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The best of industrial automation is yet to come

Regardless of whether you call it Industry 4.0, the Industrial Internet or the Internet of Things (IoT), the shift towards connected technologies is clear across most industry sectors.

Industrial automation device revenue rising

ABI Research forecasts industrial automation control and field device shipments will surpass 55 million units in 2017 and reach approximately 146 million by 2025.

Avnet acquires Dragon Innovation

Avnet has acquired Dragon Innovation, expanding the global distributor's portfolio of offerings for customers as they move from design to prototype to volume production.

Littelfuse acquires U.S. Sensor

Littelfuse Inc. has acquired the assets of U.S. Sensor Corp., Orange CA, manufacturer of thermistors and probe assemblies used in demanding temperature sensing applications. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
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Making automation work with legacy systems

Smart manufacturing, or Industry 4.0 (the fourth industrial revolution) which is empowered by the Industrial Internet of things (IIoT), can enable companies to improve key performance indicators like productivity, equipment uptime and product quality. It does this by combining automation with big data to not only improve productivity, but to also reduce waste, lower energy consumption, and enhance factory flexibility. » Read More
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Magnetic sensor boosts reliability, safety

CANFIELD CONNECTOR CS series cylindrical threaded mount sensor senses magnetism and triggers action in a variety of applications. » Read More

EtherCAT board enhances data gathering capability of mini industrial computer

HARTING MICA mini-Industrial-Computer is available with an EtherCAT board, allowing data to be collected directly from industrial production networks, pre-processed and forwarded to IT systems via standard protocols such as OPC UA or MQTT. » Read More

Subminiature ultrasonic sensor provides IO-Link compatibility

PEPPERL+FUCHS Series IO F77 ultrasonic sensors fit in tight spaces and comes with an integral pushbutton that allows simple configuration without external hardware. » Read More

Transducer class sensors serve high-precision strain measurements

VPG S5060 Series of transducer class multi-grid advanced strain sensors facilitate reliable, accurate, cost-effective multi-axis force, torque/axial and torsional load measurements within robotics, factory automation, machinery and tooling applications. » Read More

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