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pilz2 hm19 400Under the motto “We automate. Safely”, for Pilz the main feature of this year’s Hannover Messe was innovative automation solutions that will make the vision of the factory of the future a reality.At Hanover Messe 2019, the Pilz stand visitors discovered the modular safety gate system that you can use to combine your individual solution for safety

 

 

 

North American sales of machine vision components and systems that provide vision intelligence to robots and other machines reached $2.874 billion in 2018, an increase of 9.2 percent over 2017 and a new record for the market.

 

 

 

On April 2, 2019 Hatch became an official system integrator of ABB Robotics under the Authorized Value Provider Program (VPP).

 

 

 

Cybertech Automation Inc., a North American Systems Integration Company, has recognized a significant milestone. Since April 4, 1994 (25 years ago today), Cybertech has diversified into multiple locations in Canada and the US to provide Systems Integration, Automation, Instrumentation and Electrical Engineering services.

 

 

 

SICK Ltd. is pleased to announce a new Process Automation  Distribution Agreement with WESTECH INDUSTRIAL LTD., effective immediately.  Westech is a leading supplier of analytical instrumentation and process control equipment to a wide variety of industries and will enhance SICK Ltd.’s position in the Ontario market as a premier provider of continuous emission monitoring systems and process automation solutions.

 

 

 

Industry-leading automation solutions provider Omron Automation Americas has launched a brand new website designed to improve ease of use for customers, distributors and system integrators. It provides several new features and tools, in addition to a more modern and fully responsive look and feel.

 

 

 

The new 3M Expanded Beam Optical Connector System is engineered as a high-performance, cost-effective and scalable single mode and multimode interconnect system for data center applications. A first-of-its-kind, the revolutionary expanded beam ferrule and connector system challenges the status quo of optical interconnect and is designed to enable the industry to meet next generation data center demands.

 

 

 

FANUC America will demonstrate its award-winning Zero Down Time (ZDT) Industrial IoT solution at Automate 2019 in Chicago, Booth #7540.

 

 

 

The cloud as a central point of exchange for relevant engineering data provides a high-speed avenue for location-independent access to high-quality digital data. Festo has been an EPLAN partner for years and has numerous component data stored in EPLAN Data Portal.

 

 

 

Beckhoff twincat 400Beckhoff Automation has announced a new machine learning (ML) solution that is seamlessly integrated into TwinCAT 3 software. Building on established standards, TwinCAT 3 Machine Learning offers ML applications the same advantages of system openness familiar from PC-based control technology.

 

 

 

 

 Littelfuse to Host Webinar on Arc-Flash Protection

PBSI Littelfuse logo seminar 400Littelfuse, Inc., a global manufacturer of technologies in circuit protection and power control, invites plant engineers, facility managers, and maintenance professionals to join our special arc-flash webinar on how to cost-effectively protect against catastrophic arc-flash events. The webinar will take place on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Central Standard Time. It will also be available on demand.

Attendees will learn:
• Methods available to help identify the risk of arc flash within your system
• How to choose the right arc-flash mitigation solutions to extend the life of your equipment
• Ways to increase working safely beyond the essential Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) suit
• A real-life example of how a few thousand-dollar investment helped a customer avoid an $800,000 catastrophic arc-flash event

The webinar is free, and attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions in a live Q&A session after the presentation. To sign up, visit the arc-flash webinar registration page.

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 Like many cyclical industries, mining is reviving, driven by steady global economic growth and an increasing demand for materials to support new technologies like electric vehicles, renewable energy and mobile devices. Despite the optimism, the industry still faces major operational challenges including process efficiencies, cost control, worker health and safety, and skills gaps. To address these challenges, Rockwell Automation introduced The Connected Mine, leveraging the latest enabling and digital technologies.

Utilizing advanced analytics, The Connected Mine helps mining companies collect and aggregate data to gain end-to-end visibility into their operations and make informed business decisions to improve mining operations.

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Coming Soon: The new EPLAN Pro Panel, Version 2.8, Virtual control cabinet engineering – fully matured

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