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Connectivity in the changing robot industry

Quality, competence and trust: these factors form the foundations and guarantee for a good partnership. With this in place, convincing performance and high standards can be achieved. With the willingness and know-how to innovate, companies can always master new challenges, weather competition and shape the future. In this context, HARTING and KUKA are very salient examples.

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I/O at 200 miles per hour

It’s not controversial to suppose that Formula One (F1) is a sport of extremes. The drivers are the best, the cars are the fastest and the races the most intense. Another aspect that pushes boundaries is the data collection, handling and manipulation infrastructure that enables car condition monitoring, race timing and much more. Here, Stephen Hayes, Managing Director of Beckhoff Automation UK, describes what goes into the impressive systems that keep F1 running.

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Reliability and productivity: The foundation of automated warehouses

The logistics and warehousing industry have been undergoing a period of immense change, most notably in recent months due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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IoT condition monitoring in the process industry

Industrial customers require insights into the behaviour of their assets to proactively plan maintenance across their production facilities. This is commonly referred to as ‘condition monitoring’ and achieved by measuring and trending operational parameters such as bearing unit temperature and vibration that give an indication of the asset’s condition.

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    Virtual Innovation Hub tours(15/09/2020)

    Schneider Electric has launched all new virtual tours of its Coventry Innovation Hub. The digital tour enables customers and partners to interact with Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure technology remotely, seeing how its technology can improve efficiency and resilience.

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    Smart Factory cubes use CombiTac connectors to create modular production lines(10/09/2020)

    CombiTac connectors are playing an important part in the innovative Smart Cubes project from the Korea Smart Factory Association (KOSF). The modular CombiTac connectors from Stäubli are being used to link the Smart Cubes together so that they form a customised production line.

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    How wirelessly monitoring temperature on key sites saves money and protects key assets(09/09/2020)

    In hospitals and laboratories around the world, cryopreservation is used for the long-term storage of human tissue samples, blood and bone marrow. Even small fluctuations in the freezer’s operating temperature can lead to the loss of valuable research materials. Here Ian Loudon, International Sales & Marketing Manager at Omniflex, discusses how Oxford University and South Africa’s Medical Research Council are reaping the benefits of wirelessly remote monitoring system operating temperatures.

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    Saved by software(08/09/2020)

    Steve Sands, Head of Product Management at Festo, revisits the beginning of the pandemic and the lessons he learnt and how the power of the Festo software suite saved him from drowning under the sheer volume of ventilator enquiries.

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    ABB is helping picking & packing go digital as it celebrates 20 years of its PickMaster software(08/09/2020)

    In this article, we look at how ABB’s PickMaster software helped revolutionise picking and placing, how the new digital twin version is enabling customers to deal with the latest retail and e-commerce challenges, and looking forward, how AI and data analysis will take productivity to the next level over the next two decades.

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