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Top certification for automation components

VALVE specialist Gemü has had a further three of its intelligent automation components certified with UL approval: The Gemü 1235 and Gemü 1236 electrical...

Automation giant again among ‘world’s most ethical companies’

GLOBAL industrial automation and digital transformation company, Rockwell Automation, has been recognised by Ethisphere Institute as one of the 2021 World’s Most Ethical Companies. The institute...

3D machine vision for automated logistics operations

SICK Automation and Neadvance, a company specialising in computer vision technologies and artificial intelligence solutions, collaborated to engineer a customised automation system for a...

Arduino-compatible shields for KNX-compliant implementations

RS Components now stocks NCN5100ASGEVB evaluation boards from ON Semiconductor. These Arduino-compatible units are designed to facilitate prototyping work, comprising all the constituent components necessary...

Electrical loggers help cut energy costs

ENERGY is a significant cost at any industrial facility, and while managers view it as an unavoidable expense, it’s really a variable cost that...

Boost energy efficiency with time switch technology

LEGRAND devices, with advanced time switch technology, are used to switch an electric circuit on or off at selected times during a pre-programmed time...

NPC status for automation society

The Society for Automation Instrumentation Mechatronics and Control (SAIMC) recently became a non-profit company, a move it believes will help it better serve its...

Robotic mini-warehouses coming to city near you

Robotic warehouses are turning small urban spaces into “micro fulfilment” spaces, says Inospace CEO Rael Levitt, who owns and manages 26 business parks in...

Faster leak detection with sound imaging tech

COMTEST’s Fluke ii900 handheld sonic industrial imager offers fast, simple detection of compressed air, steam, gas and vacuum leaks in compressed air systems. According to...

New safety switch provides interlocking on all types of guard doors

THE new Allen-Bradley Guardmaster 440G-EZ electromagnetic interlocking switch enables the physical interlocking of guard doors, allowing access to a potentially hazardous area only when...

Putting the ‘pro’ into industrial Ethernet protocols

Darrell Halterman, senior product manager of PACSystems controllers at Emerson’s machine automation solutions business, explains the advantages of using Profinet protocol for PLC, PAC...

Sage advice for manufacturers in the COVID era

AMID plummeting oil prices and demand, supply chain bottlenecks, spending slowdowns and concern over the credit markets, manufacturing entities are especially vulnerable to the...

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