LATROBE, Pa. - Kennametal Inc. (NYSE: KMT) announced today that it has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by The Ethisphere Institute, a leading international think-tank dedicated to the creation, advancement and sharing of best practices in business ethics, corporate social responsibility, anti-corruption and sustainability.
The IM Series is a new type of measurement device. More than a profile projector, a measuring microscope or an automatic CNC measuring device, the dimensional measurement concept by imagery technology of the IM-6000 series is a new system with which it becomes possible to perform reliable measurements in a minimum of time and with an increased accuracy. You simply place the part to be calibrated, push the button and up to 99 dimensions are measured in a few seconds with accuracy down to 0.5 micron. No tiresome positioning, nor risks of measurement variance or deviation between the various operators. Finally, it is a cost saving alternative to traditional processes.
Traditionally, mechanical, electrical and software elements have been strictly separated and developed in a rigid sequence. Today, these disciplines are merging into a more integrated mechatronic approach. This not only paves the way for more efficient parallel development, but also simplifies coordination between mechanical, electrical and software engineers. This is why B&R integrates existing expert tools into the Automation Studio development platform via interfaces that ensure full transparency and functionality. Automation Studio provides all the functions needed to develop and configure an automation solution – such as those for creating control and HMI applications, linking motion control components, safety technology and much more. Expert tools are integrated via open, transparent interfaces to provide specialized functionality – such as EPLAN Electric P8 for electrical planning.
With this new sensor, Keyence makes vision sensors accessible to everyone. Affordable, quick start-up and easy to use: no need to be an expert. This new solution is highly reliable and covers virtually all vision sensors' needs, making it a beneficial alternative to one or more sensors when detection needs to follow a moving target.
Fischcon PV, the Dutch-based manufacturer of custom hydraulic packs and firefighting systems used in oil and gas exploration, found that creating a single, transparent process for managing the procurement of authorised components accelerated order fulfillment and provided numerous customer benefits.
The ProLinx ‘Modbus TCP/IP’ to ‘IEC-61850’ gateway has been designed for remote control of substations in electricity distribution systems. It enables communication between the Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs) on one side (on an IEC-61850 network) and the Schneider Electric Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) on the other side (on a Modbus TCP/IP network).
Weidmüller's new serial/Ethernet converters integrate devices with serial interfaces in industrial Ethernet networks - simply and reliably | Designed-in functionality protects previous investments in existing automation components. The Ethernet interface of the devices supports a broad spectrum of operation modes such as TCP Server, TCP Client, UDP, Real COM, RFC2217, Reverse Telnet, Pair Connection and Ethernet-Modem – designed-in versatility that guarantees network software compatibility. The converter is eminently suitable for deployment in automated industrial applications in which devices with a serial RS-232, RS-242 or RS-485 interface communicate in an Ethernet network; examples of such devices include control systems, sensors, measuring instruments, motors, drives, barcode scanners and operating status indicators. Two Ethernet ports integrated in the device can be used as Ethernet switch ports – a feature that reduces the costs of cabling, because users no longer need to connect each device to a separate Ethernet switch. Users are also able to implement a cascade connection comprising several serial/Ethernet converters to create an Ethernet network structure that enables uncomplicated access to components with a serial interface, for example via PCs. An integrated web interface allows users to configure all converter functions and Ethernet network parameters in a user-friendly environment.
It is no accident that MAN Diesel & Turbo uses industrial computers from Beijer Electronics as human machine interface (HMI) for the company’s giant B&W engines. The choice was based on a very thorough evaluation and negotiation process, in which suppliers from all over the world were compared against each other. On board ships, reliability is absolutely crucial, so all components in the redundant control system have to be of the highest quality.