Control Engineering

Solutions and innovations for factory automation, material flow, laboratory, and people counting. High-precision sensors for medical technology, high-performance control technology, and IIoT-based material flow solutions – Panasonic Industry Europe presents innovative products and solutions to meet today‘s challenges across industries and in society.

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Robust control TBEN-L-PLC with integrated Edge Gateway –

Turck has presented the TBEN-L PLC as the world's first IP67 controller for industrial applications, which not only offers an onboard CODESYS PLC but also enables a cloud connection and communication with different Ethernet protocols at the same time, thanks to its multiprotocol technology.

 

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The heart of every robot is its controller – and KUKA robots are receiving an impressive update in this area: future-compatible hardware and smart software ensure extremely efficient performance and maximum cost-effectiveness in the new KR C5 robot controller.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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With Sinumerik ONE, the first digital native CNC, Siemens is driving forward digital transformation in the machine tool industry. The new controller works with software to create the machine controller and associated digital twin from one engineering system and thus contributes to the seamless integration of hardware and software.

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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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Digital Transformation. The Fourth Industrial Revolution. Next Generation Industrial Control. Industry 4.0. Enough buzzwords for you? However, these buzzwords do not help in the implementation of Industry 4.0. In this article, Wind River addresses six important requirements to be considered in the modernization of industrial control systems.

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