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People and robots adjust Ford headlights

In cooperation with partner Dürr, KUKA Robots & Automation developed a smart automation process for the headlight adjustment of the new Ford Focus. The operator and the sensitive lightweight robot KUKA LBR iiwa work safely in the same work area without a safety fence. KUKA Automatisering + Robots N.V. in Belgium and Dürr were honoured by Ford Motor Company with an World Excellence Award in the category “Aligned Business Framework” for this intelligent and innovative automation solution.

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Managing multiple inverters in a Danish sawmill

When Dansk Træemballage A/S (DTE), the biggest producer of wooden packaging in Denmark, looked at how to increase the precision and productivity of its sawmill, they chose CC-Link IE for its open gigabit Ethernet performance to connect over 100 inverters used on machinery across the site.

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ABB Ability Smart Sensor

The ABB Ability smart sensor allows your equipment to perform its own health check and notify you when it needs attention. This step-by-step instructional video shows you how to get started quickly using the ABB Ability mobile phone app. For more information about ABB Ability smart sensor visit Or download the ABB Ability smart sensor app from the App Store or Google Play.

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The importance of TSN technology for industry

Phoenix Contact is a global market leader for components, systems, solutions. Jan Aulenberg, Product Manager Industrial Network Technology, explains why it is important for Phoenix Contact to certify products with CC-Link IE and how TSN technology will help new systems to outperform current ones.

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    IIoT presents challenges and opportunities(24/07/2019)

    Stratus is uniquely positioned to support IIoT use cases with the ztC Edge, a zero-touch, fully virtualised and self-protecting computing platform. The ztC Edge has built-in remote management and self-monitoring features that reduce the IT burden for industrial edge environments. Take a look at this short video detailing how FacilityConnex uses ztC Edge for analytics and remote equipment monitoring of smart buildings.

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    Flexible cobots boost capacity and satisfaction(24/07/2019)

    FT-Produktion turned to flexible collaborative robots – cobots – to boost productivity without adding personnel. The new technology also elevated job satisfaction by bringing variation to daily routines – a key advantage in an industry battling to attract and retain qualified labour.

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    Power supply concepts(16/07/2019)

    Murrelektronik has a complete range of power supply solutions: Comprehensive product range with switch-mode power supplies, transformers, buffer and UPS modules, redundancy modules, electronic circuit protection and much more. High flexibility with the right model for your requirements, 100 % compatible, for global applications. Their system specialists will help you create your perfect power supply system. Durable units ensures system availability.

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    Network technology solutions(16/07/2019)

    Ethernet-based automation solutions are gaining importance as switches allow the implementation of flexible topologies. Murrelektronik offers suitable components for networking the Ethernet modules. Unmanaged switches are used to reliably cover basic functions at an advantageous price-performance ratio, while variants such as the PROFINET managed switches offer the maximum range of functions. Pre-wired cordsets avoid wiring errors and are perfect for quick, efficient installation.

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    Integration of smart IO-Link devices(16/07/2019)

    IO-Link by Murrelektronik is all about the integration of smart IO-Link devices and opens up additional possibilities and adds functionality to M12 ports. This enables flexible and automated configuration of devices. Murrelektronik simplifies installation with a wide range of accessories for IO-Link integration in the form of IO-Link/analog converters, inductive couplers and hubs.

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