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TGW strengthens European team

utomated logistics solutions provider TGW is reinforcing its European team with key senior appointments in the Benelux and an expansion to its Executive Board.

A Experienced logistics professional Bas Ravestein will

support TGW’s continued growth in the Benelux region as Senior Design Engineer, while Walter Etienne returns to the company as Senior Project Manager. In addition, Christoph Wolkerstorfer, formerly Managing Director of TGW Mechanics, will become part of the management board and be responsible for sales, market development and logistics solutions. “We have adapted our organisation to manage the future challenges that come with a growing company and extended our executive management to provide the basis for further development,” said Georg Kirchmayr, President of TGW Logistics Group. “To support our international growth plan, we are still searching for talented individuals that specialise in the areas of mechatronics, automation and controls technology, software development, assembly and commissioning.”

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ELLER has launched two new products: the 21 D RFID and the 21 DC RFID.

Series 21 D RFID can be used to measure pressure indefinitely without external power supply or maintenance. Series 21 DC RFID pressure data logger, which runs on a special long-life battery. The energy required to transmit measurements is provided wirelessly via the RFID interface.

Potential applications for these hermetically sealed pressure transponders include mobile systems, large-scale facilities and as replacements for conventional pressure gauges with dials. Take readings easily from inconspicuous measurement points. An RFID reader allows measurements to be read off quickly and easily and transferred straight to a laptop via USB.

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New FSC-1114 fuse blown indicating module T

he new FSC-1114 fuse blown indicating module, designed to distribute a supply voltage, is a DIN rail mounting module, that has 10 common indicating fuse blown outputs. Each fused channel can handle up to 7.5A, with a maximum of 40A max for the module. In the event of a fuse being blown a relay is energized and the volt free contacts can be used to signal the problem to the SCADA system or raise a local alarm. The Daito blown fuse gives an indication that it is open circuit, individual Channel fuses purchased separately can be 1A, 1.6A, 2A, 3.2A, 5A or 7.5A. The module can

be purchased for use with 110Vac or 12, 24, 48, 110 and 120Vdc power distribution The FSC1114 joins a range of other Colter Products SCADA friendly products signaling fuse status. Visit our website to view our power distribution and relay products. The Supervisory system allows maintenance engineers to be quickly informed of the problem and the location when using the FSC1114.

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SICK deTec4 Prime Takes Safety to the Next Level A

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TOUGH addition to SICK’s flagship safety light curtain family, the deTec4 Prime is an extra-

rugged, high-performance light curtain that is easy to install and use. It is also suitable for harsh environments and exceptionally wide machines. With the SICK deTec4 Prime, it is easier than ever to achieve hazardous and access point safety protection up to PLe/SIL3.

It is ideal for a wide variety of

applications such as machine tool operation; automotive production; warehousing and logistics and FMCG goods handling and packaging. With integrated laser alignment for simple installation, the SICK deTec4 Prime provides full end- to-end protection with no blind zones and a wide scanning range up to 21m. It complements the highly successful deTec4 Core safety light curtain which has set new protection performance standards since its launch in 2013. With integral dip switches for simple in-situ

configuration, the deTec4 Prime is quick and easy to commission without the need for a computer. Cascading up to three deTec4 Prime safety light curtains minimises wiring complexity and reduces the number of safety inputs in the control cabinet. The coded light beam option prevents optical interference between devices in side-by-side applications.

“With the deTec4 Prime, SICK has produced yet another functional safety device optimised for maximum uptime through ease of connectivity and quick commissioning whilst meeting the most stringent international safety standards,” says Dr. Martin Kidman, SICK UK Safety Specialist. “Launching the deTec4 Prime enhances our portfolio of next generation light curtains, ready for use in the Industry 4.0 Smart Factory. Through the space saving, robust design of the SICK deTec4 Prime, machine integration is optimised in order to achieve higher operator productivity.

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ABB introduces YuMi to the UK market


ollaborative dual-arm robot will be used in small parts assembly to help increase UK productivity ABB has launched YuMi, a collaborative dual-arm

robot, to the UK market. Aimed initially at the 3C (Computer,

Communication and Consumer

electronics), toys and watch-making industries, YuMi has no barriers, cages or zones. Its padded arms and motion control technology enable YuMi to work side- by-side with humans safely. The collaborative robot is able to assist in small parts assembly tasks whilst employees can either work with YuMi or apply their production skills to another part of the process. As YuMi’s capabilities become more widely recognised, the robot will open up more opportunities in other industrial sectors. However, the robot has been primarily developed to meet the flexible and agile production needs of the consumer electronics industry.

With integrated hands

comprised of 2-finger grippers and embedded cameras, YuMi can efficiently handle the small components typical of this environment.

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