The Dannish conglomerate Danfoss is buying the Finnish drives-maker Vacon in a cash deal, offering €34 for each...
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A survey of 163 UK manufacturers has revealed that at least 95% of them have invested in plant and machinery...
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After several appearances of prototypes at trade shows, ABB’s two-armed collaborative robot has been given a...
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►US standards body plans a cyber-security test-bed
Rockwell Automation and Cisco have jointly developed an Ethernet switch designed to be mounted directly on machinery....
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►Washable robot targets food and pharma applications
If the recent SPS IPC Drives show is an accurate indicator, the automation industry appears to be shaking off...
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India’s biggest car-maker, Maruti Suzuki, is turning increasingly to the CC-Link open network to help it cut...
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►Robots help to give whisky barrels a new lease of life
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It can be difficult to keep track of changes in EN standards. Machine safety expert Paul Laidler, who is business...
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►Complex assemblies: a grey area for machine safety
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Festo has published a White Paper aimed at helping machine designers to improve their electropneumatic controls...
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