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NORD’s heavy-duty, reliable drive systems tackle tough industrial applications

Design World

NORD’s industrial automation solutions include MAXXDRIVE industrial gear units, UNICASE parallel shaft gear units, UNICASE helical bevel gear units, IE3 – IE5+ high-efficiency electric motors, and NORDAC variable frequency drives. These solutions are engineered to work in unison for ultimate performance in demanding, heavy industrial environments. Industrial gear units from Nord Drivesystems are used for… The post NORD’s heavy-duty, reliable drive systems tackle tough industrial appl

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Seeq Announces Industrial Enterprise Monitoring Capabilities 

Gary Mintchell

Seeq is one of a few newish software companies that I am watching while I try to determine the health of the industrial technology infrastructure. Despite that, I was not invited and did not attend their recent user conference. There was one announcement from the conference that looks intriguing. The Seeq platform is seeking (I’m sorry) an enterprise outlook.

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Can Internet of Things Technology Improve Safety?

Automation World

We connect with Devin Murray of Schmersal USA to learn how IoT technologies can be used with safety applications—from e-stops to safety controllers and sensors.

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Brits enjoy best ever EV choice with more than a hundred models now available

SMMT

British motorists benefit from more EV choice than ever with 102 models now available as zero emission. Some EVs on sale with max range of 450 miles, more than three times the average distance drivers travel in a week. Manufacturer investment and innovation must be matched by other stakeholders as industry calls for fair taxes for a fair transition.

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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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BT delays plan to switch off copper landlines by over a year

E&T

BT has delayed its plan to switch customers from physical, copper-based landlines to internet-based services due to concerns about the way it could impact vulnerable customers.

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Hollow-core linear voice coil servo motor features high peak force

Design World

The HVCM-095-051-051-01 hollow core linear voice coil servo motor from Moticont features an open aperture, a 1.0 in. (25.4 mm) stroke, high speed, and sub-micron positioning accuracy with an external high resolution position sensor. This linear dc servo motor from Moticont has a continuous force rating of 16.1 lb (71.4 N) and a peak force […] The post Hollow-core linear voice coil servo motor features high peak force appeared first on Design World.

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Distributor Insights into Industrial Automation Trends

Automation World

With more than 15 million products in its inventory, DigiKey has a level of insight into automation technology use few other companies have.

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Canada’s ‘Worst Boss’ Might Be Medtech OEM Owner, Says Trade Union

Plastics Today

In an email to staff just before a long weekend, Best Theratronics owner Krishnan Suthanthiran went on a rant, deploring the number of holidays workers in Canada are entitled to and the resulting “unsuccessful” manufacturing landscape.

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AiM Medical Robotics starting 1st human clinical study for MRI-compatible surgical robot

Robotics Business Review

A recent cadaver trial showcased AiM’s robot in a fully direct MRI-guided procedure for bilateral deep brain stimulation lead placement. | Source: AiM Medical Robotics AiM Medical Robotics is taking the next steps to validate its robot for deep brain stimulation in Parkinson’s patients. The company is partnering with the Surgical Navigation and Robotics (SNR) Lab at Harvard and has entered into a clinical research agreement with the Clinical Trial Office at Brigham and Women’s

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Flexiv joins the Siemens Xcelerator Ecosystem to provide adaptive robotic solutions to China

Design World

Flexiv is proud to announce a strategic cooperation agreement with Siemens, as it officially joins the Siemens Xcelerator ecosystem. This collaboration will enable Flexiv and Siemens to co-create and deliver adaptive robotic application solutions to a diverse array of industries within the world’s largest robotics market. What is the Siemens Xcelerator?

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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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Automating sleeper manufacturing

Manufacturer's Monthly

Sunset Sleepers produces 100mm steel posts for 75-80mm concrete sleepers and heavy-duty 150mm posts for 100mm. 120mm sleepers, up to nine meters long / Image: Sunset Sleepers Since being nominated in the 2023 Endeavour Awards for their excellence in growth, we check-in with concrete sleeper manufacturer, Sunset Sleepers, to find out more about their plans to automate production.

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AI-Vision Software Resolves Complex Robot Tasks

Automation World

Micropsi Industries’ MirAI 2 artificial intelligence-driven software for robots addresses automation issues encountered with position, shape, color, lighting and background factors.

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ESA plans commercial space shuttle service to low Earth orbit by 2030

E&T

The European Space Agency (ESA) has selected two firms to develop a commercial service capable of transporting cargo to and from the International Space Station (ISS) in low Earth orbit by 2030.

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How to Get Your Share of the $20 Billion Federal R&D Tax Credit

Plastics Today

The plastics industry is uniquely positioned to benefit from this federal program, but many businesses miss out simply because they aren't aware of the tax credit or how broadly it applies.

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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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Progress is Faulhaber Micromo’s driving force

Design World

In 1961, Faulhaber decided to venture into the North American market — a big step for the business with the small drives. This decision has proven its worth and resulted in a successful company. Founded as Micromo in Cleveland, Ohio, the company moved to Clearwater, Florida, in the early 1990s. An important part of the… The post Progress is Faulhaber Micromo’s driving force appeared first on Design World.

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Australian made lunar rover tours Australia

Manufacturer's Monthly

Image: ELO2 The ‘ELO2 Consortium,’ an Australian Made Moon rover prototype is touring the country, hopping from state to state to undertake design validation testing at specialist facilities. In March, the ELO2 Consortium demonstrated its autonomous robotics capabilities by driving a rover at the Australian Rover Challenge in Adelaide from a remote command centre across the globe.

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Micropsi Industries’ MirAI 2 AI for Robots

Automation World

A key aspect of the MirAI 2 technology that sets it apart from traditional robot vision systems is its ability to operate without relying on CAD data. Instead, it uses data captured by the camera from the actual operating environment.

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Radar Systems Manufacturer Hits the Mark with MRP Software

MRPEasy

In 2015, a few experienced engineers from a reputable technology consultancy firm decided to go it alone and design a novel radar system. They engineered a prototype using, in part, an ordinary tea-tray. The finished product surpassed expectations and landed the team a contract with the UK Ministry of Defense. Blighter Surveillance Systems was born. […] The post Radar Systems Manufacturer Hits the Mark with MRP Software appeared first on Blog for Manufacturers and Distributors.

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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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How to Achieve Unmatched Accuracy in Very Large Workpieces

Mold Making Technology

Dynamic Tool uses its two Kitamura Bridgecenter 6G#40 machining centers to fabricate these highly customized mold bases. The B-plate shown above is part of a production mold that produces filtering components for a medical device. Tooling techniques like cam actions, slides, lifters, auto-unscrew, in-mold closing or core toggle require sophisticated A- and B-plates manufactured accurately, efficiently and repeatedly.

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OKW introduces sleeker DIN rail enclosures for space optimization

Design World

OKW has extended its RAILTEC B range of DIN rail enclosures. There is now a new space-saving flat-profile variant for individual electronic devices that do not require multiple terminations. As such, the ends are closed for mounting customer-specified connections and interfaces such as USB, D-sub and power supply. RAILTEC B is ideal for applications including… The post OKW introduces sleeker DIN rail enclosures for space optimization appeared first on Design World.

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National Battery Strategy a welcome change to skills and sustainability

Manufacturer's Monthly

Image: Seventyfour / stock.adobe.com The Australian Government’s National Battery Strategy , now released, outlines a vision for boosting domestic and export battery production. The strategy reflects advice made by the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE). As the inaugural strategy released under the Government’s Future Made in Australia Act, the initiative has the potential to turbocharge Australia’s renewable transition.

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Bringing Modern SCADA Visualization to Industry

Automation World

Integrating new equipment often requires developing new SCADA screens, which can slow operations significantly. CSE Icon’s Ignition for Upstream Accelerator addresses this by streamlining the integration process.

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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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OSRF releases ROS 2 Jazzy Jalisco

Robotics Business Review

The Open Source Robotics Foundation (OSRF) yesterday released ROS 2 Jazzy Jalisco. The 10th version of ROS 2 is a long-term support (LTS) release that will be supported until May 2029. Jazzy Jalisco offers a host of new features and enables connectivity between existing ROS code and the Intrinsic platform. Intrinsic, a spinout of the X moonshot division of Alphabet in mid-2021, acquired the Open Source Robotics Corporation in late 2022.

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Autonics Launches LSE3 Series LiDAR Sensors for Accurate Object Detection

Control.com

Autonics has released its newest series of LiDAR sensors for object detection in industrial and commercial settings. The laser scanners feature a 90-degree detection angle and up to a 10 x 10 m detection area.

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DigiKey Sponsors EW Project Challenge 2024 by ElectronicWings

Design World

DigiKey, a leading global commerce distributor offering the largest selection of technical components and automation products in stock for immediate shipment, is thrilled to be the key sponsor of the EW Project Challenge 2024 by ElectronicWings, a global design contest that aims to develop technology solutions to solve problems and improve the future.

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NSW Government speeding up battery connection to electricity grid

Manufacturer's Monthly

Image: photostriker / stock.adobe.com The NSW Government is accelerating the rollout of major battery projects across the state to boost electricity reliability and to keep the lights on in NSW. $8.4 million in new funds have been awarded to Transgrid and the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) to hire more engineers. This enables them to fast-track grid connections for four battery projects of more than 100 megawatts each.

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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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Robot Investment Surges in U.S.

Automation World

The International Federation of Robotics reports strong robotics demand across all major segments of U.S. manufacturing in 2023.

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Five minutes with… Mark Barrett, Managing Director of group franchises at Harris Group, distributor of Maxus vans in the UK and Ireland

SMMT

Tell us about your eDeliver 5 eLCV, launched at the recent Commercial Vehicle Show? At the show we unveiled our eDeliver 5 eLCV, available to order now, and offered in one length and two heights, with double sliding side door to the side and a double opening at the rear. Payload is 1,200kg and cargo volume is 6.6m3 or 7.6m3 for the high-roof version.

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New Cumbria Robotics Cluster to focus on nuclear decommissioning, field robotics

Robotics Business Review

The Cumbria Robotics Cluster had its official launch at the HRAICE event. Source: Industrial Solutions Hub Among the ingredients for a successful regional robotics cluster are an industry focus and institutional support. The Cumbria Robotics Cluster yesterday marked its official launch in the U.K. It builds on nuclear decommissioning efforts and plans to work with other organizations to build recognition of the county in northwestern England as a globally recognized center of excellence for fiel

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Self-aligning panel connectors support up to 3 A

Design World

Hirose has expanded its miniature connector offering to include a version with blind mating ability. Constructed with self-aligning elements, the HR34P Series panel mount connector guides itself into the correct mating position. Commonly used for rack-to-panel connectivity in base stations, industrial machinery, medical equipment, and more, the blind mating connector is designed for applications where the electrical […] The post Self-aligning panel connectors support up to 3 A appeared fir

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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.