Each time we publish a piece about servitisation
it generates more interest than the last time.
This month there is an article from ServiceMax
that makes very compelling reading. In particular,
it quantifies some of the benefits available
through servitisation, so is well worth a look
if you are a machine builder looking to increase
Other news and articles this month range from
PLC programming and hydraulics training courses,
though to all-in-one controllers, cost-effective
alternatives to servo systems, innovative machinery
safety products, and an updated machine vision
handbook. Scroll down and click the 'More' links
to find out about each item.
why service revenue will eclipse product
If you are not sure what servitisation means
for machine builders, this article from ServiceMax
explains the benefits and goes on to quantify
mini industrial computer demonstrated with
Harting's mini industrial computer creates
new opportunities for machine builders wanting
compact computing or distributed intelligence. More?
to manage quality and traceability for better
This article from Itris Automation explains
how a managed approach to PLC programming reduces
development time and improves code quality. More?
touchscreen HMI is versatile, tough and
Arbor's IOT-500 HMI panel is engineered for
automation applications, with a dual-core chipset,
ample connectivity and IP65 ingress protection. More?
drive includes power supply, positioning
Dunkermotoren's new drive incorporates
a motor, power supply, control and positioning
electronics, PLC functions, bus links, encoder
and brake. More?
EVENTS AND COURSES
working safely with hydraulic hose and connectors
Throughout the summer, the BFPA Training Academy
is running a Foundation Course in Working Safely
with Hydraulic Hose and Connectors. More?
announces thermal imaging training course
dates and venues
Flir's Infrared Training Centre is hosting
courses in thermal imaging, with successful
attendees earning a Level 1 or 2 qualification. More?
performance from frequency inverters and
Nord says its advanced inverters and high-efficiency
geared motors offer servo-level performance
at a lower cost than traditional servos. More?
more from programmable safety and automation
Using a single controller for safety and automation
offers many advantages, and Pilz is offering
advice on how to make the most of such systems. More?
launches next-generation microScan3 safety
With its patented measurement technology, Sick's
microScan3 laser scanner offers exceptional
performance, even in challenging environments. More?
system for high-speed, accurate, inline colour
Micro-Epsilon's colorCONTROL ACS7000
colour measurement system accurately measures
colours continually at speeds of up to 2kHz. More?
of advanced HMIs for Industry 4.0 applications
Advantech has an extensive range of HMIs with
diverse specifications to suit various application
requirements and budgets. More?
PLC, safety controller, AS-i gateway and
ifm's SmartPLC is a cost-effective PLC, safety
controller (SIL3, PLe), AS-i gateway, protocol
converter, display, data logger and web server. More?
guard switches designed and manufactured
in the UK
Mechan's safety switches and monitoring
systems suit almost all non-contact magnetic,
coded magnetic and electronic guard switch
Compact GuardLogix controller for safety
and motion control
Despite its small size, Rockwell Automation's
GuardLogix 5370 controller handles up to
16 axes of motion plus SIL3/PLe safety, all
on EtherNet/IP. More?
Paper: adaptive control of resistance welding
Bosch Rexroth's White Paper explains
how adaptive control of resistance welding
can cut production costs and improve product
|Updated Imaging & Vision Handbook
published by Stemmer Imaging
Stemmer Imaging has published a new edition of its popular Imaging and Vision
Handbook, which is available both in printed form and online. More?
Caffeine, the answer to everything
This week the Pointy-Haired Boss takes a break,
Dilbert tries to avoid Ted, and Wally suggests
coffee as a distraction. More?