MVK Metal Safety from Murrelektronik facilitates field bus solutions for safety technology.
Industry 4.0 describes the intelligent networking of machines and processes in industry with the help of communication technology. Bauer Gear Motor’s TorqueControl4.0 offers greater precision than mechanical torque limiters so that overload limitation is applied effectively and quickly.
For manufacturers of products that require a plasma treatment step for cleaning and decontamination, surface conditioning or to promote adhesion, specifying and integrating the required equipment to automate the process can be daunting.
The European Commission has instigated a major restructure to the EU’s medical device regulatory framework, and medical device designers and manufacturers now face significant changes.
As digitalisation, Big Data and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) take their course, the classical linear manufacturing model is changing: Complex, integrated networks are developing that aim to achieve higher productivity with lower resource consumption.
Design engineers cannot possible keep up to date with every new product and component that is released onto the market. John Marshall of component manufacturer and supplier, WDS Component Parts Ltd., says he and his colleagues understand this, so have developed services and support to aid component selection and specification.
Most industries take efficiency seriously, but for fast food companies it must pervade their every move; from serving customers right back to the original fitting out of the kitchens.
Currently, the export market is enjoying a purple patch due to a combination of the buoyant European and global markets, and the weaker pound.
The PLC versus IPC or PC based control debate has been with us for over two decades now, with commentators making various predictions about the rise of industrial controllers with PC based internals versus purely PLC solutions. Yet according to the latest figures from Gambica the PLC market continues to grow. Mitsubishi Electric PLC Product Manager Hugh Tasker offers some thoughts on why.