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How to Assess HMI Hardware Buying Decisions

Automation World

From navigating different hardware options and worker training issues to integration and future trends, seven industry experts offer their advice on how to approach your HMI hardware purchase process.

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Live Collaboration Environment to Analyze and Troubleshoot Industrial Operations 

Gary Mintchell

Industrial collaboration tools flourish as manufacturers discover better tools and better people leadership. Further finally a press release promoting a product that includes generative AI without that as the headline! This looks interesting. Anyone out there using it? I’m curious about how it actually works. Comprehensive collaboration workspace powered by dataops and a generative AI copilot that unify knowledge across assets, processes, and people SymphonyAI , a leader in predictive and genera

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Hirschmann Industrial HiVision network management software

Design World

As your industrial network becomes larger and more complex, the importance of efficient network mapping and supervision increases. Industrial HiVision from Hirschmann safely and automatically identifies network devices and helps you configure and monitor them – including SNMP-enabled devices from multiple vendors. Plus, Industrial HiVision streamlines device commissioning and replacement in the field with Zero… The post Hirschmann Industrial HiVision network management software appeared fi

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Automated Energy Efficiency

Automation World

With downtime and OEE programs largely automated, manufacturers are turning their attention to energy efficiency as the next benchmark for optimization.

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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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Child Labor Law Compliance in the Manufacturing Industry

NIST

For the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division, protecting children in the workplace is our top priority. The Division is responsible for enforcing foundational labor standards, including the child labor provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The FLSA establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and youth employment standards affecting employees in the private sector and in federal, state, and local governments.

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How Snowflake Merges IT and OT Data

Automation World

Snowflake’s Tim Long explains how Snowflake fits among the cloud computing providers and how its SaaS model enables manufacturers to access massive compute power on demand.

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Can Your Industrial Automation Network Handle the Future?

Automation World

Engineers planning upgrades to existing facilities are faced with two choices: Replace their existing technology with the same systems that worked for the past 30+ years or deploy new technologies, with Ethernet-APL as the core communications layer. The choices cannot be more divergent.

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University of Bristol researchers advance tactile gripping

Robotics Business Review

The researchers created a robotic hand with tactile sensors in its four fingertips. It can rotate objects in any direction or orientation. | Credit: University of Bristol Researchers at the University of Bristol last week said they have made a breakthrough in the development of dexterous robotic hands. The research team, led by Nathan Lepora, professor of robotics and artificial intelligence, explored the limits of inexpensive tactile sensors in grasping and manipulation tasks.

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Palletisers for the Pet Foods Industry: Optimising Efficiency and Handling

Granta Automation

As the pet foods industry continues to evolve, the need for efficient and reliable palletising solutions has never been more crucial. From handling a variety of packaging types to ensuring speed and precision, here’s a comprehensive guide to choosing the … Continue reading → The post Palletisers for the Pet Foods Industry: Optimising Efficiency and Handling first appeared on Granta Automation.

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Robotics in Jewelry Design: Crafting the Perfect Engagement Ring

Robotics Automation News

It is a known fact that the drive to achieve the best in jewelry production has remained a significant aspect from the earliest days. From antiquity to the contemporary age, craftspeople work to make aesthetically appealing objects and convey concepts of love and devotion.

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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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New U.K. government spurs hope for a free-trade deal with Canada

Canadian Manufacturing

The major shift in the British political landscape after Jul. 4’s election is reviving hope for a possible free-trade deal across the pond in Canada. Keir Starmer officially became prime minister on Jul. 5, appointed by King Charles III after Conservative Leader Rishi Sunak stepped down. The British electorate gave Labour a landslide victory with 412 of Parliament’s 650 seats, handing the Tories a historic loss.

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Is Rice a GMO Crop?

Robotics Automation News

Many people are increasingly concerned about genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in their food, and rice is a staple in diets worldwide. As consumers become more health-conscious and environmentally aware, it’s natural to wonder: Is rice a GMO crop? Most rice varieties are not genetically modified.

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Ohio’s Polymer Cluster Awarded $51M in Federal Funding

Plastics Today

It is one of 12 recipients of funding through the Federal Tech Hubs program, which supports regions with the potential to become global innovation centers.

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Best Practices for Using the Sales Velocity Formula to Maximize Profitability

Robotics Automation News

Sales velocity is a vital metric for gauging the effectiveness of a sales process. It measures the rate at which a company turns its qualified leads into revenue. By understanding and optimizing this factor, businesses can maximize their profitability and scale growth efficiently.

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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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Volvo Group and Westport Fuel Systems mark the launch of their partnership at UBC

Canadian Manufacturing

Volvo Group and Westport Fuel Systems mark the launch of their partnership at UBC (GlobeNewswire) VANCOUVER — Volvo Group and Westport Fuel Systems Inc. marked a moment in the journey of the newly formed joint venture (JV) as the two companies celebrated the official launch of their partnership with an exclusive event at the University of British Columbia, the birthplace of Westport’s HPDI fuel system technology.

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Parliamentary agenda must start as it means to go on

SMMT

When the automotive sector succeeds, so does Britain. So as SMMT congratulates the Labour Party on its election victory, we look forward to working with the new government to implement its proposals which come at a pivotal moment for our industry. The next five years will be decisive, with a once-in-a-generation switch to zero emission vehicles alongside the rise of connected and automated vehicles – all against a backdrop of rising global competition as countries seek to put their own automotiv

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Resin Price Report: Buyers Step Up, Making H1 2024 Strongest Market in Years

Plastics Today

The last week of June capped a busy first half of the year, as buyers scooped up resin ahead of the July 4 weekend and hurricane season, which had an intense start.

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Painting roofs white dramatically cuts building overheating

E&T

Painting roofs white or covering them with a reflective coating is a more effective way to cool buildings in cities like London compared to vegetation-covered ‘green roofs’, UCL researchers have said.

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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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Federal investments in Alta. cleantech projects announced

Canadian Manufacturing

Minister Vandal announces federal investments to support clean technology advancements across Alberta (CNW Group/Prairies Economic Development Canada) CALGARY — On Jul. 4, Dan Vandal, Minister for PrairiesCan, announced federal funding of more than $21.9 million for 13 projects to bolster Alberta’s clean technology sector through the commercialization and adoption of new applications that offer environmental benefits across a wide range of industries.

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APC SME auto funding programme wins business award

Manufacturing Management

The Advanced Propulsion Centre UK (APC) announced that its Technology Developer Accelerator Programme (TDAP) was awarded ‘Accelerator of the Year’ by the UK Business Angels Association (UKBAA).

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Here’s Help for Your Packaging EPR Compliance

Plastics Today

Policies are evolving domestically and abroad, but a knowledgeable partner — and this list of consultants — can help you prepare your extended producer responsibility plan.

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A new day, a new government - the engineering and technology sector reacts to Labour pledges

E&T

With Sir Keir Starmer’s Labour Party having won the 2024 general election in a landslide victory, all eyes will now turn to its manifesto pledges.

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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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General Election 2024: Industry reacts

Manufacturing Management

Hear the reactions of industry experts after Labour's landslide win in the UK general election and the appointment of Keir Starmer as the country's new Prime Minister.

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Star Cutter Co. Boosts Tool Grinder Feature Customizability

Modern Machine Shop

Source: Star Cutter Co. Star Cutter Co. unveils the FLX tool grinder. This five-axis grinder offers high-efficiency carbide cutting tool manufacturing within a compact footprint. It has been designed with a focus on flexibility, enabling users to modify features to match their grinding needs. For unattended machining, FLX features a range of automation capability, producing large numbers of parts continuously.

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Challenger Motor Freight wins distinction

Canadian Manufacturing

CAMBRIDGE — As part of the Fastfrate Group, Challenger Motor Freight, a privately owned logistics and transportation company, announces that it has won the 2024 Best Fleets to Drive For Award in the Large Carrier division. The company says that this is the second win for Challenger in the Overall category (2022), and the sixth consecutive year the freighter has been named to the Top 20 Best Fleets to Drive For list.

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Carveco Ltd Celebrates 30 Years of Innovation in Artistic Design and Manufacturing Software

Manufacturing Tomorrow

Carveco Ltd are proud to announce the thirtieth anniversary of its software’s core technology. Formerly known as ArtCAM®, the artistic Computer-Aided-Design and Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CADCAM) software, it helps individuals and businesses globally to create anything from signage, movie props, coinage, foil and embossing dies for the print industry and so much more.

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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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BNQ launches new certification programs for compostable products

Canadian Manufacturing

QUÉBEC — The Bureau de normalisation du Québec (BNQ) has introduced two new certification programs for compostable products based on international standards. Compostable products are those capable of disintegrating and biodegrading under aerobic composting conditions, producing carbon dioxide, water, inorganic compounds, and biomass. These products decompose at a rate similar to food waste, leaving no visible, distinguishable, or environmentally toxic residues. “The several uses of the ter

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How Reliable is a Robotic Palletiser?

Granta Automation

Robotic palletisers are renowned for their exceptional reliability, making them a preferred choice across a wide range of industries. Their advanced technology, precision, and durability contribute to their robust performance. Here’s an in-depth look at the factors that make robotic … Continue reading → The post How Reliable is a Robotic Palletiser?

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Are you leveraging the growth opportunities emerging from innovative, sustainable, and customer-friendly food packaging solutions?

Frost & Sullivan Manufacturing

The global food packaging industry is undergoing a critical transformation. As consumer expectations shift towards favoring eco-friendly solutions and regulations increasingly support sustainable approaches, packaging companies are innovating to enhance their offerings. These practices help ensure food safety and mitigate environmental impact, all while revealing significant growth opportunities for industry stakeholders to explore.

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UK-based EV maker Charge Cars collapses

Manufacturing Management

Charge Cars specialised in developing electric versions of older motors for classic car enthusiasts looking for more sustainable driving options.

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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.