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10 Questions Discrete Manufacturers Must Ask Before Choosing an Industrial IoT Solution for Their Connected Factory

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The post 10 Questions Discrete Manufacturers Must Ask Before Choosing an Industrial IoT Solution for Their Connected Factory appeared first on Plataine. While the decision to implement an IIoT / connected factory / Industry 4.0

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3 Critical Factors for Industry’s Future

Automation World

Rockwell Automation digs deep into the cybersecurity, sustainability, and workforce issues impacting the discrete manufacturing and processing industries.

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Superconductivity switches on and off in magic-angle graphene

Control Engineering

Graphene insights MIT physicists have found a way to switch superconductivity on and off in magic-angle graphene turned with an electric pulse, which operates in the same way as a light switch.

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Automation is driving manufacturing growth and potential

Control Engineering

Automation and manufacturing insights. Automation is a rapidly growing part of manufacturing that touches nearly all end markets and industries today. Automation can address five manufacturing concerns.

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Three-sided pyramids form 2D structures

Control Engineering

Tetrahedron -shaped nanoparticles are interesting enough by themselves, but under the right circumstances, Rice University scientists have discovered they do something remarkable.

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Asphaltene turned into graphene for composites

Control Engineering

Syndication: Discrete Manufacturing SyndicationIndustry: Discrete Manufacturing SyndicationSource: CFE Media (in-house) SyndicationTopic: Discrete Manufacturing SyndicationType: Article asphaltene Control Engineering discrete manufacturing energy efficiency graphene Rice University

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Eight frequently-neglected VFD parameters to optimize

Control Engineering

Understand how addressing these parameters can help manufacturers improve operations. For all the settings discussed in this series, first verify the parameter matches what is listed in the manufacturer documentation and paying particular attention to engineering units.

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Six industrial robotics trends for 2023

Control Engineering

Industrial robotics insights Robotics are being used more often in industrial manufacturing facilities due to a rising labor and skills gap and strong industry demand. Sustainability is a growing trend throughout manufacturing and industrial robots are no exception.

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Three motion control trends for 2023

Control Engineering

While it may be too early to say we are living in a true “post-pandemic world,” most manufacturers have turned an important corner. Andy Sklierenko, vice president of stepper motor manufacturer Moons’ Industries , sounded a similar note.

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Integrated stepper motors trim accurate metal forming costs

Control Engineering

provides laser cutting systems, automation, press brakes, shears, conveyor systems, powder metal systems, and additive manufacturing systems. CI), a machine tool manufacturer. We’ve had various degrees of success integrating different manufacturers’ CAN drivers.”

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Updated PackML standard released

Control Engineering

Manufacturers and machine builders worldwide have implemented the TR88 standard on various control platforms. The updated version of PackML is designed to make the standard easier to implement across many manufacturing applications.

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Leading edge machine safety controls solutions

Control Engineering

Machine safety is a crucial concern for industrial manufacturing companies. It is essential for preventing accidents and injuries, protecting equipment and property, and ensuring the smooth operation of the manufacturing process.

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Hot Control Engineering motors and drives articles in 2022

Control Engineering

Control Engineering top 5 articles online about motors and drives posted over the last year covered VFDs, pulse width modulation, permanent magnet motors and more. Also: See additional motor and drive stories here.

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AMRs help eliminate manual processes in autonomous RFID inventory system

Control Engineering

Both applications — the shipping/receiving RFID system and the manufacturing RFID system are autonomous. T&W also created an AMR-based product to help customers use RFID in the manufacturing space.

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Manufacturer marks 50 years with manufacturing, R&D expansions

Control Engineering

Manufacturing Insights. The campus, 30 miles north of Cincinnati, will be the site of a global production center (GPC) for the company’s advanced automated manufacturing facilities. must expand manufacturing. manufacturing growth. Festo U.S.

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High-voltage power technologies driving semiconductor processes

Control Engineering

Power requirements for semiconductor manufacturing processes. The main power supplies and associated technologies required to support today’s semiconductor manufacturing processes. Semiconductor Insights.

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Global manufacturing industry growth reached 3.8% in 2022

Control Engineering

Market Insights Machinery sector growth outperformed manufacturing in 2022. London, 31 st January 2023 – Updated research by Interact Analysis shows that Asia Pacific (APAC), Europe and the US have performed very differently in terms of manufacturing output growth during 2022.

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Soft robots use viscous fluids for complex motions

Control Engineering

This technique also helps reduce the need for explicit computation, which makes the robot more robust and less expensive to manufacture. By reducing the need for explicit computation, the robot can become simpler, more robust and less expensive to manufacture.

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Custom algorithm used to solve challenges with robotic layer forming and de-tray system

Control Engineering

Applied Manufacturing Technologies (AMT) worked with Gojo Industries to create robotic cells: a de-tray and layer forming system. Applied Manufacturing Technologies (AMT) worked with Gojo Industries to create robotic cells: a de-tray and layer forming system. Learning Objectives.

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Making machine control open, secure

Control Engineering

Understand some of the challenges manufacturers and end users face with these control systems, which are vulnerable to cybersecurity attacks. Learning Objectives Learn more machine control systems are evolving and being integrated with modern programming languages and increased automation.

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Geared products market to grow by 7.2% in 2022

Control Engineering

Machinery manufacturers are the main consumers of geared products. The main driving forces behind this are the growing demand for industrial automation in emerging Asian countries, as well as increasing growth rates of manufacturing industries. Geared product insights.

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How to optimize industrial motor communications, Part 1, data types

Control Engineering

Are motor and drive communications getting easier or more difficult with smart manufacturing industry 4.0 a manufacturer of rotary and position sensors. Learning Objectives Review motor communication types with Ethernet experts.

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Graphene boosts flexible and wearable electronics

Control Engineering

Graphene is a nanomaterial that is stronger than steel and can be useful in many manufacturing applications. However, the nanomaterial has hit roadblocks: in particular, manufacturers have not been able to create large, industrially relevant amounts of the material. Graphene Insights.

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Engineers repurpose photography technique to enhance sensors, vision

Control Engineering

Discrete Sensor and Vision Insights. MIT researchers have developed a scalable manufacturing technique that gives materials “structural color” — color that arises as a consequence of a material’s microscopic structure, rather than from chemical additives or dyes.

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Open system technology consolidates automation controls

Control Engineering

Yaskawa will introduce i³ Control (“iCube” Control), their new single control technology, during Pack Expo 2022 at McCormick Place in Chicago. iCube Control debuted in the European market earlier this year and is now being introduced in North America.

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Global motion control market grows more than 20% in 2021

Control Engineering

Labor shortages remain a problem for motion control vendors, but this is a common lament for many in the manufacturing and engineering markets. In 2020/2021, the pandemic created significant demand for automation which significantly boosted the outlook for the manufacturing industry.

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Robot workers can help humans in manufacturing jobs

Control Engineering

Robots are being used more often in manufacturing applications to handle dull, dirty and dangerous tasks and make them more automated. Researchers providing actual examples of how robots can help humans in manufacturing is a good way to take an abstract idea and provide some context to it.

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Researchers 3D-print strong, ductile nanostructured alloy

Control Engineering

Additive Manufacturing Insights. Additive manufacturing, also called 3D printing, has emerged as a powerful approach of material development and is being used in manufacturing applications.

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Improving usability is growing trend in industrial robotics

Control Engineering

This emphasis is due to a greater need for robots in industrial manufacturing and automation. Rob Ravensbergen, marketing director at Omnirobotic , said making the robots easy to use is enabling for integrators, manufacturing engineers and other people involved in manufacturing.

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Cameras give industrial vision-guided robots human-like functions

Control Engineering

All this engineering takes a collaborative effort on the part of vision systems providers, robotic arm manufacturers, and robotic systems integrators. It isn’t a surprise that a major trend today is to purchase VGRs already equipped with a vision system supplied by the robot manufacturer.

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Robots driving oil and gas industry growth

Control Engineering

Robotics in oil and gas insights. Robots in the oil and gas industry have been a mainstay, but growing digitalization and advances in artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things (IoT) and more are helping expand their role.

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Low-voltage ac motor market grows 21.2% in 2022

Control Engineering

These increased sales are part of a larger trend within manufacturing as companies look to fill the skills and labor gaps by any means necessary to keep up with production, which has remained red-hot the last few years. Motors and drives insights.

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Soft actuators in robots emit light in colors, patterns

Control Engineering

Fireflies that light up dusky backyards on warm summer evenings use their luminescence for communication — to attract a mate, ward off predators, or lure prey. These glimmering bugs also sparked the inspiration of scientists at MIT.

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Robots are becoming more flexible and resilient

Control Engineering

Industries that stand to benefit the most include food and beverage, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, logistics and construction as companies are trying to fill labor shortages to keep operations running efficiently. Robotics insights.

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Software improves AI, automation flexibility

Control Engineering

Manufacturers are dealing with a flexibility gap, which is the range between viable small batch manufacturing and high-volume automation. In high-mix, low-volume manufacturing, for example, deploying industrial robots is often not profitable. Learning Objectives.

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Top 5 Control Engineering content: October 10-16, 2022

Control Engineering

Control Engineering’s top 5 content over the past week covered PLCs and edge controllers, soft robots, PLC programming and more. Links to each article below. PLCs, PACs and edge controllers in an era of high availability.

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Mobile robot shipments grow in 2022

Control Engineering

The mobile robot market (AGVs and AMRs) has enjoyed strong growth in 2022, driven by increasing e-commerce penetration, a lack of labor and on-going shifts to more flexible manufacturing. These include scarcity of labor, the growth in e-commerce and the shift to flexible manufacturing.

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Hexagon Invests 100 MUSD In Autonomous and Sustainable Manufacturing

Gary Mintchell

a pioneer of green manufacturing technologies with the first modular digital factory for the automotive industry. The patented process combines AI-optimised generative design software, additive manufacturing (3D printing) and automated assembly to build lightweight automotive parts and frames.

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6 mistakes manufacturers are still making but can’t afford to

Plataine

In today’s complex-manufacturing competitive landscape there’s no room to make critical mistakes. Following over a decade of close collaborations with top discrete manufacturing players, we’ve come to know and learn to spot some of the most widespread mistakes.

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Inks for 3D-printable wearable bioelectronics designed

Control Engineering

Additive Manufacturing Insights. Texas A&M University has developed a new class of biomaterial inks that mimic native characteristics of highly conductive human tissue, which is needed for the ink used in 3D printing, or additive manufacturing.

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Method developed to make semiconductors smart, compact

Control Engineering

Aligning patterns between processing steps makes the manufacturing process especially complex. Semiconductor Insights. Two researchers at the University of Missouri have created a new way to design semiconductors.

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Walking and slithering aren’t as different as you think

Control Engineering

Abrahamic texts treat slithering as a special indignity visited on the wicked serpent, but evolution may draw a more continuous line through the motion of swimming microbes, wriggling worms, skittering spiders and walking horses.

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Top 5 Control Engineering content: January 16-22, 2023

Control Engineering

Six industrial robotics trends for 2023 Robotics are becoming more important and manufacturers are recognizing their growing role in many different industries and applications.