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What sensors and measurements can prevent HAVS?

Design World

Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) injuries can occur in industrial and other work situations. Also called Raynaud’s phenomenon, vibration-induced white finger and traumatic vasopastic disease, HAVS has been well known and documented since 1918. It is a prevalent occupational hazard in the construction, forestry, manufacturing, and mining industries, where workers are at high risk of developing […] The post What sensors and measurements can prevent HAVS?

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ABB Releases Report Looking At State of Automotive Manufacturing

Gary Mintchell

All of the manufacturing automation and cybersecurity suppliers have been conducting market research that they are releasing for us all to get a sense of what customers are thinking. This one from ABB Robotics looks into the global automotive supply chain. Global ABB Automotive Manufacturing Outlook Survey confirms automation and robotics are crucial to the future of the industry New OEMs and start-ups lead the charge, while suppliers are lagging behind ABB’s flexible and smart solutions make a

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How is a transition edge sensor used in astrophysics?

Design World

A transition edge sensor (TES) is a microcalorimeter based on superconductivity. Compared with alternative technologies like energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS), a TES can provide higher resolution measurements and resolve emission lines at closely adjacent energies. In astrophysics, TES is used to measure the relative abundance of elements like boron, carbon, and oxygen versus silicon […] The post How is a transition edge sensor used in astrophysics?

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Boston Dynamics debuts electric version of Atlas humanoid robot

Robotics Business Review

Goodbye to the hydraulic version of Atlas and hello to the electric model designed for commercialization. That’s the message from Boston Dynamics Inc., which yesterday retired the older version of its humanoid robot after 15 years of development and today showed a preview of its successor. “The next generation of the Atlas program builds on decades of research and furthers our commitment to delivering the most capable, useful mobile robots solving the toughest challenges in the indus

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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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FAULHABER  introduces the world’s smallest integrated motion controller

Design World

Integrated into the powerful brushless motors of the FAULHABER 22xx…BX4 family, the new Integrated Motion Controller 22xx…BX4 IMC impresses users with its extensive range of functions and outstanding performance. Extension in length compared to the motor alone is 18 mm only including a full-featured servo controller and a 12-bit encoder.

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Cybernetix Ventures partners with the Pittsburgh Robotics Network

Robotics Business Review

Jennifer Apicella (left) of the PRN and Fady Saad (right) of Cybernetix Ventures have announced a strategic partnership. | Source: Pittsburgh Robotics Network Cybernetix Ventures yesterday announced a strategic partnership with the Pittsburgh Robotics Network. The early-stage venture capital firm said it is part of its long-term robotics cluster engagement efforts.

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Eocycle Technologies receives $25M in financing to bring its cleantech to the U.S. and Europe

Canadian Manufacturing

MONTREAL — Eocycle Technologies, a manufacturer of ‘distributed’ wind turbines, announces it has received $25 million in financing to expand its operations in key markets throughout the US Midwest and Great Plains, as well as in Europe. The deal was led by Export Development Canada, and also backed by the Fonds de Solidarité FTQ, which each invested $10 million.

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AMW day one recap from Manufacturers’ Monthly

Manufacturer's Monthly

Image: Prime Creative Media Australian Manufacturing Week (AMW) officially opened yesterday, as hundreds of innovators and industry leaders gathered in one place, it was clear there was a shared enthusiasm and excitement for the manufacturing industry. Held at the International Convention Centre in Sydney, day one marked insightful discussions and displayed many technological advancements, all with a focus on the future of manufacturing in Australia.

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OnLogic Tacton Series: New Panel PC & Display Technology

Control.com

OnLogic has announced a new customizable HMI interface that uses modern PC technology with an integrated industrial touchscreen for a flexible control environment.

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Control Expo 2024 Preview #2

Metrology

Numerous Fraunhofer institutes research and develop in the field of image processing and optical or acoustic testing for quality assurance. At the Control 2024 exhibit, which is coordinated by the Fraunhofer Vision Business Unit, current new developments from various fields will be on display. The post Control Expo 2024 Preview #2 appeared first on Metrology and Quality News - Online Magazine.

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Navigating the Future: Generative AI, Application Analytics, and Data

Generative AI is upending the way product developers & end-users alike are interacting with data. Despite the potential of AI, many are left with questions about the future of product development: How will AI impact my business and contribute to its success? What can product managers and developers expect in the future with the widespread adoption of AI?

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Cisco Hypershield: A New Era of Distributed, AI-Native Security

Cisco Smart Manufacturing

AI is transformative, driving huge productivity gains. The engine of AI — the data center — will grow substantially, maybe an order of magnitude or more over the coming years.

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Steel industry reacts to Nucor’s new weekly published HRC price

The Fabricator

In early April, Nucor took the unprecedented step of publishing its pricing for hot-rolled coil. Will it stabilize domestic steel pricing?

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MRO: A Powerful Two-Fold Sustainability Tool

iBASEt

Thanks to the United Nations climate change conference in November 2022 (COP27), the issue of sustainability should be on every business strategic plan. But, for manufacturers and maintenance service providers, particularly those in high-asset value industries like aerospace and defense, shipbuilding or power and infrastructure, the term “sustainability” takes on a dual meaning and double importance.

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What Sustainable Solutions Make Sense for Plastics?

Plastics Today

The tension between engineering and marketing is never more apparent than in sustainable packaging decisions.

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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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Cisco Hypershield: Reimagining Security

Cisco Smart Manufacturing

It is no secret that cybersecurity defenders struggle to keep up with the volume and craftiness of current-day cyber-attacks.

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Local Leadership Guides Worldwide Plant Sustainability at ABB

Industry Week

Centrally-guided sustainability initiatives generate less excitement, deliver results more slowly than employee-led efforts.

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Supercharging Cisco XDR with AI and Identity Intelligence at RSAC 2024

Cisco Smart Manufacturing

Cisco XDR is a leader in providing comprehensive threat detection and response across the entire attack surface.

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Ont. announces $7M investment to provide training for skilled trades careers

Canadian Manufacturing

MILTON — The Ontario government is investing over $7.3 million through the Skills Development Fund (SDF) toward three free training projects in Milton to help more than 700 workers and jobseekers prepare for in-demand careers in the skilled trades. This brings Ontario’s total investment in Milton training projects through the fund to over $20 million.

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How Embedded Analytics Gets You to Market Faster with a SAAS Offering

Start-ups & SMBs launching products quickly must bundle dashboards, reports, & self-service analytics into apps. Customers expect rapid value from your product (time-to-value), data security, and access to advanced capabilities. Traditional Business Intelligence (BI) tools can provide valuable data analysis capabilities, but they have a barrier to entry that can stop small and midsize businesses from capitalizing on them.

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The network effect: The secret weapon for smart manufacturing

Cisco Smart Manufacturing

The Cisco team will be attending Hannover Messe next week, and we’re excited to network with our customers and industry leaders!

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UK’s four largest robots heading to new aerospace innovation facility in Sheffield

E&T

Aerospace automation specialist Loop Technology will take delivery of seven FANUC robots, including four of the largest industrial robots ever ordered in the UK, as part of a new aerospace project looking to solve composites manufacturing challenges.

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Combilift launches Combi-Safelift anti-overload device

Manufacturing Management

Forklift operators who are insufficiently aware of the load they are lifting and the risks that come with exceeding the forklift rated capacity not only compromise their own safety, but also place everyone working around them at serious risk.

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What is the difference between AGVs and AMRs?

Granta Automation

AGVs (Automated Guided Vehicles) and AMRs (Autonomous Mobile Robots) are both utilised for material handling and transportation within industrial and warehouse settings, but they differ in design, capabilities, and operational behaviour. AGVs: Watch an AGV in operation… AMRs: Watch an … Continue reading → The post What is the difference between AGVs and AMRs?

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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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Framatome selected to replicate Hinkley Point C’s reactor technology for Sizewell C

E&T

Sizewell C Ltd has signed a multi-billion-euro contract with French firm Framatome to provide a replica of the technology to be used in the Hinkley Point C nuclear project.

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Europe’s Oldest Adhesive Compounder Had to Worry About Sabre-tooth Tigers

Plastics Today

Researchers claim to have found Europe’s oldest examples of compounded adhesives in France. The exact age is hard to pin down, but it’s at least 30,000 years old.

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Stratasys Unveils Direct-to-Garment Solution, Paving the Way for Personalized, Sustainable Fashion

Manufacturing Tomorrow

Stratasys partners with leading fashion designers on an Urban Tattoo Collection that highlights how denim garments can be revitalized and given a second life through upcycling

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Next-gen Ultrasonic Welders Have Plastics Fixation

Plastics Today

Rinco Ultrasonics aims to show NPE attendees how they can improve efficiency and productivity with next-gen pneumatically driven ultrasonic welding technology.

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Embedding BI: Architectural Considerations and Technical Requirements

While data platforms, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and programming platforms have evolved to leverage big data and streaming data, the front-end user experience has not kept up. Holding onto old BI technology while everything else moves forward is holding back organizations. Traditional Business Intelligence (BI) aren’t built for modern data platforms and don’t work on modern architectures.

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Growth Opportunities in Global Test & Measurement

Frost & Sullivan Manufacturing

How is the global automotive industry adapting to the electrification era, and what does this mean for automotive testing? The automotive industry is undergoing a transformative shift with the advent of electric vehicles (EVs), software-centric testing, and sustainable energy practices, reshaping the landscape of vehicle design, testing, and consumption.

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Control Expo 2024 Preview #1

Metrology

With what has been traditionally one of the most important event in the exhibition calendar for Quality Control and Metrology equipment and services suppliers fast approaching we publish the 1st in a series of preview articles highlighting a few of the many new and innovative solutions that will be showcased at the Control Exhibition 23rd – 26th April in Stuttgart, Germany.

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Co-Injection Mold Design Blends PP and PCR Materials

Mold Making Technology

Source | Top Grade Molds Top Grade Molds introduces a co-injection mold that offers a greener alternative to customers. Its efficiency and precision enables the production of various container sizes, including 5-g, 90-mL and 70-mL pails. According to Top Grade Molds, what truly distinguishes this product is its fully encapsulated design combining polypropylene (PP) with 35-40% post-consumer recycled (PCR) materials.

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3D Inline Optical Measurement of Battery Cell Modules

Metrology

At Control, senswork is presenting ZScan Easy, a new system for inline 3D measurement of battery modules using four area scanners from the manufacturer Photoneo, which measures complete battery modules three-dimensionally in just a few seconds and transfers the results directly to production. The post 3D Inline Optical Measurement of Battery Cell Modules appeared first on Metrology and Quality News - Online Magazine.

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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.