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New control software for smarter condition and energy monitoring

The rapid development and changes occurring in control systems, connectivity and sensor technology are important factors in helping manufacturing industry realise the opportunities and benefits of Industry 4.0, the so called next industrial revolution. Much of the control systems architecture and…

  • 6 days ago

For safety interlocks, look no further than ifm!

Safety interlocks in the new MN7XX series from ifm electronic use RFID technology in combination with unique actuator coding, which means that tampering and unauthorised operation are rendered virtually impossible. Suitable for use in safety systems that meet the requirements for PL e to ISO…

  • 20/08/2020

Rail Dependent Storage & Retrieval Safety Requirements 

EN 528:2008 Standard Insights … Automated Storage & Retrieval Systems (ASRS) systems are an application for Fortress driven by machine standards. EN528 Rail dependent storage and retrieval equipment - Safety requirements includes the following points: 5.3.2 Prevention of Unauthorised Operation…

  • 28/07/2020

ifm electronics introduces ergonomic touch sensors

Ergonomically designed and easily actuated with just a light touch, the new KT6 touch sensors from ifm electronic reduce operator fatigue and provide reliable switching even in wet environments and for users with gloved hands. They also feature multi-colour LED illumination, making them an ideal…

  • 17/07/2020

Rail Dependent Storage & Retrieval Safety Requirements

EN 528:2008 Standard Insights … Automated Storage & Retrieval Systems (ASRS) systems are an application for Fortress driven by machine standards. EN528 Rail dependent storage and retrieval equipment - Safety requirements includes the following points: 5.3.2 Prevention of Unauthorised Operation…

  • 25/06/2020

ifm launches G 1/2 pressure sensors for hygienic applications

The first hygienic pressure sensors on the market with a G 1/2 fitting, products in the new PM15 range from ifm electronic provide a convenient and dependable solution to the problem of measuring pressure in small pipes, such as those often found in dosing and filling systems. Thanks to their G 1/2…

  • 12/06/2020

The easy way to connect IO-Link sensors to the cloud

ifm electronic has launched an easy-to-use plug-and-play data acquisition solution that allows IO-Link sensors to send process values to the cloud even from locations where no network connection is available. The new IO Key supports up to two IO-Link sensors and transmits data via the GSM mobile…

  • 01/06/2020

R+K Safety Guarding

RK Rose+Krieger (part of the international Phoenix Mecano group of companies) have been manufacturing components for automation and machine building for over 40 years. Our extensive range of products in the fields of linear adjustment, profile technology, connecting and module technology are…

  • 26/05/2020

Partition supplier Westgate launches practical social distancing solutions for warehouses

Partitioning solutions supplier Westgate has developed new solutions for warehouses in a bid to support them in getting back to work and help with government guidelines for social distancing. One of the Stafford based businesses popular products is Hoardfast®, a modular PVC partitioning…

  • 26/05/2020

R+K Droplet Protection Screen

RK Rose+Krieger (part of the international Phoenix Mecano group of companies) have developed a droplet protection system. It’s been designed to protect staff at point of sale in open-plan offices and reception areas. Based around a 700x800mm plastic panel the design can be flexible as can be…

  • 28/04/2020