Mon.Jan 23, 2023

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Research Reports Reveal IoT Cyber Risks Plus Value of Manufacturing

Gary Mintchell

ABI Reasearch sent the results of a couple of research studies last month. I’m still catching up on an unusual amount of news. One report is on the value of manufacturing to the world’s economy. The other relates to Cyberattack risks relative to the growth of Internet of Things (IoT) connections.

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HELUKABEL Group builds new facility for automation cable solutions

Design World

The HELUKABEL Group, a global cable system solutions provider, announced it is going to build a new facility in Haan, Germany, that will house its robotic dress pack and drag chain system subsidiaries under one roof.

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ABB Adds Power, Speed to Cobot Line

Gary Mintchell

Collaborative Robots, also known as cobots, have added juice to the overall robot market. Just as I thought robotics was a pretty stagnant market, cobots arrived to bring automation to applications previously too small for the size and expense of industrial robots.

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Ringfeder shrink discs

Design World

The high-quality original from the world market leader: RINGFEDER Shrink Discs are flange-shaped, friction-locked shaft-hub connections and the more powerful and reliable alternative to conventional shrink fits, wedge, keyway, or polygonal connections.

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NT-based Katherine Joinery expands manufacturing capabilities in co-investment project

AU Manufacturing

Local manufacturing business Katherine Joinery will now begin offering stainless-steel forming and laser-cutting services to its customers in the Big Rivers region in the Northern Territory.

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Key Information About Scheduling Apps for Businesses

Robotics Automation News

Even though it’s 2023 and technology has advanced to the level where aspects of everyday life can be made simpler, many small to medium-sized businesses are still making the mistake of manually performing tasks that could benefit from automation.

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Amphenol’s LMR Hardcase Tool Kit featured at Heilind Electronics

Design World

Heilind Electronics, a distributor of electronic components and authorized distributor for Times Microwave Systems, offers the LMR Hardcase Tool Kit, expanding its portfolio of the full line of available LMR coaxial cables and connectors.

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PTDA welcomes new member

Design World

The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA), the leading association for the industrial power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) distribution channel, welcomes a new distributor member. Nelson Electric Motors (Opelika, Ala.) Founded in 1968 in Alexander City, Ala.,

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Datanomix and Hexagon Announce Agreement to Bring Real-Time Factory Analytics to Industrial Manufacturers

Metrology

Datanomix, developer of the Automated Production Intelligence software platform, has announced a partnership with Hexagon to offer the Datanomix software solution to its global manufacturing customers.

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What determines apartment prices in Dubai?

Robotics Automation News

The United Arab Emirates, and in particular Dubai, impress with its views, delight with the bright sun that shines here almost all year round, and also allow everyone to earn money in the local real estate market.

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Construction underway on new SuperGrid Link between Cairns and Townsville

AU Manufacturing

As part of the Queensland Energy and Jobs Plan , work is underway to construct a new 275kV Queensland SuperGrid Link between Cairns and Townsville.

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Workforce and Leadership: AM News Roundup for January 9-20, 2023

Additive Manufacturing

ICYMI: 2023 is starting strong for the additive manufacturing community with efforts in both workforce and leadership. Several 3D printing companies announced new leadership including Carbon, Coreform, Essentium, and 6K.

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WA Clean Energy Forum puts spotlight on renewable energy potential

AU Manufacturing

Western Australia’s Clean Energy Council (CEC) WA Clean Energy Forum (WACEF) , set to take place on 7 February, is aimed at exploring the state’s energy market transformation.

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Material Insights: What’s going on in polyethylene, polypropylene markets

Plastics News

The slowing economy is having an impact on North American resin markets. But prices for some materials may be headed higher anyway as buyers deplete inventories and suppliers cut capacity and export more resin overseas

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Redflow to deliver Deye hybrid inverters to Australian integrators

AU Manufacturing

Energy storage company Redflow has completed the integration testing of its zinc-bromine flow batteries with hybrid inverters from Deye.

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UK ploughs millions into chemical recycling research despite greenwashing claims

E&T

Figures obtained by E&T through freedom of information rules show that £18,534,000 was awarded to chemical recycling projects by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) between 2018-2022.

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Upcoming Webinar: Combating Warehouse Inefficiencies With RF-SMART + NetSuite

AU Manufacturing

Media Release by Annexa Annexa, a leading Australian NetSuite solution provider, is hosting a webinar focusing on transforming warehouse operations featuring RF-SMART, a global leader in mobile data collection solutions for supply chain/logistics execution.

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5 most popular DeFi coins and how to invest in them

Robotics Automation News

The chasm between the new world of cryptocurrencies and the conventional financial system we are familiar with is being filled by decentralized finance (DeFi).

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Ampol, SEA Electric collaborate to drive commercial EV charging

AU Manufacturing

Petroleum giant Ampol has ventured into an industry-first partnership with electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer SEA Electric to deliver seamless charging options to key parts of the transport sector.

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Prices may not come back down, contrary to consumer expectations

Canadian Manufacturing

What goes up doesn’t necessarily come down. That’s contrary to the sentiment of a surprisingly large proportion of respondents to the Bank of Canada’s quarterly consumer expectations survey, released last week. According to the survey, more than a quarter of Canadians believe that current decades-high prices will drop five years from now. “What goes up must come down,” said one respondent in a post-survey interview.

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Australian-made robotic device to safeguard global nuclear inspection

AU Manufacturing

The Robotized Cherenkov Viewing Device (RCVD) developed by Australia’s national science agency CSIRO has been successfully trialled in an operating nuclear power facility in South America.

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Is an ERP system essential to the success of a start-up business?

Manufacturer's Monthly

As a start-up, prioritising where to spend money is always a difficult process. The business will – most likely, have limited resources, but hitting the ground running is essential to build confidence with investors, stakeholders, and employees.

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CSIRO supports mining SMEs with Innovate to Grow initiative

AU Manufacturing

National science agency, CSIRO, is offering a free online program dubbed “Innovate to Grow” aimed at helping small to medium enterprises (SMEs) in the mining and mining equipment, technology, and services (METS) sector.

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UK Space Agency announces £50m for next-gen satellite coverage

E&T

The agency said projects could be integrated with 5G networks for upgraded infrastructure that enables new services such as drones, driverless haulage and space-based networks that could rival cable-based terrestrial ones.

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New process uses solar panel waste to build better batteries

Manufacturer's Monthly

Deakin University researchers have developed a novel method to extract valuable silicon from end-of-life solar panels and reconfigure it to build better batteries.

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Made in the USA - Season 2 Episode 1: A Return From China

Modern Machine Shop

Listen to the first episode of season two here, or visit your favorite podcast platform to subscribe to “Made in the USA.” ” Catch up on season 1 here. The following is a complete transcript for Season 2 Episode 1 of the “Made in the USA” podcast.

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An Audible Alert Indicator For In-line Use with Tower Lights

Control.com

Banner Engineering has introduced an audible indicator to its existing family of modular, in-line light tower indicators to provide real-time audible alerts to operators

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View from Brussels: Rail travel gets New Year boost

E&T

Supporting Ukraine’s resistance against Russia’s invasion was the main theme of a meeting between German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and French President Emmanuel Macron this weekend, but other issues also made it onto the agenda.

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Registrations open for Australian Manufacturing Week 2023

Manufacturer's Monthly

Registrations are now open for Australian Manufacturing Week (AMW2023), which will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) from 9th to 12th May 2023.

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Alarm and Event Handling and Processing in Process Control Systems

Control.com

Events that cause alarms are not the most common events in a process system, but they must be handled with proper care, being both resolved and recorded in order to prevent hazards and downtime

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View from India: Cheetah tourism, anyone?

E&T

Long and slender bodied, cheetahs are the world’s fastest animal. The swift-moving spotted cat had occupied parts of Central India. They were officially declared extinct in 1952 due to extensive hunting as well as ecological changes. The present generation may not have seen cheetahs.

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WIA goes digital with latest range of welding machines

Manufacturer's Monthly

Welding Industries of Australia (WIA) has released its 2023 range of WIA Stick, MIG and TIG welders along with a new plasma cutter with digital technology for enhanced welding performance.

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Pakistan suffers nationwide power outage

E&T

Pakistan suffered a nationwide power outage that left nearly 220 million people without electricity for several hours today (Monday 23 January) due to a technical fault.

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Australia’s most trusted brand for over 40 years

Manufacturer's Monthly

“Australian-owned, family-owned for over 40 years” – these words mean a great deal. Quality, longevity and reliability are at the heart of the Pilot Air story.

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National Grid warms up three coal plants during cold snap

E&T

Britain’s electricity generators have been forced to warm up coal-fired power stations for the second time this winter.

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Vaxxas receives $6.4M to advance needle-free mRNA vaccines

Manufacturer's Monthly

The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) will fund Australian medtech manufacturer Vaxxas to advance the development of its high-density microarray patch for mRNA vaccines.

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UK lagging behind rivals on green growth, CBI warns

E&T

The body, which represents British businesses, said the UK is has lost out on estimated £4.3bn of green growth market value in Europe alone and in April will fall from 5th to 30th place in OECD table on tax competitiveness.