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AAEON provides embedded boards for Asian aircraft manufacturer
July 25, 2017

AAEON provides embedded boards for Asian aircraft manufacturer

The client wished to integrate embedded boards into a scalable platform to consolidate their cockpit panels. The deployment of single boards were constrained by specific size demands and environmental limitations. They turned to AAEON's solutions for help.

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Axiomtek provides embedded computing power for SkySpecs autonomous drone
May 24, 2017

Axiomtek provides embedded computing power for SkySpecs autonomous drone

Axiomtek helped mitigate the difficulties encountered with hardware design and allowed the SkySpecs technology team to focus on software development required to make the inspection service possible.

October 28, 2014

ITTIA puts embedded database in robots

Wasserbauer installed ITTIA DB SQL data base into its Butler robots.

ITTIA database feeds cows
June 11, 2013

ITTIA database feeds cows

DB SQL was embedded in Cow Master, a robotics system that feeds cows and manages animal healthcare, including automatic matching of cow feeding patterns and continuous management of feed concentration to stimulate the appetite of cows.

October 09, 2012

Smarter Grid Solutions uses eXtremeDB Cluster DBMS

McObject’s database resides in Smarter Grid Solutions’ platform software that monitors and controls devices across the network and facilitates communication between them.

September 06, 2012

Machine Builder Increases Throughput and Efficiency Using Embedded PC-Based Control

The ARC-11RB robotic welding system is equipped with a Beckhoff CX1010 Embedded PC. TwinCAT NC PTP software runs on the CX1010 and controls the entire machine and robot, positioning the six EtherCAT-networked servo axes.

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August 29, 2012

Stepper Motors for Actuation on Bag-in-Box Machine

Automation World, August 2012

Pattyn Packing Lines recently introduced the Model Ceflex-21 integrated bag-in-box system, controlled by a Beckhoff Embedded PC with EtherCAT terminals. Stepper motor terminals are used to control the four stepper motors used on the machine.

August 25, 2012

Gigabit Ethernet used in new packaging machine

Control Engineering, August 2012

The i-Series Thermoformer from VC999 Packaging Systems uses a programmable logic controller (PLC), servo motors, and variable frequency drives (VFDs), and CC-Link IE Field Ethernet bus network.

August 01, 2012

Robots Fuse Performance and Profitability

Control Design, July 2012

ARC Specialties builds a customized, automated robotic system called the ARC-11RB, using an embedded PC-based control platform that allows for single-point control.

February 15, 2012

PXI-based test platform cuts costs

Control Engineering Europe, February 2012

By Woody Beckford, et al, Analog Devices

Using PXI and LabVIEW allowed Analog Devices to test its MEMS devices at a fraction of the cost, weight, power consumption, and footprint of its previous ATE system.

February 04, 2012

Detecting oscillations in the variable frequency drives of large industrial blowers

Industrial Embedded Systems, January 2012

By Juerg Roth, ABB, and Klaas A. Vogel, Elsys Instruments

As the electronics within them have advanced, modern VFD controllers and motors require more than conventional measurement tools to diagnose, troubleshoot, and fine-tune the system and ensure overall reliability. Here’s how ABB diagnosed a VFD system installed in a blast furnace blower.

November 21, 2011

Axis uses MIPS32 34Kc processor in video cameras

The indoor AXIS Q1602 and the outdoor-ready AXIS Q1602-E can deliver multiple, individually configurable H.264 and Motion JPEG video streams simultaneously.

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September 13, 2011

Nordic ID uses austriamicrosystems AS3992 RFID IC

The AS3992 powers the Nordic ID NUR-05W reader, one of the the smallest UHF RFID mass reading Windows CE devices on the market.

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EKM doubles output of board testing
May 19, 2011

EKM doubles output of board testing

With the installation of a vacuum fixture, EKM Elektronik went from testing 30 boards in 8 hours to testing 70 boards in 8 hours.

April 06, 2011

austriamicrosystems supplies RFID IC for Thinkify's TR-200

The AS3992 UHF Gen 2 Reader chip is an integrated analog front end and provides protocol handling for ISO18000-6b/c 900MHz RFID reader systems.

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February 07, 2011

Fedegari Autoclavi Selects Wind River for Industrial Sterilizer

Process and Control Today, January 2011

Fedegari Autoclavi standardized the control system for its Thema4 on Wind River’s VxWorks real-time operating system. This meets the needs of the pharmaceutical industry, including compliance with global certification requirements set out by the FDA and the European Union.

MVP supplies Inspection Systems to EControls
January 26, 2011

MVP supplies Inspection Systems to EControls

The two Supra Es provide complete inspection capabilities ranging from 2-D paste inspection to pre-reflow, post-reflow and post-wave inspection capabilities.

January 12, 2011

McObject provides Embedded Database for Solar Power Electronics

Azuray Technologies will include McObject’s eXtremeDB Fusion embedded database system in its communications gateway, a Linux-based device for solar power optimization.

January 05, 2011

eXtremeDB Embedded Database handles Nuclear Waste Processing

Baltic Information Systems (BIS) developed a supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) product called BISMARC that relies on the eXtremeDB In-Memory Database System (IMDS) from McObject.

Softing Technology helps make Pizza
November 30, 2010

Softing Technology helps make Pizza

Softing integrated pizza production information in SAP R/3 via a Siemens S7 OPC Server to enable automated fault logging with precise time information.

November 21, 2010

A practical approach for developing multicore systems

Embedded Computing Design, October 2010

By Rational Software, IBM

A case study from IBM’s work on fourth-generation/third-generation long-term evolution (4G/3G LTE) wireless handsets demonstrates how these best practices provide a practical approach to development. Registration required to read paper.

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November 03, 2010

austriamicrosystems supplies RFID reader IC to Nordic ID

Nordic ID’s new multifunctional handheld computer - the Nordic ID Morphic - uses austriamicrosystems’ AS3991 UHF RFID chip.

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Pickled fruit manufacturer uses vacuum measurement system for jar lids
October 19, 2010

Pickled fruit manufacturer uses vacuum measurement system for jar lids

Bennett Opie reduced set up times on three of its filling lines by after installing a non-contact vacuum integrity measurement system for jar lids from Micro-Epsilon.

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August 26, 2010

Building an IP surveillance camera system with a low-cost FPGA

Industrial Embedded Systems, July 2010

By Judd Heape, Altera

A newly introduced reference design applies FPGA-based signal processing in an inexpensive solution for wide dynamic range IP cameras with some fairly sophisticated techniques inside.

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Kollmorgen software controls Paper Processing Machine
August 17, 2010

Kollmorgen software controls Paper Processing Machine

Jakob Graphic Services used the Kollmorgen Automation Suite software package to control its jumbo roll collator.

Raima adds Softing OPC UA software to its RDM embedded database
March 03, 2010

Raima adds Softing OPC UA software to its RDM embedded database

Softing integrated its OPC Unified Architecture (UA) software into an OPC UA based application that communicates directly with Raima Database Manager.

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October 10, 2009

Embedded PCs Keep Drilling Machines on Budget

Control Engineering, October 2009

Kays Engineering uses Beckhoff embedded PCs, Ethernet controllers, TwinCAT software and EtherCAT servo drives to control its DeHoff gun drilling machines.

October 10, 2009

Software Virtualization Environment Enhances Control

Control Engineering, October 2009

By Kim Hartman, TenAsys

Cleveland Motion Controls’ Burny XL CNC uses a virtual machine architecture, implemented by TenAsys software, to simultaneously run Microsoft Windows XP Embedded and the TenAsys INtime real-time operating system

October 05, 2009

GainSpan powers Wi-Fi module of North Pole Engineering

North Pole Engineering's WiFi-IT! module is based on GainSpan's GS1010 system-on-chip, a highly integrated, low power Wi-Fi single chip solution.

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August 20, 2009

Remote Control Bowling

Mechanical Engineering, August 2009

This special bowling ball is guided down the lane not by the arm swing and hand release of a bowler but by the acumen of the user holding a controller that is not much different from the one used in Play Station, Xbox or other video games. An internal motor drive rotates a sleeve to alter the center of gravity and path of the ball.

SCHOTT Tubing uses Softing OPC software in measurement application
May 27, 2009

SCHOTT Tubing uses Softing OPC software in measurement application

SCHOTT is employing Softing’s OPC Easy Connect Suite and OPC ActiveX control as a reliable link to automatically transmit measured values from Excel to the process control system.

May 21, 2009

Robust control system provides safety underground

PACE, May 2009

A control system is normally found inside a control cabinet, where it is well protected from all types of environmental influences. However, control systems can also be installed on mobile machinery, where they may be subjected to rigorous shaking, meaning a control system must be tough enough to withstand the elements.

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March 28, 2009

Purely Performance-Driven

Control Design, March 2009

By Rich Gaston, Heateflex

For 18 years, Heateflex offered Power-to-Flow technology in its Aquarius line of deionized water heating systems. The algorithm was programmed in assembly language in an embedded temperature controller, a custom-designed board running a 6809 microprocessor. Heateflax relaced the 6809 with an Omron CJ1M PLC, and gained Ethernet, DeviceNet and Profibus connectivity.

OPC and XML in Building Automation
February 26, 2009

OPC and XML in Building Automation

By Softing

LOYTEC, an Austrian manufacturer, embedded the OPC XML/DA standard into L-OPC, one of its building automation products, using Softing’s OPC Easy Connect Suite. The L-OPC implements access to a user defined set of data objects through the use of Web services.

February 16, 2009

Siemens uses FLEXnet to license building management software

Siemens Building Technologies uses Acresso FLEXnet Suite to automate the licensing of its PXE Modular product line. It allows them to manufacture and stock just a few base hardware products, which can now be customized in the field with entitlement licenses

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February 05, 2009

Out of sight, not out of reach

By Softing

Clariant, a plastics manufacturer in Gersthofen, Germany, used a Profibus Ethernet gateway and FDT to connect to HART devices in hazardous areas and won the HART plant of the year award.

December 19, 2008

Open-source Software Controlling Japan’s Top Particle Accelerator

Control Engineering, December 2008

By Shin Kai

The KEK B-factory double-ring electron-positron collider in Japan has begun using Linux-based PLCs and open source EPICs software for beam mask and magnet controls.

December 19, 2008

Buhler's Grain Milling Automation Relies on OPC Technology

By Wolfgang Langer, Softing

Buhler standardized on Softing’s S7/S5 OPC Server to provide reliable connectivity between its WinCoS.r2 grain milling automation system and multiple S7-400 PLCs.

Software Interprets between Rockwell Automation and Siemens
December 19, 2008

Software Interprets between Rockwell Automation and Siemens

By Softing

Krones, a packaging manufacturer, uses control systems based on Siemens and Rockwell Automation equipment. Using Softing software, Krones can communicate between Simatic, ControlLogix, CompactLogix, PLC-5 and SLC-500 controllers.

November 24, 2008

Data acquisition embedded in the Antarctic ice sheet

Embedded Computing Design, November 2008

By Justin Vandenbroucke, Univ of California, Berkeley

Embedded technologies help researchers control, monitor, and acquire data from systems located at an almost completely inaccessible site where winter temperatures sometimes reach -80 °C.