Beckhoff News

Compact automation technology makes modular production of rapid testing equipment possible

The rapid testing equipment production lines made by Ginolis Ltd. in Qulunsalo, Finland have proven themselves in the market for almost a decade. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, previously delivered lines are now being converted to the Covid-19 rapid testing configuration. The compact automation technology from Beckhoff contributes significantly to the production equipment's modularity and high quality.

Phoenix Contact News

For smart time controls

The new multifunctional MACX-TR time relays from Phoenix Contact now make simple time controls smart. The combination of pushbuttons and innovative OLED display enables you to use it directly on the device.

Visual components News

Siemens S7 PLC Connectivity (only available in Visual Components Premium)

Siemens S7 PLC Connectivity supports native connectivity to most physical and simulated Siemens PLCs, including older models. This native connection provides faster communication speeds with physical S7-1200 controllers and supports connection to S7-PLCSIM (not currently supported by OPC UA).

Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG News

Rolls-Royce and Daimler Truck AG plan cooperation on stationary fuel-cell systems

Rolls-Royce plc and Daimler Truck AG plan to cooperate on stationary fuel-cell generators as CO2-neutral emergency power generators for safety-critical facilities such as data centers. They are to offer emission-free alternatives to diesel engines, which are currently used as emergency power generators or to cover peak loads. Daimler Truck AG and the British technology group Rolls-Royce have signed an agreement to this effect. A comprehensive cooperation agreement is to be prepared and signed by the end of the year.

Contrinex News

RUGGED INDUCTIVE SENSORS SUPPORT PPE MANUFACTURING CAPACITY FOR N95 FACE MASKS DURING COVID-19 CRISIS

OEM equipment builders require a single source of robust sensors for integration within machines for producing N95 face masks. Material feeds must be synchronized prior to assembly and, during the process, the part-completed mask must be positioned correctly.

Hepco Motion News

Long, difficult and dirty: A linear guide system for a complex setup

Spie GmbH are responsible for the repair, maintenance and refurbishment of machinery for a leading train manufacturer in Germany. They were faced with a difficult problem: an old DUO welding system was broken down more than it was in operation and it was giving the company a constant headache.

Bihl + Wiedemann News

IO-Link with Bihl+Wiedemann: Easy, Flexible & Cost-efficient

Do you already use the manufacturer-independent IO-Link interface to connect sensors and actuators to the control system level? Bihl+Wiedemann IO-Link solutions are user-friendly and cost-saving at the same time. With ASi-5, it is possible to integrate any IO-Link device into ASi and to configure it with up to 32 bytes of process data.

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