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MC the Communicative 24V Supply System for maximum Data Transparency 1 400x275

In industries where high system availability is key, knowledge about system states and operating states is essential. Operating data can be used to identify, localize, and correct critical operating states and anomalies promptly before they result in expensive production downtime. The new, communicative 24 V supply system increases the data transparency of the entire system and provides information on all relevant operating and diagnostic data.

 

 

Cognex Launches High Speed Vision Tunnels for Logistics Industry 1 400x275

Cognex Corporation introduces a series of Modular Vision Tunnels designed for high-speed, high-throughput logistics operations. Built upon Cognex’s DataMan® image-based barcode reading platform, these tunnel solutions accurately read codes on packages at high speeds with short gaps, giving an edge to companies that want to increase sortation throughput and descrease processing times for e-commerce and store fulfillment. 

 

 

MC New Contrinex Specialty Inductive Proximity Sensors from Automation Direct 1 400x275

AutomationDirect has added new stainless-steel specialty inductive proximity sensors from Contrinex. These new proximity sensors are designed for extreme environments and are offered in 3mm to 50mm diameters with protection ratings up to IP69K.

 

 

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In this video, Siemens uses an industrial PC to show how they test the reliability of the electronics against vibration damage.The Simcenter vibration qualification testing solution is compatible with any shaker. An affordable, entry-level 4/8-channel Simcenter SCADAS Mobile is perfect for vibration qualification testing of components and consumer products. An easy-to-use, multi-tasker, it can easily handle all noise, vibration or durability testing campaigns.

 

 

MC IDEM Rotary Trapped Key System from Automation Direct 1 400x275

AutomationDirect has added IDEM Skorpion rotary trapped key systems. These safety systems control access to running equipment with locks and rotary keys. To disable power to machinery and unlock a gate, the key is turned and removed from the control switch. The released key is then inserted into the gate access module to unlock the gate. 

 

 

MC World First SOS Cash Vlaues Security Guards Reinforce their Missions Safety 1 400x275

Since the beginning of October, all the agents at the security company SOS Cash & Value have been equipped with the intelligent vest from Wearin’, the startup whose Internet of Things (IoT) technology is specifically designed to reinforce the safety and efficiency of its mission-critical teams on the ground.

 

 

MC One for All New Switch Amplifiers for Multiple Voltage Ranges 1 400x275

Some applications require different supply voltages. What previously had to be solved with several switch amplifiers can now be handled by one single device of the new switch amplifier product family from Pepperl+Fuchs.

 

 

MC Rockwell Automation Introduces Intelligent Edge Management Solution 1 400x275 copy

Rockwell Automation recently announced that it is delivering an intelligent edge management and orchestration platform with an edge application ecosystem – based on zero trust security and open industry standards – accelerating digital transformation for industrial customers.

 

 

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With the integration of OPC UA Reverse Connect into its dataFEED OPC Suite Extended V5.22, Softing enables secure communication between OPC UA components in OT and IT that are separated by firewalls or DMZs

 

 

MC Discover LEMOs New Cutting Edge High Speed Connectors 1 400x275

LEMO is thrilled to announce the expansion of its field-proven High-speed data transfer portfolio with the release of USB 3.1 and Single Pair Ethernet connectors, available as of November 15th, 2022.

 

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MC What to Consider When Choosing a New Motion Control Solution 1 400x275

When it’s time to consider a new motion control solution for your application, rule #1 is “Solve the problem, then worry about the design.”

This is easier said than done, but not if you apply a disciplined, time-tested framework. First, you must clearly understand the problem and the local environment. Failure to do so often results in a suboptimal motion control solution or complete failure.

Secondly, the designer should evaluate the application in light of proven existing motion control solutions. The engineer must also take stock of their skills and the expertise of the team in order to effectively choose the right options and to accurately anticipate development time and resources.

Before choosing any motion control products, the design engineer needs a set of principles to guide his or her selection. Long term experience and common sense has taught us seven important, but often overlooked, principles. 

These key learning have been encapsulated in a simple notion known as the SHAIRED paradigm:

  • •Simplicity of design to reduce problem-causing complexity and cost
  • Homework; calculate the required torque, inertia, duty cycle, etc.
  • Analysis of the application and alternatives must be thorough
  • Integration of the system into existing factory automation
  • Redundancy built in to a system to exceed performance expectations and deal with unexpected changed in load and operating parameters
  • Economical solution for the short and long term.
  • Development time must be accurately estimated

Using the above guidelines during motion control system design, evaluation of alternatives, and final product selection will help increase the odds of application success.

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