OPC UA – an overview over the central Industry 4.0 standard
In principle, technical standards are supposed to improve the efficiency and interoperability of technical devices and components. But frequently we find competing standards, in particular in the industrial sector. This becomes even more problematic in the era of Industry 4.0 and increasingly networked machines and systems. Enter OPC UA, a platform that is poised to overcome the old rivalries.
Drive solutions for wind turbines: frequently asked questions around KEBA's product offering
Since the advent of wind turbines with active pitch control, KEBA has been supporting leading wind turbine manufacturers in the optimization and development of their systems.
This article answers the most frequently asked questions from new customers about our drive solutions for wind turbines, in particular KEBA pitch control and yaw systems.
Automated XXL welding
The cooperation between the Austrian robot manufacturer igm and KEBA has already existed for about 25 years. Over time, KEBA has developed into an important partner, not least because the company is has such a broad base: robotics, controllers, drives, powerful robot safety, and all this in an open platform.
Machine operation: Mobile HMIs compared to stationary operation devices
The digitization and automation in the industrial sector have led to massive changes in the requirements for machine operation and consequently, in what is expected of machine operators. It used to be that stationary solutions such as pushbuttons, switches and simple display screens directly on the housing were sufficient; but today, we need full HD monitors with touchscreens and cloud-based high-performance HMIs (human-machine interfaces). As a result, operating a machine is not dissimilar from using a smartphone.