More industries and manufacturers are requiring sensors for condition monitoring in their machines or processes.
Fanuc 3D area sensors enable robots to recognise and pick up randomly positioned objects.
Roads are an extremely important part of our lives’ infrastructure. Without them we couldn’t easily travel from A to B, be that for work, pleasure or to keep food in our supermarkets and the wheels of industry turning.
A couple of years ago, LEM’s Sales & Marketing observed the first signs of a technological turnaround: some of the leading OEMs in the servo-drives and robot industry were thinking of abandoning analogue interfaces on their systems.
Industry 4.0 is creating many engineering challenges for a variety of industries. When I spoke with Matthew Aldridge, managing director of igus, he explained how the company is improving upon its current technologies to create smart plastics specifically for Industry 4.0.
The challenge: Implementing a comprehensive data management solution to manage and analyse up to 500GB of time-series data per day, generated by over 200 data loggers continuously collecting data and ad-hoc measurements performed by over 400 engineers.
During the product development process, environmental testing is often used to validate the design criteria and to ensure that product reliability goals are met in the intended operational environment.
Level sensing is one of the most common functions for process control but it also uses a wide range of different technologies to achieve the same goal; it is therefore important to select the correct design for each application to ensure a reliable and accurate system.
Capacitive sensor technology fuels research and development to improve fit and function of wearables and capture additional market share.