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1,000s of Vinyl Caps, Plugs and More from Caplugs

1,000s of Vinyl Caps, Plugs and More from Caplugs

For more than 70 years, Caplugs has been the global leader in plastic moulding and product protection. One of our most popular product lines are our vinyl parts. We offer a wide range of catalogue parts available for immediate shipment including caps, plugs, sleeves, covers and more. For custom parts, our team of in-house vinyl experts have comprehensive design and production capabilities to meet your unique needs.

Our non-phthalate vinyl parts are versatile, flexible and available in a wide range of colors to meet the needs...

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High-Performance Laser Distance Sensor for Industrial Applications

High-Performance Laser Distance Sensor for Industrial Applications

The Micro-Epsilon optoNCDT ILR2250 distance sensor is designed for both outdoor and industrial measurement tasks and can be easily integrated thanks to its compact design. It measures distances up to 150 m in automated and industrial applications.

There are applications in numerous industries in which sensors must be placed at a safe distance from the measurement object, for example because the object emits a lot of heat as in the metal industry. It is used in transport, logistics and materials handling technology as well as in...

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No-code UniCloud specifically designed for Machine Builders

No-code UniCloud specifically designed for Machine Builders

Unitronics set the bar for IIoT in automation with the addition of UniCloud, its end-to-end Cloud platform. UniCloud’s a simple, affordable, no-code approach to Cloud makes it easy for any Machine Builder to benefit from secure IIoT.

Now open to all devices that support Modbus, UniCloud opens the door to the benefits of Cloud technology: increased profit, effortless monitoring, easily-implemented Business Intelligence and much more — all with zero investment in programmers, Cloud, or IT professionals.

The...

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Compact Spot Finder IR Camera Xi 410 from Optris

Compact Spot Finder IR Camera Xi 410 from Optris

The new compact spot finder IR camera Xi 410 from Optris combines a robust, compact pyrometer and an advanced IR camera with a resolution of 384 x 240 pixels.

The autonomous operation with automatic spot finder function as well as the direct analog output and affordable price make it a perfect match for all safety-relevant applications in the fields of preventive fire safety and machine and equipment condition monitoring.

If the network connection is disrupted or there is a problem with the connected PC, the camera...

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FDT 3.0 and OPC UA: Enabling IT/OT Interoperability in the New Age of Automation

FDT 3.0 and OPC UA: Enabling IT/OT Interoperability in the New Age of Automation

Industrial manufacturing operations are in the early phase of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. This era will be driven not just by data, but also by the intelligence that can be derived from it and applied across the operational landscape of equipment, processes, facilities, and people. Integrating OT and IT systems is an important first step along the path.

By unifying OT and IT systems and practices in a converged system architecture, businesses can eliminate inefficiencies and barriers to interoperability, improve automation, and accelerate innovation.

FDT’s...

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Upgrading or Replacing Hard-to-Source Optics

Upgrading or Replacing Hard-to-Source Optics

Resolve Optics offers an OEM design, develop and supply service for camera, instrument and sensor manufacturers looking to upgrade or replace hard to source or obsolete optical components. To prolong the lifetime of a profitable product where key optical components are becoming hard to source - organisations are often faced with the challenge of finding a suitable replacement.

At this point do you accept an off-the-shelf optical component that may compromise performance or require...

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Take Your First Steps with Intelligent Cameras

Take Your First Steps with Intelligent Cameras

In October, the next free software update for the AI package IDS NXT ocean will be released. In addition to usability, the focus is also on making artificial intelligence comprehensible for the user.

The new tools Attention Maps and Confusion Matrix illustrate how the AI in the industrial cameras works and which decisions it makes. Anyone who wants to test the industrial-grade embedded vision platform IDS NXT ocean and evaluate its potential for their own applications should take a look at the IDS NXT ocean...

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FDT Mobility Secures Open Automation in the Age of Industry 4.0

FDT Mobility Secures Open Automation in the Age of Industry 4.0

New White Paper discussed everything mobility. From brownfield to new greenfield smart applications, the FDT 3.0 IIoT Platform allows the industry to benefit from cross-platform functionality, browser-based mobile access with Apps for real-time IT/OT data access. Empower your workforce!

With FDT 3.0, you can take your data to the cloud and reap the benefits of new FDT Server and Device DTM solutions with built-in OPC UA and Web Services.

The new data-centric FDT 3.0 IIoT ecosystem is completely secure-by-design,...

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Low-Flow Ultrasonic Flow Meters

Low-Flow Ultrasonic Flow Meters

Accurate and compact liquid flow meters of Bronkhorst’s ES-FLOW™ series operate on a unique liquid independent ultrasonic wave measuring principle and have been developed to measure low flow rates, e.g. of aditives, from 2 to 1500 l/h.

Thanks to the combination of a straight sensor tube with zero dead volume the flow meter is self-draining. The flow meter version with orbital TIG-welded flanges is CIP cleanable, and meets 3-A sanitary standards for hygienic applications. Wetted parts are made of stainless steel, the exterior...

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New uEye XLE Camera Models Available

New uEye XLE Camera Models Available

uEye XLE cameras from IDS Imaging Systems are designed for high-volume and price-sensitive projects. Different housing variants, extremely compact dimensions and their USB3 interface make integration into machine vision systems particularly easy.

The models excel in a wide range of applications, e.g. in manufacturing, measurement technology and traffic monitoring. IDS has recently added new housing options – discover them on the company’s website.

All uEye XLE models feature a...

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