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Enabling the Factory of the Future

Escrito por Redacción TNI el 08/11/2016 a las 17:26:02
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Lost productivity is a common concern for Industry 4.0 designers challenged with keeping a manufacturing line running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. With the Pocket IO™ programmable logic controller (PLC) development platform, traditional manufacturing processes are transformed with real-time intelligence, adaptive manufacturing, and distributed control. For more information about Pocket IO, which is offered as the MAXREFDES150# reference design, visit http://bit.ly/Maxim_Pocket_IO.

Live demonstrations related to Industry 4.0:

  • Soccer Ball Testing and Personalization Factory
  • Detecting Your Goal Throw with Light Curtains
  • Measuring Soccer Ball Bounce Height
  • Soccer Ball Robotic Circumference Measurement
  • Precision Control of a Line Following Robot
  • FLIR Heat Map Comparison of IO-Link Transceivers
  • Power Solution Size and Efficiency Comparison

 

For a sneak preview of Maxim’s soccer ball factory, visit http://bit.ly/Maxim_electronica_soccer_ball_video.

 

Enabling a Healthier Tomorrow
 

Creating a custom board with sensors for wearable health and fitness applications can be complex, as designers must first build custom hardware and firmware to validate their concepts and then build prototypes before starting any field trials. From there, they generally spend a significant amount of time evaluating sensors and existing solutions. Maxim’s ultra-small hSensor Platform allows designers to quickly and easily validate next-generation solutions for wearable health and fitness applications. The complete development platform with ARM® mbed™ support eliminates up to six months of design time. For more information about the hSensor Platform, which is offered as the MAXREFDES100# reference design, visit http://bit.ly/Maxim_hSensor_Platform