A great number of workplace accidents still occur during maintenance. These accidents can cause severe human suffering, high insurance premiums and reduced production efficiency. Lockout/Tagout offers a practical way to control maintenance safety risks.
Southco has recently expanded its Positioning Technology portfolio with the addition a system designed to neutralize the weight of heavy doors and covers. The CB Lift-A-SYST® series combines assisted lifting force and positional stability through the full range of motion for opening and closing to make equipment operation safe and reliable. It is perfectly suited for building construction and architecture applications as well as for furniture, self-service points of sale and signs, exhibits and displays.
At Makino’s yearly Die & Mould Forum in Kirchheim unter Teck, a new 5-axis vertical machining centre, D200Z, was launched. Superior surface quality, accuracy, outstanding footprint and easy automated production are the key features of the new D200Z, Makino’s latest 5-axis model in the suc-cessful D-series.
Emerson have expanded the ASCO Numatics 580 Series fieldbus electronics platform with the introduction of an IO-Link® communication option. For use with the ASCO Numatics 500 Series valve islands, the new IO-Link module will allow machine automation designers a convenient, cost effective and reliable solution for solenoid valve control through direct digital data communication with the machine controller plus the ability for event-based and I/O mapped diagnostics – both important predictive maintenance requirements for Industry 4.0.
To allow an easy interchangeability and compatibility to its customers in pharmaceutical and fine chemical field, DDPS has extended its range of disc bottom outlet valves by adding a 60° outlet nozzle version.
SystemWare Europe is a highly regarded systems integrator specialising in the global security and military communications sector. One of its many capabilities involves the supply and comprehensive support of line of sight/beyond line of sight secure communications requiring the integration of innovative antenna systems with highly accurate directional azimuth/elevation positioning equipment.
Handling the vast amounts of data generated by edge devices overwhelms businesses when it comes to implementing Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications. Many businesses are now introducing an edge computing strategy: processing data locally in an IoT gateway, sending only critical data to the central system, or even making decisions locally. This strategy not only reduces data transmission fees, but also enables faster response times for critical industrial processes.