SENSORS: TURCK’s complete line of 2 and 3-wire DC ArmorGuardTM+ stainless-steel front face inductive sensors includes 8, 12, 18 and 30 mm barrel diameters with 1.5 to 10 mm achievable sensing distances. The sensors feature one-piece construction and IP 68 and IP 68K ratings, making them particularly suitable for food and beverage industry applications requiring frequent washdowns. Select sensors are available with TURCK’s proprietary WeldGuardTM protective sensing face material, which resists weld slag build-up and abrasion often found in robotic welding applications, including those in the automotive industry. The sensors come equipped with an M12 quick disconnect connection or with potted-in 2m cable for ease of installation on the plant floor.
Two researchers from Cornell University have won a $100,000 grant from NASA to continue work to develop an energy-harvesting robotic eel the space agency aims to use to explore oceans on one of the moons of Jupiter.
Is the factory smarter than it used to be? From recent buzzwords, you’d think we’ve entered a new dimension in industrial plants, where robots run all physical functions wirelessly and humans do little more than program ever more capable robotics. Some of that is actually true, but it’s been true for a while.
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