Applications

PC-based control and EtherCAT boost machine throughput 55%

May 17, 2022

A fully integrated EtherCAT control platform has resulted in an efficient and precise machine for manufacturing transformer cores. A switch from a legacy PLC to a fully integrated Beckhoff control platform helped increase production rates by more than half, while also improving the level of precision in manufacturing.

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TwinCAT and CAM connections increase productivity of fiber laser machining centers

May 14, 2022

Plasma-Tech Systems, based in Csongrád, Hungary, manufactures custom laser equipment and specialized machines. With the PTL 4001, a fully automatic processing center using a fiber laser was developed and automated with PC-based control and advanced laser cutting NC technology from Beckhoff. 

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Smart factory steel melt shop operations

May 10, 2022

ABB launches industry-first smart factory solution for safer, more autonomous and efficient steel melt shop operations.

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Prepared for the future with seamless data transparency

March 20, 2022

TwinCAT 3 IoT Data Agent feeds the data lake at Wienerberger AG. In the digitalization initiative, the Group started sending several million measured values to the cloud every day for analysis, to derive actionable insights in all areas of the company as a basis for targeted optimization measures.

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HARTING, B&R and SICK presenting use case for digitalisation in robotics

January 31, 2022

Three strong pillars will enable robot companies to seamlessly network robots from sensors to the cloud in the future, and integrate them into new production processes.

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Robotics, AI and automation technology fight COVID-19

January 22, 2022

The AGAMEDE project is an interdisciplinary project combining robotics, computer science, industrial design, mathematics, biology and chemistry. Thanks to Labomatica’s Gene Game software, the system is ’closed loop‘. It prepares and reads the data, interprets it and then independently adjusts the test series.

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Digitally integrated net-zero emissions mining solution

January 22, 2022

ABB has announced it is working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to accelerate the adoption of new and sustainable technologies in mining. The two companies are now creating solutions for digitally integrated all-electric operations to help meet industry goals on net-zero emissions.

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Advanced traffic management using secure data acquisition

January 22, 2022

Before revamping an existing traffic management systems, ask three questions to guide the design and implementation. Effective traffic management systems leverage cutting-edge analytics, made possible by vast amounts of high-quality data that was collected by various sensors.

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Barilla implements digital connectivity at sauce plant

January 21, 2022

Digital connectivity at a Barilla factory provided key solutions including elimination of times of inactivity, real-time analyses of huge amounts of data, more effective way of working thanks to remote control and teleservice, repaid investment and maximum cybersecurity and data protection standards.

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AI algorithms simplify complex robot applications

January 20, 2022

AI-based software facilitates man-machine collaboration using the MI.RA / Dexter software and Racer-5 COBOT to automate and simplify quality control for the infotainment system in the all-electric New Fiat 500. This is usually a lengthy, repetitive and manually executed processes with high costs and error rate.

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