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WePower Launches and Demos Gemns Energy Harvesting Generators

Gary Mintchell

No sooner had interest in wireless sensors developed batteries were identified as a weak point. Sending maintenance crews out routinely to replace batteries became a sticking point. For every difficulty lies an opportunity.

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3 Machine Vision Technology Trends

Automation World

New sensors and greater incorporation of artificial intelligence are not only improving machine vision capabilities, they’re also making them easier to implement and operate. Factory / Sensors

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Analytics Identify Energy Efficiency Issues

Automation World

Data analytics software can be applied to a variety of production operations. Identifying energy efficiency losses is one example of how the software can deliver fast results. Process / Analytics

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Eplan: Maximum customer benefits for the digital transformation

Design World

The Eplan Partner Network was founded over two years ago and around sixty companies have joined in the meantime.

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Toyota Australia plans rollout of three EVs by 2026

AU Manufacturing

Toyota Australia has revealed its plans to launch at least three EVs in three years, starting with the bZ4X SUV late this year.

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How can virtual reality help the healthcare industry?

Robotics Automation News

Advancements like virtual reality are making patients receive quality healthcare and experts who can help them use the advanced technology Role of Virtual Reality Applications in the Healthcare Industry The transformations in the field of health care in the last decade are remarkable.

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Still More News Of Robust Growth In Robotics Market

Gary Mintchell

This news came my way last month relative to the robotics market. OnRobot drives market growth with groundbreaking D:PLOY Platform delivering unrivaled reductions in application deployment time. I had a look at this last fall at the IMTS/Hannover Messe event in September 2022.

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Grill’d, Sea Forest join forces to launch sustainable beef burger

AU Manufacturing

Australian burger chain Grill’d has unveiled its collaboration with biotechnology company Sea Forest in an effort to roll out what it claims is a “world-first sustainable ,” grass-fed beef burger made from black Angus cattle that produce less methane emissions.

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Ad Blockers Could Be Helpful for Your Privacy

Robotics Automation News

Whether you’re using a mobile device, a computer, or a tablet, ad blockers can help you save time, protect your personal information, and eliminate annoying ads.

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Integrate SCADA and Business Systems with Scripting Tools

Automation World

How the scripting libraries in Inductive Automation’s Ignition software make it easier to test functions and audit code to ensure standards compliance and make it easier to review and reuse code. Factory / Design

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ABB Divests Power Conversion Business

Gary Mintchell

One more ABB news item. That company has made a flurry of news over the past several weeks. ABB here has completed its portfolio divestments announced after some acquisitions in 2020. This one is the power conversion business for $505 million.

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Thomson’s new actuators give motion system designers options

Design World

Thomson, a provider of linear motion control solutions, has introduced a high-capacity, high-performance electric linear actuator that gives motion system designers more cost-effective options to replace hydraulic cylinders.

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Swinburne: industry, community must partner for a hydrogen future

AU Manufacturing

Investment in the hydrogen economy is rising at record rates, but a significant imbalance between industry and society is preventing Australia from fully embracing the technology, the Swinburne University of Technology said.

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Why Artificial Intelligence is Digital Marketing’s Future

Robotics Automation News

When it comes to business, marketing is the area where many experts widely predict that enormous change will occur due to artificial intelligence. Moreover, beyond sales, studies have found this single function where the technology is likely to have the most impact financially.

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Robot Setup Gets Automated

Automation World

OnRobot’s D:Ploy hardware and software is now available to automate the process of integrating robots into palletizing, CNC machine tending, packaging, and pick-and-place applications. Factory / Robotics

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QAD Acquires Redzone

Gary Mintchell

Software company consolidation maintains hectic pace. I think I missed the 2021 announcement of Thoma Bravo acquiring QAD. I became familiar with QAD through a contact from GE who wound up there.

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Compact electromagnets available in 18 different windings

Design World

Magnetic Sensor Systems (MSS) has released their E-05-125 Series of Tubular Low-Profile Electromagnets. This compact series of electromagnets measuring just 1.25 in diameter x 0.50 features 18 different windings to select from based on the duty cycle and holding force requirements of the application.

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High-Speed Vision Tunnels Boost Throughput

Metrology

Cognex Corporation has released the DataMan 580 fixed-mount barcode reader, designed for five- and six-sided Modular Vision Tunnels.

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Luwu Intelligence launches ‘world’s first’ Raspberry Pi robotic dog with arm

Robotics Automation News

Luwu, a STEM education technology company focused on the research and development of advanced robotics, has launched XGO 2, an advanced desktop-sized AI quadruped robot with an arm. This state-of-the-art robot brings a new level of intelligence and functionality to the world of robotics.

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Ontario launches a Hydrogen Innovation Fund

Canadian Manufacturing

PHOTO: Getty Images TORONTO – The Ontario government is establishing a Hydrogen Innovation Fund that will invest $15 million over the next three years to kickstart and develop opportunities for hydrogen to be integrated into Ontario’s clean electricity system, including hydrogen electricity storage.

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January News from Festo

Gary Mintchell

Festo must be among the leaders of innovation. They send a continual stream of new product news. It’s also often pretty cool. Today, two new items from January 2023.

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WAGO’s Detroit, Southeastern Michigan region welcomes new sales manager

Design World

Recently, WAGO named Bill Prevo their new Regional Sales Manager for Southeastern Michigan, including Detroit and the surrounding area. For the past decade, Bill has had success as an Automation Field Sales Engineer. He has also worked in electrical services in the water and wastewater industry.

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Queensland taps Acusensus to limit regional aggressive driving

AU Manufacturing

Melbourne-based mobile phone camera technology company Acusensus has secured a five-plus year contract with an estimated value of $11.7 million from the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads.

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Five Reasons Home Solar is a No-Brainer

Robotics Automation News

Currently, home solar panels have become very popular worldwide. Renewable energy seems to be the best solution for all those who have concerns about unpredictable fluctuations in the natural gas market, rising prices, and a possible crisis.

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Hand Held 3D Scanner Delivers 12 Micron Benchmark Accuracy

Metrology

Creaform has announced the addition of the high-accuracy handheld scanner HandySCAN BLACK|Elite Limited to its HandySCAN 3D | BLACK series lineup, an ongoing reference in portable metrology.

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Universal Robots Cobot Awareness and 2022 Results

Gary Mintchell

Two items from Universal Robots recently came my way. One discusses new uses for Cobots, while the other reveals Universal’s growth in 2022.

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WAGO hires manager to lead electrical contracting and wholesale sales

Design World

Diane Pena has recently been hired as WAGO’s new Electrical Contractor and Wholesale Sales Manager. Originally from Chicago, Diane is based just outside of Atlanta where she has worked in the lighting industry for over the past 15 years.

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Consultations begin to create national battery strategy

AU Manufacturing

Australia Minister for Industry and Science Ed Husic has launched consultations for the country’s first National Battery Strategy during a visit to Energy Renaissance , an Australian lithium-ion battery technology and manufacturing firm, at Tomago in the New South Wales Hunter Valley.

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Interactive cyber-physical human: Generating contact-rich whole-body motions

Robotics Automation News

Performing human-like motions that involve multiple contacts is challenging for robots. In this regard, a researcher from the Tokyo University Science has envisioned an interactive cyber-physical human (iCPH) platform with complementary humanoid (physical twin) and simulation (digital twin) elements.

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PMT Premier Machine Tools Limited acquired by Seco Tools

Dinesh Mishra

As of February 1st, 2023, the Irish company PMT Premier Machine Tools Ltd (PMT), a supplier of machining solutions for the medical industry, will become part of the products and services offering from Seco.

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QAD CEO Speaks To Recent Acquisitions

Gary Mintchell

While I was researching the QAD acquisition of RedZone , I noticed the prominence of something called “Adaptive Solutions.” When I mentioned I was curious about what that meant in beyond marketing terms, the PR team went to work and set up a conference call with QAD CEO Anton Chilton.

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Lapp introduces Skintop Mini cable glands at ATX West 2023

Design World

Lapp North America announces it will launch its expanded family of SKINTOP MINI cable glands at ATX West 2023, Booth 4355.

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UNSW houses new ARC research hub

AU Manufacturing

The University of New South Wales has announced the launch of the Australian Research Council (ARC) Research Hub for Connected Sensors for Health, which will focus on the manufacturing and development of wearable medical devices.

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Datanomix and Vallen partner to bring real-time factory analytics to industrial manufacturers

Robotics Automation News

Datanomix, maker of an automated production intelligence software platform, has agreed a partnership with supply chain specialist Vallen to offer the Datanomix software solution to its wide range of manufacturing customers.

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Adaptation of Measurement To Process-Integrated Metrology

Metrology

Metrology News recently sat down with Dr. Heiko Wenzel-Schinzer, CDO (Chief Data Officer) of the Wenzel Group, for a discussion on his views on the future role of dimensional measurement The post Adaptation of Measurement To Process-Integrated Metrology appeared first on Metrology and Quality News - Online Magazine.

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eYs3D Launches One-Stop XINK Development Platform for Vision-Equipped Robots

Gary Mintchell

The vision and streaming video area seems to be ripe for continued investment and innovation. I’ve discussed a few applications lately that look promising. Here is news of an underlying technology that will boost these other applications.

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Schmalz end-of-arm tooling components for robot pick-and-place applications

Design World

Automation Direct now offers end-of-arm tooling components for robot arm vacuum pick-and-place applications. Components can be purchased individually or in kits that include everything needed to create a single-beam or dual-beam end-of-arm tool.

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