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Optimizing manufacturing production through HMI/controller integration

Design World

In modern manufacturing, the adoption of digital transformation and automation has generated heightened demand for the smooth integration of HMI software and controllers. Susan Burtch Lead Commercial Portfolio Manager, Visualization Software Rockwell Automation Manufacturers are continuously aiming to streamline operations, boost efficiency, lower production costs, and optimize resource use and capacity.

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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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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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Unveiling the Wonders of Smart Manufacturing: A Journey Through Time Travel and Root Cause Analysis

MESA

Unveiling the Wonders of Smart Manufacturing: A Journey Through Time Travel and Root Cause Analysis By: Steven Hewitt, Rockwell AutomationIn the realm of smart manufacturing and industrial innovation, the buzz surrounding generative AI and machine learning (ML) is both palpable and pervasive.

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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.

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ANCA’s CNC Machines Adopt AI, AMRs

Automation World

By aligning with industry standards and leveraging AI, ANCA not only streamlines processes but also positions itself at the forefront of autonomous manufacturing innovation.

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Vecna Robotics raises more than $100M, hires COO to expand warehouse automation

Robotics Business Review

WALTHAM, Mass. — Although investment in robotics dipped in the past year, suppliers with proven products and business models have been finding funding. Vecna Robotics today announced the close of its Series C round at $100 million, with $40 million in new funding including equity and debt. The financing nearly doubles the company valuation since its Series B round.

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Apollo humanoid robot in tests by Apptronik and GXO for warehouse use

Robotics Business Review

Apollo developer Apptronik is working with third-party logistics provider GXO on a proof of concept. Source: GXO Logistics Over the past year, humanoid robots have moved from science fiction to early commercial trials. GXO Logistics Inc. today announced that it is conducting an early-stage proof-of-concept program with robot manufacturer Apptronik Inc.

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Construction has commenced on the first Hunter Class Frigate

Manufacturer's Monthly

Image: Walter_D/stock.adobe.com The Albanese Government has announced a significant step in delivering Navy’s enhanced lethality surface combatant fleet with construction commencing on the first Hunter Class Frigate. This milestone was marked by the deputy prime minister and the premier of South Australia cutting the first piece of steel to be used on the first ship of the class.

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How One Machine Shop Adopted (and Defined) a Four-Day Work Week

Modern Machine Shop

The “business of machining” includes a broad set of topics that, in an industry facing tectonic generational and economic shifts, will demand more attention in the coming years. Succession planning, HR, marketing, mergers and acquisitions, investment strategies — as production automation helps to level the playing field and shop leadership transitions from Baby Boomers and Gen X to Millennials and Gen Z, strong business acumen in these fields will provide a greater and greater

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Only 16% of manufacturers has real-time visibility into production, says Zebra

Robotics Business Review

Zebra’s portfolio includes FlexShelf robots for parts fulfillment. Source: Zebra Technologies Only 1 in 6 manufacturers has a clear understanding of its own processes, according to a new study from Zebra Technologies Corp. The report also found that 61% of manufacturers expect artificial intelligence to drive growth by 2029, up from 41% in 2024.

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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.

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How to Successfully Reshore Tooling

Mold Making Technology

Pyramid Molding Group has implemented a unique strategy to ensure successful reshoring efforts with Sloan Valve Co. Source | Pyramid Molding Group Reshoring has become a prominent buzzword in the world of manufacturing, but it's more than just a trendy term; it’s a real phenomenon. The process of bringing production back to domestic shores is happening, and its implications are profound.

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Virtual reality programme to allow students to speak to AI Holocaust survivors

E&T

School students will be given the opportunity to “talk” to Holocaust survivors through a combination of AI and virtual reality (VR).

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Cisco API Documentations Is Now Adapted for Gen AI Technologies

Cisco Smart Manufacturing

A challenge for GenAI users is finding valid data for their prompts or Vector Databases. See how model output can be more accurate when OpenAPI documents are used as a part of a prompt.

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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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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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Winners of Australia’s first AI Sprint has been unveiled

Manufacturer's Monthly

Image: CSIRO Australia’s inaugural AI Sprint has awarded half a million dollars in funding to help three Aussie artificial intelligence (AI) companies to launch their promising prototypes to market. Australia’s AI Sprint is a collaboration between the National AI Centre, Australia’s largest innovation community Stone & Chalk, and Google Cloud.

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AI could save UK public sector workers 23 million hours per week – Microsoft study

E&T

Eliminating basic administrative tasks through AI could make the saving, according to research commissioned by Microsoft.

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Leveraging technology to empower refugees with secure and equitable access to information, resources, and opportunities

Cisco Smart Manufacturing

In recognition of World Refugee Day, this blog highlights some of Cisco’s amazing partnerships that through early-stage investment by the Cisco Foundation, have enabled these partners to design, validate, replicate, and scale tech-delivered solutions that are driving impact to support refugees, migrants, and internally displaced persons.

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Ban on engineered stone in effect from July

Manufacturer's Monthly

Image: sirinyapak/stock.adobe.com South Australia will implement a ban on engineered stone products from 1 July 2024, joining other states and territories in protecting workers from the fatal lung disease. The ban prohibits the manufacture, supply, processing and installation of engineered stone benchtops, panels and slabs. A statewide campaign, led by SafeWork SA aims to raise awareness of the ban and what it means to businesses, workers, consumers and the public.

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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.

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The LA28 Games – Together

Cisco Smart Manufacturing

Fran Katsoudas shares how Cisco’s LA28 partnership will push the boundaries of possibility through the lens of sport while embodying our company purpose to power a more inclusive future.

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New Agreement to boost WA’s participation in wind energy supply chain

Manufacturer's Monthly

Image: ricjacynophoto.com/stock.adobe.com The Cook Government has signed a collaborative agreement with the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC) to open up future opportunities for wind energy manufacturing in Western Australia. Through the agreement, an industry support program will assist local businesses in their pursuit to manufacture and service wind turbine components and power up WA’s energy capabilities.

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VDI Revolution: Intel Data Center GPU Flex Series and Cisco are Better Together

Cisco Smart Manufacturing

The pairing of Intel Data Center GPU Flex Series and Cisco's UCS X-Series is transforming VDI environments. Discover how it adds value.

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Vecna Robotics closes $100 million in Series C funding

Robotics Automation News

Vecna Robotics, a provider of flexible material handling automation solutions, has closed its Series C round at $100 million, with $40 million in new funding including equity and debt. This latest investment nearly doubles the company valuation from the previous round. Tiger Global Management, Proficio Capital Partners, and IMPULSE participated in the round.

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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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Vision Processing Right on the Camera: SICK Launches Inspector83

Control.com

SICK has released a new 2D vision series for high-production environments with ‘out-of-the-box’ AI capabilities, enabling high-quality machine inspections within minutes after installation.

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Why Automotive Manufacturing Fears Cybercrime

Industry Week

Increased connectivity and accountability make cybersecurity concerns spike for automotive manufacturers.

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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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Celebrating excellence: Highlights from the Women in Industry Awards 2024

Manufacturer's Monthly

Image: Jack Lloyd/Prime Creative Media The Women in Industry Awards 2024 was a night to remember for many who celebrated the outstanding contributions and achievements of women. Held this evening at Doltone House Hyde Park Ballroom in Sydney, the gala honoured those who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, innovation, and commitment to their fields.

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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.

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Moxa now a member of Mitsubishi Electric e-Factory Alliance Program

Automation Mag

Moxa, a manufacturer of industrial network equipment, is now an official partner in the Mitsubishi Electric e-Factory Alliance Program. The company shares in a press statement that by serving as a third-party reference program for its members’ products, the e-Factory Alliance Program enables customers to choose the best options for handling their automation-related challenges.

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Flexiv robot irons car seats during manufacturing process

Robotics Automation News

Flexiv, a provider of general-purpose robotics solutions, has completed its latest successful installation: an automated ironing system for car seat manufacturing. This latest use of the Rizon 4 robot represents a significant step forward in the creation of luxury car seats, as it enables throughput rate to be sped up without compromising output quality.

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Up your Quality of Life with Secure MSP Hub and Secure MSP Center

Cisco Smart Manufacturing

All the MSP technology around us is meant to increase our productivity through tools and automation so that our quality of life can be improved.

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HHLA Sky technology supports automated drone flights at dronePORT Hamburg

Robotics Automation News

As part of the recent dronePORT opening in Hamburg, HHLA Sky, a subsidiary of Hamburger Hafen und Logistik (HHLA), presented its solutions for efficient drone operations in Hamburg.

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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.