May 2024

Connect the Physical and Digital Worlds with a Digital Thread

Power Management

May 24, 2024
The Gigabit Network Card (Network-M3) from Eaton enhances connectivity and cybersecurity options. With capabilities for web-based monitoring and alerts, the Network-M3 card also...

Kit Encoders

May 23, 2024
Posital has updated its family of 36 mm kit encoders for motion control applications. Upgrades include higher resolution and refined packaging, better protection from solid particles...

Rugged Tablet

May 22, 2024
Based on the rugged Samsung Galaxy TabActive4 Pro, the Tab-Ex 04 Pro D2 from Pepperl+Fuchs features a brighter, 550 nit 10-in touch screen paired with new hardware and connectivity...

Ethernet Switches

May 21, 2024
AutomationDirect has added Stride SE3 series unmanaged Ethernet switches that enable networking for industrial applications. Built with a rugged IP30 metal housing, this series...

More content from May 2024


Mobile Robot Safety

In accordance with ISO 3691-4, Pilz has released a comprehensive safety system consisting of the safe small controller PNOZmulti 2 with new functionalities for synchronization...

Vision Software Update

May 17, 2024
The latest version of Teledyne’s Sapera Vision software includes a variety of new features with a primary focus on the Rotated Object Detection algorithm, which gives precise...

Servo Motors

May 16, 2024
The DL4 series of synchronous, brushless servo motors deliver high torque and accuracy in a compact package size. KEB's DL4 servo motors are available in three UL-certified frame...

Servo Drive and Motor Package

May 15, 2024
The new Sinamics S200 servo consists of a Sinamics S200 drive and Simotics S-1FL2 motor with standard or flexible cable options. Profinet and pulse train versions of single-axis...

Gigabit Switch Enhancements

May 14, 2024
New feature enhancements on Red Lion’s N-Tron Series NT5000 Gigabit Managed Layer 2 Ethernet switches include the addition of Red Lion’s proprietary N-Tron Series ...

Extended Scope for Programming Wizard

May 13, 2024
ABB Robotics has extended the scope of its free Wizard Easy Programming software to include its six-axis industrial robots powered by an OmniCore controller in addition to its...
Digital Transformation

A Smart Manufacturing Journey at a 90-Year-Old Company

May 13, 2024
The transformation at Danfoss Group focuses on evaluating business impacts, setting priorities and making changes as needed using MES/MOM, connectivity, OT security and edge technologie...

Asset Monitoring Gateways

The Asset Monitoring Gateway with Snap ID and Asset Monitoring Gateway with Banner Cloud ID feature a compact centralized monitoring gateway to be placed on or near machine assets...

Azure Certified IoT Gateways

May 9, 2024
Advantech’s UNO-2000 V2 Edge IoT Gateways are now certified to run Microsoft Azure. The UNO-2000 V2 series also has an Edge Managed certification from Microsoft. Advantech...

Robot Remote Control

May 8, 2024
The Safe Remote Control Pro from Fort Robotics enables users to command multiple machines from a distance while also offering a built-in SIL 3–certified emergency stop button...

Parallel Gripper

May 7, 2024
Festo has introduced the HPPF flat parallel gripper that ranges in height from 19 mm to 41 mm among its four sizes: 8, 12, 16, and 20. The stroke length ranges from 8 to 80 mm...

Coriolis Mass Flow and Density Meter

May 6, 2024
The Micro Motion G-Series Coriolis mass flow and density meter from Emerson comes in a smaller and lighter form than previous models. Compared to traditional volumetric flow meters...

How to Pass Data Securely Through a DMZ

May 6, 2024
There are issues with passing operations technology data through a DMZ using OPC UA or MQTT. Secure tunnel/mirroring software resolves them.
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Segment Your Factory Floor Network to Improve Operations

May 1, 2024
Though it’s possible to use front-office IT switches on the factory floor, an industrial router or switch with network address translation capability is often the preferred solution...

Motors: Workhorses of Automation

From motor selection and troubleshooting to energy management and standards, these factors should be major determinants in your industrial motor purchases and application decisions...
Digital Transformation

Connect the Physical and Digital Worlds with a Digital Thread

How manufacturers are building seamless connections between critical data, systems and workflows to drive better decision making and automation.

Airskin Transforms Industrial Robots into Cobots

With its ability to trigger an immediate robot stop from just one pound of resistance, Airskin modules allow industrial robots to work fencelessly at speeds of up to 2 meters ...

Kawasaki Robotics and Olis Robotics Partner on Remote Monitoring and Control

To troubleshoot errors and restart robotic systems faster, Olis Robotics provides an on-premises device that securely connects to robotic systems via 5G.
Digital Transformation

Expansion of Pharmaceutical Production Drives Automation Use

March 29, 2024
PMMI research highlights how the pharma industry’s efforts to modernize technology and automate at greater levels are being driven by ongoing supply chain issues and plans to ...
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Digital Transformation

The Growing Influence of IT on OT

Even though proponents of the merger between operations technology and IT don’t necessarily see a day when the two merge completely, the influence of IT is changing key aspects...

Beckhoff Previews Control Cabinet Replacement Technology

The modular MX-System is designed to replace control cabinets, reducing wiring requirements as well as installation and upgrade times.

Seeq Adds Generative AI Capabilities

March 27, 2024
The new Seeq AI Assistant adds artificial intelligence capabilities, accelerating operational excellence across the industrial enterprise.

A Guide to Cybersecurity Insurance for Manufacturers

March 25, 2024
From the main obstacles to expect and how to pass audits to the role of IT/OT assessments and key benchmarks for coverage eligibility, these are the most important aspects of ...

Case Study: I/O Keeps Medical-Grade Water Flowing

March 19, 2024
Specialty Water Technologies' automated water-quality monitoring systems use Weidmuller USA's u-remote I/O to monitor sensors in the water-purification process.

Vision System Detects Wrinkles on Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives

March 14, 2024
Medical grade adhesives can develop wrinkles during production, causing them to be scrapped. Vision Optronix developed a customized vision system using Teledyne Dalsa line-scan...

Beckhoff’s PC-based Control Helps Scale Electrochemical Machining

Voxel Innovations uses Beckhoff’s embedded PCs and TwinCAT software to grow its robotic pulsed electrochemical machining.

Driving Decarbonization with Digital Tech

Jan. 25, 2024
When process modeling and data analytics techniques incorporate the cost of CO2 emissions, companies can optimize operations for both profitability and sustainability.