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  • Identifying errors in manufacturing systems

    February 2nd 2019

    Fraunhofer IPA says its Smart System Optimisation tool will identify errors in interlinked manufacturing systems and show their root causes…

  • Robot guidance system

    January 16th 2019

    Perceptron says its AutoGuideMT product for machine tending robotic guidance applications was created with plant floor requirements and operators in mind…

  • Manufacturing execution system

    November 14th 2018

    Lantek says that with its MES Manager manufacturing execution system, engineers can upload a bill of materials for the products being manufactured including parts and subassemblies…

  • Simulation-driven design software

    July 2nd 2018

    Altair says features of the new version of its Inspire 2018 simulation-driven design software include generating optimised lattice and mixed solid structures, and visualising simulation results in 3D…

  • Open architecture industrial computers

    February 26th 2018

    The Allen-Bradley VersaView 5000 portfolio includes five products: VersaView 5400 display and non-display computers; VersaView 5200 display and non-display thin clients; and VersaView 5100 monitors, says Rockwell Automation…

  • 3D PDF solution for CAD data

    February 9th 2018

    Theorem Solutions claims the latest version of their Publish 3D-3D PDF solution improves the processes of sharing design data helping to improve communication and reduce any ambiguity based around product design data…

  • Welding simulations for sheet metal structures

    February 8th 2018

    Welding 7 is the latest version of Simufact’s software for the simulation of welding processes, which the company claims offers shorter processing times, more accurate results…

  • Asset management

    November 20th 2017

    The Simatic PDM Maintenance Station V2.0, enables the monitoring of intelligent field device status independently of the automation and control system used, claims Siemens…

  • Digital maintenance assistant

    October 26th 2017

    Dürr says its newly developed EcoScreen Maintenance Assistant software will determine the maintenance status of a painting or sealing robot based on actual use, using variables such as the number of valve switching cycles or from the servo motor load profiles…

  • Plug & play process automation

    October 18th 2017

    The Simatic PCS 7 Plant Automation Accelerator is a cross-system engineering tool for planners and automation specialists, says Siemens. The company claims the object-oriented approach of the system enables users to work on a central data platform…