Sponsor for control system conference. -
Seeq will sponsor this year's Control System Integrators Association annual conference as it grows its worldwide partner network.
Blockchain: the future of food traceability? -
Shan Zhan, global business manager at ABB’s food and beverage business, looks at how blockchain* can be used to enhance food traceability.
Passing the torch! -
After 35 years at the helm of the Laser Components Group, company founder Günther Paul (72) is taking full time retirement. In 2014 he transferred his company shares to his sons Patrick (40) and Felix (38).
Automation and reporting software. -
New versions of Copa-Data's automation and reporting software with zenon 8.00 and zenon Analyzer 3.20 have been announced. Users will benefit from a number of performance improvements, extensive functionality for smart factories and energy distribution, as well as new predictive analytics calculations.
Flowmeter right on the dot! -
The jury of the Red Dot Design Awards was impressed enough with Endress+Hauser's Picomag flowmeter to award it the Red Dot seal of quality in the product design category. The smart plug-and-play instrument scored equally well for its functionality and compact design.
Another network connection makes total 17! -
Ethernet POWERLINK is the 17th industrial network to be included in the Anybus® X-gateway™ offering. The new gateways enable system integrators and machine builders to connect POWERLINK-systems to any other fieldbus or industrial Ethernet network.
Why monitor dust? -
"Almost any place of employment can present a potential threat to health and safety from airborne particulates and aerosols. It is important to note, however, that dust hazards are not necessarily visible to the human eye and that the finest particles can represent the greatest threat because of their ability to travel deepest into the lungs. Effective monitoring is therefore key to the implementation of an effective risk management strategy." Josh Thomas of Ashtead Technology discusses the reasons for monitoring dust in the workplace.
Power System Manager enables monitoring. -
The Power by Linear™ LTC2972, a 2-channel power system manager, featuring current, power and energy monitoring of the intermediate bus input to point-of-load (POL) converters has been launched by Analog Devices.
CAN FD monitoring. -
A new CAN FD monitoring module for its ScopeCorder family of portable data-acquisition and recording instruments has been introduced by Yokogawa Europe. Their new 720242 plug-in module is compatible with the DL850EV (Vehicle Edition) instrument and the new DL350 ScopeCorder fitted with the /VE option.
Gold for 3D cameras. -
The Ensenso X series from IDS Imaging Development Systems has been awarded "Gold" in the "3D cameras" category from the American trade magazine Vision Systems Design, and is thus considered one of the most innovative products in image processing.
sSmart camera with choice of software. - Stemmer Imaging can offer Adlinks's x86 NEON-1021 smart camera pre-loaded with a choice of Teledyne DALSA Sherlock, Stemmer's Common Vision Blox or MVTec Merlic embedded software. Users can choose, for the first time, the image processing platform that best suits their application needs and be guaranteed a rich range of image processing functionality.
Connectors for medical devices. -
With the introduction of the JMX plastic Push-Pull series, Souriau has made a distinguished entry into the market for connectors for electronic medical equipment. As well as superior technical characteristics, the perfectly-adapted design corresponds to medical device manufacturers' requirements in terms of aesthetics and functionality.
Christian Grunert succeeds Uwe Schallenberg as Director of Production for Laser Optics at Laser Components.
New generation in active harmonic filters. - Schaffner is setting a benchmark with its product offering for harmonics mitigation solutions. ecosine® active sync uses superior technology to reliably mitigate excessive harmonics with an evolutionary modular product concept.
Robotics: A new revenue source for the taxman? -
Robot tax? A tax on robotics is as absurd an idea as a tax on pencils. As Britain's political parties discuss a potential tax on automation and robotics, Nigel Smith, managing director of Toshiba Machine partner, TM Robotics, explains why slowing down the machine economy would lead to a productivity disaster.