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A bite-sized route to digital integration
Everybody’s talking about digital transformation. And, just like the elephant that must be tackled one bite at a time, it seems an overwhelmingly huge process for any manufacturer to swallow in one go. Seb Strutt, Senior Product Manager with SICK UK, plots a bite-size route to real-world (more...)
Choosing and using safety light curtains – all you need to know
There is a huge variety of safety light curtains and light barriers to choose from, but which of these suits your machine or application best? We asked the experts at OEM Automatic for guidance. Light curtains or light barriers, also often referred to as safety light curtains, are photoelectric (more...)
Enclosures specified to protect the UK’s machines
The choices made in selecting enclosures for industrial applications can have a significant effect on the performance and reliability of equipment. Chris Lloyd, managing director of Spelsberg UK, explains the key requirements OEMs need to consider when choosing their enclosure manufacturer. For (more...)
Fast conveyor adjustment increases productivity
Abssac has recently supplied a stainless steel food compatible hydraulic clamping bush for quickly adjusting conveyor width, providing positioning of the pulley belt wheels in only three seconds by turning just one space saving screw. When a pressure is exerted anywhere in a confined (more...)
Fastening challenges for electric vehicle production
The rapid acceleration of growth in the electric vehicles and associated products has required a different approach to production, with ‘fast to market’ being the new byword. With this comes technical challenges as new products are developed requiring different solutions that meet (more...)
Fath publishes 160 page product update
Fath Components’ extensive product catalogue has been around for a while, but the company has also recently published an addendum to it which may be of value to OEMs. The first edition of ‘Innovations@Fath’ features all the new engineering components which the company has (more...)
High-quality slam latches on ex-stock delivery from FDB Panel Fittings
FDB says its online store is proving an excellent resource for those needing a single point of contact for many different latch configurations such as slam latches. Slam latch variants from sales partners including Dirak and others are listed with sliding door latches, push-button types, sliding (more...)
Integrating electric motors into efficient smart factory systems
Hussain Ahmed, global digital product manager for motor starting and safety within ABB Electrification’s smart power business, explores how digitally connected motors can allow end users to harness the benefits of predictive maintenance to maximise the efficiency of their motor system. The (more...)
Interroll expands Modular Pallet Conveyor Platform (MPP) with flexible and powerful control solution
Interroll’s powerful MultiControl solution for container conveying can now also be used for automated pallet conveying. The company says that, when used with the Modular Pallet Conveyor Platform (MPP), this solution unifies and simplifies the control of 400-volt and 48-volt/24-volt drives. (more...)
IoT functionality should come as standard
Rich Carpenter and Silvia Gonzalez from Emerson explains why the inclusion of IoT functionality in machine designs should now be considered the norm. Adding functionality to a product or machine adds cost, and can consequently be regarded as a problem rather than an opportunity to increase return (more...)
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