components, such as power supply units.

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ISA and Automation Federation expert Steve Mustard to present at Advanced Design and Manufacturing conference
March 24, 2017

ISA and Automation Federation expert Steve Mustard to present at Advanced Design and Manufacturing conference

Mustard is featured in an online article—posted by PLASTICSTODAY—that promotes the presentation he will be giving next week at the Advanced Design and Manufacturing conference, to be held 29-30 March at the Huntington Convention Center in Cleveland, Ohio.

On Robot to announce expansion into US market at Automate 2017
March 24, 2017

On Robot to announce expansion into US market at Automate 2017

Officially launching to the North American market at Automate 2017 in April, On Robot’s two-finger RG2 grippers—available in both single and dual versions— mount on the arms of cobots without any external wires; for robots that have infinite rotation of the last joint.

Micro-Epsilon's displacement measurement sensors to be used in European telescope project
March 24, 2017

Micro-Epsilon's displacement measurement sensors to be used in European telescope project

The European Southern Observatory based in Garching, Germany, is relying on displacement measurement systems from Micro-Epsilon for a project to build the world’s largest mirror telescope in Chile, which also involves French cooperation partner Fogale. The inductive sensor systems used for displacement measurement determine the position of each single mirror segment in three axes to nanometer accuracy.

Hardy Process Solutions introduces Hardy Dynamic Checkweigher
March 24, 2017

Hardy Process Solutions introduces Hardy Dynamic Checkweigher

The Hardy Dynamic Checkweigher is a fully automated system designed to weigh items automatically in-motion. The Checkweigher controller can communicate both upstream and downstream across the Connected Enterprise Network.

Nozomi Networks announces SCADAguardian v. 17.0
March 24, 2017

Nozomi Networks announces SCADAguardian v. 17.0

A solution for cybersecurity risk detection is now a solution to support both operational visibility and ICS cybersecurity with new modules for Asset Management and Vulnerability Assessment. It also introduces Dynamic Learning for configuration-free deployments.

Mitsubishi Electric Automation introduces MTConnect adapter for shop floor monitoring
March 24, 2017

Mitsubishi Electric Automation introduces MTConnect adapter for shop floor monitoring

The MTConnect adapter combined with a third-party client software interface gives executive management, plant managers and shop floor personnel a complete overview of shop floor activity.

Advanced Micro Controls releases NR60 series of rotary shaft encoders
March 24, 2017

Advanced Micro Controls releases NR60 series of rotary shaft encoders

The AMCI NR60 networked encoders are 100% compatible with Allen-Bradley, Siemens, and Schneider PLCs that support EtherNet/IP or Modbus TCP/IP.

Helukabel announces completion of expanded German production plant
March 24, 2017

Helukabel announces completion of expanded German production plant

One of the project’s objectives was to consolidate global R&D activities into one location. The engineering center houses additional test and inspection equipment, particularly for moving applications as well as for extreme temperature climates.

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