Manufacturing is rapidly changing, driven by trends such as low volume/high mix, shorter lifecycles, changing labor dynamics and other global factors. One way industry is responding to these trends is by changing the way humans and machines safely work together, enabled by updated standards and new technologies including safety communications.Read more
It is not a surprise that optimizing yield is one of the most important objectives in a sawmill (or lumber mill) as it is in any other industry. The big difference is that there is hardly any control over the quality of the logs that enter the sawill.Read more
Optoelectrical sensors are widely used in industrial automation. Clean, dust-free and dry environment is usually essential for proper operation of photoeyes. In many applications in dirty and harsh environment, optical sensors are still the best choice. For instance in steel mills we find extreme heat in steel and metal production.Read more
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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