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[#hm17] Almost indestructible pressure sensors

Sensor-Technik Wiedemann GmbH

What has long been known from practical applications, i.e. the utilization in mobile machines, has now been verified by Sensor-Technik Wiedemann (STW) in further qualification tests: The pressure sensors in the M01 family are practically indestructible. Therefore customers can rest assured on procuring M01 pressure sensors that these products set the standards. Although M01 sensors have already proven their robustness in numerous applications over many years, standardized tests provide an additional, objective confirmation. Therefore, verification in accordance with the ISO 16750-3 and DIN EN 60068-2-80 standards was conducted which stipulates ...

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Small machine tools for small workpieces

The industrial micro manufacturing is changing! The trend is moving away from the one-dimensional mass production to an increasing variety of products coupled with falling numbers and shorter innovation cycles. Today’s ultra-precision machines are rarely operated economically under these conditions. Here, in micro manufacturing the demand rises for new, size-adjusted machine tools that operate more economical and ecological than before. These needs can be derived from a consideration of simple parameters, such as the installation space, size of the working space and need for operating power or the moving masses ...

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B&R fuses material handling and production

B&R makes it easy to synchronize robots and conveyor belts.

Automation technology from B&R makes it easy to achieve precise synchronization of conveyor belts and robots. The company’s readily configurable PLCopen function blocks can be used to implement conveyor belt tracking. An increasing number of processes in production lines require synchronization with conveyor belts. Ensuring the high levels of speed and precision needed to accomplish this used to require highly complex control solutions. Production lines with conveyor belt tracking have an advantage. Since the production process never comes to a stop, they can achieve higher production volumes. Fully integrated robotics ...

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Pneumatic system solutions with B&R

Valve terminals from Festo, ASCO Numatics and Aventics can be seamlessly integrated in B&R automation solutions using POWERLINK.

POWERLINK enables seamless integration of valve terminals In cooperation with partners Festo, ASCO Numatics and Aventics, B&R has created the perfect solution for seamlessly integrating pneumatic solutions in an automation system. Customers benefit from extremely easy handling, high clock accuracy throughout the system and maximum freedom in the selection of hardware. Valve terminal families can easily be integrated in the B&R engineering environment using a device description file. Proven functionalities – graphical display, simple component configuration, automatic firmware downloads and easy-to-use diagnostics features – are available for valve terminals just ...

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Universal Electronics to Acquire Ecolink Intelligent Technology

Universal Electronics logo

Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI), is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement to acquire U.S.-based Ecolink Intelligent Technology, Inc. (Ecolink).   “We are very excited to bring the Ecolink team under the UEI umbrella. The team at Ecolink has some of the industry’s leading experts in the wireless sensor market and a track record of bringing creative, innovative and high performing products to market. Ecolink’s expertise in wireless security and home automation technology will bring a new level of compatibility to the industry to enable sensors throughout ...

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Global Human Machine Interface (HMI) Market to grow GAGR 7.7%

Wonderware InTouch Panel

Global Human Machine Interface (HMI) Market 2015-2019 – Transition to multi-touch HMIs Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the “Global Human Machine Interface (HMI) Market 2015-2019” report to their offering. The global HMI market to grow at a CAGR of 7.73% over the period 2015-2019 HMI systems are a combination of software and hardware that provide an interface between automated systems and humans by using HMI software or HMI panels. It helps operators interact with automated systems in vehicles and understand the plant floor automation process. HMI ...

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New CEO and President appointed in Beijer Electronics

Beijer Electronics

The Board of Directors of Beijer Electronics AB (publ) has appointed Per Samuelsson (57) as new CEO and President. Per Samuelsson has for 16 years held a similar position within the Strålfors group. Strålfors was previously listed but was bought out in 2006 by what is today PostNord. Per was formerly a member of the Group management of PLM, as division manager, and has previously held several senior positions within the Perstorp Group. Per holds an MBA from the Stockholm School of Economics. Per replaces Anna Belfrage, acting President and ...

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Rockwell Automation Named a 2014 Nestlé North America Procurement Supplier of the Year

Rockwell Automation Named a 2014 Nestlé North America Procurement Supplier

Citing its ability to develop innovative solutions and provide extensive support to commission new factory lines, Nestlé USA awarded Rockwell Automation its 2014 North America Procurement Supplier of the Year award for technical procurement – maintenance, repair and operations (MRO). Nestlé USA also commended Rockwell Automation for its superior ability to communicate its supplier relationship management scorecard throughout Rockwell Automation’s organization, using it to gauge its performance as a supplier to Nestlé. “This award recognizes many years of innovative collaboration and partnership between Nestlé USA and Rockwell Automation,” said Andy ...

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Panduit Acquires IntraVUE Network Diagnostic Software

Panduit buy IntraVUE

Panduit Corp. has announced it has completed the acquisition of IntraVUE by Network Vision Inc. This acquisition increases the Panduit Industrial Automation Infrastructure offering to its customer base with a tool for visualization and diagnostics of Industrial Ethernet control networks. Automation networks are susceptible to interruptions which often result in downtime, and lost production. While conventional tools are frequently unable to detect many types of network interruptions, IntraVUE provides the capability to identify and report information critical to improving uptime of the Industrial Ethernet infrastructure. According to Matthew O’Sullivan, Panduit ...

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Siemens enhances controller portfolio for process industry

Simatic S7-410 controller further developed Siemens continues to develop its controller portfolio to handle sophisticated tasks in the process industry. Users of the flexibly configurable controllers, which offer a high level of security and availability, will therefore benefit from long-term investment protection. The first step was to give the Simatic S7-410 the standard coating for operation in toxic atmospheres and to further increase the fault tolerance of the redundant system. Siemens has also extended the ambient temperature range up to 70 degrees Celsius, which allows users to deploy the powerful ...

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