This month's newsletter covers a broad
spectrum of products, systems and technologies
for machine builders and integrators; we have
everything from compact and collaborative robots
through to innovative handling, the Internet
of Things and servitization (think of it as
providing customers with an added-value, serviced-based
offering rather than just a machine). We have
also updated our web page dedicated to machinery
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Robots presents next generation of lightweight
Universal Robots' third-generation robots
for standalone and collaborative tasks feature
faster start-up, adjustable safety-rated functions
and more I/O. More?
high-performance nano-PLC is ready for the
Internet of Things
Crouzet Automation says its new em4 nano-PLC
enables machine builders to offer more added-value
services to customers by virtue of the IoT. More?
modular conveyor and sorter for delicate
Festo's WaveHandling pneumatic conveyor
system can be used for the controlled movement
and sorting of delicate items such as fruit
and vegetables. More?
chainflex M cables rated for 1 million
Suitable for applications with lower cycle
rates, the new igus chainflex M cables are
more cost-effective than standard chainflex
YuMi collaborative robot has the ability
to feel and see
ABB has unveiled the YuMi robot for semi-automated
assembly workstations in which the robot is
used collaboratively with a human operative. More?
now for the Industrial Automation Conference
IHS Technology is pleased to invite readers
of MachineBuilding.net to attend the Industrial
Automation Conference, taking place in London
later this month. More?
Instruments' NIDays annual conference
You can now register to attend the NIDays annual
event for engineers and scientists involved
in automation, measurement and embedded design. More?
strategy for the Internet of Things
Drawing on its in-depth experience of industrial
cloud computing and intelligent systems, Advantech
has developed a strategy for the Internet of
the transition from IE2 to IE3 energy-efficient
Nord Drivesystems is offering practical advice
and dimensionally interchangeable IE3 motors
to ease the necessary transition from IE2 units. More?
safety system used for automotive paint shop
An automotive component supplier has used Pilz
PSS 4000 systems to optimise productivity and
safety in its fully automated robotic paint
shop for standard and custom gears
R.A. Rodriguez is promoting its expanded portfolio
of standard and custom gear ranges suitable
for most machine building applications. More?
3D vision system boosts robot picking productivity
Sick's new ScanningRuler 3D camera system
is easy to integrate, making vision-guided
robot picking more productive and cost-effective. More?
vision resources for everyone from experts
Stemmer Imaging offers an extensive array
of machine vision resources including a 450-page
handbook, training, mobile apps and technical
tGard - a
new modular, customisable access control
Fortress Interlocks' compact, metal-bodied tGard safety system can be configured
with interlocks, emergency stops and operator controls. More?
machine servicing, servitization and Industry
This article from MAC Solutions explains how
machine builders can adopt Industry 4.0 technologies
and servitization to increase revenues. More?
Believable, gullible and laughable
This week we witness the culture of incompetence,
the Pointy-Haired Boss is taken in by a salesman's
story, and Wally becomes a workaholic. More?
risk assessment guidance, tips and advice
This recently updated page on MachineBuilding.net
is packed with information, advice and sources
of further information. More?