With start of industry 3.0 the users of machine tools began to avoid routine work like manually entering tool data. CNC machine tools gained more market share in metalworking applications. These machines are often equipped with automatic tool change systems.Read more
Condition monitoring is considered highly complex and always associated with high investments. Not so with IO-Link. How IO-Link makes it easy for you to set up a monitoring network that is independent of the machine control system is the subject of this article.Read more
When we talk about automation our main focus is on controllers, sensors and actuators. But also power supplies and connectors are important componts for the efficient setup and success of automation solutions. Power supplies with condition monitoring functions can help you to improve the lifetime of your systemRead more
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Unscheduled downtimes in production due to worn out or unserviced molds in machines can cause high costs and are a well-known problem for a lot of companies. In order to prevent these issues and optimize the use of their injection molds, a Swiss chocolate mold producer installed a predictive maintenance system via industrial RFID technology.Read more
Just when you thought the SmartLight was the most flexible Tower Indicator light ever, it gets even more flexible with the addition of a new mode. This new mode is appropriately named “Flexible Mode”.Read more
In the last post about the Basics of Automation, we discussed how humans act as a paradigm for automation. Now, let’s take a closer look at how objects can be detected, collected and positioned with the help of sensors.Read more