Automation advice: Devices and systems should provide a positive customer experience and be easily connect, monitor, commission, and operate. Use the smartphone benchmark.
Sensor failure risks are significantly reduced if the temperature sensor can be calibrated in situ.
Input/output (I/O) systems design considerations include smaller sizes, faster response times, and greater functionality, with energy savings, diagnostics, and rugged environmental ratings.
Robotic design: Built-in collaborative force/torque sensing, safety features, and improved precision enable faster integration in a wider range of future-proofed applications.
Spotlight on innovation: Best automation, control, and instrumentation products in 26 categories.
With the drive to digitalization, and trends such as Industrie 4.0, smart manufacturing, and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), industries face challenges such as improving production flexibility and reducing changeover time between production runs.
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Communication and understanding between the information technology (IT) and operations technology (OT) department needs to improve as cyber attacks become more prevalent.
MIT researchers have developed an on-chip system that detects signals at sub-terahertz wavelengths, which could help steer driverless cars through fog and dust.
Beckhoff Automation LLC has selected Kevin Barker as the company's new president, taking over for Aurelio Banda, who led the Minnesota-based company for four years.
Motion Industries has acquired Axis New England and Axis New York, an automation and robotics company.