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Schneider Electric launches digital twin software

Schneider Electric launches digital twin software

Schneider Electric has launched EcoStruxure Machine Expert Twin, a scalable digital twin software solution to manage the entire machine lifecycle. The software enables OEMs to create digital models of real machines so they can be designed and commissioned virtually before building the machine itself. EcoStruxure Machine Expert Twin’s intuitive environment includes drag-and-drop mechatronic components, VR/AR […]

By June 1, 2022 Read More →
Schaffner introduces EMC filter series for robotics

Schaffner introduces EMC filter series for robotics

Schaffner announces the availability of the new FN2500 and FN2640 EMC filter series for robotics applications. The new filters have been developed to meet the specific needs of this important and growing market. Many robotics applications require power supplies to be mounted in 19” rack cabinets. To accommodate this and provide systems builders with seamless […]

By June 1, 2022 Read More →
The gateway to the future of factory automation

The gateway to the future of factory automation

Bosch Rexroth has posted a video providing a tour of its stand at the 2022 Hannover Messe. Here you can see how the company is unlocking the future of factory automation. Highlights include the company’s ctrlX AUTOMATION platform which it says surmounts the classic boundaries between machine control, the IT world and the Internet of […]

By June 1, 2022 Read More →
Hanover Displays automates PCBA testing with cobots

Hanover Displays automates PCBA testing with cobots

When UK-based Hanover Displays needed a new system for testing printed circuit board assemblies (PCBAs), it selected Omron TM cobots for the job, supplied and installed by Absolute Robotics, part of the Absolute Automation Group. Hanover Displays manufactures and designs passenger information systems for use by the public transport industry and places a great emphasis […]

By June 1, 2022 Read More →
Cable and hose protection on gantry robots

Cable and hose protection on gantry robots

The moving gantry units installed by Cimcorp employ cable carriers from Kabelschlepp Metool, making it possible for the cables and hoses to move reliably and safely despite the high accelerations. The moving gantry units are controlled using feed drives, with one installed on each side of the gantry. Thanks to this modular overhead gantry concept, […]

By May 30, 2022 Read More →
Game-changing product launch as Igus redefines transport

Game-changing product launch as Igus redefines transport

Renowned globally for engineering innovation, Igus is set to exceed expectations with a head-turning, maintenance-free product that will really shake up the way we travel. Igus believes it has created a real breakthrough in low-cost transportation that is nearly totally maintenance-free. Its UK debut is at The Engineering Expo, a new engineering-focused exhibition held at […]

By May 25, 2022 Read More →
PMA Total Show 2022 to provide platform for innovation

PMA Total Show 2022 to provide platform for innovation

PPMA Total Show 2022, the UK’s largest processing and packaging machinery, robotics and industrial vision event, is returning to the NEC Birmingham this autumn, and will take place from 27th to 29th September. The three-day event will provide a platform for innovation and live demonstrations of production machinery, act as a central hub for networking, […]

By May 24, 2022 Read More →
Smart sensing for safe and smooth robot operation

Smart sensing for safe and smooth robot operation

At this year’s Hannover Messe Analog Devices (ADI) will demonstrate its latest solutions driving the digitisation of factory, process and building enterprises. Visitors will be able to explore how ADI technology is bringing intelligence, situational awareness, and connectivity to the factory and beyond. ADI’s stand (Hall 9, Stand H23) will feature live demonstrations across its broad […]

By May 23, 2022 Read More →
See, understand and evaluate AI vision

See, understand and evaluate AI vision

Can manufacturers increase transparency and lower entry barriers? Or are AI methods rather a game for start-ups? Spoiler: in machine vision, there are solutions available for industrial use. AI vision, ie image processing with artificial intelligence, is a topic that is much discussed. But in many areas, such as industrial applications, the new technology has […]

By May 19, 2022 Read More →
Vacuum grippers for automation applications

Vacuum grippers for automation applications

Coval, the French manufacturer of vacuum gripping solutions, offers vacuum grippers for automated applications, from gripping single parts to complete layers. The range, it says, is equally suited to equipping either cobots or robots, offering a catalogue of modular, standard products. The complete range of vacuum grippers can be applied at various points along the […]

By May 19, 2022 Read More →