21 November, 2017

Dassault Systèmes launches Solidworks 2018

27 October, 2017

Dassault Systèmes has launched Solidworks 2018, the latest release of its portfolio of 3D design and engineering applications. Solidworks 2018 features an integrated, end-to-end solution for the design to manufacturing process that enables businesses of any size to rethink their approach to how parts and products are made and quickly bring innovative ideas to market in today’s experience economy.


Bürkert and the holistic approach to Industry 4.0

27 October, 2017

The term ‘Industrie 4.0’ was originally coined within the context of a project related to the German government’s commitment to promoting computer technology within the manufacturing. ‘Industrie 4.0’ then became the main theme of Hannover Messe in 2011 and almost immediately gained a lot of traction as one of the most important ‘on trend’ topics within technical journals around the globe.


Schaeffler extends Executive Board

27 October, 2017

At its meeting on 5 October, the Presiding Committee of the Supervisory Board of Schaeffler AG accepted the proposal of the Board of Managing Directors to separate the Automotive Aftermarket from the Automotive division of Schaeffler AG and to set it up as a standalone division, as of 1 January 2018. As a consequence, the Schaeffler Group will divide its business into three divisions – Automotive OEM, Automotive Aftermarket and Industrial.


Smart pneumatics monitor

26 September, 2017

"What does machine downtime cost the company and how important is it to me to significantly reduce the probability of such an event?” asks Wolf Gerecke, director strategic product management at Aventics. In answer to these questions, Aventics has developed a product that detects and reports wear on pneumatic systems before it can result in a failure.


ATAM, an Industry 4.0 factory

26 September, 2017

ATAM was established in 1970 with a mission to provide electric coils for industrial applications. Since then, the company has grown considerably and today reinvests 10% of its turnover in technological innovation and training.


Reducing the chance of human error

26 September, 2017

One of the main issues associated with manual assembly processes is human error – with potentially costly ramifications that manufacturers can ill-afford if they wish to remain competitive. To tackle the issue, drive and control specialist Bosch Rexroth has developed a step-by-step virtual guidance system to support workers in a production environment.


Digital infrastructure makes the IoT available in practice

26 September, 2017

Entering the world of Industry 4.0 is now fast and easy thanks to a standardised and flexible digital infrastructure from Schaeffler. With components equipped with sensors, application-specific solutions, and cloud-based services, manufacturers and operators of machines and equipment can use and apply the Internet of Things (IoT) in practice.


New controller supports simultaneous control of up to 32 axes

23 August, 2017

Delta Computer Systems Inc. has introduced more Base Modules and Power Supply options for its new RMC200 motion controller to serve larger manufacturing processes and multi-function testing equipment.


Sensors measure hydraulic flow, temperature and pressure

23 August, 2017

Webtec has introduced a series of new SAE J1939 CAN hydraulic sensors for OEM mobile and industrial applications where customers require real-time monitoring of hydraulic flow, pressure and temperature around the clock.


Gardner Denver supports Industry 4.0 and IoT with iConn

16 June, 2017

Gardner Denver has launched iConn, a cloud-based, air management platform from its CompAir brand that enables operators to manage, optimise and improve compressed air-based services.


Beware the use of counterbalance valves with electrohydraulic motion controllers

16 June, 2017

By Peter Nachtwey, Delta Computer Systems Inc. Counterbalance valves are used for safety, holding loads and keeping loads from dropping when a loss of hydraulic pressure occurs. Sudden pressure loss can happen when a hose fails, for example, putting a lineman in danger who is high up on the business end of a bucket truck.


PVL appoints new general manager

16 June, 2017

Industrial switch and sensor distributor, Pressure Vacuum Level Ltd. (PVL) has appointed Neville Osborn as its new general manager. His remit includes overseeing the marketing and sales strategy of PVL’s range of switches, transmitters, sensors, gauges, meters and valves. Osborn’s duties also include the overseeing of the company’s general operations.


Boge flushes away unnecessary costs at Armitage Shanks

13 April, 2017

A new state-of-the-art Boge compressed air system has replaced two ageing fixed-speed air compressors used to manufacture basins, toilets and other sanitary ware at Armitage Shanks’ factory in Rugeley, Staffordshire. The result has reportedly been a 27% reduction in energy costs and a 29% cut in maintenance costs, as well as carbon emission savings of around £3500 a year.


SICK sensors get smart at Industry 4.0 Summit

13 April, 2017

Unlocking the potential for sensor intelligence to power forward the fourth industrial revolution in factory, logistics and process automation was the theme for SICK UK’s stand at the Industry 4.0 Summit in Manchester recently.


Free advice on pneumatic valve selection

13 April, 2017

Festo, supplier of automation equipment, is offering free advice to help engineers designing and specifying pneumatic systems to select the best valve for their application…


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