Industrial

ABB’s YuMi collaborative robots turns five

Originally launched in 2015 to assist workers in lightweight assembly tasks, ABB’s collaborative YuMi robot has gone on to blaze a trail in a raft of diverse applications and industries, opening new opportunities and helping to fire people’s imaginations about what can be achieved with robotic automation. With its ergonomic …

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THE NEXT GENERATION OF ANGLE GRINDING

Makita has launched four new 40V brushless angle grinder models as part of its exciting new XGT range – Makita’s new, powerful cordless 40V lithium-ion battery platform, affording users with high levels of power for demanding jobs with the flexibility and portability of cordless. For professional use in high demand …

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SICK’s Advanced IO-Link Encoders Streamline Machine Controls

SICK has released advanced variants of its AHS36 and AHM36 IO-Link absolute encoders that can harness valuable diagnostic insights for better machine control and availability. With versatile programming options, they make it easy to integrate data from encoders into localised and ‘edge computing’ configurations to improve the efficiency of automated …

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APEX DYNAMICS’ INNOVATIVE CURVE FOR RACK AND PINION TECHNOLOGY

APEX Dynamics has complemented its range of precision gearboxes with pioneering rack and pinion technology that can improve manufacturing machinery performance by offering zero backlash, automatic concentricity and high torque transmission. Rack and pinion solutions can replace ball screw systems with longer travel capability without adding inertia and offer higher …

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Flex Power Modules further expands miniature DC-DC converters for industrial use

Flex Power Modules has added to its portfolio of miniature DC-DC converters for industrial applications. Available in single or dual output options, the PUC-2B series delivers an output power of up to 2W, with no minimum load required. The new family of isolated, unregulated DC/DC converter modules incorporates features such …

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Infovista launches TEMS for Industry 4.0 for connected applications

Infovista, the leader in modern network performance, today announced  TEMS for Industry 4.0 – a range of new solutions that address the lifecycle needs and challenges of industries as they move towards wider use of connectivity enabled applications and processes. Built on a core platform trusted by over 1700 wireless …

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Enhancing embedded cyber defences

Nexus Industrial Memory, exclusive distributor of ATEK’s Datakey products in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Scandinavia, is now supplying the new CryptoAuthentication line of memory tokens. The line comprises four products; the IAT4.5Kb, the IAX4.5Kb, the IAT10.5Kb and the IAX10.5Kb. All are ideal for embedded systems that require …

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Cree and ABB announce silicon carbide partnership for automotive solutions

Cree and ABB’s Power Grids business have announced a partnership to jointly expand the rollout of silicon carbide in the rapidly-growing high-power semiconductor market. The agreement incorporates the use of Cree’s Wolfspeed silicon carbide-based semiconductors into ABB’s comprehensive product portfolio, enabling Cree to broaden its customer base while accelerating ABB’s …

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Mouser Electronics named Distributor of the Year by Littelfuse

Mouser Electronics has been recognised as the 2018 High Service Distributor of the Year by Littelfuse. Littelfuse presented Mouser with the global award at the 2019 Electronic Distribution Show (EDS) in Las Vegas. This is the eighth year that Mouser has been honoured with the top award. “Mouser Electronics has been …

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New indexing plunger from FDB Panel Fittings

The new indexing plunger from FDB is spring-loaded for ease of set/reset to enable the quick and accurate location of covers and flaps, workpieces and panels in pre-defined positions. New from sales partner DIRAK, this plunger allows removal and accurate replacement of tooling, jigs and equipment – it may also …

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