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The SICK RFU65x RFID sensor detects tags at long range, recording the direction in which objects are moving at the same time.
Internet of Things (IoT) is the term du jour. As adoption increases the natural question becomes, how has it been secured? To understand an effective security strategy for IoT, we first need to understand where the value from IoT is generated.
Alicat Scientific has expanded the communications protocol offerings on its line of mass flow controllers for vacuum coating applications, adding EtherNet/IP and DeviceNet.
For applications where a low-noise energy chain, high dynamics or very low abrasion is required, motion plastics specialist igus has developed the E6.1 series of energy chains.
Cybersecurity researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a new form of ransomware that was able to take over control of a simulated water treatment plant, exposing the vulnerability of industrial controls.
Turck has announced a new HMI series: the TX500 HMI PLCs. The HMIs are suitable for use in small- to medium-size machines whose processes have to be controlled, displayed and operated locally.
Lase has launched LaseAVP – Automatic Vehicle Positioning, to be used for automated guided vehicles (AGVs).
As information technology and automation technology continue to converge, cloud-based communication and data services are increasingly used in industrial automation projects.
Today’s SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) systems offer a new generation of technology components that are easier to integrate, and provide improved capabilities and functionalities.
Hitachi has introduced the HIVECTOL-HVI-E2 Series to expand its product line of HIVECTOL-HVI medium voltage multilevel IGBT drives, which contribute to energy conservation in process plants, as well as improvements in productivity and quality.
There have been myriad promises made by the major political parties over the years focused on funding programs aimed at increasing the number of women pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
While one would hope Sydney’s recent outbreak of Legionnaires’ Disease is an isolated incident, the fact is that over 50 cases have been reported this year.
As industrial machines become more sophisticated and connected, the need for ‘smart engineering’ and detailed application knowledge continues to grow to increase productivity and safety, lower risk and reduce costs of compliance.
A range of training courses, from competency based apprenticeships through to mature age workers’ programs, can help raise the skill levels of a workforce.
Wieland has recently extended its Samos and Samos Pro system with the release of the new Samos PRO COMPACT series.
The Hioki HiLOGGER LR8432 provides a new level of sensitivity with voltage/heat flow measurement ranges down to 10mV f.s.
Choosing the correct system for an application can help optimise safety, enhance productivity and reduce costs.
Technavio has announced the top five leading vendors from 2016-2020 in their recent Global Micro Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Market report.