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Apr
29

Smart Automotive Manufacturing | Rockwell Automation

Get Smart About Tire and Rubber Optimization

Modernize Tire Design, Development and Production with Industry 4.0

The increasingly global tire industry is racing ahead as trends and technology evolve faster than ever before. SKU proliferation, smart tires, larger rim sizes, airless variations and increased mileage forecasts are just a few things you face. That’s why many tire producers are turning to smart manufacturing to help increase production efficiencies amidst all this change.

We can help you develop smarter solutions and scalable flexibility with our tire manufacturing automation and control systems. We make it easy to get the most out of every stage of tire production, from raw material processing and mixing, through final finish and inspection.

Our full-spectrum, connected approach eases integration and standardization across plants and throughout the production lifecycle.

Tire Building, Where Rubber Meets Road

You can create productive, safe, flexible and easy-to-use tire building machines with our Integrated Architecture system. This high-performance system with integrated safety can help you:

  • Synchronize machine sections such as wind-up and let-off
  • Achieve tension and edge control
  • Optimize cut-to-length accuracy, independent of machine speed
  • Easily adjust to process changes such as tire dimensions

Tire Curing, and Ready to Roll

Further leveraging our Integrated Architecture system, you can improve equipment utilization and productivity in this critical, capital-intensive process. Get immediate access to process details like trends, alarms, recipe data and energy consumption so you can make more data-driven decisions. And, you can pinpoint the cause of quality issues or production disruptions to help optimize curing processes.

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Apr
24

Digi International Introduces New Routers and Software to Address Next-Generation IoT Connectivity and 5G Needs of Retail, Digital Signage, Transportation, Smart Cities and Beyond

Digi now has routers that include 5Ge / Gigabit LTE (Cat 18) radios, Band 71 and CBRS connectivity, 5G readiness, and are FirstNet Ready™.

Digi has created its new cellular connectivity offerings to match the shifting needs of the IoT marketplace and revamped their features to align with customer needs: whether TX for transportation, IX for industrial, or EX for enterprise, Digi has the right routers for the market’s needs. On supported Digi devices, additional flexibility is available with the Digi CORE® plug-in module: no need to replace the whole unit, just swap the Digi CORE to the LTE standard needed.

While designed for different applications, Digi’s new TX54, TX64 and EX12 are built on a strong foundation that is shared by the rest of Digi’s routers, including:

  • Digi Accelerated Linux (DAL), Digi’s secure operating system for the most demanding business-critical and mission-critical applications. This release adds multicasting, expands routing protocols, and – critical for transportation applications – offers dual APN capabilities and supports dynamic DNS updates.
  • Edge Compute, as each new router comes with Python built-in, allowing users to add intelligence on the device – from simple scripts to full-fledged IoT applications.
  • Digi Remote Manager® for centralized device deployment, monitoring and control. With Digi Remote Manager, organizations can easily automate firmware, software and configuration updates of all units in the field – for complete asset tracking and compliance, including security protection. Also available as an Android or iPhone mobile app.
  • Digi TrustFence®, the built-in security framework, protects internal and external I/O ports to prevent unwanted local intrusion. Digi TrustFence also provides data authentication and device identity management options. Digi TrustFence utilizes the latest encryption protocols for data in motion and over-the-air (OTA) transmissions to ensure the integrity of data flowing across a network.

“We’re unveiling a number of new networking devices today and that will only continue throughout the year as we work to align with customer needs and the next generation of IoT applications in public safety, transportation, smart cities, retail, and beyond,” said Brian Kirkendall, Vice President, Product Management, Digi International. “The Digi TX54, TX64 and EX12 routers are ready to begin that process out of the box today, but also as we continue into the future. We intend to make Digi the IoT connectivity player of choice as the generation of IoT we’ve heard about for years becomes a reality.”

Designed for transportation, intelligent traffic system (ITS), and public safety applications, the Digi TX54 and Digi TX64 are built to make smart cities a reality. In traffic systems, these routers lay the connectivity groundwork needed for traffic monitoring and optimization for connected and even self-driving car capabilities in the future. Dual cellular and dual Wi-Fi makes them ideal for on-transit-vehicle connectivity by both eliminating network downtime with immediate cellular failover and providing simultaneous, firewalled passenger and administrator connectivity to meet the demands of modern riders without jeopardizing the transit organization’s operations.

Additionally, the Digi TX64 with its dual Gigabit LTE (Cat 18) radios is ready

Apr
12

Smart Trainers – Big Shark Bicycle Company

Minoura SmartTurbo Kagura LST9200 LiveRide Indoor Magnetic Bicycle Trainer

$649.99

Minoura, the company that invented the mag trainer, now brings you the SmartTurbo Kagura LS9200 trainer. This trainer operates in either a fixed or gravity mode, allowing the user to train more traditionally or by simulating a downhill ride. Using Bluetooth or ANT+, the trainer will connect to your smartphone, tablet, or laptop to transmit data, OR you can use apps (on ios, android, Windows and Mac!) from Zwift, Kinomap and more to create an amazing simulation of outdoor riding. It will also talk to select products from companies like Garmin to simulate a workout or course. This trainer is smooth and quiet, and can be used (with the Neodymium magnet) straight out of the box! This will allow the user to warm up before a race, for example, and then take it home and plug it back in for Smart training. It will accommodate 650b/700c/26″/27.5″ tires, and includes a QR skewer for rear hub widths from 125-140mm.

Saris H3 Direct Drive Smart Trainer

$1,000.00

Reliable. Durable. Quieter Than Ever Before.
When it comes to indoor bike trainers, the most frequently asked question is: how quiet is it? Taking this to heart, our Madison, Wisconsin-based team put this query under the microscope and set a goal to build a trainer so quiet, that the only sound is that of your drive train.
The result? A direct drive smart trainer that touts a sound specification of 59 decibels at 20 mph. In other words, the H3 is five times quieter than previous generations, making it the quietest smart trainer to ever leave our doors.
Following the Saris direct drive smart trainer legacy, the H3 features the same reliably and durability as its predecessors. Each H3 is made from cast and machined aluminum sourced from America’s heartland. Encased inside are components meticulously calibrated to measure power, speed and cadence, as well as a precision-balanced flywheel – all built to handle 2000 watts and replicate a 20% climbing grade.
Tested to withstand heavy training, the H3’s internal cooling system will keep the electromagnetic resistance system working – and accurate – long after your legs have given out.
– Quieter Than Ever: all new drive system shaves decibels off previous generations.
– Precise Training: +/- 2% power accuracy.
– Controlled and Consistent: electromagnetic resistance provides a measured workout every time.
– Direct Drive Design: widest bike compatibility and eliminates wheel slips.
– No External Sensors Required: measures speed, cadence and power.
– Seamless Integration: connects to indoor cycling apps with dual ANT+ FE-C and Bluetooth FTMS standards.
– Zwift certified.
Specs
– Noise level: 59 decibels at 20 mph
– Power measurement accuracy: +/- 2%
– Maximum power output: 2000 watts at 20 mph
– Simulates a 20% climbing grade
– Fast response electromagnetic resistance
– Measures speed, cadence and power – no external sensors needed
– 20 lb precision balanced flywheel
– Integrated dual ANT+ FE-C and Bluetooth FTMS standards
– Built-in front wheel block
– Integrated carrying handle
– Compatible with Shimano 8-11 speed cassettes
– XD/XDR

Apr
3

Flex automotive solutions for autonomous driving and smart tech integration |Flex.com


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  • 2019 Automotive News PACE Innovation Partnership Award  
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  • 2017 CLEPA Innovation Awards (x2) 
  • 2016 General Motors Supplier of the Year Innovation Award  
  • 2016 China Automobile and Parts Industry Development and Innovation Awards – Technology Innovation Award 
  • 2019 General Motors Supplier Quality Excellence Award 
  • 2019 Varroc Supplier Quality Award