Company presentation of the Robot Makers GmbH at the CVC-annual meeting at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Wörth

Intelligent technologies for commercial vehicles in the areas of digitalization, autonomy and innovation efficiency will be presented at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Wörth on Friday, November 13, 2015. It is very important to set technology and innovation trends to be competitive as a medium sized supplier. As an expert in mobile automation, the Robot Makers GmbH sees itself well positioned at the market and will participate at this event as an exhibitor.

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Electromagnetic compatibility – Criteria of hardware components for mobile applications

In many application cases of automation and the robotization of mobile systems, various hardware components are exposed to unfavorable conditions like high temperatures, water, dirt, permanent vibrations or shocks. In these extreme situations the components also need to work flawlessly to ensure the functionality of the whole system. To guarantee the reliability in such conditions the components are tested in different domains. In the previous three weeks we have dealt with the topics “Resistance of vibration and shock“, “Protection classes and degrees of protection“ and “Temperature spectrum of electrical components“. Accordingly, today’s article is about “electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)” as a further criterion of hardware components.

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Temperature spectrum of electrical components – Criteria of hardware components for mobile applications

In many application cases of automation and the robotization of mobile systems, various hardware components are exposed to unfavorable conditions like high temperatures, water, dirt, permanent vibrations or shocks. In these extreme situations the components also need to work flawlessly to ensure the functionality of the whole system. To guarantee the reliability in such conditions the components are tested in different domains. In the previous two weeks we have dealed with the topics “Resistance of vibration and shock“ and “Protection classes and degrees of protection“. Accordingly, today’s article is about the temperature spectrum of electrical components as a further criterion of hardware components.

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Protection classes and degrees of protection – Criteria of hardware components for mobile applications

In many application cases of automation and the robotization of mobile systems, various hardware components are exposed to unfavorable conditions like high temperatures, water, dirt, permanent vibrations or shocks. In these extreme situations the components also need to work flawlessly to ensure the functionality of the whole system. To guarantee the reliability in such conditions, the components are tested in different  domains. Last week we dealed with the topic “Resistance of vibration and shock“. Accordingly, today’s article is about protection classes and degrees of protection as a further criterion of hardware components.

Die neue Gehäusevariante des Modular Control Systems

The current available “box” of the Modular Control System is marked with the degree of protection IP67. The new version of enclosure is currently in the development and will also satisfy IP67.

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Resistance of vibration and shock – Criteria of hardware components for mobile applications

In many application cases of automation and the robotization of mobile systems, various hardware components are exposed to unfavorable circumstances like high temperatures, water, dirt, permanent vibrations or shocks. In these extreme conditions the components also need to work flawlessly to ensure the functionality of the whole system. To guarantee the reliability at such conditions, the components are tested in different  domains.  Therefore, we want to take a closer look at the vibration- and shock tests in this article.

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Robot Makers exhibit on the SENSOR+TEST 2015 in Nuremberg

The Robot Makers GmbH takes part at the Measurement Fair SENSOR + TEST 2015 in Nuremberg. From 19 to 21 May 2015 the possibilities of the electronic series Modular Control System are shown together with the central control- and evaluation-unit Generic Control Box and the software framework Finroc®, in a scenario of modern measurement technology. Topic of the presentation is the flexible and distributed measurement at testing stations using synchronous bus systems.

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CAN-Bus – status quo in automotive engineering

On today’s automation solutions, the number of electrical components continues to grow. The cabling of these electrical components requires a great effort, involving huge costs at the project planning and complex wiring schemes. For that reason, so-called “fieldbus systems” were developed, that transfer the data with help of only one single bus cable, which passes all field devices. Thus, the wiring effort and the weight could be drastically reduced. The “CAN-Bus” is probably the most famous fieldbus system, which mainly established a reputation in the sector of automotive engineering. The most important information among this topic is summarized in this article.

Generic Control Box CANopen

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EtherCAT – a lightning-fast bus system

As an answer to the growing requirements of the modern automation engineering to the real-time capability of the bus systems and the high costs of the common bus components, several companies began to generate a real-time capable bus system. It is drawn up to the favorable standard components of the Ethernet-standards IEEE 802.3. One of these industrial-Ethernet bus systems is “EtherCAT”, which was initiated by the company Beckhoff Automation and is now further developed by the EtherCAT Technology Group.

Logo der EtherCAT Technoloy Group

The Robot Makers GmbH is a member of the EtherCAT Technology Group and generates master- and slave-components

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SCADA – the modern monitoring system

By virtue of the increasing amount of automated systems, the importance of monitoring and controlling these complex systems rises, too. Obviously, the automated systems should be operated with minimum staff deployment. Therefore, it is necessary to offer tools to the operators for controlling the processes. “SCADA” is typically mentioned in this context, which integrates computer systems for exactly these monitoring- and controlling- tasks and relieves the operators. The definition of SCADA is given below, explaining, where it is used, and how it works.

Steueraufgaben schnell realisieren mit der Generic Control Box

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