Mon.Jun 24, 2024

article thumbnail

Device Management Must Change As Industry Changes

Automation World

With device management software, reliability teams gain real-time visibility into the health and configuration of plant devices, facilitating predictive maintenance.

245
245
article thumbnail

Leadscrews in medical equipment

Design World

Leadscrews are essential to surgical robotics, patient-monitoring systems, diagnostic imaging devices, and rehabilitation equipment. Leadscrews are those spiral shafts that (upon application of torque) convert rotational motion into linear motion — axially advancing and receding a mating nut to deliver accurate positioning. They’re well suited to medical equipment as they come in a variety of […] The post Leadscrews in medical equipment appeared first on Design World.

Robotics 147
Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

article thumbnail

Manufacturing Faces a Tough Year, But 2025 Looks More Hopeful

Gary Mintchell

Predictions are difficult—especially about the future. I mostly discard all analyst predictions about the future of manufacturing markets. There are so many variables that cannot be foreseen. Supply chain, technologies, sudden bankruptcies. Of all I’ve seen, I like the modeling by Interact Analysis the best. The do extensive research. They sent me a recent report by Jack Loughney, senior data analyst, who maintains the Manufacturing Industry Output Tracker (MIO).

article thumbnail

ATEX Cabinet Coolers provide a rugged solution for hazardous locations

Design World

EXAIR’s Cabinet Cooler Systems provide a rugged, industrial-duty solution for cooling and purging electronic cabinets. These low-cost, CE-compliant Cabinet Cooler Systems can be installed in minutes and are available in sizes up to 5,600 Btu/hr. The company offers ATEX Cabinet Cooler Systems for use with purged and pressurized electrical control panels within ATEX-zoned areas.

article thumbnail

A Journey to Efficiency & Excellence in Manufacturing

Foundation Wellness, an orthotic and foot care product leader, transformed its manufacturing by implementing the Manufacturing Execution System FORCE MES FLEX from FORCAM ENISCO. Previously hindered by manual data collection, the company needed more efficiency and a proactive approach. Adopting an MES enhanced data visibility and enabled data-driven decision-making.

article thumbnail

Go Ahead and Automate That Bad Process

Automation World

In the past, doing this could have created but bigger problems. But artificial intelligence can now help turn a bad process into a good one.

article thumbnail

Digital transformation and the workforce: a discussion with Deloitte

Design World

At the 2024 Digital Transformation Forum in Boston, Design World sat down with Deloitte’s Asi Klein, managing director of industrial products and construction, and Matthew Fox, senior manager, to discuss trends in workforce development. Here’s a video of the discussion and a Q&A article below. What are the major workforce trends you’re seeing in manufacturing?

More Trending

article thumbnail

Leadscrews in medical equipment

Design World

Leadscrews are essential to surgical robotics, patient-monitoring systems, diagnostic imaging devices, and rehabilitation equipment. Leadscrews are those spiral shafts that (upon application of torque) convert rotational motion into linear motion — axially advancing and receding a mating nut to deliver accurate positioning. They’re well suited to medical equipment as they come in a variety of […] The post Leadscrews in medical equipment appeared first on Design World.

Robotics 130
article thumbnail

Formic brings in $27.4M to expand its global fleet, increase support network

Robotics Business Review

Formic Stack address labor shortages with automated palletizing, while Formic Pack automates placement of prepacked goods into containers. | Source: Formic Technologies Formic Technologies Inc. today announced that it raised another $27.4 million in Series A funding. This builds on the company’s January 2022 funding round , bringing the company’s total Series A funding to $52 million.

Robotics 109
article thumbnail

What you need to know about USB connectors and cables

Design World

In today’s rapidly evolving technological landscape, USB connectors and cables are everywhere, seamlessly connecting our devices and enabling the high-speed data transfer and power delivery that we rely on daily. Whether charging your smartphone, connecting peripherals to your laptop, or integrating complex systems in industrial applications, understanding the nuances of USB technology is crucial.

130
130
article thumbnail

BT Group rolls out energy-saving ‘cell sleep’ technology to over 19,500 EE mobile sites

E&T

BT Group has implemented energy-saving ‘cell sleep’ technology across its EE mobile sites nationwide, with anticipated energy savings of up to 4.5 million KWh per year across EE’s estate.

107
107
article thumbnail

Provide Real Value in Your Applications with Data and Analytics

The complexity of financial data, the need for real-time insight, and the demand for user-friendly visualizations can seem daunting when it comes to analytics - but there is an easier way. With Logi Symphony, we aim to turn these challenges into opportunities. Our platform empowers you to seamlessly integrate advanced data analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting into your applications, transforming raw data into actionable insights.

article thumbnail

GM awards Smalley for 12th consecutive year for high-quality retaining rings and wave springs

Design World

Smalley is thrilled to announce it has been awarded General Motors’ 2023 Supplier Quality Excellence Award. This honorable award is granted to GM suppliers who meet or exceed strict quality performance criteria and have given cross-functional support to the entire GM organization throughout the 2023 calendar year. This marks the 12th year consecutively that Smalley… The post GM awards Smalley for 12th consecutive year for high-quality retaining rings and wave springs appeared first on Desi

Function 130
article thumbnail

3D Scanning Spray Streamlines Scanning Process By Eliminating Reference Points

Metrology

The Reflecon TopoTrack 2 in 1 Scanning Spray was developed to significantly minimise the process time of a 3D scan. The process time is not only reduced by eliminating the need to stick on and remove reference points, but also because users can guide the scanner over the object much faster. The post 3D Scanning Spray Streamlines Scanning Process By Eliminating Reference Points appeared first on Metrology and Quality News - Online Magazine.

105
105
article thumbnail

RoboBusiness 2024 registration now open

Robotics Business Review

Registration for RoboBusiness 2024 is now open. RoboBusiness, which takes place October 16-17 in Santa Clara, Calif., is the premier event for commercial robotics developers. Attendees will gain the latest insights from experts in robotics and AI on cutting-edge research, industry trends, and innovative applications. They can also learn about investments and topics related to running a robotics business.

Robotics 104
article thumbnail

Cisco Unveils Workflows in Cisco Networking Cloud for Secure Network Automation

Cisco Smart Manufacturing

Announcing Cisco Workflows, which effortlessly scales across millions of endpoints worldwide while ensuring unmatched security and seamless integration with hybrid cloud environments. Leveraging our cloud connect technology, our platform automates operations across public cloud and on-premises assets, offering unparalleled flexibility and efficiency.

article thumbnail

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-

article thumbnail

Make Purchase-to-Pay more productive with SEEBURGER Apps based on SAP Fiori

Seeburger

SAP Fiori enables device independence and thus sets the scene for „Enterprise Mobility". SEEBURGER Apps use the SAP Fiori framework to innovate in the invoice receipt process. Mobile solutions promise process improvements, efficiency increases and cost reductions. [.

98
article thumbnail

Meet DAL-e Delivery and Parking Robot, Hyundai’s office-friendly systems

Robotics Business Review

Hyundai’s DAL-e delivery robot is equipped with face identification AI developed by Robotics LAB. | Source: Hyundai Motor Group South Korea, which already has the world’s highest robot density, is getting more service robots. Hyundai Motor Group last week announced the deployment of the DAL-e Delivery robot from Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Corp., as well as Hyundai WIA’s Parking Robot.

article thumbnail

Combilift sparks heavy C-Series with electrification

Manufacturer's Monthly

Image: Combilift When Combilift was established, no one could have imagined that a forklift over 16 tonnes could run on electricity alone. But the flagship C-Series has always been ahead of its time. In a move that reinforces its sustainable credentials, Combilift has responded to customer demand and electrified an already ground-breaking range of forklifts.

article thumbnail

Analog Tech Manufacturer Improves Cost Control with MRP Software

MRPEasy

Philadelphian split-flap display manufacturer Oat Foundry implemented MRP software and improved material planning, profitability, and overall visibility within their operation. “There were a bunch of products that I looked into and trialed but nothing was comparable to MRPeasy,” says Sean Rossiter, President. Bringing analog technology back to the modern world Oat Foundry from Philadelphia manufactures […] The post Analog Tech Manufacturer Improves Cost Control with MRP Software appeared f

article thumbnail

Deliver Mission Critical Insights in Real Time with Data & Analytics

In the fast-moving manufacturing sector, delivering mission-critical data insights to empower your end users or customers can be a challenge. Traditional BI tools can be cumbersome and difficult to integrate - but it doesn't have to be this way. Logi Symphony offers a powerful and user-friendly solution, allowing you to seamlessly embed self-service analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting directly into your applications.

article thumbnail

Quoting software helps fill the gaps in the fap shop

The Fabricator

Quoting software made especially for laser cutting helps mitigate time away from all the other tasks small metal fabrication shop owners have to do.

98
article thumbnail

$3.5 million in new Government grants for WA innovators

Manufacturer's Monthly

Image: Africa Studio/stock.adobe.com A northern suburbs business using seaweed to manufacture an alternative to plastic is one of 49 local innovators to share in a record $3.56 millions of grants from the WA Government. Innovation and Digital Economy minister, Stephen Dawson, said the funding is from the Government’s popular Innovation Booster Grant (IBG) and the new Commercialisation Bridge Grant (CBG) programs. “We have an amazing and talented cohort of local innovators who are doi

article thumbnail

Quoting software helps fill the gaps in the fab shop

The Fabricator

Quoting software made especially for laser cutting helps mitigate time away from all the other tasks small metal fabrication shop owners have to do.

97
article thumbnail

Striving for Sustainability: Meet Pelin

Cisco Smart Manufacturing

Pelin Salem is a Radio Regulatory Technical Leader at Cisco who spearheaded an initiative that reduced testing time, improved energy efficiency, and reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In our interview, she describes how collaboration is vital when developing new climate solutions.

78
article thumbnail

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

article thumbnail

Sustainability Isn’t Hard: You’re Already Doing It

Industry Week

Reframe your ESG policy as serving profitability.

111
111
article thumbnail

Automating How DevNet Produces API Changelogs

Cisco Smart Manufacturing

See how the DevNet Engineering team automates the task of updating the changelog plus release notes by utilizing the OpenAPI specifications.

article thumbnail

Tech Soft 3D Acquires Theorem Solutions

Metrology

Tech Soft 3D, the leading provider of engineering software development toolkits, has announced that it has acquired Theorem Solutions, makers of advanced solutions for CAD data translation and publishing. The post Tech Soft 3D Acquires Theorem Solutions appeared first on Metrology and Quality News - Online Magazine.

59
article thumbnail

CATL’s new TENER energy storage system unveiled at ees Europe

Canadian Manufacturing

Hank Zhao, CTO of ESS Europe, CATL MUNICH — On June 19, CATL unveiled TENER, an energy storage system that they say has zero degradation in the first five years of use. CATL unveiled this technology at ees Europe, an international exhibition for batteries and energy storage systems in Europe. The TENER energy storage system achieves zero degradation in power and capacity over five years through advanced bionic SEI and self-assembling electrolyte technologies, helping to ensure long-term st

article thumbnail

Using Data & Analytics for Improving Healthcare Innovation and Outcomes

In the rapidly evolving healthcare industry, delivering data insights to end users or customers can be a significant challenge for product managers, product owners, and application team developers. The complexity of healthcare data, the need for real-time analytics, and the demand for user-friendly interfaces can often seem overwhelming. But with Logi Symphony, these challenges become opportunities.

article thumbnail

Rail helps increase workstation crane capacities

The Fabricator

Engineered Material Handling (EMH) has introduced aluminum V-Track rail for AL-System workstation cranes. For 1,000-lb. installations, the maximum span length increases to 31 ft.

52
article thumbnail

Innovate, Control, Excel: The Omron CV500 Experience

DO Supply

Within the ever-changing field of industrial automation, the Omron CV500 series stands as a testament to innovation, control, and precision. The Omron CV500 series consists of various modules needed to build programmable controllers. This series has CPU units, which handle processing activities, such as the CV500-CPU01-EV1, and power supplies, which supply power to the CPU and… The post Innovate, Control, Excel: The Omron CV500 Experience first appeared on Do Supply Tech Support.

article thumbnail

Graphite One revised DoD grant to cover 75% of accelerated FS costs

Canadian Manufacturing

VANCOUVER — Graphite One has revised the cost-share ratio governing G1’s Defense Production Act grant in July 2023 to facilitate the accelerated completion of the company’s Feasibility Study (FS). On May 17, 2024, Graphite One entered into a revised cost-share agreement with the Department of Defense (DoD) to adjust the DoD’s share of expenditures related to the accelerated FS from 50 to 75 per cent based on a revised contract value of $49.8 million.

article thumbnail

Robotic Integration Boosts Automated Milling, AM and Part Fabrication

Mold Making Technology

Bystronic Mobile Bending Robot Cell. Source (All Images) | Kuka Robotics Corp. Kuka Robotics is demonstrating a variety of automated solutions from several of its system partners that can streamline part processing and boost overall production output. These systems, all featuring Kuka robots, include the CyberDrawers machine feeding unit from Waybo; entry-level machine and process automation from Mairotec GmbH; automated milling from Robotics Solutions Inc.; and metal additive manufacturing from

article thumbnail

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.