4 - Companies

Optimize Personnel Protection with Simple Setup and Two Resolution Options by Banner

S4B SERIES HEAVY-DUTY TYPE 4 SAFETY LIGHT CURTAIN: A recent Banner article highlights the S4B Series Heavy-Duty Type 4 Safety Light Curtains. These curtains are designed to make installation easier with features like cascading functionality and an auto-cascade feature. They come with color-coded cordsets to minimize installation mistakes and facilitate...

ABB co-launches interoperability initiative to unlock Industrial IoT insights

Interoperability initiative to unlock Industrial IoT insights: In a recent ABB article, Florian Schneeberger, the CTO of ABB’s Machine Automation division (B&R), underscored the significance of data sources in making decisions. He expressed, “The greater the number of data sources, the more informed the decisions.” Schneeberger further highlighted the difficulties...

Innovative S7-1511T(F)-1PN and 1515T(F)-2 PN CPUs by Siemens

SIMATIC S7-1500 CPUs 1511T(F)-1PN and 1515T(F)-2 PN: A recent Siemens article reported that the SIMATIC S7-1500 Technology CPUs 1511T(F)-1 PN and 1515T(F)-2 PN are being upgraded. The firmware version V3.0 expands the CPUs’ capabilities and boosts their performance. Moreover, the program and data memory have been augmented. These enhanced CPUs...

The More You Know by Maple Systems

The More You Know: A recent article from Maple Systems, a top provider of operator interfaces and control solutions, emphasized the company’s dedication to offering a range of solutions for all applications and industries. The “10 Things to Consider” series by Maple Systems provides readers with an impartial view of...

TE3850 | TwinCAT 3 Machine Learning Creator by Beckhoff

TE3850 | TwinCAT 3 Machine Learning Creator: A recent Beckhoff article introduces the TwinCAT 3 Machine Learning Creator. This tool auto-generates AI models from data sets, optimized for accuracy and latency, ensuring efficient operation on Beckhoff Industrial PCs. The models can be used as standardized ONNX models, extending their use...

Siemens S7-1200 G2 (P203)

This week I meet up with Luis Narvaez of Siemens to learn all about their new S7-1200 G2 (generation 2) PLC in this episode of The Automation Podcast. For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. Watch to the Podcast on The Automation Blog: Listen to the Podcast...

Linux-based real-time control with TwinCAT by Beckhoff

Linux-based real-time control with TwinCAT: In a recent article from Beckhoff, it was highlighted that the introduction of the TwinCAT Runtime for Linux® is set to open up new application possibilities for real-time control. This development allows for the execution of several TwinCAT Runtimes on a single industrial PC, a...

Unlocking digital insights for more efficient and sustainable industry by B&R

Unlocking digital insights for more efficient and sustainable industry: In a recent article from B&R, it was reported that interoperability is the key to achieving digital transformation at scale. As a founding member of the new Margo initiative, B&R is actively driving open interoperability at the edge of industrial automation...

Make the Anybus Communicator your own! by HMS Networks

Anybus Communicator: In a recent article from Anybus, it was reported that you can customize the Anybus Communicator to simplify installation and promote your brand. The article explains how the next-generation Anybus Communicator can be preconfigured to streamline your installation and rebranded to look like part of your family. For more...

Why Choose An On-machine Solution? by Rockwell Automation

Why Choose An On-machine Solution?: In a recent article from Rockwell Automation, it was highlighted that an On-Machine™ solution offers a decentralized equipment design approach, helping to overcome challenges associated with cabinet-based solutions for end users. This approach aims to meet aggressive timelines, decrease installation costs, reduce exposure to risk, and...

Pinturas Tropical Adds Precision to Paint Production by Opto22

Pinturas Tropical Adds Precision to Paint Production: In a recent article from Opto22, it was highlighted that the Dominican Republic (DR) has relied on Pinturas Tropical for over three decades for a range of coatings and finishes, including acrylic and enamel paints, thinners and solvents, and waterproofing sealants. Pinturas Tropical,...

Siemens S7-1200 G2 (P203) Member Early Access

This week I meet up with Luis Narvaez of Siemens to learn all about their new S7-1200 G2 (generation 2) PLC in this episode of The Automation Podcast. Note - Members get early access to this episode. For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. Note: Early...

IO Device Library by Rockwell Automation

IO Device Library: In a recent article from Rockwell Automation, it was highlighted that their Device Object Libraries enable easy interfacing with Rockwell Automation intelligent devices such as drives, motion, network switches, sensors, IO, and more. These libraries consist of tested, documented, and lifecycle-managed objects, which can be utilized with...

Rockwell Automation and Microsoft announce significant technology integrations

Significant Technology Integrations: According to a recent article from Rockwell Automation, Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK) has partnered with Microsoft on three significant technology innovations to be showcased at Hannover Messe, 22-26 April. This collaboration aims to create and deliver the best solutions for the future of industrial operations, simplifying...

Hands protection – Functional Safety by LinMot

Hands protection – Functional Safety: In a recent LinMot article, customers, including Mr. Kaifel, praised the C1250 servo drives for maintaining the same motor dimensions as the standard version in the 2S variant. This feature eliminates the need for additional hardware, as all safety monitoring is integrated into the drive...

IIot In Hazardous Areas Thanks To EX NR by Stahl

IIot In Hazardous Areas Thanks To EX NR: In a recent article from Stahl, the basic principle of restricted breathing is highlighted. This principle stems from the concept that enclosures must effectively prevent the explosive mixture of gas and air from entering them by being tightly sealed. Additionally, the surface...

ET 200SP digital input and output modul by Siemens

ET 200SP digital input and output modul: Siemens recently announced the expansion of their digital peripheral portfolio for the ET 200SP with a mixed module featuring 8x digital inputs and 8x digital outputs in the function class standard. This expansion allows for space-saving system expansion using an IO module. It...

Stronger together: We enter a strategic technology partnership with Festo

Stronger together: We enter a strategic technology partnership with Festo: In a recent article from PLCNext Technology, it was highlighted that the strategic alliance with Festo is more than just a partnership between two automation companies; it's a collaborative effort prioritizing user needs. The integration of PLCnext Technology offers both...

NORD Offers Optimum Conveyor Functionality with NORDAC ON/ON+ VFDs

Optimum Conveyor Functionality with NORDAC ON/ON+ VFDs: NORD DRIVESYSTEMS has unveiled their latest innovation, the NORDAC ON/ON+ decentralized variable frequency drives, designed for horizontal conveyor technology. These drives offer integrated functions to enhance efficiency and come with an Ethernet interface for seamless connectivity. Efficient and Flexible Design The compact design of the...

Siemens and BILT Launch Spatial Computing Electrical Training for Apple Vision Pro

Spatial Computing Electrical Training for Apple Vision Pro: In a recent article from Siemens, it was announced that Siemens, in collaboration with BILT, the creators of 3D Intelligent Instructions, is advancing their mobile guides by transitioning them into spatial models for Apple Vision Pro. This development comes at a crucial...