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Honeywell Launches Batch Historian and Battery Manufacturing Platform

Gary Mintchell

I did not attend Honeywell User Group in Madrid this month. Searching for news from the event, I found a couple of press releases—one regarding Batch Processing, one regarding battery manufacturing, and also news that there will be an Americas HUG in Dallas October 1-3. Brief information for the new products follows. Batch Historian Honeywell Batch Historian comprises a software digitalization solution designed to provide manufacturers with contextualized data history for reporting and analytics

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More line reactors and VFD output filters from AutomationDirect

Design World

AutomationDirect has announced the addition of more line reactors and VFD output filters. Input line reactors protect the AC drive from transient overvoltage conditions typically caused by utility capacitor switching. Input line reactors also reduce the harmonics associated with AC drives and are recommended for all installations. Output line (load) reactors protect the motor insulation… The post More line reactors and VFD output filters from AutomationDirect appeared first on Design World

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Hog today, hero tomorrow?

Design World

Before each dinner, I ask my son to consider everything that went into preparing his meal. We start with Mom or Dad cooking, which leads to working hard to provide healthy food, and so we give thanks for everyone and everything that makes working and living well possible. Then we acknowledge the grocery stores, farmers,… The post Hog today, hero tomorrow?

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Research Shows High Priority for AI Among Manufacturers

Automation World

Fluke Reliability survey indicates that more than 60% of manufacturers are planning to achieve initial AI goals in the next year.

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5 Ways CMMS Software Transformed Broderick's Manufacturing Plant: A Case Study

Discover how CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System) transformed and revitalized Broderick's manufacturing plant in 5 productive ways. Before the CMMS, the plant faced challenges such as reactive maintenance due to staff shortages, inefficient inventory management, and poor team communication. With the CMMS, the plant experienced increased equipment uptime, streamlined maintenance processes, enhanced inventory management, improved communication, and better decision-making through real-

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Extend Robotics integrates virtual reality to achieve ‘high levels of variability and rapid automation of production’

Robotics Automation News

A new partnership between an industrial parts manufacturer and a virtual reality robotics company is proving that high levels of variability are no obstacle to achieving rapid automation of production.

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Working with Community Corporate to reskill refugees through Cisco Networking Academy

Cisco Smart Manufacturing

Empowering refugees with vital digital skills and meaningful job opportunities through Cisco Networking Academy, Community Corporate in Australia is getting results.

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Orbbec Cameras Integrated with NVIDIA Isaac Robotics Platform        

Gary Mintchell

One place where technology and integration and partners advances lies in the vision and robotics area. This news concerns Orbbec 3D vision systems integrating with NVIDIA Isaac Perceptor robotics platforms. In brief: Gemini 330 cameras with built-in depth processing deliver high-precision Depth+RGB vision for NVIDIA Isaac Perceptor AI-based perception workflow for autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) in indoor and outdoor environments.

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Lab-grown burgers and cricket salads will be the norm by 2054, researchers predict

E&T

Consumer attitudes towards food ethics and sustainability could see insect proteins and lab-grown meats becoming the norm.

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The Importance of Ad Verification in Digital Marketing

Robotics Automation News

When it comes to the success of any business, there’s no denying the importance of marketing. No matter the business type or industry, some form of marketing will always be required to keep the business growing. However, marketing is becoming more challenging in this competitive digital age.

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Coldplay Finds New Grooves in Plastic Waste

Plastics Today

The band's new album will be available in various versions, including an EcoRecord made from nine recycled PET bottles and a Notebook Edition comprising river plastics collected by The Ocean Cleanup in Guatemala.

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Navigating the Future: Generative AI, Application Analytics, and Data

Generative AI is upending the way product developers & end-users alike are interacting with data. Despite the potential of AI, many are left with questions about the future of product development: How will AI impact my business and contribute to its success? What can product managers and developers expect in the future with the widespread adoption of AI?

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Sensors in American football can help the game

Design World

By Anson Yeganegi and Song Li, InvenSense Sensors can improve player safety and performance through data collection. Both soccer and American football have embraced advanced technologies to varying degrees, including the use of sensors to elevate tracking and data collection in both games. The first sensor-enabled game ball using Connected Ball Technology, for instance, was […] The post Sensors in American football can help the game appeared first on Design World.

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Technology That’s Easy To Support and Implement

Gary Mintchell

I can still remember the meeting to discuss technology, although I’m hazy on the exact date now but sometime in 2003. We had a new magazine. This was when ISA still had relatively large trade shows. My publisher called me. Seems there was a guy in our booth looking for the editor. He had some kind of revolutionary new software built on Java and was IT friendly.

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Fluid Control, Plastics, and Flexibility: Festo Expands Manifold Catalog

Control.com

Diffusion bonding is a process used extensively in medical and lab manufacturing. Festo is expanding its micro-fluidic distribution portfolio by providing customized, efficient, space-saving designs.

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IEEE launches study group to explore and develop humanoid robot standards

Robotics Business Review

NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang at GTC 2024 with images of many of the humanoids in development. The IEEE study group is evaluating humanoid robots and the need for standards. Credit: Eugene Demaitre As humanoid robots garner widespread public attention, such systems will also need to stand up to safety and performance standards. IEEE’s Robotics & Automation Society today announced the formation of a new study group that will look into the current humanoid landscape and then develop a roadmap

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The Key to Sustainable Energy Optimization: A Data-Driven Approach for Manufacturing

Speaker: Kevin Kai Wong, President of Emergent Energy Solutions

In today's industrial landscape, the pursuit of sustainable energy optimization and decarbonization has become paramount. ♻️ Manufacturing corporations across the U.S. are facing the urgent need to align with decarbonization goals while enhancing efficiency and productivity. Unfortunately, the lack of comprehensive energy data poses a significant challenge for manufacturing managers striving to meet their targets. 📊 Join us for a practical webinar hosted by Kevin Kai Wong of Emergent Ene

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Campaign Spotlight: Driving Demand with Marketing Velocity Central and User Protection Campaign

Cisco Smart Manufacturing

User Protection challenges security buyers; they add vendors for new threats, increasing IT complexity. Cisco and partners aim to simplify with a holistic user protection strategy.

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How AI and Insurance Have Changed in 2023

Robotics Automation News

In the ever-evolving landscape of technology, the fusion of artificial intelligence (AI) and the insurance industry has sparked a revolution. It’s transforming the way insurers operate and how policyholders experience coverage. As we inch towards the end of year 2023, it’s fascinating to witness the metamorphosis that AI has brought to the insurance sector.

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ADF’s first directed-energy weapon

Manufacturer's Monthly

AIM Defence co-founder Dr Jae Daniel explains the operation of the AIM Defence Fractl Portable High Energy Laser to Australian Army Director General Systems and Integration Brigadier Kurt Brown and personnel at the Puckapunyal Military Area, Victoria. Image: CPL Jacob Joseph / Australian Government Defence The Australian Defence Force’s first directed-energy weapon, the Fractl Portable High Energy Laser, has been developed and is now in its testing phase.

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GM invests another $850M into Cruise as it expands manual operations

Robotics Business Review

Cruise has resumed some operations in three cities. | Source: Cruise Despite a bumpy 2023, Cruise LLC isn’t nearing the end of the road yet. General Motors, its parent company, said last week that it would invest an additional $850 million into the autonomous vehicle developer. To date, GM has invested more than $8 billion into Cruise and hasn’t yet seen much of a return.

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Modernizing MES: A Guide for Complex Manufacturers Adapting to Industry 4.0

As engineers push the boundaries of innovation with groundbreaking hardware products, their success depends largely on the speed and efficiency of production. The challenge? Manual processes and disparate systems lead to multiple versions of documents, incomplete records, and duplicated work, creating a chaotic system of records that is difficult to manage.

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Deeper Service-centric Visibility Drives New Revenue and Simplifies Operations

Cisco Smart Manufacturing

The addition of service-centric assurance brings a deeper, more precise, and real-time view of network and service performance for service providers and enterprises that run complex critical… Read more on Cisco Blogs

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Teledyne’s new 8k super-resolution GigE Vision line scan camera in production

Design World

Teledyne DALSA, a Teledyne Technologies company, is pleased to announce that its Linea Lite 8k Super Resolution camera is now in production. This compact and cost-effective GigE line scan camera delivers 8k resolution images, a performance that normally requires a camera body twice the size. Built for a wide range of machine vision applications, Linea… The post Teledyne’s new 8k super-resolution GigE Vision line scan camera in production appeared first on Design World.

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Amid AI boom Nvidia surges past Apple to become world’s most valuable company

E&T

US chipmaker Nvidia experienced another rise in share price gains yesterday, putting it in the top spot as the world’s most valuable company.

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ARENA’s new $100 million challenge to solar innovators

Manufacturer's Monthly

Image: tong2530/stock.adobe.com The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has today launched its global $100 million ‘Solar ScaleUp Challenge’. The challenge invites innovators, developers, engineers, financiers, and solar customers around the world to accelerate innovation in large-scale solar and help drive down costs. The aim of the challenge is to stimulate greater innovation and collaboration in the solar sector in the areas of installation, operations, and maintenance.

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Mastering Digital Transformation: Your Guide to a Successful MES Implementation

70% of digital transformation projects fail (BCG, 2020). In an industry where most large software implementations falter, we recognize the importance of planning, optimization, and execution. With over 25 years of industry experience and countless successful implementations, MASS Group is opening the vault of tips and tricks to provide a complimentary step-by-step guide in implementing a Work-In-Progress (WIP) tracking software.

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coboworx raises $12M to make robotics more accessible

Robotics Business Review

coboworx offers robotic solutions for machine tending and palletizing. | Source: coboworx coboworx last week brought in €11.4 million (about $12.2 million) in funding. The company plans to use the funding to expand its team, grow its product range, and tap into new markets. It’s also set to open a new location in Munich later this year. coboworx’s platform has a modular design that enables SMEs to start with specific systems for individual process steps and expand as needed.

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Standard Iron’s owners build on top of decades of success

The Fabricator

Owners Resource Group purchased Standard IronandWire Works in January 2022. Far from a strip and flip, investors are helping an already successful metal fabrication company grow, which has landed the Minnesota fabricator at No. 17 on the 2024 FAB 40 list.

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High-Performance CAN-Bus cable for advanced engine control systems

Design World

Hradil, the German specialist cable engineering firm, introduced a shielded High-Performance CAN-Bus cable for engine and exhaust control systems of heavy-duty 12-cylinder diesel engines. Hradil’s CAN-Bus cable fulfills the demanding requirements set out in the Society of Automotive Engineers’ SAE 1939-11, SAE J1939-14 und SAE J1128 standards. In other words, it belongs to an elite […] The post High-Performance CAN-Bus cable for advanced engine control systems appeared first on Design Worl

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US plans to invest $900m to ramp up deployment of small modular reactors

E&T

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced it will fund up to $900m to support the deployment of small modular reactors (SMRs).

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Future Focus: Constructing Unshakeable Stability in Your Manufacturing Supply Chain

Speaker: Jay Black, Senior Account Executive

We’ve all heard the buzzwords to describe new supply chain trends: resiliency, sustainability, AI, machine learning. But what do these really mean today? Over the past few years, manufacturing has had to adapt to and overcome a wide variety of supply chain trends and disruptions to stay as stable as possible. Stability has become key in this post-COVID world, and will remain key moving forward.

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New grant program targeted at Australian defence industry

Manufacturer's Monthly

Image: Rafael Ben-Ari/stock.adobe.com The $150 million industry grant program aimed at Australia’s defence industry will help small to medium-sized businesses in areas of sovereign industrial priorities, exports, skilling and security. The Defence Industry Development Grant (DIDG) program, announced in the Defence Industry Development Strategy, will soon be open for applications.

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GrayMatter raises $45M Series B to ease robot programming for manufacturers

Robotics Business Review

GrayMatter automated manually intensive tasks at Lawrence Brothers. Source: GrayMatter Robotics Like businesses in other industries, U.S. manufacturers face widening labor shortfalls and need automation to help fill those gaps. GrayMatter Robotics today announced that it has raised $45 million in Series B funding. The Carson, Calif.-based company said it plans to use the investment to expand to meet customer demand. “We founded GrayMatter to enhance productivity while prioritizing workforc

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Global Fab adds 10-kW fiber laser

The Fabricator

Global Fab Inc., a custom fabricator specializing in pollution control equipment, has installed a TRUMPF 3040 fiber laser at its facility in Hortonville, Wis.

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Norstat now offers an easily programmable inclination switch

Design World

The DNS Inclination Switch from M-P Sensor is a flexible and highly accurate switch using four independently adjustable switching angles and a high-quality MEMS sensor unit. These switches are also easily and quickly programmed using menu-driven buttons and displays. They offer fast visual feedback through a display with 4 status and crosshair LED’s.

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How Embedded Analytics Gets You to Market Faster with a SAAS Offering

Start-ups & SMBs launching products quickly must bundle dashboards, reports, & self-service analytics into apps. Customers expect rapid value from your product (time-to-value), data security, and access to advanced capabilities. Traditional Business Intelligence (BI) tools can provide valuable data analysis capabilities, but they have a barrier to entry that can stop small and midsize businesses from capitalizing on them.