Study: Operator panel market to bounce back from pandemic
Arc report predicts HMIs will experience double digit growth in 2021.
IDEC’s Safety Commander merges industrial-grade safety with HMI tablet.
Stellantis, Foxconn team up to make cars more connected
4th-largest automaker says tie up “will mark the next great evolution of our industry.”
Opto 22 releases latest groov EPIC, RIO models with Ignition 8 onboard
New models provide more memory and storage to support the latest releases from Inductive Automation.
Beckhoff releases machine vision-specific HMI control software
TwinCAT HMI, combined TwinCAT Vision, enables advanced machine vision display controls to operator interfaces.
ATS Automation’s modular Symphoni technology combines the speed of continuous motion with the precision and flexibility of robotic assembly.
IDEC adds 12V DC 16 I/O CPUs to MicroSmart FC6A PLC product line.
MapleSim Insight simplifies machine controller testing
Software tool enables testing of machine control strategies via simulation, 3D visualizations.
Rockwell acquires Kalypso and ASEM, S.p.A
Automation giant broadens digital transformation capabilities with addition of IIoT-focused firms.
Eigen Innovations’ AI-driven systems optimize quality control for automotive, paper manufacturers.
New Brunswick-based automation firm’s systems combine high-resolution imaging, thermographic data and AI algorithms to promote a continuous cycle of improvement.
GE Additive unveils new metal 3D printers, materials and software
Latest EBM, Concept Laser systems, plus copper/tool steel materials, tailored for aerospace industry.
Motor Soft Starters
Siemens’ Sirius starters offer enhanced protection including integrated Safe Torque Off function.
Motion Control Roundtable 2019
Motion control leaders discuss the market conditions and trends of the Canadian automation market.
IDEC upgrades high-performance touch-screen series.
Rockwell Automation AI module provides predictive analytics.
Multi-touch HMI and Controller
B&R’s Power Panel C50 offers a dedicated processor for HMI.
Delta Computer Systems updates motion control software, announces RMC200 PROFINET support.
GE to spin off GE Digital as separate company
The decision was made in an effort to streamline the company’s industrial services amidst ongoing financial woes.
Exor’s eX700 series features Harsh Environment Operation
Creaform looks to expand U.S presence with new California facility.
The 3,000 ft. space will incorporate an expanded industrial robot calibration service
Canadian centric IIoT partnership to bring LPWAN software to “Mass-market”
Toronto-based Behr Technologies is looking to bring MIOTY to market with the help of Microsoft, Advantech and Hitachi Solutions America.
HMI Panel Interface
B&R’s latest display transmission tech, SDL4, allows 100-meter cable spans and up to 4 HMIs per PC.
Compact Industrial PC
B&R’s Automation PC 2200 variants are free of fans and other rotating parts, making them completely maintenance free.
B&R’s T50 features a projected capacitive multi-touch screen with diagonals ranging from 5 to 15.6″.
Audi incorporates 3D printed engine components with help from SLM Solutions
The automaker has been using the SLM 280, which offers a large build envelop, to prototype and produce spare parts.
Autonomous trucks are becoming a reality on Canadian roads despite job threat
It is estimated that more than half the 6.4 million truck driver jobs needed globally in 2030 could be redundant if driverless trucks are deployed quickly.
VW senior manager faces major prison time for US emissions scandal
The U.S. government is asking a judge to send VW’s Oliver Schmidt away for seven years.
Canadian census reveals gender gap in STEM fields difficult to close
Fewer than 20 per cent of working-age Canadians with post-secondary degrees chose the STEM path, with the female ranks small indeed.
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Servo Press Kit
Festo’s YJKP offers a force range of 0.8 to 17 kN, a stroke length of 100 to 400 mm, axial or parallel attachment of the motor, and a single-turn or multi-turn encoder.
Can autonomous vehicles make moral and ethical decisions?
A new study suggests that human moral behavior can be well described by algorithms and could be used by machines to make decisions.
IPC and HMI
Rockwell’s VersaView 5000 portfolio provides modern visualization solution for smart manufacturing.