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ctrlX AUTOMATION PUSHES THE BOUNDARIES

Anyone who is involved with Industry 4.0 and the Factory of the Future will soon realize: there are numerous practical hurdles between information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT). When developing ctrlX AUTOMATION, we set ourselves the goal of coming up with the most open and future-viable...

ARE YOUR PURCHASES REALLY EFFECTIVE

How does the purchasing process work in your business? In general, purchases occur very similarly in most small, medium or large businesses. This is because the procedure is quite similar, and what changes is mainly the size and volume of orders, depending on the performance of each...

HOW TO BETTER MANAGE YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN

Efficient management of the supply chain is necessary for all companies that deal with product movement, whether purchasing or selling. Any business that produces or sells goods must be very aware of the entire process, from purchase to delivery, especially because the internal organization can ensure higher...

Getting a grip with pneumatic grippers

Pneumatic grippers are a common and useful way for machines to handle the product and other items, but they must be properly selected to match the payload. Pat Phillips, PE, Product Manager for AutomationDirect, Fluid Power and Mechanical Product Div. Prior to the industrial revolution, grippers used...

2019 LEAP Award winners announced

CLEVELAND, November 5, 2019 — Winners in the second annual LEAP Awards, celebrating the best components and services across the mechanical and electrical engineering design space, were unveiled today. Across 13 categories, the judging panel awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze recognition, as well as Honorable Mentions for...

New machines demonstrate utility industry flexibility

Equipment manufacturers serving the utility industry displayed a wide range of machines at the 2019 International Construction & Utility Equipment Expo (ICUEE) in Louisville, Ky., with products built to handle tasks as varied as vegetation management, urban construction and transmission-line service. Terex Utilities launched three new telescopic...

How do you safely precharge an accumulator?

When high-pressure hydraulics fail, the result is often a whimper as a seal blows out and pressure decays to useless levels. The harm to the surrounding environment and spectators is often little or none, which is why high-pressure hydraulic systems are so popular. However, when high-pressure pneumatic...

A warm welcome to our new FPN member – Sotek Ltd

Sotek ltd is based in Fabriano and its subsidiary in Pesaro, Italy, established in 1998. The company works in the field of industrial supplies. They are able to advise provide systems and components completely customized and have been trading for the last 30 years! Proposing the best...

Daman partners with Schroeder Industries to offer filtration components

Daman Products has announced that it has partnered with Schroeder Industries to offer more reliable integrated solutions to its distributors. Through this partnership, Daman has optimized flow characteristics by eliminating the filter head and therefore reducing distributor costs. Daman can assemble or provide loose Schroeder filtration components...

Smart hydraulics integral to automated dozing

Komatsu America, Rolling Meadows, Ill., recently introduced its Proactive Dozing Control logic, a fully-integrated dozing control system that lets operators perform auto-stripping, auto-spreading and high production dozing, as well as finish grading. Available on several units, Komatsu’s Proactive Dozing Control logic is built on the company’s existing...
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