- Two worlds converging
With the introduction of specific solutions for the process technology market, Beckhoff is not introducing new components, but bringing together two automation concepts that for decades have been developed separately, yet side-by-side. While traditional PLC-based systems were optimised predominantly for short cycle times as a replacement for complex relay technology in machine controls, Distributed Control … Continue reading Two worlds converging
- Easy-to-use pressure transmitters
With the introduction of the plics family around 10 years ago, VEGA turned the vision of simple, standardised measurement of level and pressure into reality. The VEGABAR 80 series represents a systematic further development of the concept and the products. The clear structure of the new VEGABAR 80 instrument series ensures easy selection when looking … Continue reading Easy-to-use pressure transmitters
- Discovering your own strengths in industry
While some may have the image of a dream job set in their heads and take steps towards pursuing that vision, for others, careers can be a journey of discovery. PACE talks to Rockwell Automation’s Jasmin Perry about her career in process control. Following the paths that open up along their twists and unexpected turns … Continue reading Discovering your own strengths in industry
- Innovative maxGUARD control voltage distribution
Weidmüller’s maxGUARD provides load monitoring and potential distribution combined in one convincing complete solution. It has a modular design, so the customer only pays for the load monitoring they actually need. Substantial savings can be made in terms of both space and wiring. Innovative ideas are required in panel building for control voltage distribution. With … Continue reading Innovative maxGUARD control voltage distribution
- Is your digital transformation programme supporting your operations and enterprise goals?
Written by Bob Murphy, SVP, Connected Enterprises Consulting at Rockwell Automation. Digital transformation has the potential to address many of the challenges facing the manufacturing industry today. A study conducted by LNS Research on the current state of industrial transformation revealed that 28 per cent of companies embarking on industrial transformation programmes are actively reaping … Continue reading Is your digital transformation programme supporting your operations and enterprise goals?
- Making the abstract concrete in IIoT
Talk about the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is all the rage. But what are the real advantages of digital technologies associated with the concept? PACE speaks with Ali Hafeez from Endress+Hauser to find out about the tangible benefits of data-based technology. The concept of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has become pervasive across … Continue reading Making the abstract concrete in IIoT
- Securing the supply of energy and data
Treotham Automation presents two new igus products that meet the heavy-duty cabling demands of industrial settings. The new igus E4Q energy chain is a lightweight igus e-chain for unsupported lengths and long travels. The first prototype was presented by igus at the Hannover Messe 2019. The chain links of the e-chain have a smooth, contoured … Continue reading Securing the supply of energy and data
- Getting automated one step at a time
Rockwell Automation’s new Australian regional director, Anthony Wong, gives us his thoughts on his new role and where automation is heading over the next decade. Anthony Wong is very engaging. He has an easy laugh, but a serious undertone that lets you know he is here to do business. Recently appointed as Australian regional director … Continue reading Getting automated one step at a time
- Myths and facts about cloud systems
Fabio Coelho de Souza Silva of Novus Automation provides insights into the major features of cloud computing in industrial settings. Cloud computing technologies, widely known as “cloud”, are already a consolidated reality in the market. It is undeniable that this technology is here to stay and change the way the IT sector gets related to … Continue reading Myths and facts about cloud systems
- 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
- The Total take on Industry 4.0
Construction companies that understand the requirements of industrial automation are few and far between. We talk to Total Construction’s James Bolton and Rob Blythman to discuss how the company’s expertise extends across the advanced industrial sector. Industry 4.0 – it is the concept on every manufacturer’s lips. The potential of advanced technologies and techniques to … Continue reading The Total take on Industry 4.0
- Getting back to the basics: what is machine learning?
By David Willingham, Senior Application Engineer at Mathworks Australia Machine Learning seems to be the engineering industry’s latest buzzword – a technology with astonishing potential, yet one that many businesses struggle to understand, let alone embrace. Just last year, fewer than one-third (23%) of businesses had adopted any level of Machine Learning automation, and only … Continue reading Getting back to the basics: what is machine learning?
- PLICSCOM with Bluetooth – adjustment with magnetic pen
The innovative PLICSCOM display and adjustment module is mounted directly on the sensor for measured value indication, adjustment and diagnostics. With the help of a magnetic pen, a sensor can be adjusted through the window of a closed lid.
- Taking the leap: research collaboration as a path to industrial innovation
The productivity-enhancing potentials of the technologies associated with Industry 4.0 are becoming increasingly attractive to manufacturers. But where can a small- or medium-sized company go to find the right path forward? We take a look at the benefits of industry collaboration with research institutions. Media representations of Australia’s manufacturing sector today are often characterised by … Continue reading Taking the leap: research collaboration as a path to industrial innovation
- Endress+Hauser invests to expand its Lyon facility
Endress+Hauser has expanded its center of competence for advanced analysis in Lyon, France. The Group invested 2 million euros in a new production facility and office space to meet the growing demand in the area of advanced process analyses. From Lyon, around 20 employees support Endress+Hauser sales centers across Europe in the application and sales … Continue reading Endress+Hauser invests to expand its Lyon facility
- Five Easy Digital Wins for Mining Companies by Rockwell Automation
Five technologies you can easily adopt at your mine to increase productivity, enhance worker safety, and gain operations visibility. Technology is changing the way mining companies do business. Learn about five new technologies you can easily adopt at your mine to increase productivity, enhance worker safety, and gain visibility into your operations. These tools will … Continue reading Five Easy Digital Wins for Mining Companies by Rockwell Automation
- Still Working – ifm proximity sensor
In this video installment of “Still Working”, ifm Australia’s Glen and Roly put ifm’s products through some tough tests.
- Pocket-sized flow measuring technology
In industrial process measurement and automation, demand is steadily rising for simple, reliable and maintenance-free measuring instruments in a pocket-sized format. The new Picomag from Endress+Hauser fulfills such requirements, making no compromises. Not only does it measure the flow of electrically conductive fluids, but also their process temperature and conductivity. In addition, Picomag offers customers … Continue reading Pocket-sized flow measuring technology
- Lifelong learning at the HYDAC Training Centre
According to the National Academy of Engineering (USA), engineers worldwide are facing a whirlwind of change. Technology is advancing at such a rapid pace that engineers must update half of everything they know every couple of years. Additionally, demands from customers are also putting pressure on companies to adapt and evolve. For example, the fluid … Continue reading Lifelong learning at the HYDAC Training Centre