3 essential steps before deploying a Step 7 project in TIA Portal

A very useful post from the Blog of DMC Inc. if you use one of the latest Siemens PLCs (1200, 1500).

These three hints will make your life a lot easier:

https://www.dmcinfo.com/latest-thinking/blog/id/9594/3-essential-steps-before-deploying-a-siemens-plc-project

This article gives advise on how to configure your PLC to startup in RUN mode, with a Webserver and how to not get locked out from the HMI.

Enjoy!

European Robotics Companies

The most promising European Robotics companies are listed here:

As mentioned already in a post before, we see Universal Robots as the leader in the promising field of collaborative robotics. In almost every research institute you visit, you will come across one of these species made in the land of Lego.

Universal Robots

Headquarters: Odense, Denmark

Technology Focus: Collaborative Robots (market leader)

Mission: When we say the UR robot can automate virtually anything we mean virtually anything – from assembly to painting, from screw driving to labeling, from injection molding to welding and from packaging to polishing.


It is always worth to have a closer look when the BOSCH foundation starts something new.

Deepfield Robotics

Headquarters: Renningen, Germany

Technology Focus: Autonomous machines to improve conventional and organic weed management.

A Bosch Startup initiative, which is still in the development phase. Linked to the Deepfield-Connect business, which sells connected sensor devices for agricultural applications.


ABB offers a wide range of pick-and-place, 6-axe and collaborative robots.

ABB Robotics

Headquarters: Zurich, Switzerland

ABB is a leading supplier of industrial robots, modular manufacturing systems and service. A strong solutions focus helps manufacturers improve productivity, product quality and worker safety. ABB has installed more than 250,000 robots worldwide.


Kuka has been recently sold to Chinese Investors, but still having an European headquarter. Their orange robotic arms are very popular in automotive factories around the world.

KUKA Robotics

Headquaters: Augsburg, Germany

Technology Focus: As a specialist in the field of robotics and automation technology, KUKA Robotics is one of the leading manufacturers of industrial robots. With its wide selection of robots, KUKA covers virtually all payload ranges and robot types, and sets standards in the field of human-robot collaboration (HRC)


Not a company per se, but more of a EU Robotic Networking innitiative:

EU Robotics

Headquarters: Brussels, Belgium

Focus: The objectives of euRobotics are to boost European robotics research, development and innovation and to foster a positive perception of robotics.

CODESYS News

Here you find the latest news on the CODESYS development system from 3S-Smart Software Solutions GmbH:

CODESYS for Rasbery PI

Now you can even run you PLC program on the popular Rasbery PI platform. Available from the CODESYS website you can download the required software for EUR 50. A limited free demo version works for two hours.

http://store.codesys.com/codesys-control-for-raspberry-pi-sl.html 

Have a look and enjoy the brave new PLC world. Looking forward to hear from your adventures and experiments with this new tool for (serious) Makers.

 

European Robotics Forum, 21 – 23 March 2016, Ljubljana

ERF 2016The next edition of the European Robotics Forum (ERF2016) will take place in Ljubljana, Slovenia, from the 21st to the 23rd of March 2016.

Invited are all engineers, researchers, managers and entrepreneurs active in the field of robotics.

Organized by  EUROBOTICS and sponsored by European Robotics players like Schunk, ABB and KUKA it will present the latest research and applications of the European robotics community.

Ljubljana Castle

Looking forward to see you Ljubljana!