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NORD Drivesystems

New products from NORD at SPS smart production solutions

From 26 to 28 November 2019, one of the most important exhibitions for the automation industry will be held in Nuremberg: SPS. NORD DRIVESYTEMS will once again be presenting new products. The main focus is on an energy-efficient latest generation synchronous motor that considerably exceeds IE4, and on future-proof frequency inverters.

ABB News

China: Market of opportunities

China is one of the largest and most dynamic markets in the world, offering exciting opportunities for robotics and discrete automation.


EPLAN Sets New Data Standard in Control and Switchgear Construction

By implementing a new data standard, software solutions provider EPLAN contributes to further simplifying control and switchgear construction. The new standard increases the quality of article and device data in EPLAN Data Portal, a web service offering product catalogues from numerous component manufacturers. Several thousand data sets – for instance from Rittal, leading provider of enclosure systems and IT infrastructure – are already available at this premium level, and additional well-known component manufacturers are working on providing data in line with this new standard.

B&R News

B&R products speak OPC UA over TSN

B&R enables vendor-agnostic communication from sensor to cloud.

Advantech Embedded-IoT Group

Advantech Launches Palm Size Embedded System EPC-U2117

Advantech, a leading embedded computing provider announces its latest fanless embedded system EPC-U2117. The palm-sized system uses the latest Intel® Atom® E3900 processor technology to give a 30% CPU performance enhancement and a 45% graphic performance boost.


Customized heavy-duty joysticks

Adding to the already versatile JOYSCAPE platform, RAFI is now offering heavy-duty joysticks for outdoor machines and other applications in which control components must meet extremely demanding requirements.

Universal Robots News

Invertek Drives, the global designer and manufacturer of variable frequency drives (VFDs), has incorporated two UR5 cobots into the testing phase of its production line

Earlier this year, Invertek Drives opened the doors to its new 5,500 square metre global manufacturing and distribution facility in Welshpool, UK, enabling production of up to 400,000 VFDs a year. Its VFDs are used to control electric motors in a variety of industrial, commercial and energy-saving applications, exporting to more than 80 countries.

B&R News

ACOPOStrak for washdown

IP69K-rated track system for industries with strict clean ability requirements.

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