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LaVa-X from Aachen has developed a machine that uses the LaVa process to increase the quality and welding depth of laser welding of metals.

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The CFT Group (CTF) designs and builds production lines and turnkey systems primarily for the food and beverage industry. One of its customers, Menz & Gasser, which specializes in producing and packaging preserves and honey in portions for hotels, restaurants and catering, had CFT develop a rotary filling plant to a very high specification. For this project, the CFT Group relied on motion control solutions from Siemens.

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Baumüller will be presenting numerous new products at the SPS trade fair from November 26 to 28 in Nuremberg. In hall 1, stand 560, Baumüller will be displaying clever motor concepts, intelligent drive functions and powerful control platforms on various stations. The connectivity and interoperability of components via OPC UA and cloud connectivity will be presented in the Industry 4.0 area.

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Complex graphics requirements, voice recognition, networked applications and more – the development of computer systems in all industries is increasingly moving in the direction of artificial intelligence and the demands on hardware and software are growing. With the PUMA series, BRESSNER has developed powerful hardware for particularly demanding applications such as factory automation, machine automation, artificial intelligence, machine vision, power supply and administration as well as smart...

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Two KUKA omniMoves automate the transportation of goods at Austria Metall AG (AMAG). The autonomous transport platforms are responsible for the independent transportation of heavy aluminum plates and contribute greatly to making the intralogistics more flexible. The omnidirectional platforms move autonomously and perform the final production step independently.

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At the MOTEK Dynetics will present in hall 8, booth 8216, high-performance mini‑linear actuators of the new CAS series from KSS, a stand-alone multi-axis control series and many other components for mechatronics.

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

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Above all, standardisation, automation and process-wide solutions offer considerable optimisation potential for time-consuming, manual activities such as panel building. Weidmüller has been working very intensively on these areas and has developed solutions for every work step, speeding up processes by up to 80 per cent.

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Generating, transporting and processing information are central tasks in the Industry 4.0 environment. The basis for all the information is intelligent sensors which provide the required input. With their BOS 21M ADCAP Balluff offers a newly developed optical multifunction sensor, the BOS 21M series.

 

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With the UR55, ICP Deutsch­land is launch­ing an in­dus­trial

LTE cel­lu­lar router onto the mar­ket that of­fers a wide range of in­ter­faces.

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The mbNET industrial routers by MB connect line can be upgraded with mbEDGE to an IoT gateway. This provides users with a multifunctional solution for implementing safe IoT applications.

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For more than 40 years CONEC has been developing and producing high-quality connectors and connecting cables as well as housing technology. In this article we present some connectors for automation.

 

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The akYtec GmbH company has announced SMI200, a programmable compact controller which can be used either as an HMI in addition to a powerful PLC or as a local small PLC and HMI unit in combination with expansion modules.

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Wilhelm Niemann Maschinenfabrik guarantees the reliable operation of their machines with safe and efficient Ex protection solutions from Turck, consisting of accurate sensors and fast compact interface devices. The manufacturer installs space saving isolating switching amplifiers and temperature measuring amplifiers from Turck's IMX12 interface series in the control cabinet. These send the signals of the operator buttons to the field and transfer intrinsically safe digital and analog input...

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Two KUKA KR 500 FORTEC robots manufacture innovative lightweight timber construction components for a pavilion for the Bundesgartenschau. The ICD of the University of Stuttgart has developed the robotic manufacturing solution in collaboration with system integrator BEC. Robotic solutions such as these have the potential to be a game-changer for the timber construction industry, which has only made limited use of automated production processes until now.

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With the Mustang-MPCIE-MX2 card, ICP Deutschland expands its portfolio of AI accelerator cards with a Mini PCIe plug-in card variant.

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Plant manufacturer’s product development relies on digitalization and solutions from Siemens. Tu­rate near Milan, Italy. Zani S.p.A. form­ing ma­chines (Zani) man­u­fac­tures me­chan­i­cal presses for cold form­ing sheet steel and has re­lied for years on Siemens as a tech­nol­ogy part­ner when de­vel­op­ing its presses. This was also the case for the Servo Mas­ter, the most re­cent press, and the largest in the com­pany’s his­tory to date, with a press force of 3,200 tonnes and a table length...

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The new Kontron COMe-bCL6 Computer-on-Module in the COM Express® basic Type 6 form factor (125 x 95 mm) is equipped with Intel® 9th Gen processors and up to four memory sockets enabling a maximum memory expansion of up to 128 GB.

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Dynetics has cost-effective, efficient and high-quality complete solutions for drive technology in its portfolio – from standardized components to customer-specific solutions. The brushed DC motors of the DMN series have a service life of about 3000 hours in continuous operation.

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Origami – the art of paper fold­ing orig­i­nated in Japan and is known world­wide. The art of robot-based cor­ru­gated board fold­ing can be ad­mired at Tri­cor Pack­ag­ing & Lo­gis­tics AG, which has its head­quar­ters in the south­ern Ger­man city of Bad Wörishofen. The com­pany spe­cial­izes in the con­struc­tion of heavy-duty cor­ru­gated board and pack­ag­ing. And the highly pro­duc­tive and pre­cise op­er­a­tion of the as­sem­bly ma­chines can be cred­ited to KUKA Cus­tomer Ser­vice.

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The DM-F in­dus­trial mon­i­tor se­ries from ICP Ger­many is grow­ing lit­er­ally. They can be used for HMI dis­play de­vices in in­dus­trial au­toma­tion ap­pli­ca­tions and for POS/POI ter­mi­nals.

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Siemens is extending its Simatic RF600 ultra-high frequency (UHF) family in the RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) portfolio to include the new Simatic RF610R reader, which becomes the second compact reader available on the market.

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Within about a year, TDK Corporation rolled out the new generation of its programmable power supply series TDK-Lambda GENESYS+™ and once again set new standards. In particular, the introduction of state-of-the-art DSP technologies (Digital Signal Processing) offers many new possibilities that the new GENESYS+™ power supplies translate into practical user benefits, such as doubling power density through higher efficiency (up to 92 percent), new functions such as arbitrary generator, internal...

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In­duc­tive cou­pling sys­tems are the ideal choice wher­ever fixed wiring of sen­sors and ac­tu­a­tors gets in the way or is sub­ject to pre­ma­ture wear due to fa­tigue. With their new BIC Q40 in­duc­tive cou­plers, Bal­luff now of­fers a so­lu­tion for ap­pli­ca­tions where the max­i­mum trans­mit­table power plays a cen­tral role.

 

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Weidmüller has added a universal digital I/O module, the PushPull modules UR67 and a multifunctional stepper motor module for motor currents up to 2 amps to its u-remote family, already established on the market.

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