Industry 4.0 has its limitations and there is a case for adopting degrees of automation to make the most of factory workers and ensure strategic process ownership and knowledge are kept in-house.
Following five years’ of development, Rittal has unveiled its VX25 large enclosure system that supersedes its previous TS 8 and supports the control and switchgear industry’s route towards Industry 4.0.
Most manufacturing companies are constantly balancing the desire to improve production against the return on the investment required to achieve that improvement.
What are the advantages of decentralised robot control? Peter Lange, Business Development Manager of Fixed Robotics at Omron Europe, answers.
HARTING’s MICA modular industrial edge computer is at the heart of a system for workflow optimisation at warehouse packing stations.