ELECTRONICS: Athena Controls Inc., an industry-leading manufacturer of temperature/process controllers, sensors and related accessories, has announced availability of its new, improved Series IMP Hot Runner Controller. Available in 15-A modules, the next-generation Series IMP continues to provide injection molders with new user benefits not found on any other competitive controller. Easy to set up and simple to use, the IMP Series now offers users an added feature - the ability to monitor and display average output current to load. Other improved features include automatic CompuStep® Soft Start and an enhanced display that allows error messages to be viewed from a greater distance.
Last year at Hannover Fair, lots of people were talking about Industry 4.0. This is a concept that seems to have a different name in every region. Iíve been referring to it as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), not to be confused with the plain old Internet of Things (IoT). Others refer to it as the Connected Industry, the smart factory concept, M2M, data extraction, and so on.
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