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Schneider Electric is introducing a personalized digital experience for logged in customers ...
Littelfuse, Inc., an industrial technology manufacturing company empowering a sustainable, ...
The international FRABA Group has announced the creation of two new business units: UBITO and ...
Recently, EY Canada welcomed SuMO IT Solutions — an enterprise service and operations management ...
Recently, Siemens Mobility was pleased to announce that it is acquiring RailTerm, a Canadian based ...
ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc., a major automation solutions provider, recently announced the ...
Recently, Phoenix Contact Canada Ltd. was proud to announce and welcome Robert Kostash, P. Eng., as ...
The technology enables rapid prototyping of vehicle tires through precise laser material ...
Lakeside was recently excited to announce the opening of a new service center and office located at ...
EPLAN offers a variety of training courses to help you further your knowledge and make you a better ...


ATS Acquires Industrial Automation System Integrator CIM

Conrad OakeyNovaTech, a medium-sized provider of automation and engineering solutions serving electric utilities and process manufacturing industries for 40 years, recently announced the appointment of Conrad Oakey as their Chief Executive Officer.


Oakey, who originally joined NovaTech in 2000, includes among his many accomplishments consolidating the management of the two business units (power and process automation), simplifying online ordering and customer support, as well as continuing to improve the functionality and ease-of-implementation of the company’s three product lines.

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Automating a deburring or surface finishing application is a smart, responsible, and effective way ...
Serialization legislation is requiring pharmaceutical manufacturers to ensure that labels printed ...
EPLAN Canada is pleased to announce Ridgetech Automation Inc. as the first company to have ...
If you have been following the news and happen to work in a process or manufacturing facility, you ...
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) makes it possible for manufacturers to measure and analyze ...
Pilz are introducing the B2C sales process to the B2B world. You select the required safety ...
2020 will probably go down in history as being the year of ultimate challenges, but the HVAC ...
The demand for digital solutions in industry is continuously increasing at a high level. What ...
Carlo Gavazzi is a global provider of automation components. With a 90-year history in the industry ...
When you decide to deploy a robotic cell, it’s usually because you’re aiming to solve some issues ...

The Automated Future of Material Removal

The Automated Future of Material RemovalAutomating a deburring or surface finishing application is a smart, responsible, and effective way to improve a manufacturing process. There is a serious need for the automation of manual material removal and deburring tasks to help improve employees’ health, combat manufacturing labor shortages, and increase product consistency and quality.

The historical roadblocks for automated material removal are melting away as return on investment gets faster, more integrators and manufacturers cultivate hands-on experience, and technology advances to make processes easier.

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When To Use Multi-Function Safety Relays

Multi-Function Safety RelaysBy Lenny Filipkowski, Product Manager, Industrial Components, AutomationDirect

Many machines and robots require safety circuits to stop all or part of operation in the event of an emergency. Safety circuits are also used to keep all or part of a machine or robot from running while there is human activity in close proximity, either for normal operations or maintenance.

These safety circuits are typically configured using safety relays, or a safety-rated PLC or other safety-rated controller. But in many cases, multi-function safety relays are a better option (Figure 1). A multi-function safety relay is a configurable device with multiple inputs and outputs.

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Williams Advanced Engineering, Aerofoil Energy and Inovo Join Forces on New Robotic Test Programme to Improve Supermarket Fridge Efficiency

Williams Advanced EngineeringWilliams Advanced Engineering (WAE), Aerofoil Energy and Inovo Robotics are working together on an innovative new R&D programme that uses robots to further improve the energy efficiency of supermarket fridges.

Based at WAE’s site in Grove, Oxfordshire, the pioneering new initiative sees Inovo’s collaborative robots – called ‘cobots’ – repeatedly opening and closing the doors of test fridges to emulate real-world supermarket trading conditions. These fridges feature the revolutionary F1-inspired Aerofoil shelf edge technology along with Aerofoil Energy’s new “Vortex” energy efficient fridge technologies.

 

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