All posts by David Loneragan

Pilz PSENscan safety laser scanner

The PSENscan safety laser scanners from Pilz are now also suitable for area guarding in vertical applications, eg, for access protection. PSENscan applications can now be designed with greater flexibility, which minimises downtimes and increases cost-effectiveness. Due to integrated muting inputs, applications can now be monitored in which material is simultaneously transported in and out. … Continue reading Pilz PSENscan safety laser scanner

Winstone Wallboards benefits from smart safety solution for material handling

Over the last 90 years, Winstone Wallboards has grown from modest beginnings to become New Zealand’s only manufacturer and marketer of gypsum plasterboard, drywall systems, and associated products and services. To comply with the latest safety standards and improve reliability, Winstone Wallboards approached NHP Electrical Engineering Products, a distributor for Rockwell Automation products and services, … Continue reading Winstone Wallboards benefits from smart safety solution for material handling

The taste of sweet success

The need for an all-in-one solution for automation tasks comes from a single source, SEW Eurodrive’s MOVI-C covers complex motion control applications helping a confectionary machine achieve optimum results. When a candy manufacturer in the United States needed a specific machine to manufacture soft-gummy candies they turned to JH Tester, who have been providing machine … Continue reading The taste of sweet success

Smart encoders with IO-Link: the ideal solution for digitised automation systems

Written by Martin Hummel, product manager for encoders in the Motion Control Sensors division of SICK Stegmann GmbH, Donaueschingen, Germany. The use of intelligent sensors in the field is a key requirement for process digitisation, which is becoming increasingly widespread in factory and logistics automation. In addition to measuring posi-tions and speeds in machines and … Continue reading Smart encoders with IO-Link: the ideal solution for digitised automation systems

Innovation Games begin on the Gold Coast

Ten teams of businesses, students and graduates will compete in the The National Innovation Games launched on the Gold Coast this week. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said ten teams of businesses, students and graduates will put their minds to the test in the competition, which fosters creative thinking and collaboration. Federal … Continue reading Innovation Games begin on the Gold Coast