The use of intrinsically safe smart devices can help improve productivity and the safety of employees while providing data efficiently.
The market for autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) is growing fast, and there is a lot of demand globally for them in traditional automation, in non-automotive sectors.
Koch Pac-Systeme designed a labeling and grouping unit in a toothbrush packaging line with a transport system at its core.
At Ford Motor’s body and stamping plant in Valencia, Spain, autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) improved overall logistics and allowed human workers to work on more complex tasks.
System integrators should know an autonomous mobile robot's (AMR’s) programming and implementation capabilities make them attractive to end users.
A researcher at the University of Wisconsin is developing better control algorithms for autonomous systems that provide safety guarantees while maintaining those systems’ performance.
Additional answers provide more details about smartphone programming for variable frequency drives (VFDs).
Two leading methods exist for establishing mobile human-machine interface (HMI) connectivity; one providing more cybersecurity. See table comparison of remote access HMI connections.
Stanford researchers have found that a few layers of atomically thin materials can provide the same insulation as a sheet of glass, which is 100 times thicker and will improve the compactness of cell phones and computers.
HMI software should mix elements of web design and controls engineering to create effective operator interfaces for industrial displays and mobile devices of all sizes.