18 July, 2019

Avoiding problems in electrohydraulic control systems design

21 June, 2019

By Jacob Paso, Delta Computer Systems Inc.

The productivity benefits of autonomous machine vision

13 June, 2019

Research from the University of Warwick found that happiness made individuals 12% more productive. Having a happy workforce may be the first step to improving productivity, but proper tools and advanced technologies will take productivity significantly further, particularly for industrial manufacturers. Nir Zamir, VP of marketing at Inspekto, looks at how manufacturers can improve productivity with autonomous machine vision systems.

Festo pneumatic robotics get to grips with artificial intelligence

24 May, 2019

Whether it’s grabbing, holding or turning, touching, typing or pressing - we use our hands for the most diverse tasks. The human hand, with its unique combination of power, dexterity and fine motor skills, is a true miracle tool of nature. So, what could be more natural than equipping robots in collaborative workspaces with a gripper that is modelled on the human hand, and which solves various tasks by learning through artificial intelligence?

Flowmeter innovation moves forward

22 May, 2019

Bürkert has released the latest update to its FLOWave flowmeter, which offers greater functionality and widens its appeal for the pharmaceutical sector as well as food and beverage applications. The list of new capabilities includes the ability to detect different fluids, which will open-up new applications in many areas.

Bürkert UK £1 million ex-stock expansion

17 April, 2019

Aiming to minimise the complexity of process control projects in a number of industries; from water to food & beverage and pharma, Bürkert UK has massively increased its product range and its UK stock-holding for standard everyday process products.

Sensor calibration capacity doubled on Grand Paris Metro tunnel build

01 March, 2019

RPI, the developer and manufacturer of precision positioning devices for high accuracy rotary and angular inspection systems, has supplied a LabStandard rotary table to Worldsensing, enabling the pioneering IoT technology provider to double the calibration capacity of its wireless tiltmeter used in the construction of a new tunnel for the Grand Paris Metro.

Distance sensors for precision, speed and flexibility

26 February, 2019

The development of increasingly sophisticated automation systems is one of the main drivers for distance measurement sensors to combine features and functions such as high-accuracy, high speed and micro-millimeter precision, along with all the benefits of IO-Link connectivity. Baumer is responding with new products such as its range of AlphaProx inductive distance sensor with IO-Link interface.

Finding the right power transmission components in the off-highway market

12 February, 2019

By Mourade Vaneeckhoutte, sales director mobile power equipment, Altra Industrial Motion.

Crane inspector lauds SP Bluetooth load cell

16 January, 2019

A Bedfordshire, UK-based crane inspector utilised a Bluetooth-enabled, 6.5t capacity Radiolink plus load cell from Straightpoint (SP) to complete periodic inspection of an all-terrain crane recently. It was the latest in a series of similar assignments including load tests on lifting machines such as tower, loader and other mobile cranes.

Massive order backlogs drive growth in the linear motion market

11 January, 2019

By Syed Mohsin Ali, research analyst, industrial automation, IHS Markit.

Emerson demonstrates fluid control knowhow in clinical diagnostics applications

04 January, 2019

Emerson demonstrated its wide breadth of products available for clinical diagnostic fluid control applications and other fluid-handling components and assemblies when it attended the COMPAMED trade fair for suppliers and manufacturers of medical technologies on the 12 to 15 November.

Moog brings new modular die cushion system to market

19 December, 2018

Moog – designer and manufacturer of high-performance motion control products, solutions and services – has launched its new modular die cushion system to extend the life of deep-drawing dies, improve system reliability and reduce commissioning time for manufacturers. A live display of this new system could be seen during EuroBLECH held from 23 to 26 October in Hannover.

MathWorks launches Release 2018b of MATLAB and Simulink

29 November, 2018

MathWorks has introduced Release 2018b of MATLAB and Simulink. It contains significant enhancements for deep learning, along with new capabilities and bug fixes across the product families.

Pressure sensor offers wide measurement range and elevated temperature use

14 November, 2018

Variohm EuroSensor´s new high-performance EPT12R pressure sensor combines cable-separated electronics and sensor units with titanium wetted components for high-accuracy pressure measurement up to 1500 bar at gas or liquid media temperatures from -45 to +200degC.

AVT Reliability launches online condition monitoring system

07 November, 2018

AVT Reliability has launched Machine Sentry MSO-1, a low-cost, high-speed online condition-based monitoring (CBM) system offering real-time management of safety and business critical assets.

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