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Safe loading of explosive gases - "Extreme" position switches in action

Emco Wheaton loading systems are used all around the world for the handling of large quantities of petrol, natural gas, liquid gas, chemicals, etc. The company, which is based in Kirchhain near Marburg, monitors the positions of its loading arms using Ex position switches which are reliable in the long term, even in subzero temperatures.

Source: Technische Logistik (07-08/2020)
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The aim: to monitor and control material flow

AGV are transporting materials, eKanban shelves are replenishing small parts: material flow is becoming more flexible and more mobile. Which means that new information flow solutions are needed. Andreas Schenk, Product Manager Wireless at steute Technologies, has some ideas.

Source: materialfluss (04/2020)
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Open or proprietary? Wireless networks for industry

When selecting wireless networks for their industrial production, many factory planners favour open rather than proprietary networks. However: this apparent contradiction begins to blur, the closer one looks. A comparison of the two systems shows why.

Source: NET (6-7/2020)
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Trend interview: More data transfer. 5G and co. optimise resources and material flow in the factory

Digitalisation and Industry 4.0 are changing the world of production. Shorter innovation cycles, a growing number of variants, lot size 1 and a more efficient use of production plants and resources are all forcing companies to use innovative technologies in their intralogistics. Of special significance in this context is the communication between the many sensors, actors and the IT infrastructure. In this interview about new trends, experts discuss the role played by wireless communication and its potential for creating new business models.

Source: elektro AUTOMATION (03-04/2020)
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Car building by remote control. Wireless network for flexible serial production

The automotive industry is currently testing car production without production lines. Instead, automated guided vehicles (AGV) transport car bodies and even complete cars through the assembly area in all directions. A wireless network ensures that the AGV run smoothly and assumes additional tasks such as the control of eKanban systems.

Source: SPS-MAGAZIN (5/2020)
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