Over the years, programmable logic controllers have taken on relay logic and process control and have even minded motion. Now they are adding safety to their repertoires. These latest offerings from Siemens and Rockwell Automation can replace stand-alone safety PLCs or hard-wired relays and therefore streamline the planning, implementing and operating of machinery safeguards.To read about the products, click below:
Cost, product development rigor, the patient-as-a-user movement, and consumer electronics that include wireless connectivity are just a few hot topics swirling around medical devices. Each brings challenges that create innovation opportunities. If we briefly look at each one, we can see that one common need will be innovation in simplicity.
The supply chain will change significantly over the next 10 years as industry 4.0 technology enhances supply chain performance, according to the 2015 MHI Annual Industry Report, “Supply Chain Innovation — Making the impossible possible.”
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