Displays

BEKA associates appoints new MD

BEKA associates, the Hitchin based company specialising in process control displays for use in hazardous areas, has appointed Olivier Lebreton as its new Managing Director. Olivier joined BEKA in October 2013 and became Technical Director in June 2018. As Managing Director Olivier will be responsible for all company operations, but …

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HMI vs Kiosks: Is voice-recognition technology ready for manufacturing?

Years ago, self-service kiosks were pure imagination. Today, grabbing products and paying without human interaction is an everyday activity. Now, companies like McDonald’s are going further and investing in voice-based technologies to speed up the customer’s experience even more. Here Neil Ballinger, head of EMEA at industrial automation parts supplier EU Automation, …

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Rock solid reliability – how Zytronic’s rugged touchscreens are helping improve quarry efficiency

When looking to speed up the flow of trucks checking into its busy mines and quarries, Australia’s largest construction material supplier, Boral Limited, decided to apply ‘smart’ technologies. As a result, haulage drivers now use specially designed kiosks, with Zytronic’s interactive touch sensors, at Boral’s incoming and outgoing weighbridges to …

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New to Industry 4.0

At HMI2020, Pepperl+Fuchs will be presenting a whole range of examples and of approaches to the successful implementation of digital transformation. Pixel-Plus combines data streams from multidimensional TOF (“time-of-flight”) sensors with signals from high-resolution color cameras, creating digital representations of real objects. These “digital twins” offer a much higher level …

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Control units for respirators: RAFI ramps up production

HMI specialist RAFI has been producing capacitive control units for the HAMILTON-C6 mobile respirator station from Swiss medical technology manufacturer Hamilton Medical for around four years. This company, which has specialised since 1983 in the development of intensive respirator systems, ranks among the leading suppliers of intelligent high-end devices. Currently, …

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New touchscreen sensor assembly offers industry-best performance and reliability in harsh applications

TouchNetix has introduced Chrominance, a sensor assembly for touchscreen displays which sets new benchmarks for performance, reliability and ease of system installation in industrial, medical, transportation and military applications, and in any type of harsh or hazardous environment. The Chrominance sensor assemblies, which are based on TouchNetix’ aXiom series touchscreen …

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Pervasive Displays increases manufacturing capacity with second-generation automated production line for e-paper displays

Pervasive Displays (PDi) has announced a major advancement in product reliability and manufacturing capacity, through its collaboration with BOE Smart Electronics System Co. (BOE), to improve the automated production of electronic paper displays (EPDs). The new automated facility embraces the benefits of Industry 4.0; adding condition monitoring, automated continuous inspection …

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Mini displays with DOUBLE HEIGHT characters SPI and I²C

MMS Electronics Ltd has available an exceptionally versatile line of DOG (Display-On-Glass) alphanumeric and graphic displays. The alphanumeric displays are available is 1×8, 2×10, 2×16, 3×10, 3×16, 4×16 and 4×20 (line x char).  The EA DOGS104-A with VA 12.0 x 29.7 mm and the EA DOGS164-A with VA 18.0 x …

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BEKA give Saffron Gloveboxes a hand

Saffron scientific equipment Ltd, who are specialists in the design, development and manufacture of Gloveboxes, are using BEKA Advisor A90 universal process panel meters to display critical containment pressures. Each meter has a multicolour negative liquid crystal display, with the display colour linked to the meter’s alarm status providing very …

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Rockwell Automation acquires ASEM

Rockwell Automation has signed an agreement to acquire Italy-based ASEM, a leading provider of digital automation technologies. ASEM provides a complete range of Industrial PCs (IPCs), Human-Machine Interface (HMI) hardware and software, remote access capabilities, and secure Industrial IoT gateway solutions. ASEM’s high-performance automation solutions enable The Connected Enterprise with smarter …

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