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CONEC has expanded its portfolio of M12 connectors to include the series of L-coded variants.

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Deep Learning is a new approach to machine vision and uses example-based learning and neural networks to analyse defects, locate and classify objects and read printed markers. In this article, Cognex describes what should be considered in deep learning projects for automated production and quality assurance.

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The multi-function BCM condition monitoring sensor from Balluff sets new benchmarks. For an attractive price systems and machine operators get a compact and easy to retrofit solution for continuous condition monitoring and automated monitoring of limits.

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Touchless and thus hygienic operation of machines and measuring equipment to ensure social distance as well as the control of autonomous robots requires powerful sensors. The 3D ToF sensor from Hamamatsu measures the distance to an object using the indirect ToF method (Time of Flight).

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The DATAEAGLE Condition Monitoring System (CMS) from Schildknecht records and visualizes sensitive motor data at Murrelektronik, thus contributing to a reliable delivery.

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Faster, more precise and more cost-effective: This motto is becoming increasingly relevant in everyday business and a continuous value-added process is essential. Weidmüller shows what part of the process chain can look like with the Klippon® Automated RailAssembler for the fully-automated assembly of terminal blocks.

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Spectra PowerBox 4000 series for deep learning, machine vision and car testing applications. In com­plex deep learn­ing and ma­chine vi­sion ap­pli­ca­tions, but also in the field of car test­ing, the de­mands on com­put­ing power are par­tic­u­larly high. With the Spec­tra Power­Box 4000 se­ries, Spec­tra pre­sents a high-per­for­mance em­bed­ded server that has been spe­cially de­vel­oped for these ap­pli­ca­tions. In ad­di­tion, it can be adapted very flex­i­bly to the re­spec­tive tasks,...

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No matter whether tractors, excavators or heavy construction machinery, the IVCM (Industrial Vehicles and Construction Machines) segment places high demands on connectors. The CONEC overmolded DT valve and VSS Superseal connector series offer optimum protection even in harsh environments such as underground mining, at low temperatures or in dusty, hot conditions.

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"Sensor No. 3412, x-axis end position, detected a constantly approaching axis. Please check the bump stop!" This is something like how messages from the machines to the maintenance crews could look in the future. The ingenious part of it: the components detect changing conditions and report them automatically – without any additional programming effort. Simple IIoT! The prerequisite are open standards and platforms that Balluff is actively engaged in developing right now.

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Operating units for hygienically sensitive production areas must meet high requirements with regard to cleanability and disinfectability. The Panel PC FlatClient HYG developed by Kontron and the monitor variant FlatView HYG as a display and operating unit can be used in machine control, as process visualization and in quality control.

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Ball screws are the most widely used threaded spindles in industrial and precision machinery. Dynetics informs in this article what one should know about this component of linear technology.

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With its sen­sor sys­tem com­pletely in­te­grated in the ball run­ner block, the new IM­Scom­pact in­te­grated mea­sur­ing sys­tem from Bosch Rexroth de­ter­mines the exact po­si­tion with a high rep­e­ti­tion ac­cu­racy of ± 1 μm. IM­Scom­pact en­hances the range of lin­ear guides with in­te­grated mea­sur­ing sys­tems from size 15, mak­ing the mea­sur­ing sys­tem for ball rail sys­tems a com­pact and cost-ef­fec­tive ex­ten­sion for smaller ma­chines.

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LT Automation and Intelligent Systems have developed a robotic system with transport boxes for automatically checking and sorting blood samples at Aalborg University Hospital.

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The CONEC series of connectors with bayonet quick locking system allows safe and quick locking even in areas that are difficult to reach and not visible. With the three-point bayonet locking, it is possible to lock the connection by hand with a 90° turn. You get a direct tactile and acoustic feedback as soon as the connector is locked.

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Profinet devices can be integrated into the engineering systems of controllers using their description files. In this way, all devices and parameters of controller networks can be created, maintained from a single system and saved. The system does not allow this in-depth integration for IO-Link devices.

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Tool identification using Balluff Industrial RFID increases production efficiency, as it makes incorrect tool allocation or missing tools a thing of the past. This enables optimizing the service time utilization of the tools. In addition, scrap and rework due to excessive use of tools are virtually eliminated.

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Local, stand-alone controllers offer benefits compared to central solutions in a wide range of different applications: They reduce system-wide data traffic, are resistant to interferences within the network, make troubleshooting easier and are very well suited to being combined with manual processes. Weidmüller's u-control 2000 web controller offers all these benefits and is based on open web technologies.

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The dis­trib­u­tor Dy­net­ics has spe­cial­ized in so­lu­tions for mecha­tronic ap­pli­ca­tions in the in­dus­trial and con­sumer sec­tor. No mat­ter whether AC, servo or DC tech­nol­ogy, ro­tat­ing or lin­ear – there is a suit­able drive for al­most every ap­pli­ca­tion. The motor range cov­ers a wide va­ri­ety of in­dus­trial ap­pli­ca­tions, for ex­am­ple in the semi­con­duc­tor, pack­ag­ing, print­ing and tex­tile ma­chin­ery in­dus­tries – in other words, wher­ever speed, pre­ci­sion and...

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The ProGlove smart glove scanner has been in use for a number of years at TTI Europe, based in Maisach near Munich. Since deploying the ProGlove barcode scanners, the electronics distributor has unlocked multiple productivity efficiencies through its ergonomic handling, reliability and robust industrial design. Overall, the time saved due to the introduction of streamlined barcode scanning exceeds ten hours per day.

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CONEC has expanded its product portfolio of overmolded M12x1 connectors to include versions with colored plastic coupling elements. The connectors are suitable for applications in the industrial, chemical and food sectors as well as in agricultural, construction machinery and municipal technology.

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Ice cubes. A shot of rum. Stir in the cola. Preferably add a slice of lime. And voilà: the Cuba Libre is ready. But on the rooftop terrace of the TownHouse Duomo Hotel in Milan, the drink is not mixed by a bartender, but rather by a robot. With “Toni”, a KUKA robot from the KR AGILUS series, visitors can order their drink via app – and then enjoy it freshly prepared a few minutes later. “Toni” merely has a few problems with the small talk.

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Plug-and-play from sen­sor to data dash­board. Condition monitoring (CM) has long been known as a method for ensuring high availability of machines and plants by means of remote monitoring of parameters relevant to the operations. CM is increasingly becoming a key component of industry 4.0 business models. An example is the CM solution designed by Schildknecht AG, for radio data transmission and IIoT solutions.

 

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The Radiant Touch (distributed by Printec-DS Keyboard) is one of the most innovative touch monitors currently available. With a transparency of 38 percent, viewers can see both, the real objects behind the display and the digital information on the screen perfectly.

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Different industrial PC hardware increases the administrative costs. The more applications that can be implemented on one hardware platform, the better. With the Convertible Display System (CDS), CINCOZE offers an one-for-all solution that allows hardware consolidation and flexibility.

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Modifying objects, rotating, grouping and zooming the screen can now all be done using the new intelligent display modules. The new EA uniTFT product family was designed by ELECTRONIC ASSEMBLY. Design engineers and systems integrators benefit from considerably shorter development times and gain significantly more flexibility. As a result, the modules open up a whole range of designing Smart HMIs.

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