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June 13, 2018
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KEYENCE - BB1

3 Phase named certified Rittal integrator

Rittal Systems Ltd. has announced 3 Phase Power Systems as its latest Rittal Power Distribution Certified Systems Integrator.


Sandvik Coromant, NAIT celebrate continued partnership

Sandvik Coromant and the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) recently extended their contract until 2022. The partnership renewal ceremony took place April 19 at the NAIT Sandvik Coromant Centre for Machinist Technology in Edmonton.


JR Automation acquires Esys Automation

JR Automation, a provider of intelligent automated manufacturing and distribution technology solutions headquartered in Holland, Mich., has acquired Esys Automation.


Crown Equipment adds new Newfoundland dealer

Canadian dealer Electro Mechanical Services has joined material handling company Crown Equipment’s global service and distribution network.


IKEA to phase out single use plastic by 2020

IKEA and A&W are the latest big chains to join the war against single-use plastics, with each promising to limit waste production amid a growing public outcry over pollution.


PTC and Rockwell partner for industrial innovation

PTC and Rockwell Automation have entered into a definitive agreement for a strategic partnership that is expected to accelerate growth for both companies.
 
Sponsored Spotlight 
 
AEROTECH - SS1

PlanarDLAM Open Frame, XY, Linear Motor Stage

Aerotech’s PlanarDLA integrated, low-profile, XY, linear-motor stages with clear aperture feature high dynamics and exceptional geometric performance with straightness to ±500 nm, ±1.25 µm flatness, 5 µrad orthogonality, accuracy to ±400 nm, speeds to 2.0 m/s, and accelerations to 2 g. PlanarDLA stages are available with one or two motors per axis allowing optimization of each axis for specific applications. Proprietary direct-drive technology allows for unmatched performance. They are essential for applications ranging from two-sided LED wafer processing where high-dynamics and micrometer-level straightness are required, to quasi-static optical metrology where high-accuracy and precise geometric performance are necessary. » Learn more
 
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Feature

VIDEO: Robotic highlights from Hannover 2018

More than 200,000 visitors and 5,000+ exhibitors came together April 23-27 for the 2018 edition of Hannover Messe, the world’s largest industrial technology trade fair. Couldn’t make it to the show? Check out these robotics highlights! » Read full article
 
Products 
 
P1

Rack-mount industrial Ethernet solution

Advantech’s IIoT Automation Group expands its line of 19-inch rackmount Ethernet products with the EKI-7428G and EKI-2428G. The rackmount Ethernet product line includes managed and unmanaged Ethernet switches with up to 28 ports. » Read full article
P2

PLC I/O expansion modules

AutomationDirect has added more I/O expansion modules to its BRX Micro PLC product line. BRX I/O expansion modules add digital and analogue I/O as needed to expand machine and process control applications. » Read full article
 
Events 
 
MA - BB2

Automatica

Location: Munich, Germany
Date: June 19-22, 2018
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IMTS

Location: Chicago, Ill.
Date: September 10-15, 2018
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AI Manufacturing

Location: Oak Brook, Ill.
Date: September 12-13, 2018
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International Robot Safety Conference

Location: Detroit, Mich.
Date: October 9-11, 2018
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