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virtualtour2October 21, 2020

With German Technology Day now at a close, all webinars are now posted for on-demand viewing. Check them out below.


Discover the Power of Connectivity & Collaboration

9:00 - 9:30 am EST

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All 6 partners will take you through the Manufacturing Value Chain from Design to Production. This is the next revolution in manufacturing as businesses coordinate to move into a new era of faster production and turnaround time.


EPLAN: Connected Manufacturing: Design to Delivery.

10:00 - 10:30am EST

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EPLAN explains how to handle the machining, the assembly and the wire processing in a smart digital environment in an automatic way, to reduce typical production time from 58 hours to less than 34 hours. Witness Connected Manufacturing in action, otherwise known as Production 4.0.


Rittal: Connected World of Rittal: From IT to Industry.

11:00 - 11:30am EST

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Rittal highlights the growing alignment of IT within industrial builds, where ‘smart’ IIoT applications & software result in innovative automated solutions, as well as the collaboration between EPLAN & Rittal Automation Solutions, and how this fits into IT & industrial scenarios.


Bosch Rexroth: The ‘Smart Phone’ of Automation.

12:00 - 12:30pm EST

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In order to assist OEMs in overcoming the many challenges they are facing, Bosch Rexroth has radically simplified the automation approach with a truly collaborative and limitlessly open new platform, ctrlX AUTOMATION, dubbed  “the smartphone of automation”.


Murrelektronik: Connectivity & Collaboration Simplified

1:00 - 1:30pm EST

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In addition to machinery safety, industrial security is becoming increasingly important. It is no longer enough to simply protect people from accidents when operating machines. The machine also must be protected from potential attackers, since external manipulation can impair or eliminate machinery safety.


WAGO: Demystifying IIoT for Manufacturing.

3:00 - 3:30pm EST

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You’re familiar with buzzwords regarding digital transformation including Industry 4.0, Smart Factory, and IIoT, but what is the evolution & what does it mean for you in industrial manufacturing?  We discuss the new industrial revolution, defining these terms and discussing the innovations that have made IIoT feasible, along with steps to integrate this technology into your existing control infrastructure.

Changing Scene

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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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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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