Lab equipment assists diagnostic activities. It often consists of high tech systems which use a variety of components. Manufacturers of equipment often qualify standard sensors (“catalogue goods”) or modifications of standard sensors as component purchasing within a defined supplier management.Read more
In order to increase the utilization and overall system effectiveness of machine tools, the production engineers plan automation solutions for the automatic loading and unloading of workpieces in the CNC machining center or the CNC lathe. Machine tool builders offer appropriate automation equipment as an option when purchasing new machines.Read more
Experts more and more promote “cloud solutions” in industrial production. So it may be a good moment to look into the pros and cons of classical “on premise solutions”. We look into the example of tool identification systems.Read more
In Metalworking a significant part of the products are realized by forming and stamping processes, especially for series applications. The monitoring technology for press control has achieved a remarkable progress within the last years.
Optimized cycle rates lead to increased productivity and output. At the same time, there is a rising risk of asset damage, especially if unexpected errors occur. Automated protection of the tools and dies helps to increase OEE. Sensors for process monitoring are key elements.Read more
Miniaturization is a highly relevant trend in medical and lab technology. Increasing automation, constant object size reduction and increasing accuracy requirements lead to a higher integration degree. Driving applications are lab-on-a-chip, portable units or even invasive components like micropumps or catheters with sensor functionsRead more
Being aware of the advantages of Tool Identification the users in production long for this solution to be also available for their existing machines on the shop floor. But how to cope with the variety of machine tool types?Read more
For monitoring functionality in industrial processes two aspects are relevant: Environmental awareness and self awareness. Environmental awareness analyzes impacts which are provided by the environment (e.g. ambient temperature).Read more