House key, wallet, health insurance card, hotel key card — a smart finger ring could replace all these in the future. Produced by a 3D printing process, the ring has an integrated RFID chip, tamper-proof, sealed and invisible.
The SecurityBridge firewall from Pilz now also guarantees the monitoring of data communication between any other network subscribers outside of the Pilz range. As such there is even greater flexibility to incorporate it into existing industrial automation networks. Thanks to authentication and permission management, the SecurityBridge efficiently protects against potential data manipulation. As a result, the open firewall from Pilz increases plant availability.
The UK manufacturing industry will hear from expert speakers using and developing robotics and AI in the most advanced and forward-looking sectors of UK industry at the Robotics & Artificial Intelligence (RAI) Industry Showcase, which returns virtually on 25 – 27 May 2021.
The disinfection robot BALTO — named after a sled dog who carried urgently needed vaccines to a highly inaccessible region of Alaska a hundred years ago — is capable of disinfecting door knobs and similar objects. It does this autonomously, reacting to human beings in the surrounding area at the same time. An interface with the Building Information Modeling (BIM) process makes this possible.
Greater efficiency, greater cost-effectiveness and greater flexibility: there are a number of benefits attributed to robotic process automation within the plastics industry, all which ultimately support process optimisation.