HMS Networks now presents a new line of Anybus® Switches and Wireless Routers for next generation industrial wireless communication. Preparing for the arrival of 5G and the vision of smarter and more flexible factories, the products combine high capacity and reliability with more mobility and less latency to wireless networks.
The European 4.0 Transformation Center (E4TC) at RWTH Aachen Campus has investigated the strategic digitization of design and control engineering and the technical layout of machines and plant systems. The 38-page research report titled “Engineering 4.0” is based on an eight-month field study of German machine manufacturers (producing both series products and special machinery), of engineering offices/hardware planners, and of component manufacturers. For the first time, the methodology developed to quantify available potential in engineering and measures to be taken enables a well-founded consideration of current engineering workflows for both series production and special-machinery manufacturing. Its central finding: A partial automation of engineering processes achieves an optimal cost/benefit ratio.
After being launched in the first quarter of 2017, JMX Plastic, SOURIAU's very first range of connectors for electronic medical equipment gained notice at the Compamed trade show in Düsseldorf that same year. SOURIAU used this year's edition of Compamed to announce that it has added larger sizes to its JMX Plastic range to meet an inrush of new electronic medical equipment that requires a higher contact density in order to be powered. In addition to offering advanced technical features and compliance with IEC 60601-1 and UL94 V-0, these JMX connectors have been carefully designed to meet the esthetic and functional requirements of medical device manufacturers.
Desktop Metal, the company committed to making 3D printing accessible to engineers and manufacturers, announces the launch of Fiber™, the world’s first desktop 3D printer to fabricate high resolution parts with industrial grade continuous fiber composite materials used in automated fiber placement (AFP) processes.
The welding automation industry is increasingly implementing collaborative robot arms from Universal Robots. This year’s FABTECH Expo features no less than three UR cobot powered path-processing solutions: BotX Welder by Hirebotics, Red-D-Arc and Airgas; Vectis Automation’s Cobot Welding Tool; and SnapCut by ARC Specialties.