To meet challenges such as those presented by medical imaging systems, including MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), CT (computed tomography) and PET (positron emission tomography) equipment, the healthcare industry relies on its supply chain to help produce innovative, reliable, maintenance-free machines. Among the trusted manufacturers utilised for medical imaging equipment is NSK, which provides complete assemblies that include linear guides, ball screws and other solutions.
In the age of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), plants, products, and systems are becoming increasingly networked. The intelligent combination of IT and OT in industrial environments forms the basis for transparent and efficient processes and reduced production costs, making it possible to tap into completely new business segments.
HARTING has developed a component carrier that can be mounted directly with electronic components allowing previous manual assembly processes to be automated. Flexible circuit boards can also be replaced, increasing precision and reducing assembly costs.
Under the motto "Partnering for the next step to industrialize Additive Manufacturing", Siemens is going to present at Formnext Connect its Digital Enterprise Portfolio for the industrialization of additive manufacturing as well as innovations with partners around new achievements in various additive manufacturing technologies.
Datalogic, a global leader in the automatic data capture and factory automation markets, is pleased to announce the new Gryphon 4200 linear imager series. This new premium line of 1D handheld scanners is ideal for retail POS checkout applications, manufacturing work-in-progress and order processing, ticketing and entertainment access control, healthcare, and much more.
Having already pioneered a more collaborative approach to designing and delivering automation systems employing low power drives, Mitsubishi Electric UK has announced a new network of Drive Solutions Centres (DSCs). Each one sharing technology, experience and ideas to focus on providing a full service offering for the entire lifecycle of larger capacity low voltage and medium voltage variable speed drives.