Simple signals can be used to count parts, schedule production runs and maintenance, provide historical data and apply logic to existing machine statuses – and much more.
In this advanced technological age machines continue to outstrip man in terms of speed and efficiency. Fully automated systems are commonplace but technology can also greatly assist in human based operations bringing vastly improved output. Pick-to-light technology is a perfect example of machine aiding man in traditional labour intensive tasks.
Connected vehicles are a manifestation of the Internet of Things (IoT) and securing the Internet of Vehicles (IoV) is rapidly growing in importance. There are several areas of concern when it comes to securing a vehicle and the requirements are being heightened with the advent of autonomous cars.
Smart manufacturing is developing momentum. Many machine builders and their end customers are beginning to put the foundation in place that will enable them to benefit from the intelligence machines can bring.
A model engineer from Cleckheaton has received a helping hand with building his miniature steam locomotives and trams from Yorkshire Laser Fabrication.
After two years’ building work in Rottweil a new state-of-the-art tower for testing high speed ThyssenKrupp lifts has been commissioned.
Think of Werma and you will probably imagine images of flashing lights, beacons and sirens found in so many diverse applications in industry.
The PPMA show will be returning to the NEC in Birmingham from the 26-28 September for another three day process and packaging extravaganza.
Industrial control systems have evolved rapidly in recent years and at times it has seemed that the options available for implementing safety functions have failed to keep up with these rapid developments.