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Compressed air fail: Forgotten dryer setting

2018-01-22 22:36:19

The operators forgot to activate the internal dewpoint control setting of this dryer, resulting significant energy waste. By Ron Marshall A food processing plant purchased an energy saving externally heated purge type dryer to save compressed air system energy. This dryer is designed to consume only 7.5% purge flow, compared to 15% for a standard


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Why can’t you run an air cylinder at 3,000 psi, like a hydraulic cylinder?

2018-01-22 22:36:19

We have the advantage of force density with hydraulics. The issue is the compressibility of air in this case. When it comes to pneumatic applications, the most inefficient part is actually creating the compressed air. Because of gas laws, the fact of compressing it creates so much heat, it’s really hard to get a high volume of really


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ABB FABTECH 2017 exhibit showcases the Collaboration, Simplicity and Digitalization that allow manufacturers to most efficiently handle increased part variation

2017-10-27 22:31:28

Leading edge robotic welding technologies also enhance safety, quality and productivity ABB will feature a broad range of advanced robotic welding technology designed to enhance safety, quality and productivity at FABTECH 2017, November 9th to 12th at McCormick Place in Chicago (Booth #B-23025). Metal Fabricators of all sizes are adopting robotic


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The fourth industrial revolution: more of an evolution?

2017-10-27 12:30:07

The Internet of Things has been hailed as the fourth industrial revolution, but can it warrant this title at its current pace of development? The potential of Industry 4.0 remains an important talking point for members of the international coil winding, transformer and electrical manufacturing communities. And it's hardly surprising. Following


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SoftBank Robotics Partners with Industry-Leading Face Recognition Platform, Ever AI to Enhance Customer Engagement Capabilities of Pepper, the Humanoid Robot

2017-10-26 15:01:35

Known for its friendly demeanor and emotion-detecting AI, Pepper's capabilities will be enhanced by Ever AI's technology, bringing new levels of personalization to its interactions with business patrons. SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- SoftBank Robotics (SBR), the North American arm of SoftBank Robotics Group, today announced its


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New Slim IO-Link Master from Balluff

2017-10-25 20:00:04

Balluff is pleased to introduce a new breed of IO-Link masters that enhances their broad portfolio of IO-Link masters & devices. The new IP67 protection rated, machine-mount, 4-port slim IO-Link master has the same functional features as the popular Balluff 8-port IO-Link master series in a more compact format. This module is available on


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Cincoze Launches Rugged Workstation with 7th/6th Generation Intel® Xeon® E3 and Core™ Processors

2017-10-24 14:30:10

Extreme Performance - Great Expansibility - Application-driven Design Cincoze, a global leader in embedded computing technology, today expands its product offering by introducing new rugged workstation "DX-1000". The system is based on workstation grade Intel® C236 chipset to support 7th/6th Generation Intel® Xeon® E3 and Core™


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Sensor delivers linear position feedback and takes up minimal space

2017-10-24 00:00:11

With the Internet of Things requiring sensors on nearly everything, situations arise that could use a sensor, but the space available for one is minimal. The BIP04 Compact Inductive Linear Position Sensor, however, delivers accurate, continuous linear position feedback over a 17 mm range, in a compact form factor.  The BIP04 is for position


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Pepperl+Fuchs’ Acquisition of ecom Expands Its Portfolio of Industry 4.0 Solutions

2017-10-20 19:30:10

Pepperl+Fuchs purchased ecom instruments of Germany in late 2016. The integration of ecom’s cell phones, 4G smartphones, and tablets into Pepperl+Fuchs’ intrinsically safe product portfolio adds to a comprehensive range of products that cover all aspects of electrical explosion protection. “In addition to an expanded product


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HEIDENHAIN’s New StateMonitor for TNCs Makes CNC Connectivity Easier Than Ever

2017-10-18 19:30:08

HEIDENHAIN CORPORATION announces the availability of the new StateMonitor for CNC manufacturing personnel who are implementing connected systems as part of the Industry 4.0 initiative. This new state-of-the-art software is an option with HEIDENHAIN TNC controls and connects with PC systems to allow the user to view data and evaluate control


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Moxa Releases IIoT Gateway Starter Kit With Amazon Web Services (AWS) Support Built In

2017-10-16 14:30:04

To serve the needs of system integrators and engineers developing applications for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Moxa has launched the IIoT Gateway Starter Kit, which includes built-in support for Amazon Web Services (AWS). This data-acquisition-ready kit provides a reliable ready-to-use platform that simplifies development of IIoT


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Universal Robots expands unique online Academy, offering free interactive modules in robotics programming

2017-10-13 17:30:09

More than 14,000 users from 132 countries have joined the Universal Robots Academy to become robot programmers. Adding to its basic training, the Academy is now launching three new modules that focus on mastering more advanced features of collaborative robots. Odense, Denmark, October 13, 2017: Universal Robots, the pioneer and market leader of


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New 6-Axis Precision Motion Controller for High Resolution Linear and Rotary Stages and Custom Multi-Axis Motion Systems

2017-10-13 12:30:07

PI’s servo motor controller is compact, cost efficient and also available in a 4 axes version Precision positioning systems industry leader PI (Physik Instrumente) has released a new 6-axis servo motor controller - the C-884.6DC. Most modern precision motion systems are driven by servo motors, because they provide high torque, fast


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New Compact Inductive Linear Position Sensor from Balluff

2017-10-11 14:30:08

Continuous Feedback for Grippers & Clamps Balluff announces the release of the new BIP04 Compact Inductive Linear Position Sensor. The BIP04 provides accurate, continuous linear position feedback over a 17 mm range, in an extremely compact form factor. The BIP04 is ideal for position feedback on machine tool clamping spindles, pneumatic


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NVIDIA Announces World's First AI Computer to Make Robotaxis a Reality

2017-10-11 14:30:08

The new system, codenamed Pegasus, extends the NVIDIA® DRIVE™ PX AI computing platform to handle Level 5 driverless vehicles. NVIDIA DRIVE PX Pegasus delivers over 320 trillion operations per second -- more than 10x the performance of its predecessor, NVIDIA DRIVE PX 2. MUNICH, GERMANY -- (Marketwired) -- Oct 10, 2017 -- GTC Europe --


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