Internet of Things or IoT is probably the biggest buzzword in factory automation today, and makes up for a key aspect of the ongoing industrial revolution, i.e. Industry 4.0. It basically describes the technologies that enable objects to communicate with each other, from consumer electronics to industrial assets. And there’s no better medium for communication then the network of networks, Internet.
Wireless solutions are being increasingly adopted in the industrial world due to the obvious benefit of mobility they bring to the table. Technologies such as Bluetooth and WLAN have made it easier to form connections with hard to reach appliances, while keeping the installation cost under check. Anybus wireless products provide performance, reliability and security that’s at par with wired solutions, enabling industries to instill a permanent factor of flexibility and move closer towards having an Industrial IoT based system.
Manufacturers of every size are always seeking to improve the efficiencies of their industrial operations in order to maintain their competitive edge in the market. Quality and efficiency are vital to any company, and if a company succeeds in uplifting these two parameters, it can not only sustain itself but can actively push itself into new markets. Both these factors are highly reliant on one concept, i.e. Error-Proofing.
Dialight has been a pioneer in the world of industrial LED lighting, always setting benchmarks in terms of design and execution for competitors to follow. Being the global leader in instilling sustainability, safety and operation efficiency through long-lasting LED technology. Dialight’s technology is exceptional at bringing down energy costs and reducing the environmental impact for its customers.
Banner’s EZ-Light Touch K50 Lighted Operators make up for an integral part of the EZ-Light family, providing an innovative and cost-effective solution for companies looking for a highly visible indication in their assembly lines. The K50 lighted operators are easy to use, and can be activated with a simple touch, providing a safe and ergonomic environment for employees.
Magswitch is a mechanical device capable of turning a permanent magnetic field on or off. The introduction of Magswitch technology has offered a new approach to how conventional tasks are performed in the heavy lifting industry. Permanent magnets have been in use for tasks such as welding and fabrication for a really long time, however they’ve been dismissed for heavy lifting due to the complexity involved. Magswitch challenges the traditional clamping methodologies in use and allows metalworks operations to be carried out on the core strength of permanent magnets.
Magnetic encoder technology is vastly used in heavy industries such as steel mills, ship drives, gas turbines, power stations, drilling rigs, and so on. The rugged landscape and threat of harsh elements require delivery of control signals over a long period of time in a reliable and efficient manner. While optical scanning encoder systems are always an option, the extreme conditions make it unsuitable for installation. Extremely confined spaces, large shaft diameters and no free shafts are just some of the reasons as to why Magnetic Encoder technology needs to be adopted.
Enclosures are that part of a workspace that doesn’t hold any standard size. Customers always come up with personalized demands when it comes to enclosure systems, some requiring change in dimensions while others require change in internal design. It should be noted that these user requirements must be followed precisely as only then can the user achieve optimum objectives with maximum safety.
There was a time when phrases such as Internet of Things, Smart Factory and Industry 4.0, were nothing more than distant concepts. That time is far gone now. The fourth industrial revolution is here, and its being led by automation gained through increased interconnection of devices.
The eWON Flexy is a device that plays a crucial role in connecting your workplace. Being an industrial modular router, the eWON Flexy is built to allow OEMs and system integrators get closer to their goal of total automation and remote monitoring through top-drawer, blazing fast and ultra-secure communication.
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