According to the latest report by PMMI Business Intelligence, there is a growing need for manufacturers to roll-out the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) across their enterprise. However, these companies should identify their existing “IIoT blind spots” before they do so. Here, Claudia Jarrett, US country manager of automation parts supplier EU Automation, explains how original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and suppliers can lend valuable support.
It's not only taste that counts - but also special service: our customer Eureka System realized an innovative robot capable to follow even G-code toolpaths, fully controlled by KeMotion - our ready-to-use robotics solution. Eureka System was ready to invite you to its stand at MECSPE in Parma. Unfortunately, the fair was cancelled on Monday, October 26th, due to the new Covid19 measures of the Italian government. It can only take place virtually. When, where, and how will be announced at a later date. In the meantime, watch this great video of the robot demo.
In the context of the Covid-19 epidemic, many companies with large facilities are looking for an effective disinfection solution to protect and reassure their employees. Most devices available for disinfection by fumigation are static and are used to treat each typical surface in turn, requiring the intervention of an operator who must be protected.
They also involve wet spraying, which could potentially cause damage, thus limiting their area of application. In order to provide a solution for these problems, Sherpa Mobile Robotics (SMR), a company within the innovation branch of NORCAN, has partnered with DEVEA to develop a mobile, autonomous disinfection system in the form of a Sherpa robot, equipped with an innovative but proven spraying device which generates a dry mist. The ASD is compliant with the NFT 72-281 version 2014 standard, and the virucide, based on hydrogen peroxide, has an MA (marketing authorisation), guaranteeing its 99.99% effectiveness against viruses. It is currently the only device of this type certified on the market.
Schmalz has designed a new multi-gripper for the vacuum tube lifters in the JumboFlex series. Thanks to additive production technology, it is particularly light and compact. The multi-gripper is now available in two different formats.
Choosing the right interface for your machine vision application is a key decision in your camera selection process. The following sections provide an overview of the different types of cables and connectors available for machine vision applications along with associated pros and cons.