Beckhoff’s control systems prove critical to smoke control in the London Underground.
Established in 1925, Coventry-based Wickman is a designer, supplier and manufacturer of high-quality turning machines, specialising in multi-spindle lathes that are controlled by CNC, servo or PLC.
For system integrators, completing projects on time and budget is obviously critical, but can often be hampered by limited in-house experience of designing, engineering and configuring resilient data communication networks.
Single Pair Ethernet is the technology that makes it possible to implement the Internet of Things consistently within industry, right through to field-based applications. Simon Seereiner, Head of Product Management SAI & IE at Weidmüller, explains why this is the case and what still needs to be done before this technology can be used across the board.
A partnership between FANUC and SICK has bridged a gap in connectivity between robot and machine by achieving a simple I/O “handshake” for robot machine tending. The combination of SICK's Flexi-Soft safety controller and the SICK Safe EFI-PRO gateway achieves an elegant solution.