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Rotork actuators enhance water flow for New York City fireboats

Rotork actuators enhance water flow for New York City fireboats


The IQ part-turn actuators provided are used on two fireboats, ‘Firefighter 2’ and ‘Firefighter 343’. The actuators have the important duty of controlling the flow of water to the fire nozzles on deck, meaning that they are vital in the event of an emergency.

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Omron announces opening of California robotics headquarters

Omron announces opening of California robotics headquarters


The company has invested $10 million USD in the new 128,000 square foot facility where it will design, develop, test and manufacture robotic and safety automation solutions.

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Guiding the Industry: AGVs and the Smart Factory

Guiding the Industry: AGVs and the Smart Factory


This article discusses how automated guided vehicles have advanced from simple materials handlers to intelligent autonomous robots.
 

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Rotork actuators enhance water flow for New York City fireboats

The IQ part-turn actuators provided are used on two fireboats, ‘Firefighter 2’ and ‘Firefighter 343’. The actuators have the important duty of controlling the flow of water to the fire nozzles on deck, meaning that they are vital in the event of an emergency.

Omron announces opening of California robotics headquarters

The company has invested $10 million USD in the new 128,000 square foot facility where it will design, develop, test and manufacture robotic and safety automation solutions.

Guiding the Industry: AGVs and the Smart Factory

This article discusses how automated guided vehicles have advanced from simple materials handlers to intelligent autonomous robots.
 

Rockwell Automation helps Pacific Coast Terminals enhance process safety and control

PCT set out to find a solution that would remove the cab from the boom and, instead, allow operators to control and monitor the process remotely. If the company pulled it off, it would be a first for ship loading in North America.

Are Cobots Inherently Safe?

As one of the fastest growing sectors of the robot market, a lack of knowledge could be dangerous. This article will work to quash some common misconceptions about collaborative robot safety.

Universal Robots announces "National Cobot Awareness Month" for January

UR cobots allow employees to move from repetitive, low-value tasks to higher-value activities that increase productivity and quality as well as work conditions.

Nanotechnology and the Future of Manufacturing

By Mark Howard, EU Automation Nanotechnology involves the manipulation of matter on the atomic and molecular scale —structures between one and 100 nanometres in size. This article discusses three exciting applications of nanotechnology in manufacturing.

Litum IoT helps Ferrero Group enhance worker tracking

Ferrero needed a way to confirm that all its employees could be safely accounted when an emergency evacuation was underway.

exida announces Honeywell's ControlEdge PLC as winner of 2019 Exida Cyber Award

The ControlEdge Safety PLC was chosen as the winner in the Embedded Device category due to many problem-solving capabilities while demonstrating security and resilience.

Sager Electronics announces UL508A certification of Power Solutions Center in Texas

UL 508A certification is an industrial control panel directive certifying an assembly meets the standards of electrical inspection.

Inside Augmented Intelligence

By Mark Howard, EU Automation Augmented intelligence is one of the few technologies named on the Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2019 that are predicted to reach expectations, over the next two-to-five years. This article explains how augmented intelligence could assist with human and machine collaboration.

KraftPowercon Sweden announces acquisition of Marsulex Environmental Technologies Corporation

The acquisition will enable MET to introduce electrical upgrades of Electrostatic Precipitators (ESPs) using KraftPowercon’s technology ‘SmartKraft’ and ‘MicroPulse’ power supplies.

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