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That’s NXT: when the camera calls the shots

That’s NXT: when the camera calls the shots

To enable a robot to act in a situation- and goal-oriented manner, an industrial PC is usually required to process image data. But there is another way: the intelligent, vision app-based IDS NXT cameras are able to carry out the image processing for localising pre-trained objects themselves and trigger commands such as "gripping" and "placing". This makes a PC for "pick and place" unnecessary and enables applications such as the correct positioning of tool parts in a toolbox.

The all-in-one AI system IDS NXT ocean is designed for completely new...

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Adopt a Standardized IIoT Ecosystem for Industry 4.0

Adopt a Standardized IIoT Ecosystem for Industry 4.0

Open automation manufacturing initiatives like Industry 4.0, and the IIoT are growing rapidly and so is the industry’s need for standardized, data-centric, mobile and secure platforms supporting new and existing automation infrastructure through a smart, connected automation ecosystem of integrated machines and devices.

FDT Group’s new white paper provides insight into the comprehensive standards-based FDT 3.0 IIoT ecosystem supporting open and secure automation for the Fourth Industrial Revolution....

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Increase the Service Life of Your Hose

Increase the Service Life of Your Hose

Caplugs product line of Pig's Tail™ Spiral Wrap is specially designed to provide heavy-duty protection for hydraulic hoses. Manufactured using tough high-density polyethylene, this wrap delivers maximum protection against degradation and crushing. Its unique rounded and beveled edges make it easy to install on loose or mounted hoses.

Pig’s Tail Spiral Wrap is available in multiple sizes, colors and styles to offer a solution for every application and environment, including NightGlow, anti-abrasion...

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High Pressure Flowmeter for Offshore Applications

High Pressure Flowmeter for Offshore Applications

The OG4 range of High-Pressure Oval Gear flowmeters from Titan Enterprises provide an ideal solution for applications, within the oil and gas industry, that require a highly accurate and chemically resistant flow measurement device, such as metering high pressure additive injection.

Benefiting from a compact, rugged design, OG4 flowmeters are proven to operate reliably even at high pressures, providing long-term performance with minimal maintenance.

Furthermore, Titan’s OG4 flowmeters are able to operate at temperatures...

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ACE Air Springs for Good Sound and against Bad Vibrations

ACE Air Springs for Good Sound and against Bad Vibrations

The song ‘Good Vibrations’ by the Beach Boys is a hit. The opposite of this are shocks, oscillations and vibrations that ruin the listening experience. The engineers at the electronics company BaiRuiKe Technology Co., Ltd. know how critical hi-fi purists are. In Shenzhen, near Hong Kong, they develop and manufacture high-quality tube amplifiers and the corresponding components. In order to demonstrate the performance of the audio products to visitors from all over the world, they are received in a specially designed demonstration room.

When...

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High-precision Automated Inline 3D Inspection

High-precision Automated Inline 3D Inspection

The Micro-Epsilon high-precision surfaceCONTROL 3D 3500 is an innovative 3D snapshot sensor that is ideal for automated inline inspection of geometries, shapes and surfaces on diffuse reflective surfaces such as metal, plastic or ceramic. 

The 3D sensor features a compact design and high measurement accuracy combined with high data processing speed. With a z repeatability of up to 0.4 µm, the sensor sets new standards in high-precision 3D metrology. Even the smallest planarity deviations and height differences...

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The New Photometers of the PCE-CP Series

The New Photometers of the PCE-CP Series

PCE Instruments launched the PCE-CP series to determine a wide range of values with one easy-to-use device. The models differ in the type and number of parameters that can be measured in addition to the pH value.

To measure, 10 ml of the sample are mixed with the chemical for the parameter to be determined in a measuring cuvette of the PCE-CP series. After the reaction of the mixture, the light transmission is determined and evaluated.

The measured values which are automatically saved to the meter can be read out via the Bluetooth...

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New High-Speed Pyrometer CT 4M from Optris

New High-Speed Pyrometer CT 4M from Optris

With very fast processes, requirements for the pyrometers used for temperature measurement are especially onerous.
Typical examples are plastics processing machinery, such as those used for blow-molding PET bottles, which work on very short cycle times.

Another application is the monitoring of rail vehicles, where the temperature of the wheelset bearings are measured as the train wheels pass the pyrometer, to be able to detect components running hot in good time.

Optris now offers the new high-speed pyrometer CT...

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How to Mitigate the Effects of Pulsating Flow

How to Mitigate the Effects of Pulsating Flow

A new technical article from Titan Enterprises discusses how variation in flow velocity can impact flow measurement accuracy and how to mitigate any undesirable effects. It is well known that flowmeters are sensitive to effects such as pulsating flow in systems using diaphragm, peristaltic or piston pumps which can generate errors in flow measurement.

In a pulsating flow system, the velocity profile of the flow undergoes a dramatic change during each cycle of pulsation compared to even flow conditions. According to theory, to accurately...

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An Industry First - a PLC with Embedded Cloud Services

An Industry First - a PLC with Embedded Cloud Services

UniStream ‘Cloud’ controllers make it easy for OEMs & Machine Builders to enter the world of IIoT & Big Data - without relying on Cloud /IT professionals or paying for data storage. 

The value of IIoT, Big Data, and Cloud platforms are clear - yet many OEMs lag behind in integrating it into machines, worried about set-up costs, the need for IT/Cloud experts, time pressures, etc.

By embedding a 5-year subscription to UniCloud, the new IIoT platform, into UniStream ‘Cloud’ controllers, Unitronics provides a simple,...

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High Performance Filtration System for 3D Printers
Inductive Displacement Measuring System
"Our Knowledge is our Strength" - Solutions for the Highest Hygiene Requirements
High-Performance UV-Visible Spectrophotometer for Use with Flow Chemistry Systems
Allied Motion The Netherlands Has Launched its Own Microsite
Temperature Measuring Unit Using modern standard CAN FD
Linear Position Sensor Engineered for Valve Position Detection Applications in Steam Turbine Control Systems
Predictive Maintenance of Rotating Equipment
10 Gbps Full Bandwidth Digital Isolator
Spectral Filtering Capability of Fabry Perot Etalons Improved by A New Polishing Technique
E-paper Displays & HMI Solutions with Displays: Development Partner with Innovative Strength
Thin Air: How Power Entry Modules can Withstand Heights
Optimized Lenses for Material Sorting & Inspection
New uEye XLE Camera Models Available