Automation Equipment

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The new Eplan Platform version 2.7 is now available

The platform’s system for consistent digitisation and an interdisciplinary focus for engineering processes allow data to be continually enhanced along the entire value chain process. Nineteen ...


AMP stepSERVO now available with EtherCAT

AMP (Applied Motion Products) has launched EtherCAT communications versions of its StepSERVO closed loop stepper technology products. The range covers three EtherCAT network intelligent drives with ...


Low-cost robots simplify complex tasks

RS Components has launched the easily programmable R12 and R17 benchtop robots. The robots are claimed to be capable of undertaking complex tasks, including product testing, sample handling, parts ...


Multi-coloured light effects

Murrelektronik has released a version of its EMERGENCY STOP button with an illuminated RESET button in the housing. The device can be integrated into the installation into electronic installations ...


Compact rotation module for tight spaces

Motion plastics specialist igus has developed a compact rotation module (CRM), which revolves around its own axis, even in confined spaces. As with all rotary energy chain systems from igus, the CRM ...


5-axis articulated arms available pre-assembled

igus is offering its robolink D 5-axis articulated arms as an assembly kit consisting of arm, motor and gearbox, or now as a ready-to-connect articulated arm, enabling machine and system builders to ...



IP67 DeviceNet I/O Module with full M8 connectivity

Molex has introduced the Brad DeviceNet HarshIO M8 Modules, claimed to be the first on the market to come fully ODVA conformance tested and approved. Offering full M8 connectivity for power, I/O and ...




Robot dispensing systems to boost productivity

Amada Miyachi Europe offers a range of robot dispensing system options that can be fully customised for use in the automotive, electronics and solar cells, information technology and multimedia, ...


Control to the locals

Two new product ranges have been introduced to meet the need for localised control. The products from Turck Banner – one from each of the principals – provide a method for engineers working on ...


Faster liquid handling for OEM applications

Tecan has launched the Cavro Omni Flex to make it quicker and easier for manufacturers to develop instruments for advanced liquid handling applications. The Cavro Omni Flex is claimed to extend the ...


Rugged revelation

Harting’s diversification beyond its connector ranges has continued with the launch of the MICA (Modular Industry Computing Architecture) ruggedised computer. It provides a platform for system ...



Ex position switch for sub-zero applications

The light and robust Ex 97 switching devices with plastic housings from steute are tested and certified according to ATEX and IECEx for use in Gas Ex zones 1 and 2, as well as dust Ex zones 21 and ...




Easy, rugged, stand-alone RFID scanner

SICK has launched the RFU650, a long-range read/write RFID device that delivers compact, stand-alone RFID identification and traceability without requiring complex programming or separate external ...


Services slip through ring

The SVTS B Series (SRC 032M) series IP65 sealed slip ring assembly is specifically designed to meet the needs of latest technology flowpack packaging machines. Available from Heason Technology, the ...



Self-cleaning analysis system

Bürkert presents an automatic cleaning module for the Online Analysis System. Bürkert’s Type 8905 Online Analysis System supports waterworks in monitoring of the most important water parameters and ...


Curved sections for modular belt conveyors

Modular belt conveyors are robust and offer opportunities for virtually any transport application. They are more wear-resistant than belts and can also be used where sharp-edged goods need to be ...