26 September, 2020

Discover the full potential of servo drives with the Festo developer kit

07 July, 2020

A new developer kit from Festo enables system designers and machine builders to familiarise themselves with the functions and application possibilities of the company’s CMMT servo drives.


Industry 4.0 ready valve island to simplify preventative maintenance

25 June, 2020

Being fully equipped for smart manufacturing whilst also delivering outstanding price efficiency, were key factors in the development of Camozzi Automation’s new Series D Valve Island, which is Industry 4.0 ready thanks to Camozzi’s futuristic CoilVision innovation.


New wireless sensors enable automated machine monitoring for reliable rotation in heavy industries

03 June, 2020

SKF has released a compact and cost-effective vibration and temperature sensor for monitoring the condition of rotating parts on heavy industrial machinery. Designed principally for use as part of an SKF Rotating Equipment Performance (REP) solution, the sensor – called the SKF Enlight Collect IMx-1 – enables customers to reduce both expensive unplanned downtime and their maintenance costs.


Zyfra launches remote industrial IoT system for machines

20 May, 2020

In context of the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic raging globally, Zyfra, Finnish-Russian industrial digitalisation firm, has released a cloud-based version of its MDCplus real-time machine monitoring and manufacturing data collection system designed for the industrial facilities to remotely monitor CNC machines.


Festo introduces a compact servo drive for demanding positioning applications

13 May, 2020

Festo has expanded its range of servo drives with the introduction of the CMMTST. Complementing the existing CMMTAS, this new servo drive is equally reliable but much more compact and economical. These characteristics make it ideal for point-to-point and interpolating motion in demanding applications in assembly and handling technology, packaging machines or in the electronics industry.


Bosch Rexroth adopts Ubuntu Core and snaps for ctrlX Automation

24 April, 2020

Canonical has announced that Bosch Rexroth has selected Ubuntu Core for its app-based platform ctrlX Automation. ctrlX Automation leverages Ubuntu Core, designed for embedded devices, and snaps, the universal Linux application containers, to deliver an open source platform to remove the barriers between machine control, IT and OT. Industrial manufacturing solutions built on ctrlX Automation with Ubuntu Core and snaps will benefit from an open ecosystem, faster time to production and stronger security across devices’ lifecycle.


Faster analysis thanks to collaborative robot in laboratory

22 April, 2020

With a collaborative robot Semcon will automate analysis of samples for an international laboratory company. The objective is to create a faster, safer process and free up time for laboratory personnel so that they can focus on more advanced tasks.


HepcoMotion chooses TraceParts as a service provider to publish product data in 3D

15 April, 2020

A wide range of HepcoMotion’s products are now available on the TraceParts CAD content platform, the provider of 3D digital content for engineering.


New pulse valve delivers higher peak pressure

09 April, 2020

Emerson has introduced its newly redesigned ASCO Series 353 pulse valve, designed to help original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and end-users achieve a more effective, efficient and convenient bag cleaning every time. With a higher peak pressure, wider temperature range, patented quick mount clamp connection and overall part simplification, the new series provides longer bag and filter life and lower maintenance.


Laser profile sensors enable precise alignment and positioning of vehicle instrument panels

01 April, 2020

Fully or semi-automatic assembly of instrument panels in the automotive production process require the gripper tool to precisely position the panel in accordance with the vehicle chassis. With each chassis potentially having a different variant or position, knowing where the tool is in relation to the chassis allows for smooth marriage of the two parts.


Moog secures Lockheed Martin production contracts for the F-35 Lightning II

06 March, 2020

Moog Inc. has been awarded contracts for the Primary Flight Control Actuation System, also known as the Electro-Hydrostatic Actuation System; the leading-edge Flap Drive System; and the Wingfold Actuation System from Lockheed Martin on the F-35 Lightning II fifth generation fighter.


Smart compressed air and vacuum system generates substantial energy savings for brick maker

20 February, 2020

Atlas Copco’s compressed air and vacuum systems upgrade for Manchester-based brick maker Wienerberger Ltd is resulting in significant savings in energy costs, estimated to be around £38,000 per annum, along with reduced CO2 emissions and production downtime, plus the added benefit of a short-term payback.


Multi-axis motion controller synchronises press operation

31 January, 2020

Gasbarre Products, Inc. of Dubois, PA, USA makes powder compacting presses in a variety of sizes, capable of exerting compaction forces from 1 to 750 tons. Most of the company’s customers are suppliers to the auto, lawn and garden, hand tool, and recreational vehicle industries. Gasbarre’s presses are used to form complex shapes from metallic and ceramic powder compounds, which are hardened through a high-temperature sintering process after forming.


Eaton system delivers precise steering control to four-way sideloaders

28 November, 2019

Eaton has delivered a valve system to sideloader manufacturer Bulmor GmbH. By specifying Eaton CMA Advanced Mobile Valve with Independent Metering in its new series of four-way sideloader forklifts, the company is reported to have achieved far superior steering control over earlier systems.


Why you need PAT to move from batch to continuous processing

07 November, 2019

The future of many processes within complex manufacturing industries lies in continuous production, as opposed to batch manufacturing. For many pharmaceutical, biotech, food and chemical producers’ continuous operations can lead to greatly increased productivity and enhanced product quality. Other benefits include simultaneously adding flexibility, robustness and consistency to the process. Martin Gadsby, director at Optimal Industrial Technologies, looks at why Process Analytical Technology (PAT) provides the cornerstone to continuous manufacturing.


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