Daily Industrial Automation Rundown:
This Wednesday morning we cover new Podcasts, several new Products, as well as new Downloads and Literature.
First up is the latest episode of The Automation Podcast in which I sit down with Scott Preston from Antaira to learn about their line of Industrial Ethernet Switches. You can view or listen to this episode on your favorite Podcasting platform or right here on The Automation Blog.
Next up is a new podcast from the folks at SME discussing Knowledge Transfer during the current Labor Shortage. The interview is with the CEO of an MES company, and I found the discussion might be best suited for those in charge of whole departments or facilities, as discussion covers higher level strategies. Interested readers can listen to the podcast here.
As far as new product press releases, we’ll start with one from Bosch Rexroth and their “Locator” system. Essentially, this system is designed to allow mobile robots to independently determine their position without users needing expert knowledge to commission them. Their Locator product allows the robots to determine their position and orientation using compatible industrial controllers and laser sensors, and without physical markings and manual training. To learn more, check out the article here.
Over on the A3 website we have a news article about a recently release plugin for Robotmaster, an offline programming and simulation tool for robots. This new plugin allows the importing of Mastercam CAD/CAM data into a robotic program. To learn more, check out the article here.
nVent announced the release of a new line of Stainless Steel Enclosures and Air Conditioners for Extreme Environments. Features of the HOFFMAN Extreme Environments line includes a Adhesive-free gasket mounting, new hinge design with lift-off door, multiple corrosion resistance options, including for internal protection. To find out more, check out the full article here.
Festo Introduced an Online 3D CAD Configurator for Actuators and Accessories. The easy to use configurator allows users to select an actuator and then select “hot spots” on the 3D model to select each accessory. To learn more, click here.
Prosoft Technology has a new article up about requirements of extreme environments, like IP rating, Conformal Coating, and Temperature Ratings, all used to remind the reader that Prosoft offers Extreme rated modules for Rockwell XT line of ControlLogix products. To read the article, click here.
On the new literature front, Siemens just released an update to their S7 System Comparison manual. This manual compares the features and functions of the S7-300, 400, 1200, and 1500, and can be downloaded here.
And as far as software updates go, MDT just released a new security update for AutoSave versions prior to v8.5. Users running those older versions are encouraged to apply the update. For more information, click here.
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