How Sensors Are Moving Materials Handling Toward Safe Automation

This is the first article in a two-part series The Industry 4.0 revolution is enabling new levels of automation, including a new generation of automated guided vehicles (AGVs) for use in the first wave of smart manufacturing and distribution facilities. This revolution also requires new ways of thinking across all aspects of materials handling, especially when…

Powerbox Joins PSMA

Powerbox, one of Europe’s largest power supply companies and a leading force for four decades in optimizing power solutions for demanding applications, has announced its membership to the Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA). In this fast changing world, the power supply industry has had to become very dynamic, a situation requiring high levels of collaboration…

Harting, Hirose Partner on Industry 4.0 Connectivity Standard

HARTING Electronics GmbH, based in Espelkamp, and HIROSE Electric C. Ltd., Tokyo, have reached agreement on the joint development, product standardization and marketing of a miniaturized connection technology system for 10Gbit Ethernet. The RJ45 was indispensable when using Ethernet ten years ago. However, it was not ideally suitable for use in industrial environments and could…

AIS Sells Majority Stake to Foxconn Subsidiary

Irvine, Calif. – American Industrial Systems, Inc. (AIS), a global leading supplier of Human Machine Interfaces (HMI), Industrial PCs and Industrial Automation (IA) Control and Monitoring Systems, announced today Ennoconn Corporation (6414.TW), a subsidiary of Foxconn Technology Group (2317.TW) in Taiwan, a global leader of industrial hardware systems and solutions provider to various vertical market applications,…