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Intelligent robotic vision system destacks up to 800 objects per hour

Design World

According to the German Parcel and Express Logistics Association (Bundesverband Paket und Expresslogistik e. V.), 4.15 billion courier, express, and parcel shipments were sent in Germany alone in 2022. Annual shipment growth to around 4.9 billion is realistic by 2027. Against this backdrop and the generally prevailing shortage of personnel, there is only one solution… The post Intelligent robotic vision system destacks up to 800 objects per hour appeared first on Design World.

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Cybersecurity Breaches Identified as Major Cause of Downtime

Gary Mintchell

Cycles of marketing thought intrigue me. Suddenly PR people are flooding my email inbox with offers to interview CTOs of security companies who wish to comment on how cybersecurity breaches are a major cause of downtime. I chose this one to post for now partly because it’s a new company. I’m also intrigued by how the IT guy from Uber thinks he can disrupt industrial automation.

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Designatronics appoints Brazier as Director of Sales and Marketing

Design World

Designatronics Inc. has announced that it has appointed Simon Brazier as its Director of Sales and Marketing, following a wide-ranging search process. In this newly created role, Brazier will assume responsibility for leadership and growth for both domestic and international business development. “We’re extremely excited to add Simon to our sales and marketing team.

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China proposes guidelines for future humanoid development

Robotics Business Review

The World AI Conference brought together 18 humanoid robotics companies from across China. | Credit: WAIC After almost two years of climbing the hype curve, humanoid robots are reaching the point of maturity where it is becoming viable to deploy them into real-world applications. The race is heating up around the world, as dozens of humanoid robot companies put all of their energy, expertise, and knowledge into to creation of this interesting robot form factor.

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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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DigiKey awarded Global High Service Distributor of the Year for 2023

Design World

DigiKey, a leading global commerce distributor offering the largest selection of technical components and automation products in stock for immediate shipment, announced today that it was awarded the 2023 Global High Service Distributor of the Year award from Littelfuse, an industrial technology manufacturing company empowering a sustainable, connected and safer world.

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Dyson ‘to cut more than a quarter of UK workforce’

The Guardian Manufacturing

Vacuum cleaner maker will reportedly axe about 1,000 jobs as part of global cost-cutting drive Business live – latest updates The vacuum cleaner and air filter maker Dyson is reportedly cutting about 1,000 jobs in the UK, reducing its British workforce by more than a quarter. Staff were told on Tuesday morning about the cuts as part of a wider cost-cutting drive and efforts to reduce the business’s 15,000-strong workforce around the world, the Financial Times reported.

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Honeywell’s Battery MXP Optimizes Process for Lithium-Ion Manufacturing

Control.com

Honeywell’s artificial-intelligence-driven Battery MXP provides end-to-end visibility and maximum control for lithium-ion battery manufacturing operations.

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Smurfit Kappa and WestRock merge forming global sustainable packaging operation

Design World

The international merger of two packaging powerhouses — Dublin-based Smurfit Kappa and Atlanta-based WestRock — creates a global supplier of sustainable paper and packaging solutions, operating in 40 countries with over 500 packaging converting operations and 63 paper mills. An official announcement of the acquisition was made September 2023. The completed deal was sealed with… The post Smurfit Kappa and WestRock merge forming global sustainable packaging operation appeared first on Design

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Auto makers can drive UK’s green growth agenda with carbon emissions halved

SMMT

25th automotive Sustainability Report shows UK vehicle manufacturers surpass major milestone with CO2 emissions per vehicle produced halved since 1999. More vehicles made but less energy used in 2023 with an -18% decline in CO2 emissions from factory production. Enhancing UK’s competitiveness could help deliver more than a million British-built zero emission vehicles every year by 2035.

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New igus iComm Box is an all-in-one condition monitoring system

Design World

igus announced its iComm Box communication module, which enables users to integrate i.Sense sensors into its superwise condition monitoring service. Using advanced algorithms, this all-in-one system collects machine data in real time, displaying the information on an intuitive dashboard and allowing users to make informed, proactive decisions about component maintenance and service life.

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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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The Critical Intersection of AI and Security: A Partnership Imperative

Cisco Smart Manufacturing

AI without security poses significant risks, including data compromise and manipulation. Cisco encourages partners to prioritize security by design, transparency, and continuous monitoring to ensure AI's safe and effective integration into our lives.

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Protected: The future of Rollon Group in the United States: An interview with CEO Rüdiger Knevels

Design World

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post. The post Protected: The future of Rollon Group in the United States: An interview with CEO Rüdiger Knevels appeared first on Design World.

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New TAFE training facility to supercharge manufacturing jobs on the SuperGrid

Manufacturer's Monthly

Image: Queensland Government The $18.29 million North Queensland Hydrogen and Renewable Energy Training Facility and Advanced Manufacturing Skills Lab is now open. North Queenslanders looking to capitalise on the State Government’s Big Build of clean energy, infrastructure, and housing have a new home to hone their skills for the region’s in-demand blue collar careers.

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Defining basic terms in sheet metal bending

The Fabricator

Press brake guru Steve Benson answers questions about bend allowances, bend deductions, k-factors, and V-groove bending.

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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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Newly appointed AusBiotech Chair

Manufacturer's Monthly

Image: MIND AND I/stock.adobe.com CEO & managing director of Patrys Limited, Dr James Campbell, has been appointed as chair of AusBiotech following a unanimous board vote. “It’s an extraordinary privilege to be appointed chair of AusBiotech and to lead our organisation in partnership with the board and our CEO, Rebekah Cassidy, at such a pivotal time for our members,” said Campbell.

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Labour lifts nine-year ban on onshore wind farms

E&T

Labour has swiftly moved to scrap the de facto ban on onshore wind originally introduced under the Tories in 2016.

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TSA’s tyre waste procurement and stewardship to amplify manufacturing sector

Manufacturer's Monthly

Image: overcrew/stock.adobe.com Addressing the NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into Procurement Practices of Government Agencies, Tyre Stewardship Australia (TSA) emphasised the importance of government procurement and product stewardship in utilising Australia’s substantial annual tyre waste. Overseeing the national Tyre Product Stewardship Scheme (TPSS), TSA aims to reduce the environmental impact of Australia’s 540,000 tonnes of used tyres annually.

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Second B-Axis Improves Efficiency of Swiss-Type Machining

Modern Machine Shop

Nomura DS’s 20J3XBTC is a Swiss-type machine with a fully programmable second B-axis on the subspindle that can operate concurrently with the B-axis on the main spindle. Manufacturers can use this added machining capacity to machine parts faster and more efficiently, often producing complex parts complete. Photos by Julia Hider, MMS. For shops looking to increase unattended machining, Swiss-type lathes are among the best options.

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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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Australian industry needs to more actively take up AI – what’s stopping them?

Manufacturer's Monthly

AI can improve productivity, unlock human capital, increase international competitiveness, bolster supply chain resilience, and help manage carbon footprints. Image: Shuo/stock.adobe.com Ai Group last year celebrated its 150th anniversary. Central to our purpose is assisting Australian businesses to cope with change. In our history we have guided members through two world wars, a depression, several recessions, two global pandemics and countless industry plans.

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SCOPE AI to acquire quantum security technology

Canadian Manufacturing

VANCOUVER — Scope AI Corp. announces that it has entered into technology agreement with Ovryde Ltd. whereby Ovryde has agreed to transfer its ownership and rights relating to delivery and application of quantum resilient entropy (the QSE Technology). Quantum resilient entropy is an advanced security measure designed to protect data against the future threats posed by quantum computing, ensuring that sensitive information remains secure in an increasingly digital world.

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Fleet Space and Barrick Gold join forces to revolutionise mineral discovery

Manufacturer's Monthly

Image: Fleet Space Australia’s leading space exploration company, Fleet Space Technologies, has announced the installation of its advanced solution, ExoSphere, to support Barrick Gold’s copper exploration at the Reko Diq project in Pakistan. Aiming to unlock new insights and predictive capabilities to enhance outcomes and streamline exploration operations, the Exosphere project utilises the latest advances in space technology.

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Make UK comments on Chancellor's speech

Manufacturing Management

Rachel Reeves has been appointed as the first female Chancellor of the Exchequer in the UK and in her first speech said the new Treasury will focus on a new era of industrial strategy with a focus on seizing opportunities towards the UK energy transition.

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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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New medicine manufacturing centre opened at Monash Technology Precinct

Manufacturer's Monthly

Image: Gorodenkoff/stock.adobe.com Victorian Deputy premier and minister for Medical Research the Hon Ben Carroll has officially opened the newly built Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre (MMIC) within the heart of the Monash Technology Precinct, Clayton. The centre is set to accelerate medical innovation and the development of life-saving treatments.

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Augmentus launches Texas robotics center

The Fabricator

Augmentus, a provider of AI and robotic systems for welding, abrasive blasting, thermal spraying, polishing, and grinding, has opened its first U.S. experience center in Texas.

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Society of Plastics Engineers Receives UN Environment Assembly Accreditation

Plastics Today

The accreditation gives SPE observer status in the assembly and enables its participation in negotiations surrounding the global treaty on plastic pollution.

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T&H Lemont ships third of three TIG mills

The Fabricator

T&H Lemont has shipped the third of three TIG mills to a producer of stainless steel pipe for commercial HVAC, industrial refrigeration, power generation, and industrial processing applications.

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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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Manufacturing automation pioneer named to Order of Canada

Automation Mag

Yusuf Altintas, founder and president of Vancouver-based Manufacturing Automation Laboratories ( MAL ), has been appointed to the Order of Canada, one of the nation’s highest civilian honours. The governor-general, Mary Simon, recognized 83 prominent Canadians on June 27 for their impacts on their respective fields. Altintas, a professor in the department of mechanical engineering at the University of British Columbia’s ( UBC ‘s) Vancouver campus and leader in the field of metal-cutt

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Ultrasonic thickness gauge offers integrated wireless capabilities

The Fabricator

The 39DL Plus ultrasonic thickness gauge from Evident offers ultrafast scanning speeds and integrated wireless connectivity for precision and corrosion thickness inspections.

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RM Group secures several US deals

Manufacturing Management

The Powys-based machinery manufacturer has secured a string of US deals and contracts with the support of the Welsh Government following the opening of its first American outpost in Delaware.

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Simmons Equipment to create 75 jobs in Virginia

The Fabricator

Mining equipment manufacturer Simmons Equipment Co. will invest $8.5 million to expand manufacturing operations into Russell County, Va.

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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.