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Guided radar sensors from Balluff are virtually predestined for maintenance-free level measurement of liquids and solids as well as for interface measurement. The guided radar pulses along the probe ensure precise and stable measurement with an absolute repeatability of ±1 mm and a maximum non-linearity of ±2 mm.

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With in­dus­trial routers as IoT gate­ways, data can be col­lected and analysed – and at the same time ad­just­ments to the sys­tem con­trol can be done im­me­di­ately via re­mote ac­cess. At Han­nover Messe 2019, Hall 8, Booth A04/1, MB con­nect line will demon­strate how this can be done sim­ply and se­curely.

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Siemens simplifies data transfer within the IIoT to cloud-based solutions with the new Simatic CP 1545-1 communication processor for use with Simatic S7-1500 in modern automation environments. The new industrial IoT gateway Simatic CloudConnect 7 is suitable for the cloud connection of existing systems.

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The increasingly decentralized automation requires flexible and individual wiring in certain areas directly in the field and at the machine with field-terminable connectors in various connection technologies.

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The new FL MC EF 660 SCRJ media con­verter from Phoenix Con­tact en­ables the con­nec­tion of cost-ef­fec­tive poly­mer and HCS/PCF fiber tech­nol­ogy.

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Balluff is expanding their range of sensors for media-contacting temperature detection, in hydraulic power units for example. New are a temperature sensor with display, a temperature transmitter as well as a PT1000 sensor.

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Less than three years after the Meca500, the probably smallest and most precise industrial robot arm, was introduced to the market, more than a hundred manufacturers in the electronics, medical device, and automotive industries use the robot to automate various testing and production operations.

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The intelligent TITAN servomotor controllers from Arcus Servo Motion (represented by Dynetics GmbH) support the Servo 5.0 standard, which was designed for applications in the field of Industry 4.0, Smart Factory and Industrial Internet of Things.

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Increasingly, classic control cabinet applications are installed in the field and equipped with communicative components. This increases the complexity and quantity of the cabling. Prefabricated and tested cables enable time savings of up to 75 percent and simplify installation in difficult plant conditions. To cater for these requirements, Weidmüller offers high-quality plug-and-produce solutions for IP20 and IP6x environments.

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Applied Motion introduces a new line of SV200 Digital Servo Drives for DC-powered motion control applications. Operating on 24, 48 or higher DC voltages (up to 60 volts DC), the SV200 Servo Drives offer advanced performance with multiple controls to address the requirements of machine builders and OEMs, especially for multi-axis applications.

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Data is the new gold. But instead of transferring a large amount of raw data directly into the cloud, the pre-processing of data at the edge of the network – edge computing – is increasingly favored. With mbEDGE, the collected machine and sensor data is evaluated locally and only the results are transferred to the cloud application.

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The new FPC/FFC test sockets from Yamaichi Electronics are developed and qualified in Munich and produced in its own production site in Frankfurt (Oder). This guarantees the fast implementation of all individual requirements. The high level of vertical integration enables top quality with short lead times.

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At the ATX West Bosch Rexroth presented a unique combination of hardware and software. The IoT Gateway demonstrates the latest in Industry 4.0 technology. For new and existing machines, Bosch Rexroth’s IoT Gateway connects to the Internet of Things (IoT) without intervening with automation logic.

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Kontron's rackmount systems are designed and tested for challenging environments, and are therefore the perfect fit for extreme temperature and mechanical stress conditions.

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Is there any goalkeeper who even footballers of the World Cup class like Neymar and Messi fail against? Yes, there is one, and its name is RoboKeeper. The computer-controlled football robot was developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics (IML). A modified industrial PC of the Kontron KBox series serves as the hardware basis.

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Industry 4.0 – the smart, adaptive factory with short retooling times and decentralized control – aims to generate the most comprehensive data possible within a highly automated process in real-time and provide the most varied instances possible. This status information in the form of process data for control and monitoring of sequences and product data for traceability and quality verification form an objective basis for making decisions in order to take early measures for process optimization.

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IO-Link is considered key technology for implementing industry 4.0 and IIoT concepts. For this technology Weidmüller provides IO-Link master modules in IP20 and IP67 degree of protection. Plug-in connectors and pre-assembled cables for the bus connection as well as sensor/actuator cabling complete the product portfolio. The parametrisation and configuration of IO-Link devices can be performed with a web‑based configuration tool that contains an interface to the manufacturer‑independent...

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Panasonic Industry is well known for its extensive automation technology portfolio with industry-leading innovations and components. With this article, WA3000 Industrial Automation reports about Panasonic's core competencies in the areas of safety technology, energy management and efficiency.

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Numerous companies are sceptical, hesitating to take the step to digitalization. As an industry pioneer in the area of I4.0 grippers and real-time simulation, Zimmer Group is ready to convert the few remaining doubters and naysayers. The company now offers their customers integrated solutions (“digitalZ”) that are tailored to the software platforms of the customers.

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The more compact the machine and plants, the greater the demand for small sensors. If these devices also involve short blind zones, they soon become the universal tool for restricted spaces. Turck has therefore added ten more miniature sensors to its RU ultrasonic sensor series. Twelve new types were added to the RU-Eco series with devices made from highly resistant liquid crystal polymer. This comprehensive portfolio enables the automation specialist to offer the right ultrasonic solution for...

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Linux is one of the most widely used open source operating systems and is available in many different variants. This wide set of choices can make it confusing and challenging to determine the right version for a given use case. Wind River's article offers an introduction to Linux for the enterprise and Linux for embedded products.

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Yamaichi Electronics highlights three push-pull connectors for future-proof industrial applications. The three connectors are manufactured in Frankfurt/Oder.

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Dynetics offers an extensive range of motion controller modules, worm gear motors, servo motor controllers, stepper motor drives and controllers – all suitable for complex mechatronic applications.

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It started as a project by two engineers who were close to retirement. Today, the modular inspection robots by Canadian company Inuktun are successfully in use all over the world – defying even the most adverse conditions.

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Hybrid plug-in connectors save space and are easier to install. When they are designed and used correctly their EMC properties are just as good as dedicated cables. Circular connectors have already become established on the motors side. Weidmüller has developed the OMNIMATE® hybrid plug-in connector for single-cable interfaces on drives in the control cabinet. The article describes the technical background, and the considerations that went into the design.

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