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DOSIC - compact stainless-steel sensor for flexible flow measurement

Selecting the right method and appropriate device for the flow measurement generally involves a time-consuming and resource-intensive consideration of the advantages and disadvantages of the different systems and measuring methods. Particularly in the food and beverage industry, which relies on high...

Paper per running meter: RFID technology ensures an accurate production sequence

It is clearly evident that digitalization has left its mark on the paper industry. Does "the print media” face an uncertain future or will haptic page turning hold its own? – both theories have their proponents. The digital age has long been a reality in paper production. The German company Kabel...

Machine Availability and Encoders – Doing the Maths

Achieving maximum availability in any machine, system or component is a critical goal of optimum Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) in a production environment. The more the impacts of both planned and unplanned downtime are understood, and its associated costs, the more accurate the through-life...

Implementing Industry 4.0: how to do it

Industry 4.0 is no longer simply theoretical but is already in action in many German companies. Demands in global competition have risen rapidly in recent years. But in the innovation location of Germany, in particular, numerous companies have succeeded in exploiting the challenges as an...

Secure networking with automation technology

The digitalization of modern production technology creates new challenges for industry. The increasing level of networking makes the protection of production plants against attackers more and more difficult because the hacker can act anonymously and from complete darkness. In addition to protecting...

Shavings fall where stacking takes place

Sawdust and wood shavings make the use of conventional safety sensors more difficult in automated wood processing plants. Nevertheless, sensors must do their job reliably and precisely for safety at work reasons. One of Europe’s leading producers of parquet, Bauwerk Parkett AG , therefore relies on...

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