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Safe network integration with microScan3

Up to now, functional safety technology in automation has mostly been separated from fieldbuses and...

IO-Link: Industry 4.0 for everyone

IO-Link is not just gaining increasing acceptance in an ever greater number of applications –...
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Smart Sensors from SICK: Suppliers of information for Industry 4.0

Networked production and control processes in complex machine environments determine the industrial future and make...

Intelligent photoelectric sensors: Safe detection, efficient automation

Efficient automation is always also a question of safe object detection. Photoelectric sensors that offer...

Sensor intelligence in the factory of the future

The Internet of Things is making information constantly accessible to everyone. Meanwhile, customers are placing...

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The consumer market influences industrial production – Part Two

To accomplish the many interim steps involved in customisation, ordering and production within the desired...

The consumer market influences industrial production – Part One

Sooner or later, what we use in our homes usually ends up making its way...

Mobile systems

Achieving maximum flexibility and efficiency, producing batch sizes of one and optimising costs are what's...

Efficiency and flexibility in intralogistics

Intralogistics has been in a state of transition for years. E-commerce, automation and digitalisation coupled...

Avoiding production stoppages

Maintenance has become much more important in recent years, particularly as increasingly dynamic and complex...

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Packaging machines with digital pneumatics

Coffee, sugar, pharmaceuticals - nowadays, virtually everything is packed in small, low-cost sachets. The flexible...

Digital maintenance of facilities with Smartenance

Preventive facility maintenance is important to prevent problems that can lead to the machine standing...

Large amounts of data – little effort

The Festo product portfolio is huge: there are over 30,000 catalogue products, some of which...

On the way to the cyber-physical production system

As part of Industry 4.0, companies face the challenge of equipping their production with new...

Innovations from the Bionic Learning Network in 2018

The main topic of the Hannover Fair 2018, “Integrated Industries - Connect and Collaborate”, is...

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Mastering mountains of Industry 4.0 data

Industry 4.0 is generating massive amounts of data that are increasingly difficult to handle. But...

Industry 4.0 News Consortium holds successful first breakfast event

At a breakfast forum held at the Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club on 30 May, 60...

Aligning the data centre to meet the demands of smart cities and IoT

Smart cities and the Internet of Things are front of mind lately. Research from KPMG...

IoT technology to reduce traffic congestion

A pilot study using ‘world-first’ Internet of Things technology to help reduce traffic congestion and...

Wanted: Host employers for advanced manufacturing internships

The Commonwealth Scholarships Program for South Australia has opened applications for employers to host students in internships...