In this article we focus on two of those factors – chip shortages and freight costs – and we take a look at machinery production (traditionally a more volatile sector than industry production) where cautious capital investments in some segments have meant particularly slow recovery for some machinery manufacturers, whilst others are making good progress towards market normality.
Whatever your opinion on climate change there is one thing virtually everybody agrees on, and that is that waste is a bad thing. Waste can take many forms, excess energy utilisation, wasted products, wasted time, or wasted resources like water. All this adds up to not only excess cost and reduced competitiveness but also unnecessary burden on the planet and the natural world.
Since 2017, the frames of the Mercedes G-Class have been manufactured fully automatically at MAGNA Presstec thanks to a KUKA production line. Now the off-road icon is getting an electrified update and a new production line for the electric variant. Here, the Austrian automotive supplier is once again relying on KUKA's technology expertise.
In mid-September, wenglor sensoric released 19 new models of the C5PC series of 1D/2D code scanners, once again expanding its portfolio with more powerful and easy-to-operate code scanners. The simple installation via Plug & Play in particular, as well as the intuitive, browser-based WebLink user interface or the uniform interface concept across all scanners, open up a large number of new application solutions for users.
Digi-Key Electronics, which offers the world’s largest selection of in-stock and ready-to-ship electronic and automation components, announced that it has secured a distribution partnership with Siemens. to offer their wide range of automation and control products.
Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) today announced the company has achieved the Arm® Platform Security Architecture (PSA) Level 2 certification for the PSoC 64 microcontrollers (MCUs) standard secure family of devices. The Level 2 certification includes a laboratory evaluation of the PSA Root of Trust (PSA-RoT) to provide evidence that devices can protect against scalable software attacks.