Simple to retrofit: Easy Tool-ID from Balluff Economical entry level solution for tool management

Tool identification using Balluff Industrial RFID increases production efficiency, as it makes incorrect tool allocation or missing tools a thing of the past. This enables optimizing the service time utilization of the tools. In addition, scrap and rework due to excessive use of tools are virtually eliminated. With Easy Tool-ID Balluff now offers an economical entry into tool management. It is simple to retrofit and stands out with easy installation and configuration.

NORD Drivesystems

Drive data in the cloud

For IoT-driven machine and plant engineering, NORD DRIVESYSTEMS now offers solutions for making drive data available in real time in a cloud environment.



Southco has expanded its successful E3 VISE ACTION® Compression Latch series with an ergonomic T-handle version that features an integrated padlockable design. The padlockable E3 Compression Latch combines ergonomic operation with enhanced security to provide vibration resistant latching in rugged environments.


New, durable label materials for marine environments

Brady offers a range of BS5609 certified, high quality label materials to identify chemicals and other goods in marine environments. The new marine label materials offer a high salt water durability, great UV-resistance and an excellent adhesive and are a great addition to Brady's wide range of durable label materials for harsh environments.


FLEXIBILITY AND INNOVATION FOR TOP PRINTING QUALITY Decentralization by Kollmorgen: efficiency in a compact, modular design

AKD-N decentralized drives and CDDR motors by Kollmorgen are the core of the innovative OMET Xflex X5, a printing solution with the best returns on investment in terms of market result of narrow web printing of labels and flexible packaging. High quality, and on any materials.


Quality control of rubber seals on the basis of height measurements

The measurement of object height is an important aspect in quality control applications. With the PosCon HM light-section sensor, Baumer offers a unique, compact measuring device for this kind of tasks. The smart, pre-configured profile sensor offers five measurement modes for different measurement tasks. An exact positioning of the measured objects is not required. The PosCon HM provides reliable measurements even on shiny and very dark surfaces. In conjunction with its high measuring accuracy of up to 2 μm, it is suitable for a large number of applications in at-line, off-line and in-line control.

Sandvik Materials Technology

Better and more cost-effective machining with super-duplex stainless steels

Rinaldo Brivio, Global Technical Marketing, Sandvik Materials Technology, explains how operators can strike a balance between optimizing performance in their machining applications while also keeping costs and investments to a low level.


Increase barcode legibility with laser engravable labels

The new laser engravable B-730 auto-apply polyimide label from Brady is designed to increase the legibility of barcodes lasered on printed circuit boards and complex surfaces. Thanks to increased contrast, barcodes lasered on the label are easier to scan, which leads to reduced waste in supply chains with stringent traceability requirements.

Delta Electronics

Delta to Present Smart Manufacturing at Hannover Messe 2017

Delta is set to impress global visitors again at Hannover Messe 2017 from April 24th~28th with smart manufacturing solutions at Stand no. A57, Hall 11. The company will showcase its innovative Integrated IIoT, Automation and Robot Workstation, which adopts Delta’s articulated robot solution, digitalization and IIoT technology, and new Manufacturing Execution System (MES) to perform customized products ordering and manufacturing.

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