The MiR1000 is Collaborative and Autonomous.

The MiR1000 is Collaborative and Autonomous.

MiR1000 Designed to automate and optimize the internal transportation of heavy duties and pallets. With a payload of 1000 kg, this is MiR’s most powerful robot, and even in highly dynamic environments it can transport heavy loads without any exterior safety measures...
Cognex Dataman 8000 Series

Cognex Dataman 8000 Series

The only industrial handheld barcode reader that offers Industrial Ethernet communication and liquid lens technology. Dataman 8050 Series Handheld Barcode Reader Decodes well-marked direct part mark (DPM) and label-based codes in harsh factory floor environments....
Cognex In-Sight 2000 Series Vision Sensors

Cognex In-Sight 2000 Series Vision Sensors

Combining the power of an In-Sight vision system with the simplicity and affordability of a vision sensor. Ideal for solving error-proofing applications, these vision sensors set new standards for value, ease of use and flexibility thanks to a powerful combination of...
NEFF Demo Expo!

NEFF Demo Expo!

NEFF Demo Expo! is back! Join the NEFF Automation Experts for a one-day event to showcase the quality automation products that NEFF and its partners have to offer. Many manufacturers will be there to demonstrate the latest innovations in automation technology,...
PhD Optimax

PhD Optimax

Built on the foundation of long-life products for industrial automation, PHD Optimax® products are actuators designed to meet machine builders’ performance requirements at a competitive price. These economical, efficient, and reliable actuators provide customers with...
Cognex In-Sight 9000 Series Vision System: 9912

Cognex In-Sight 9000 Series Vision System: 9912

The In-Sight® 9912 is Cognex’s first standalone, ultra-high-resolution, area scan vision system. With its ability to acquire and process exceptionally detailed images, the 12 megapixel (MP) 9912 delivers high accuracy part location, measurement, and inspection over a...
Dust Collection Solutions: Mac® Pulse Valve

Dust Collection Solutions: Mac® Pulse Valve

High Performance. Long Life. The MAC® Pulse Valve series is designed to be a direct drop-in replacement for existing pulse technology. The MAC® solution utilizes a long life, bonded-spool design, instead of the traditional diaphragm style. MAC® also uses a balanced...
Hire a Robot to Tend Your Machines

Hire a Robot to Tend Your Machines

For the first time ever, hire a robot for your factory like you would hire an employee. Manufacturing companies of all sizes are experiencing a labor shortage. Large manufacturing operations are adapting by turning to investments in automation to combat this shift....
The Next Generation of Kollmorgen Motors and Drives

The Next Generation of Kollmorgen Motors and Drives

AKD2G Servo Drive Twice the Power Density! The AKD2G are planned to launch in December 2018. AKD2G features dual-axis, expandable I/O (without increasing the size), removable memory, dual-channel STO, and the first drive-resident graphic display in the industry. The...
Pick-it presents Pick-it 2.0

Pick-it presents Pick-it 2.0

Combined with a Pick-it M-HD camera, the Pick-it 2.0 system is 30 times more accurate and can detect objects that are 10 times smaller than before. With Pick-it 2.0, we take the future of your production seriously. Set it up once with our intuitive web interface and...
It’s time to reap all the benefits of the MiR500

It’s time to reap all the benefits of the MiR500

MiR500 is designed to automate the transportation of pallets and heavy loads across industries. With a payload of 500 kg, speed of 2 m/sec and a footprint of 1350x920 mm, MiR500 is the largest, most powerful, fastest and robust collaborative, autonomous mobile robot...
Cognex & URCaps

Cognex & URCaps

The Cognex In-Sight 2D Robot Guidance plugin greatly simplifies the communication, hand eye calibration, and vision guided robotics development between a UR robot and Cognex 2D Vision System. Take advantage of Cognex’s world class vision tools for any robot...
Introducing the new Universal Robots e-Series

Introducing the new Universal Robots e-Series

Universal Robots e-Series cobots exemplify all that we believe in productivity, adaptability and reliability. Equipped with intuitive programming, versatile use and an almost endless list of opportunities for add-ons, the e-Series is able to complement production...
Drop your guard.

Drop your guard.

If you have machine guards that don’t adequately protect your personnel and equipment from risk and don’t comply with all OSHA and government regulations, it’s time to drop them… and find a better solution. Custom guards can be configured to precise specifications to...
Meet the robot kids.

Meet the robot kids.

Meet some kids we’ll probably all be working with (or for) someday.   They’re young, energetic, uber-smart, and quite-frankly, a little crazy. But when it comes to robotics, they rule. They are the Trisonics, members of Allendale Robotics, a student robotics program...
Meet a robot adult.

Meet a robot adult.

As robotics become more important in manufacturing, the NEFF newsletter staff decided to find out more about the topic by going straight to the source.     NEFF: Good afternoon. Statistics show that manufacturers are having difficulties retaining employees. Is that...
You have the right to the right arms.

You have the right to the right arms.

When designing an automated process that requires moving objects or performing repetitive functions, you’re going to need robotic arms. But not just any robotic arms… the RIGHT arms. Making the right choice can make your process go smoother and faster. Arguably the...
Wanna see something cool?

Wanna see something cool?

Of course you do. Who doesn’t? And in our industry there are so many cool things to see.   So we developed a series of events where great manufacturers get together and show off their cool automation stuff, and people like you (who want to see cool things) come to see...
Pop Quiz: What is Industry 4.0?

Pop Quiz: What is Industry 4.0?

a). The fourth industrial revolution b). Some term the German government made up c). A future where robots work without humans d). “Smart” factories and intelligent production systems e). The “Industrial Internet of Things” f). Marketing buzzwords g). Nobody knows for...
Join NEFF in suporting American Manufacturing.

Join NEFF in suporting American Manufacturing.

In Pennsylvania, there’s a group of people who just won’t stop talking about robots. And we’re listening to them. NEFF is partnering with groups like ARM (Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing) to explore how robotics can enhance the future of American manufacturing....
Another one bites the dust.

Another one bites the dust.

by Anthony Shave, NEFF Technical Sales Representative The cement industry is a VERY dusty business. And all that dust can be murder on equipment – and your career if you’re in charge of keeping the plant running at optimal production. For those of you non-cement...
IO, IO, it’s off to wire you go.

IO, IO, it’s off to wire you go.

Warning: If you are not an electrical engineer, this article may make you feel a little Dopey. However, if you ARE an electrical engineer, and you work on industrial systems with PLCs and RTUs, and cable ducts jammed with copper wire bundles, then you are more likely...
Picky, picky, picky.

Picky, picky, picky.

Get ready to expand the capabilities of your robots and cobots! Pickit has introduced a plug-and-play solution that enables your robot to pick and place a wide range of products in many different applications. Better yet, it is simple to use, requires no programming,...
Customer to NEFF: “Prove it.”

Customer to NEFF: “Prove it.”

We love working with customers starting at the concept stage. When we can bring our automation expertise and combine it with our customer’s industry expertise, the results are usually spectacular. And here’s another great example – our customer wanted a...

Technical Sales

We need an Account Manager who can use your engineering/technical background to take great care of our existing customers, help us find and build relationships with new customers, and help our NEFF team continue to grow. In return for providing our customers with the...

First and Only Cyber Security Solution for DNP3

CyberFence proactively delivers the most advanced cyber security optimized for industrial networks that protects against major vulnerabilities found in DNP3 systems. Read the FULL ARTICLE here: First and Only Cyber Security Solution for DNP3 Source:...

Cliff Williams to advise People and Processes

Cliff William joined the firm in an advisory role to assist in expanding their capacity in Maintenance and Reliability consulting and training. Read the FULL ARTICLE here: Cliff Williams to advise People and Processes Source:...

PLC/PAC Experience Survey Results

By Bill Lydon, Editor Automation.com conducted a PLC/PAC Automation Experience survey with the goal to gather vendor ratings based on user experiences. The survey also asked questions on specific industry topics, including what are automation’s biggest problems. This...

Robotic Welding Advantages

By Tom Bonine, National Metal Fabricators Robotic welding is highly cost-effective, especially for longer production runs where programming time can be amortized over a large number of pieces. Read the FULL ARTICLE here: Robotic Welding Advantages Source:...

China’s MV drive sales drop in 2014 and 2015

MV drive revenues declined by more than 10% in 2014 to $2.5 billion as increased competition and lower demand eroded prices, says HIS. Read the FULL ARTICLE here: China’s MV drive sales drop in 2014 and 2015 Source:...

NEMA says Business Conditions Rebounded Sharply in July

NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Conditions Index (EBCI) for current conditions in North America improved by more than 20 points, marking an abrupt change of direction following three consecutive months of decline. Read the FULL ARTICLE here: NEMA says Business...

The Architecture of the SCADA Mobility Infrastructure

By Edward Nugent, PcVue Inc., et al The different way in which mobile device users interact with their devices compared to operator’s interactions with control room monitors requires a new SCADA architecture for mobility workers who rely on SCADA or BMS systems in...

The Architecture of the SCADA Mobility Infrastructure

By Edward Nugent, PcVue Inc., et al The different way in which mobile device users interact with their devices compared to operator’s interactions with control room monitors requires a new SCADA architecture for mobility workers who rely on SCADA or BMS systems in...

Icon Labs Releases Security Management System

Floodgate Security Manager provides security for IoT edge devices, including mobile, wireless, battery powered and mesh-based IoT sensors. Read the FULL ARTICLE here: Icon Labs Releases Security Management System Source:...

Moxa releases AWK-3131A Wireless Bridge

AeroLink Protection on AWK-3131A automatically restores communications within 300ms of connection failure to help industrial wireless networks avoid interruptions. Read the FULL ARTICLE here: Moxa releases AWK-3131A Wireless Bridge Source:...

Moxa releases AWK-3131A Wireless Bridge

AeroLink Protection on AWK-3131A automatically restores communications within 300ms of connection failure to help industrial wireless networks avoid interruptions. Read the FULL ARTICLE here: Moxa releases AWK-3131A Wireless Bridge Source:...

Honeywell To Acquire Elster for $5.1 billion

Elster Division of Melrose Industries is a provider of thermal gas solutions for commercial, industrial, and residential heating systems and gas, water, and electricity meters. Read the FULL ARTICLE here: Honeywell To Acquire Elster for .1 billion Source:...

Honeywell To Acquire Elster for $5.1 billion

Elster Division of Melrose Industries is a provider of thermal gas solutions for commercial, industrial, and residential heating systems and gas, water, and electricity meters. Read the FULL ARTICLE here: Honeywell To Acquire Elster for .1 billion Source:...

Icon Scientific releases safe Viscometer

Viscometer is certified to the latest ATEX, IECEx and TIIS (Japan) standards and is suitable for zone 1 or zone 2 uses, and is ETL listed for the USA and Canada Class 1 Div1 Group CD, depending on application. Read the FULL ARTICLE here: Icon Scientific releases safe...

Columbus McKinnon to Acquire Magnetek

Magnetek designs and manufactures digital power andmotion control solutions for material handling, elevators and mining applications. Read the FULL ARTICLE here: Columbus McKinnon to Acquire Magnetek Source:...

Balluff releases BIS V RFID reader

BIS V can read three different frequencies of RFID tags and communicate via EtherNet/IP, Profinet, Profibus, CC-Link, or Ethercat. Read the FULL ARTICLE here: Balluff releases BIS V RFID reader Source:...

EPLAN expands Data Portal for web service

Enhancements include a Report Center that delivers statistics about downloads and therefore important key figures for marketing and sales. Read the FULL ARTICLE here: EPLAN expands Data Portal for web service Source:...

Industrial Automation in China

By Georg Stieler, Stieler Technologie The Chinese market for Industrial Automation is growing much faster than other sectors of the Chinese economy and will almost double within the next five years, according to our estimations. Read the FULL ARTICLE here: Industrial...

What’s the future for USB 3 in machine vision?

By John Morse, IHS Technology Despite the promotion and anticipated market growth of USB 3 cameras, they are forecast to account for only a quarter of USB camera revenues by 2019 Read the FULL ARTICLE here: What’s the future for USB 3 in machine vision? Source:...

Wunderlich-Malec Announces VIP Services Maintenance App

VIP Services (Virtual Information Portal) is a mobile maintenance app that was designed to improve efficiency, reduce downtime, attain Key Performance Indicators and increase productivity. Read the FULL ARTICLE here: Wunderlich-Malec Announces VIP Services Maintenance...