Endress+Hauser at the SPS smart production solutions 2019

Industry 4.0: A smart new approach from the field #empowerthefield At the SPS smart production solutions trade fair in Nuremberg, Endress+Hauser will be presenting leading-edge solutions for Industry 4.0 Although digitalization begins at the field level, 97 percent of data from the field is not utilized. The foundation for the successful digitalization of systems and Read more about Endress+Hauser at the SPS smart production solutions 2019[…]

Intelligent position measuring system for absolute linear feedback

With their BMP series Balluff has added a new intelligent displacement sensor which provides not only the absolute position signal for the stroke travel of a piston via IO-Link but also information about the sensor status and the current ambient conditions. It monitors for example the sensor temperature, the number of starts and issues warnings Read more about Intelligent position measuring system for absolute linear feedback[…]

New Whitepaper: Controlling Hexapods via EtherCAT® – Easy Integration of Six-Axis Robots into the Process Environment

How can the advantages of hexapods be easily used in automation processes? A new whitepaper from PI (Physik Instrumente) explains how the integration of the hexapod controller with an EtherCAT® interface works. The whitepaper can be downloaded free of charge at: www.pi.ws/hexapods/whitepaper/ethercat Manufacturing and quality assurance processes in electronics production, mechanical engineering, and the automotive Read more about New Whitepaper: Controlling Hexapods via EtherCAT® – Easy Integration of Six-Axis Robots into the Process Environment[…]

iTAC.MES.Suite includes enhanced APS service for detailed production planning

Efficient MES-based manufacturing also includes detailed order planning. Therefore, the iTAC.MES.Suite from iTAC Software AG (www.itacsoftware.com) has already integrated the Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) service GANTTPLAN for several years. The new release 9.20.00 of the Manufacturing Execution System iTAC.MES.Suite includes innovations and extensions to the APS. From now on, the service will enable the Read more about iTAC.MES.Suite includes enhanced APS service for detailed production planning[…]

Automated assembly system from Fraunhofer IPT and Aixemtec manufactures solid-state LIDAR systems for autonomous vehicles

The majority of driver assistance systems and completely autonomous vehicles currently use solid-state systems, known as LIDAR systems to measure distances and detect obstacles: The abbreviation LIDAR stands for "light detection and ranging" and describes a method used to measure the environment using the reflection of emitted laser beams. The Fraunhofer Institute for Production Tech-nology Read more about Automated assembly system from Fraunhofer IPT and Aixemtec manufactures solid-state LIDAR systems for autonomous vehicles[…]

Industry 4.0 automation for building complex composites

With their Fiber Patch Placement system SAMBA, Cevotec empowers aerospace manufacturers to automate the multi-material lay-up of geometrically complex components in one integrated production system, monitored and guided by self-corrective process control. Commercial aerospace and urban air mobility manufacturers face a challenging problem: Their vehicles have to be extremely lightweight, strong and stiff. This mandates Read more about Industry 4.0 automation for building complex composites[…]

Raynets RayVentory is released today in version 11.3

Raynet, Europe’s leading provider of services and products for Application Lifecycle Management, proudly presents version 11.3 of the inventory solution RayVentory. The new version of RayVentory makes the inventory of client, server and network devices easier, more intuitive and more powerful. Version 11.3 includes, among other things, new functions to make the discovery of IT Read more about Raynets RayVentory is released today in version 11.3[…]

Fraunhofer IPT presents platform for automated precision assembly of polarized optical fibers

The assembly of bundled optical fibers with plug connections, which are used in information and communication technology, is still difficult to automate today: Fibers with fixed polarization must be aligned with great precision in the connector, and their handling and bonding also require maximum accuracy. Together with the Dutch University of Twente and the industrial Read more about Fraunhofer IPT presents platform for automated precision assembly of polarized optical fibers[…]

World premiere of the new FCA 160 / FCA 120 automatic double clippers

. Efficiency combined with safety – the new FCA 160 / FCA 120 State-of-the-art in every detail. ALL product parameters stored in the SAFETY TOUCH are monitored, as well as the stock of consumables and the machine functions. In case of deviations and malfunctions, the machine stops automatically. The FCA combines the advantages of minimum Read more about World premiere of the new FCA 160 / FCA 120 automatic double clippers[…]

Manufacturing bathroom furniture at the touch of a button

Sanipa, a manufacturer of premium bathroom furniture based in the Middle Franconian town of Treuchtlingen in Bavaria, uses industrial manufacturing equipment but, on request, can fully adapt its products to its customers’ requirements. The company contacted toolcraft to help it automate previously manual processes. The result was the development of two automated solutions. The first Read more about Manufacturing bathroom furniture at the touch of a button[…]