|Industry 4.0 continues to be
a hot topic, but one reason for companies delaying its
uptake is the perceived difficulty in upgrading existing
factories containing legacy machinery. To help
manufacturers understand how ready they are, ABI
Research has developed an Industry 4.0 Maturity Model
Assessment tool. The idea is that manufacturers can
assess their own readiness online to see where they sit
on the Industry 4.0 maturity scale; only then can they
plan Industry 4.0 projects. Find out more here.
Other news this month covers a variety of topics, from
machinery safety, computing and servo control, through
to composites, machine vision, and software for design
and analysis - and much more. Scroll down to find the
items of interest to you.
Cool Muscle Motor servo system gains EtherCAT option
The latest addition to the Reliance Cool Muscle Motor
servo family is the RCM1 all-in-one unit with EtherCAT
paper shows how composites can boost machine
New from CompoTech, this white paper explains the
advantages offered by carbon fibre reinforced
composites for machine builders. More?
sprung and unsprung multi-link concealed hinges
FDB Panel Fittings is now supplying these neat
concealed hinges for use on overlay and nested doors.
Bearing Life Model predicts life of hybrid bearings
SKF has added the Generalized Bearing Life Model to
its Bearing Select tool for making direct comparisons
between hybrid and all-steel bearings. More?
Sick LiDAR sensors are certified to PL b
Designed for lower-risk applications, Sick's latest
software-configurable infrared safety sensors are
compact, lightweight and versatile. More?
EVENTS AND COURSES
course: Developing Communication Skills for the
This one-day course will benefit team leaders,
managers, supervisors and anyone else who needs to
communicate effectively in the workplace. More?
UK adds new topics to machinery safety webinar
Three new machinery safety webinars from Pilz cover
distributed safety systems, safe motion control and
safe operating mode. More?
controllers: options for modification and
If you need a motor controller that is non-standard in
any way, maxon motor offers a wide range of options
for modification and customisation. More?
machine builders benefit from virtual commissioning
Siemens PLM explains how virtual commissioning helps
machine builders create production-ready machines that
are much quicker to commission. More?
app-based cameras now available from IDS
IDS NXT rio and rome vision app-based cameras are now
available with a choice of protection classes, sensors
and Smart GenICam or AI. More?
launches Han 1A connector - small, robust and
Harting's new Han 1A rectangular industrial connector
transmits power, signals and data, and is
significantly smaller than the Han 3A. More?
Spring catalogue includes additional DIN compression
The latest catalogue has over 25,000 standard springs,
including thousands of DIN compression springs in
spring steel and stainless steel. More?
and marking software from Phoenix Contact
This software makes it easier and quicker for machine
builders and system integrators to plan and purchase
customised terminal labels. More?
fanless embedded box PC for machine vision
Available from RDS, the Boxer-6841 vision system
fanless box PC features a 6th/7th Gen Intel Core
processor for machine vision and AI edge applications.
launches first safety system based on radar
If you need to implement machinery safety in a dusty
area, outdoors or in other challenging conditions,
this radar-based system is worth investigating. More?
|Functional safety encoder monitors
speed, direction and position
Wieland's new Safe SENC incremental encoder with
HTL interface offers up to 1024ppr resolution
and achieves PLe and SIL3 on moving axes. More?
|IBASE launches compact fanless
3.5-inch single-board computer
The new IB822 SBC supports Intel's Gemini Lake
Pentium Silver J5005 and Celeron J4005
processors and benefits from a rich set of
standard features. More?
Time to look busy
This week Tina asks Wally if he is busy (he is) and
the senior managers decide to create a centre of
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