RFID made simple November 2023, Pepperl+Fuchs Pepperl+Fuchs now offers a practical solution for users looking for an easy entry into the world of RFID with all its possibilities. The new F191 RFID read/write device combines the advantages of sophisticated industrial UHF technology with a standardised interface for IO-link communication.
How lighting solutions support lean manufacturing processes November 2023, Turck Banner Southern Africa, Editor's Choice The philosophy of lean principles is a big trend in the pharmaceutical industry. It emphasises using time and resources as efficiently as possible in order to reduce waste and focus on value-added activities. Here are four examples of how lighting solutions can help increase efficiency by addressing common sources of wasted time and resources in pharmaceutical manufacturing.
Programmable LED indicators October 2023, Turck Banner Southern Africa, Data Acquisition & Telemetry Turck Banner is expanding its portfolio of LED lights with the robust LED indicators of the K100 series. These units improve workflow and reduce downtime through clearly communicated status information.
Optimising automated seed production October 2023, Turck Banner Southern Africa A leading seed specialist in Germany uses state-of-the-art plant breeding methods to increase yields and improve the resistance of plants to diseases, pests and abiotic stress. This requires the seed to be propagated and processed under controlled climatic conditions to high quality standards. Turck’s compact TBEN RFID interfaces for highly available systems meet the requirement for redundancy.
New mobile handheld readers October 2023, Pepperl+Fuchs Pepperl+Fuchs has expanded its range of handheld readers with the introduction of an extremely powerful variant, the OHV210 series mobile handheld readers. The new devices, which are equipped with a Bluetooth 5 interface for low energy consumption, reliably read all common 1-D and 2-D barcodes, even on reflective or differently coloured surfaces.
Ensuring the uptime of your wireless network October 2023, RJ Connect Automated material handling (AMH) systems are expected to keep booming in the coming years, thanks to developing trends in e-commerce and smart factories.
The argument for remote tank monitoring October 2023, Omniflex Remote Monitoring Specialists When considering the potential consequences of inadequate tank farm monitoring, images of disasters like the Buncefield fire probably spring to mind first. However, with the development of safety regulations and equipment, these catastrophic events are becoming far less common over time.
Short-range wireless review October 2023 Over the last 25 years, short-range wireless connectivity technologies such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Zigbee, and near-field communication (NFC) have revolutionised the world in which we live, enabling an enormous connected device ecosystem that is projected to reach an installed base of 48 billion devices in 2023.
The argument for remote tank monitoring August 2023, Omniflex Remote Monitoring Specialists When considering the potential consequences of inadequate tank farm monitoring, images of disasters like the Buncefield fire probably spring to mind first. However, with the development of safety regulations and equipment, these catastrophic events are becoming far less common over time.
Water monitoring for rhino conservation August 2023, Omniflex Remote Monitoring Specialists To rescue, rehabilitate and protect rhino populations, highly specialised conservation programmes have been set up in some of the biggest national parks in southern Africa. All need to manage the continuous supply of clean, filtered water and process waste water to run efficiently.
Freedom to print everywhere with Cembre July 2023, ElectroMechanica ElectroMechanica, together with Cembre, recently introduced the latest industrial marking system, the MG4 Thermal Transfer Printer. This innovative solution allows printing in the office, on site, or directly on the machine.
Inertial measurement unit for autonomous vehicle robots June 2023 ACEINNA has launched the IMU330RA high-performance inertial measurement unit IMU. This is an automotive grade, ASIL B certified device which serves as the basis for customer positioning system integration to ASIL
Free of charge data security May 2023, VEGA Controls SA When a level or pressure sensor is taken out of service and replaced, it takes countless important sensor settings and data with it into retirement. However, the settings and measured values are not lost, because a new VEGA software tool saves everything that matters.
Ensuring reliable long-distance signal delivery May 2023, Omniflex Remote Monitoring Specialists Remote monitoring specialist Omniflex has launched the Omniterm FCX, a fibre optic switch contact signal repeater unit that transmits a switch contact status signal bidirectionally up to 20 km.
Wireless communication for control of moving machinery Africa Automation Technology Fair 2023 Show Preview, SMC Corporation South Africa
SMC has solved the problem of unreliable fieldbus communication via slip rings with its EX600-W wireless modules. The system uses two modules: a base unit where the hardwired fieldbus network connects, ...
RMS monitoring system Africa Automation Technology Fair 2023 Show Preview, Action Instruments SA The Rotronic Monitoring System is a modular system of hardware elements and web-based software. It provides maximum flexibility in installation and ensures readily available data. The data loggers record ...