• Theme: Robotics - Automation - Industrial IT

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    Modular production sites, like smart factories, are on the verge of commercial viability. These intelligent factories consist of independent stations that communicate with each other and with the product via standardized interfaces. The underlying concept is “plug and produce.” Plug & Produce “Our prototype of...

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    Pioneer in the simplification of programming, Crouzet Automation (now a brand of InnoVista Sensors) presented its em4 at SPS. The device is the first fully-connected remote PLC that allows applications to enter the Internet of Things, while enabling the user to control equipment via smartphone or other mobile devices....

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    The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industry 4.0 are reshaping the factory floor in what industry leaders hail as smart manufacturing. This new framework fills the gaps in factories and supply chains that were previously considered “integrated,” using a greater number of always-on sensors. Embedded in...

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    The nonprofit organization PLCopen answers the question of how to bridge the gap between virtual and physical worlds with its PLCopen XML interface—a conversion from the simulation of a complete plant to the application programs for this plant. How does it work? It generates a code, exports and shares it, so that...

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    The Internet of Things is already there and brings new challenges. Long time ignored or minimized, security is now a concern throughout the industry. Driven by electronic and computing industries, the IoT Security Foundation was created last September in the UK and gathers various members including cybersecurity...

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    Efficient engineering and clear layout are the main advantages of the S-DIAS, the new graphical hardware editor for I/O module control within centralized and decentralized automation systems. The editor is programmed with the object-oriented engineering suite, LASAL, and enables visualization, motion control and the...

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    Everyday life is full of objects that originated in space: The composite structures on commercial aircraft flying today, UV-blocking sunglasses and shock-absorbing footwear were all first created for the space shuttle. Smartphone technology also comes from space—it was work done at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory...

    At Ecomondo, the Italian company Eurven, specialized in the research, design and manufacture of systems for reducing waste, showcased OILMATIK 500,  a new machine for collecting and recycling used vegetable oil. Recycling 2.0 An innovative, patented sensor in the machine detects a frequency wave which recognizes...

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