Industrial

Global production as per Industry 4.0

A state-of-the-art centre for manufacturing large enclosures is currently under construction at Rittal’s Rittershausen plant, based on Industry 4.0 principles. While work there is ongoing, Rittal is also installing new high-tech production lines for its new VX25 large enclosure, at a total cost of €120m.  The company is gearing up …

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Cypress unveils the world’s most advanced Flash memory solutions for developers of safety-critical applications in automotive and industrial

Cypress Semiconductor Corp., the embedded solutions leader, announced its Semper NOR Flash memory family that delivers the industry’s best combination of safety and reliability for automotive and industrial applications. The Semper Flash family is the first memory that is architected and designed to meet the automotive industry’s ISO 26262 functional …

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Maxim provides industry’s first true fault protection solution for high-speed USB ports and industrial voltage applications

With the MAX22505 ±40V high-speed USB fault protector from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc., designers can now eliminate USB port damage from all faults, including ground potential differences, up to ±40V without the tradeoffs required by competing solutions. It protects data and power lines from industrial equipment powered at 24VAC and 40VDC, …

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Keep making the tablets: Industry 4.0 machine predictive maintenance improves pharmaceutical productivity

In this article, Howard Forryan, HARTING Ltd. shows how valuable manufacturing production line downtime in the pharmaceutical industry can be reduced by ensuring predictive maintenance of tablet making machinery using HARTING’s MICA industrial computing platform. HARTING recently challenged postgraduate students from the Centre for Doctoral Training in Embedded Intelligence at …

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HARTING expands MICA industrial computer platform with new versions offering more computing power and additional application possibilities

HARTING has added a number of new models to its MICA industrial computer product to further its development into a universal modular platform to capture data, process it at the machine level, and exchange it in wireless and wired fashion. The new MICA versions include the MICA 2, which offers …

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RS Components launches small-size RS Pro infrared temperature sensor for industrial equipment

RS Components(RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers, has launched a new RS Pro low-cost and high-performance infrared temperature sensor. Available at a highly attractive price, key features of the device include its extremely small size – 31mm diameter by only 30mm high – and side-entry cable, …

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The growing demand for industrial switches – what they are and why we need them

By Paul Routledge, country manager D-Link UKI Talk of smart cities, the Industrial Internet of Things and fully autonomous cars often excites, but it rarely looks at fundamental components needed to realise these next-generation technology developments. But while the UK may not see the likes of ‘smart benches’ appearing in …

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Chassis Plans launches new 7-inch rugged tablet for industrial and military applications 

Built in the USA, Chassis Plans’ new ultra-rugged MTB-7 tablet is designed for use by mobile workers in harsh environments. In a sleek package with the highest-rated protection against water, dirt, smoke and dust (IP68 and Mil-STD 810G), this new Rugged Tablet provides optimum ruggedness to support a wide range …

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u-blox announces smallest industrial Bluetooth 5 module

Ultra-compact and designed for tough environments, ANNA-B1 is fully tailored to applications for the Industrial Internet of Things. u-blox, a global leader in wireless and positioning technologies, has announced the new ANNA-B1 Bluetooth 5 module for industrial applications. Its ultra-compact module design and industrial operating temperature range make it ideal for …

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Kionix’s New KX220 Analog Accelerometers for the industrial market

Compact high-bandwidth design supports up to +/-40g, ideal for vibration sensing and shock detection in industrial and commercial applications Kionix , a ROHM group company, is pleased to announce the release of the KX220 sensor series, a new family of medium-g, tri-axis Analog Accelerometers. Initially two versions are available: the KX220-1071 …

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