MOTION CONTROL: With its participation in the “Powered by Wonderware” program, B&R has expanded its options in the field of visualization software. The automation supplier will now be offering Windows CE based HMI devices, such as the powerful Power Panel PP320 and the two Panel PCs PPC300 and PPC700, with the pre-installed InTouch® Compact Edition Software from Wonderware. For the end users, this means Power Panel and Panel PC devices are delivered ready for operation. Wonderware performs an extensive certification process on all device types before they are released. The unique combination of software and hardware also guarantees user-friendliness and makes it simple to integrate into existing systems. The Panel PC 700 with an Intel Atom N270 processor is provides an especially powerful hardware platform able to handle the most demanding visualization tasks.
Siemens and Georgia Institute of Technology are partnering to address limitations in the current additive manufacturing design-to-production chain in an applied research project as part of the federally backed America Makes program.
Independent science safety company Underwriters Laboratories is providing new guidance for manufacturers about how to follow the latest IEC standards for implementing safety features in programmable logic controllers.
Automakers are adding greater digital capabilities to their design and engineering activities to promote collaboration among staff and suppliers, input consumer feedback, shorten product development cycles, and meet evolving end-use needs.
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