David Weaver from Bulgin discusses the always-on demands of the industrial market and its need for robust connections, looking at how the latest high-power, waterproof, push-pull power connectors can help to meet these needs. In today’s “always-on” world, there is an ever-increasing need to ensure uninterrupted connectivity in the harshest environments; equipment is expected to Read More >>
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Binder-USA expands its M12 family with an M12 Cordset with spark-resistant PUR cables. Binder-USA added spark-resistant PUR cables to the M12 cordset line-up. The robust PUR cable ensures a resistance to sparks, wear, impact, and flexibility. The new M12 A-coded cordsets are ideally suited for robot welding lines in the automation industry. Standard versions have Read More >>
The focus of this year’s Hannover Messe industrial fair was “Industry 4.0 – The Next Industrial Revolution,” as the exhibitors presented the best and most innovative products and systems they had to offer. Hannover Industry Messe took place from April 7-11, 2014, and the Netherlands was chosen as the official partner country for the show. The Read More >>
The TPC Chem-Gard 200°C CAT6 Industrial Ethernet Cable is built for high performance in the harshest environments. TPC Wire & Cable introduced a new product to its Chem-Gard family of cables. The Chem-Gard 200˚C CAT6 Industrial Ethernet Cable is a 100-Ohm category cable built to perform in the harshest industrial environments while delivering data communications Read More >>
Rise of the Industrial Robots When Hon Hai Precision Industry Company Chairman Terry Gou announced in 2011 that Foxconn, its wholly owned subsidiary, would install one million robots over the next three years in its factories to replace workers and do “simple” work, he probably did not actually intend to install that many industrial robots Read More >>
Weidmuller has expanded its Industrial Wireless Portfolio with the new WI-I/O-9-U2 Wireless I/O.
Internet of Things Gets Major Boost from IBM and Semtech IBM and Semtech Corporation, a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, announced a significant advancement in wireless technology, combining IBM software and Semtech hardware to create a system capable of transmitting data up to a distance of 15km (9 miles), depending on the environment, Read More >>
September 2013 – Industrial robots are a common sight on the factory floor, particularly in automotive markets. They offer high-precision handling and speed, and reduce operator risk, such as worker exposure to hazardous materials, and to production dangers in general. In the near future, industrial robots will include those that cooperate with humans, instead of replacing them. This will open up new potential for utilizing robots in factories and in the agricultural market, as well as for domestic purposes.
September 2013 – Year-over-year heavy duty transportation market sales growth slowed substantially starting in 4Q11 and has been negative in 1Q13 and 2Q13, while sequentially, 2Q13 sales increased 3.8% vs 1Q13.
May 21, 2013 – A record number of industrial robots were sold in 2011, with a worldwide increase of 38% over 2010, reaching 166,000 units. Arthur Visser looks at the potential for industrial robots in 2012 and beyond.
August 2013 – The Internet of Things (IoT) will allow every thing with a unique identifier to communicate over the Internet or a similar network. Microprocessors will be embedded in everyday objects and the factory floor will be no exception. How far along are these developments? And what will they mean for the connectors of the future?
January 22, 2013 – NAC today announced that it has expanded its linecard with the ruggedized mil-spec RJ45 connector series from TT electronics.