Nord DriveSystems showcasing networked drive electronics and IoT technologies at SPS IPC Drives

Nord DriveSystems is showcasing its new innovations in drive electronics at the ongoing SPS IPC Drives exhibition.

The new NordAC Link series of field distribution systems, designed for networked intralogistics facilities with many drive axes, provides an especially good user experience.

These frequency inverters and motor starters enable flexible configuration of features and functions to perfectly suit application requirements.  Continue reading Nord DriveSystems showcasing networked drive electronics and IoT technologies at SPS IPC Drives

SPS at the nexus of IT and OT convergence

There seems to be more interest in the SPS IPC Drives event this year than there was last year. 

It’s noticeable to us here at the website because we have received many more press releases and articles talking about the event.

But there could also be another reason. It’s very likely that the trend of connecting machinery to the internet and computerising production processes is the real reason behind the growing interest in the event.  Continue reading SPS at the nexus of IT and OT convergence

Heidenhain to unveil new rotary encoders for robots

Heidenhain will be presenting new encoders designed specifically for the requirements of the robotics, medical technology, and drive technology industries at the upcoming SPS IPC Drives show. 

The company says the drives offer “significantly higher accuracy for robots”.

Heidenhain will present the ECI 4000 absolute inductive rotary encoder for hollow shaft diameters of 180 mm.  Continue reading Heidenhain to unveil new rotary encoders for robots

Wibu Systems to launch ‘world’s smallest dongle with flash memory’ at SPS

Wibu Systems says it will launch the world’s smallest dongle with flash memory at this year’s SPS IPC Drives event, which starts next week.

The CmStick / BMC, the latest generation of Wibu-Systems’ hardware elements for the secure licensing of digital know-how, is one of the five nominees for the 2017 Automation Awards, the most prestigious prize to be won in the automation industry.

Visitors to SPS IPC Drives, in Germany, can learn more about the shortlisted products and vote for the winner of their choice.  Continue reading Wibu Systems to launch ‘world’s smallest dongle with flash memory’ at SPS

Xilinx to showcase innovations for industrial IoT solutions at SPS IPC Drives

Semiconductor company Xilinx is to showcase its latest solutions for factory automation, smart grid and robotics applications at SPS IPC Drives 2017.

More specifically, XIlinx says it provides scalable and comprehensive “all-programmable” industrial internet of things platforms from edge to cloud.  Continue reading Xilinx to showcase innovations for industrial IoT solutions at SPS IPC Drives

Softing to showcase solutions for digital data exchange in networked production

Softing is planning to showcase its latest products and solutions for digital data exchange in networked production at this year’s SPS IPC Drives event.

Softing says it wants to present itself as a “competent partner for the realization of networked automation”.

The company says it wants to close the gaps between operation technology and information technology, and create the conditions for “seamless exchange of digital data in Industry 4.0 applications”.  Continue reading Softing to showcase solutions for digital data exchange in networked production

Siemens to showcase wide range of digitalization applications for machine and plant builders at SPS IPC Drives

Siemens says it will be exhibiting a wide array of applications and examples of how machine and plant builders can “sharpen their competitive edge with digitalization” at SPS IPC Drives 2017.

Exhibiting under the banner “Discover the Value of the Digital Enterprise” in Hall 11 across an impressive 4,400 square meter exhibition space, the company will be presenting the latest additions to its digital enterprise portfolio.

Innovations featured range from new software versions for more efficient engineering through digital drive systems to the open cloud-based IoT operating system MindSphere, which Siemens says “opens up scope” for new business models to machine and plant builders.  Continue reading Siemens to showcase wide range of digitalization applications for machine and plant builders at SPS IPC Drives