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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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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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"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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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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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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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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KINEXON implements intelligent navigation for driverless vehicles with the Kontron KBox. Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things are changing production and logistics processes in the long term. In the future, objects will be networked and interact automatically in all areas. In order to guarantee smooth processes, detailed position and status data must be generated and analyzed. KINEXON, located in Munich, Germany, has developed KINEXON Brain, an intelligent solution based on an IoT...

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Fully networked systems with intelligent sensors and actuators place extremely high demands on the power supply. Applications in the manufacturing industry, process engineering or wind farms all have one thing in common: they need a reliable power supply for their controllers, sensors and actuators. To meet this need Weidmüller has developed modular, communication-enabled power management solutions in a range of performance classes.

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The BML absolute magnetic encoder in the SGA series stands out in any application where high absolute accuracy of position and end-of-travel is required. Comprehensive diagnostics functions ensure reliable operation and more efficient maintenance. With its Drive-Cliq interface the Balluff measuring system can also be perfectly integrated into Siemens controller environments. Siemens has certified the system accordingly.

 

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Siwarex WP351 is Siemens’ newest solution for intelligent weighing automation. Measuring 20 millimeters width by 65 millimeters height, the module is one of the smallest weighing electronics units available.

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New automation solutions including servo drives, operating terminals and communication modules for a wide range of industries. Panasonic Industry Europe presented its technology portfolio for the automation sector at the SPS 2019 in Nuremberg. From 26 to 28 November, the Panasonic Industry Stand in Hall 4A showcased 341 products and solutions for a wide range of industries. From high-precision sensors to control technology, drives and operating terminals, Panasonic is the partner of choice when...

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With SNAP IN, Weidmüller is revolutionising connection systems and bringing them to a new level. Flexible, stranded wires without crimped-on wire-end ferrules can be easily inserted into the open connection point.

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With their BMP series Balluff has added a new intelligent displacement sensor which provides not only the absolute position signal for the stroke travel of a piston via IO-Link but also information about the sensor status and the current ambient conditions.

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Dynetics presented an extensive product range for linear solutions at the SPS. At booth 490 in hall 4 visitors could have a look at different demo applications of linear solutions. The products on display included linear servo motors, precision ball screws, motion controllers and a compact 20-millimeter linear stepper motor that provides 8 Newton meters (Nm) of torque.

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