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Streamlining automation with all-in-one control and visualization

Design World

When it comes to industrial automation applications, there has long been a degree of separation between “control” and “visualization” functions. Programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and human-machine interfaces (HMIs) have evolved technologically over decades to perform distinct but closely related operational roles. A closer look reveals why this has been the case historically, and it can… The post Streamlining automation with all-in-one control and visualization appeared first on Design

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Fero Labs Redefines Trust in AI for Industrial Live Predictions

Gary Mintchell

Fero Labs has developed software to help certain types of process manufacturing plants improve quality output economically when given a random mix of feedstock. I wrote about the company last August— A Better Way to Control Process Quality. They sent a new press release, and I must admit that I understood almost nothing in it: Fero Labs , the only Profitable Sustainability Platform for industrial optimization, announced the release of their ground-breaking feature ‘ExplainIt for Live Predictions

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Frameless motors versus toque motors

Design World

Frameless motors are rotor-and-stator subcomponent sets that aren’t prefixed in a traditional motor housing. Here we outline some of their benefits … along with those of torque motors. By Lisa Eitel | Executive editor Frameless motors don’t include a motor housing or output shaft (or shaft-support bearings) either. Instead, the OEM or design engineer works […] The post Frameless motors versus toque motors appeared first on Design World.

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Nvidia Brings AI Capabilities to Teradyne Robotics

Automation World

Nvidia's platform plays a pivotal role in enabling advancements in simulation, generative AI and optimized edge compute, positioning it and Teradyne Robotics to lead in the rapidly growing cobot and AMR markets

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Manufacturing Sustainability Surge: Your Guide to Data-Driven Energy Optimization & Decarbonization

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.

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AMUG names the 2024 Technical Competition winners

Design World

The Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) today announced the winners of its annual Technical Competition, which recognizes excellence in additive manufacturing applications and finishing techniques. A panel of industry veterans selected entries from Point Designs and BuildParts by Cideas as Advanced Concepts and Advanced Finishing winners. AMUG Members selected the entry by Eaton for the […] The post AMUG names the 2024 Technical Competition winners appeared first on Design World.

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Past Data Unveils the Requirement for Businesses to Take Cyber Security Action Now

Robotics Automation News

The necessity of cybersecurity in digital business has never been greater. As we look further into the plethora of data gathered over the years, a clear story emerges: enterprises must take quick steps to strengthen their cybersecurity procedures. The scope of cyber threats is growing, and the repercussions of inactivity are becoming more serious.

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Fabricator achieves extraordinary with simple approach

The Fabricator

The folks running Rock Run Industries might speak softly, but they carry bigger sticks all the time, like the 50-ft.-long tubes the company can fabricate with its new laser tube cutting system.

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Tutorial: Analog I/O Programming for AutomationDirect Productivity PLCs

Control.com

Learn how to use analog I/O devices with AutomationDirect’s Productivity series of PLCs and Productivity Suite software. Wiring, configuring I/O, and programming will be a part of this tutorial.

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Aviation sector must be held to account if it fails to cut emissions, MPs say

E&T

The government must hold the aviation sector to account for its proposed cuts to emissions, MPs on the Environmental Audit Committee have said.

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Maintain Your Printer’s Quality with HP Printer Head Tips

Robotics Automation News

Taking care of your printer is essential to ensure that it consistently produces high-quality prints. One crucial component that deserves attention is the print head. The print head transfers ink onto the paper so it’s important to keep it in great working condition.

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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.

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NHS confirms plans to roll out ‘artificial pancreases’ to diabetes sufferers

E&T

The NHS has confirmed plans to roll out “artificial pancreases” to patients living with type 1 diabetes across England.

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Jump in domestic orders ends two-year UK manufacturing dip

The Guardian Manufacturing

Output improves to 20-month high and job losses slow but global problems continue to restrict foreign orders A jump in domestic orders helped pull UK factories out of almost two years of contraction last month, according to a leading business survey. Output from the manufacturing sector improved to a 20-month high in March, marking the end of a period of shrinking activity that started in July 2022.

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AT&T Confirms Breach of 73 Million Customers’ Data

Industry Week

Three years later the company still won't say where the data came from.

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Reliance acquires MidWest Materials

The Fabricator

Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Reliance Inc. has announced its acquisition of the outstanding equity interests of MidWest Materials Inc., a flat-rolled steel service center in Perry, Ohio.

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business. That’s what drove the five companies in this e-book to change their approach to analytics. Download this e-book to learn about the unique problems each company faced and how they achieved huge returns beyond expectation by embedding analytics into applications.

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Direct Air Discusses Increasing Durability in UK Agriculture

Robotics Automation News

Air compressors have helped to mitigate the impact of the UK’s prior lack of fresh fruits and vegetables. Together with nitrogen-generating technologies, their involvement in establishing controlled atmospheres that extend the shelf life of fresh goods has aided in preserving the quality, nutrient content, and flavour of agricultural items in times of shortage.

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Frameless motors versus toque motors

Motion Control Tips

Frameless motors are rotor-and-stator subcomponent sets that aren’t prefixed in a traditional motor housing. Here we outline some of their benefits … along with those of torque motors. By Lisa Eitel | Executive editor Frameless motors don’t include a motor housing or output shaft (or shaft-support bearings) either. Instead, the OEM or design engineer works […] The post Frameless motors versus toque motors appeared first on Motion Control Tips.

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Optimizing WordPress Performance: Tips for Faster Loading Websites

Robotics Automation News

Among all the issues impacting website performance, slow website speed is a major factor leading to visitor loss on your WordPress site. Studies have shown that users are more likely to abandon a site if it takes more than a few seconds to load.

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Tesla sales drop nearly 9% as competition rises and demand for EVs slow down

Canadian Manufacturing

Tesla sales fell sharply last quarter as competition increased worldwide, electric vehicle sales growth slowed, and price cuts failed to draw more buyers. The Austin, Texas, company said it delivered 386,810 vehicles from January through March, almost 9% below the 423,000 it sold in the same quarter of last year. Sales also fell well short of Wall Street expectations.

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5 Ways New Manufacturing Companies Are Accelerating Innovation

Next-gen manufacturers are redesigning factories to enable agility at every stage of production. From more timely communication between engineers and technicians to technologies that empower real-time collaboration, they’re getting ahead by making iterations and improvements during a build, across the production line at scale. This level of flexibility means they can develop more quickly than their legacy counterparts.

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Challenge Your Mind with Goods Match 3D – Triple Master: Unblocked Puzzle Games for All!

Robotics Automation News

As time goes by, digital entertainment has become so pervasive that it seems endless. Games involving puzzles are some of them, which can be called time-honored classics. They provide a perfect mix of puzzles, relaxation, and mental exercise.

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Jensen Metal Products rebrands Powder Finishers facility

The Fabricator

Following recent equipment upgrades and improvements to its Powder Finishers facility, Racine, Wis.-based metal fabricator Jensen Metal Products has rebranded the powder coating operation to Jensen Powder Finishers.

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How Product Manager Bootcamps can accelerate your career path

Robotics Automation News

As the job market gets more competitive every year, finding ways to stand out and advance in your career is essential. The demand for Product Manager Bootcamps has grown significantly in recent years. These intensive training programs allow individuals to gain crucial skills, network with industry professionals, and accelerate their career paths in product management.

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MoldMaking Technology's Most-Viewed March Articles

Mold Making Technology

Source: (top left) B A Die Mold Inc., (top right) Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, (bottom left) Beaumont Technologies Inc., (bottom right) Angie Steingass March demonstrated once more our commitment to delivering fresh content! We explored a wide array of topics, ranging from business management to mold maintenance to robotics , and everything in between.

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Monetizing Analytics Features

Think your customers will pay more for data visualizations in your application? Five years ago, they may have. But today, dashboards and visualizations have become table stakes. Turning analytics into a source of revenue means integrating advanced features in unique, hard-to-steal ways. Download this white paper to discover which features will differentiate your application and maximize the ROI of your analytics.

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Efficient Artwork Management Solutions: Leveraging Labeling Software for Compliance and Accuracy

Robotics Automation News

Efficient artwork management is crucial for companies across various industries, ensuring that product labels, packaging, and marketing materials comply with regulatory standards while maintaining accuracy and consistency. In today’s digital era, leveraging labeling software and online picture proofing tools has become essential for streamlining artwork management processes and achieving compliance with regulatory requirements.

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Walter Surface Technologies Acquires PushCorp

Modern Machine Shop

Source: PushCorp Inc. Walter Surface Technologies has announced the acquisition of PushCorp Inc. , a manufacturer of robotic end-of-arm tools for material removal applications. With the addition of PushCorp to Walter’s portfolio, Walter aims to help customers to be more productive with robotics and automation for their material removal processes. “We are very excited to welcome PushCorp to the Walter family.

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US and UK sign ‘landmark’ agreement to improve safety of AI

E&T

A landmark agreement on artificial intelligence (AI) has been signed by the US and the UK that will see both countries align their approaches to tackling the new risks that the technology poses to society.

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Surfboard-fin Design Blends Performance, Sustainability

Plastics Today

Kohola Flow Tech’s fin design, inspired by the flippers of humpback whales, uses glass-reinforced polymer to enhance rigidity, aesthetics, and environmental impact.

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How Legacy Tools Are Failing Inventive Manufacturing Engineers

Bringing new and improved products to market takes more than just good ideas. It requires agile, iterative production, and real-time collaboration. Most manufacturers recognize the risk of not adapting, but they’re hampered by technologies like MES that haven’t kept up with the pace of hardware innovation. As new manufacturers enter the market with technologically progressive ways of building at scale, existing manufacturers must adapt to stay relevant.

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Leeco appoints VP of operations

The Fabricator

Steel plate supplier Leeco Steel, Lisle, Ill., has promoted Dave Diemel to vice president of operations. He succeeds Chad Schuh, who retired at the end of March.

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Empire Co. Ltd. CEO says grocery code of conduct may not raise food prices for Canadians

Canadian Manufacturing

Empire Co. Ltd. chief executive Michael Medline said there’s no evidence that a grocery code of conduct would raise food prices for Canadians. The president and CEO of Sobeys’ parent company made the comment at a Retail Council of Canada event in Toronto on Apr. 2. Medline said he wouldn’t support a grocery code of conduct for his industry if he thought it would make retail prices higher.

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New trails, old-school values for Precision Tube Laser

The Fabricator

Jordan Yost, owner of Precision Tube Laser, learned from his business mentors that your handshake matters and your word is your bond. He never forgot it.

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Fuel Transport introduces new policies, including a 35-hour work week

Canadian Manufacturing

Fuel Transport Inc. team. (CNW Group/Fuel Transport Inc.) MONTREAL — Fuel Transport, a Montreal-based logistics and transportation company serving the manufacturing industry, recently revamped its employee policies to try and improve the overall satisfaction levels for its employees. As of January 2024, new employee policies include: 35-hour workweek, without affecting global compensation A new Virtual Work program Increased vacation days for all regular full-time employees 12 weeks parental lea

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How To Package & Price Embedded Analytics

Just by embedding analytics, app owners can charge 24% more for their product. How much value could you add? This framework from Software Pricing Partners explains how application enhancements can extend your product offerings. You’ll learn: How to take a disciplined approach to pricing The three elements of the Packaging Decision Framework Ways to structure your new embedded analytics offering Download the White Paper to learn about How To Package & Price Embedded Analytics.