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Regulatory agencies such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) frequently adopt regulations aimed at optimizing solutions for patient care and life-saving systems to make medical devices safer. The article shows which solutions Wind River proposes to meet regulatory requirements with integrated safety & security features. The solutions can also be used for industrial automation applications.

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Wire­less-based iden­ti­fi­ca­tion using RFID is one of the key tech­nolo­gies for smart pro­duc­tion processes suit­able for In­dus­try 4.0. Turck pro­vides a pow­er­ful tool for this with its BL ident RFID so­lu­tion. A new ad­di­tion to the port­fo­lio is a ro­bust RFID mod­ule with pro­tec­tion class IP67, which makes the con­nec­tion of fac­tory au­toma­tion to the IT world much eas­ier due to an in­te­grated OPC UA server.

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The new BML SL1 ab­solute mea­sur­ing sys­tem from Bal­luff is the right choice wher­ever po­si­tions and end-of-travel need to be de­ter­mined with high ac­cu­racy, fast and pre­cisely over travel dis­tances of up to 8 me­ters. Re­gard­less of whether the task in­volves lin­ear or ro­tary mo­tion, dis­tance or angle mea­sure­ment, for­mat changes, short or long dis­tances.

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With a maximum output power of 5 kW in a 1U-19-inch rack-mount housing, the first member of the new generation of TDK Lambda's successful laboratory power supply family GENESYS+™ sets new standards in the power supply market. The new series delivers the highest power density currently available on the market in a 1U-19-inch rack weighing less than 7.5 kg.

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Siemens and Bentley Systems announced the introduction of PlantSight at the Bentley Conference Year in Infrastructure 2018. PlantSight is a digital solution to benefit customers through more efficient plant operations. It enables as-operated and up-to-date digital twins which synchronize with both physical reality and engineering data, creating a holistic digital context for consistently understood digital components across disparate data sources, for any operating plant.

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Industry 4.0 and smart factory concepts pose a number of challenges to production processes. Industrial monitors that are capable of displaying the extensive data of servers in a way that enables all parties to quickly grasp the most important information are a key element of stable production processes. Using Kontron as an example, we show the advantages of XXL monitors.

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With the new Servo Drive Product Finder, Panasonic offers a tool that makes it much easier for planners and users to find the right servo drive.

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Weidmüller OMNIMATE® Power BUF 10.16 provides a safer and more efficient device connection for power electronics. The PUSH-IN connection technology and the wire-ready function speed up conductor connection.

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At the Motek in Stuttgart, the international trade fair for automation in production and assembly, Dynetics (Hall 8, Booth 8236) presents an extensive range of ball screw drives, stepper motors, multi-axis motion controllers and controller ASICs for stepper and servo motors.

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As global manufacturers face increasing competition, the need to optimize the efficiency, productivity, and quality levels within their discreet manufacturing facilities is becoming a matter of business survival. This article shows which solutions Wind River proposes.

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The Zimmer Group has added a new pneumatic model range to its technology-leading 5000 series of premium grippers – in addition to the existing models with steel linear guides, versions with aluminum linear guides are now also available.

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Feel starfish sucking on your hand - large aquariums as in the Ostsee-Info-Center (OIC (Baltic Sea Information Centre)), in various zoos or at the "Sealife" locations delight visitors of all ages. The aquariums provide exciting insights into the ecosystems of diverse underwater worlds.

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Yamaichi Electronics now also offers the Y-Circ P series with overmoulded bent relief. This prevents unwanted unscrewing of the connector without the need for gluing.

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With embedded technology and a particularly large field of view, a new 3D sensor from ISRA VISION offers short scanning times and fast data availability, making it ideal for use directly on the production line.

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On July 7, 2003, the NASA twin robot Opportunity embarked on its journey to the Red Planet from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Today, 15 years later, it is still sending life signs back to Earth – despite a heavy sand storm.

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The concept of the seventh axis provides robot applications with an increased motion range. With the Seventh Axis system from the Actuator System Line Rollon offers a practical solution for this task.

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Precise GNSS/inertial systems using global navigation satellite systems such as GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou or Galileo form the basis for recording and evaluating the driving dynamics of motor vehicles and for the navigation of steering robots. GeneSys Elektronik has developed the full GNSS/Inertial System ADMA-Slim especially for applications with space or weight restrictions.

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It used to be the case that space was beyond reach to all but the richest governments and a handful of private enterprises. Today, opportunities in space look very different. Commercial space activities have taken off, driven in large part by greater functionality in smaller packages. With faster time-to-market, better size, weight, and power features at lower price points, and lower launch costs, new business models and significant venture funding are finding their way to commercial space...

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It started with a blank. But how does the workpiece get onto the line or into the machine? Depending on the state it is delivered in, this task can quickly become very complex. Reliable 3D object detection systems optically capture and evaluate data. Liebherr works with a variety of 3D vision systems to match the requirements and smoothly handles the supply of every haphazardly stored part with process precision.

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The con­fig­urable XM­S500 se­ries of AC-DC power sup­plies from TDK Cor­po­ra­tion offer both Class I and Class II (dou­ble in­su­lated) con­struc­tion. All mod­els are com­pli­ant to curve B ra­di­ated and con­ducted EMI, with more than 6 dB mar­gin, yet main­tain a leak­age cur­rent of less than 150 µA.

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Kontron announces the KBox B-201, a high performance, compact design computer, as a new member of the Kontron Embedded Box PC family. State-of-the-art 7th Gen Intel® CoreTM processors together with an Intel® Q170 Express Chipset allow for extremely high performance at a low noise level (34 dB(A) max.).

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Cognex VisionPro ViDi enables deep learning-based machine vision for automatic identification, inspection and classification.

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For the first time, Weidmüller presents its Pick-to-Light and Put-to-Light solutions for picking and assembly tasks in industry and intralogistics.

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"Never touch a run­ning sys­tem" is widely used in the au­toma­tion en­vi­ron­ment. To make the pro­duc­tion net­work more se­cure in spite of miss­ing up­dates, the ex­perts rec­om­mend the sys­tem­atic iso­la­tion of in­di­vid­ual net­work seg­ments – for ex­am­ple with the use of the mb­NET­FIX in­dus­trial fire­wall.

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Siemens will be ex­hibit­ing at the au­to­mat­ica 2018 with an array of in­te­grated and user-ori­ented Dig­i­tal En­ter­prise so­lu­tions de­signed to sharpen the com­pet­i­tive edge of both end users and ma­chine builders. Ex­hibit­ing under the ban­ner “Dig­i­tal En­ter­prise – Im­ple­ment now!”, Siemens will be fo­cus­ing on ways in which in­dus­trial en­ter­prises of all sizes can ben­e­fit from the dig­i­tal trans­for­ma­tion – along the en­tire value chain from prod­uct de­sign and...

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