Where do you go to shore up your industrial network defences? It seems the answer is Procentec, one of the world’s leading producers of diagnostic and monitoring tools for PROFIBUS, PROFINET, EtherNet/IP and EtherCAT.
Futureproof Connected Industries rely on responsive, data-driven operations. Advanced industrial networks that incorporate Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) are key enablers for such systems. By selecting them, companies can benefit from high-speed, reliable communications for Industry 4.0 applications.
A new module for bending angle measurement is now available for the camera-based protection system PSENvip 2 from Pilz, which forwards usable image data to the press controller. So the operator sees the bending angle value directly on the user interface (HMI) when press braking, removing the need for expensive angle measurement systems and complex manual measurements. So the time and costs involved in the initial and subsequent adjustment of the system are reduced to a minimum. The bending process can be implemented productively and safely with PSENvip 2, thereby guaranteeing high availability on press brakes.
It is the proverbial thorn in the side of UK manufacturing: the skills gap – a fundamental discrepancy between the skills that employers require in their employees, and the skills that job seekers have.