Mon.May 22, 2023

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Weidmüller USA breaks ground on new engineering and manufacturing facility

Design World

Weidmüller Inc., USA, a provider of Smart Industrial Connectivity products and solutions headquartered in Richmond, VA, today broke ground on a new engineering, production, and warehouse facility at its current Southlake location in Chesterfield County. The $16.4 million expansion will create more than 100 new jobs for the greater Richmond, Virginia area.

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Conversations At Conferences

Gary Mintchell

I don’t travel like I used to. There is no pressure from sales to see and be seen in the faint hope of selling advertising. However, I will be at Siemens Realize in Las Vegas June 12-15 and Honeywell User Group in Orlando June 19-21. I am curious to find out how people are using all of this technology, what they see with future applications, and perspectives on future job roles and functions.

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Renishaw launches new line of industrial automation products

Design World

Renishaw unveils a new product line specifically designed for the industrial automation market. The new RCS product line builds on its existing expertise and technologies for industrial metrology applications and aims to transform the process of commissioning and servicing industrial automation technologies. Developed to solve some fundamental challenges within the global industrial automation industry, the… The post Renishaw launches new line of industrial automation products appeared fir

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KPMG and Context Labs Partner for Carbon Metrics

Gary Mintchell

What’s the old saying, “You can’t control what you can’t measure”? Here is news about a partnership to better measure environmental footprint. KPMG LLP and Context Labs today announced an alliance to help companies better measure, quantify, and reduce their environmental footprints using distributed ledger technology and advanced climate data and analytics, enabled with machine learning and AI.

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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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ABB’s AI-enabled robotic item picker makes fulfillment faster and more efficient

Design World

ABB Robotics has enhanced its industry-leading logistics automation portfolio with the launch of the Robotic Item Picker – a new AI and vision-based solution that can accurately detect and pick items in unstructured environments in warehouses and fulfillment centers. “The explosion of e-commerce, changing consumer demands, and global labor shortages are driving the need for… The post ABB’s AI-enabled robotic item picker makes fulfillment faster and more efficient appeared first on Design W

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Tips for keeping manufacturing IT systems safe from cybercrime

The Fabricator

Cybersecurity expert Bryce Austin provides guidance to keep metal fabricating and manufacturing companies safe from the growing threat of cybercrime.

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Purging Compounds Reduce Blow Molding and Extrusion Scrap & Downtime 50%

Plastics Today

Beyond injection molding: New purging formulations from Chem-Trend help blow molding and extrusion processors cut scrap and downtime, speed cleanings, and improve part quality.

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4 Key Benefits of Using Videos for Product Presentations

Robotics Automation News

Product presentations are an essential component of any successful marketing campaign, requiring significant investments of time and resources to showcase products in the best possible light. Indeed, the success or failure of a product presentation can make or break a customer’s interest in a product, determining whether they ultimately make a purchase.

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Automate 2023 Is Kicking Off! Showcasing the “World’s First Cobot Spot Welder” and Other Automation Feats

Control.com

Automate 2023 has begun! This year’s trade show features some exciting new technologies, including automation solutions from Universal Robots, Bosch Rexroth, and DENSO Robotics.

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Elevate Your Web Design Skills: 5 Effective Tips for Optimal Learning

Robotics Automation News

Are you prepared to enhance your web design abilities and reach new heights? In the rapidly evolving realm of web design, continuous growth is essential for maintaining a competitive edge. Whether you’re just starting out or have years of experience, there are always opportunities to expand your skills.

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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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Material Insights: Can we reach ambitious bioplastics goals?

Plastics News

Can we reach President Joe Biden’s ambitious bioplastics goal? The Society of Plastics Engineers’ Conor Carlin and Green Bottom Line’s Kelvin Okamoto weigh in from our Bioplastics Live event. Plus, PET pricing news and a tour of the new Plastics News resin prices page.

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Three-Phase Transformers: Applications and Connection Configuration

Control.com

Transformer types can vary from small instruments to large power distribution systems. 3-phase systems require transformers that employ the same wye and delta arrangements common to industrial motors.

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Why Are Quarterly Taxes Required for Freelancers?

Robotics Automation News

For self-employed individuals and independent contractors, tax season may be challenging. You need to gather paperwork and documentation, and you need to decide when you will return (or hire a professional to help work with you). On occasion, even writing a big check to the IRS is necessary.

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ZEISS Strengthens System-Independent Software Distribution

Metrology

ZEISS enters a software sales partnership with Scantech for its 3D inspection software The post ZEISS Strengthens System-Independent Software Distribution 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.

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Explore Andromeda Services: What You Need to Know

Robotics Automation News

Andromeda Services is a leading provider of innovative solutions in the technology industry. With a strong emphasis on cutting-edge advancements, Andromeda offers a wide range of services designed to meet the evolving needs of businesses.

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Scope's Packaging Has a Great Sustainability Story. So, Why Isn't P&G Telling It?

Plastics Today

Tiny 50-mL bottle of concentrate is a 20:1 reduction in bottle volume, yet P&G doesn’t mention anything about sustainability on the product website or in TV commercials.

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Top 6 Benefits of Conversational AI Solutions

Robotics Automation News

In today’s fast-paced digital world, businesses are constantly seeking innovative ways to enhance customer experience, streamline operations, and boost productivity. Conversational AI solutions have emerged as a game-changer in achieving these goals.

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LMI Releases New IIOT Vision Inspection Software Platform For Gocator 3D Smart Sensors

Metrology

Vision engineers can use GoPxL to solve a wide range of industrial inspection tasks leveraging a combination of on-sensor measurement filters and tools. The post LMI Releases New IIOT Vision Inspection Software Platform For Gocator 3D Smart Sensors appeared first on Metrology and Quality News - Online Magazine.

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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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Specifications of PL-3R Valkyrie Rechargeable Rail-Mounted Light

Robotics Automation News

PL-3R Valkyrie The PL-3R Valkyrie is a rail-mounted light with an adjustable sliding Key-block, the rechargeable version of PL-3. Powered by a 900 mAh rechargeable lithium polymer battery, it has a maximum output of 1,500 Lumens and a throw of 205 meters.

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Creative social media content helps Redline engage with users beyond LinkedIn

Plastics News

Redline Plastics LLC faced a challenge to establish itself as an employer when it was rebranded from Dowco in 2018. One way it competes for talent is social media.

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Tips for Buying Utility Tractors

Robotics Automation News

Utility tractors are versatile and powerful machines that play a crucial role in various agricultural and landscaping tasks. Whether you need a tractor for farming, construction, or maintenance purposes, making an informed purchasing decision is essential.

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Scientists discover new bacteria strains that can be used for beverage fermentation

AU Manufacturing

Researchers from the University of Adelaide have discovered strains of lactic acid bacteria from Kangaroo Island that could be used in the fermentation of wine, ciders, and sour beers. Six strains of bacteria were isolated from insects and flowers on various properties across Kangaroo Island in late 2019. Through this, the scientists were able to find five unique species – Fructilactobacillus cliffordii, Fructilactobacillus hinvesii, Fructilactobacillus myrtifloralis, Fructilactobacillus

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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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Explore Treated Wood: What You Need to Know

Robotics Automation News

Treated wood, also known as pressure-treated wood, is a popular choice for a wide range of construction and outdoor projects. It undergoes a treatment process that enhances its durability and resistance to decay, insects, and weathering.

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Advanced Manufacturing Team, assemble: Prioritizing technology integration in metal fabrication

The Fabricator

Metal fabricating companies need to prioritize the integration of advanced manufacturing technologies and automation into their operations.

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Best Fat Tire Electric Bike: The Ultimate All-Terrain Companion

Robotics Automation News

Fat tire e-bikes are innovative electric bicycles featuring wide and rugged tires that provide excellent traction and stability on various terrains. With their powerful electric motors and battery systems, these bikes offer enhanced pedal-assist capabilities, making it easier for riders to conquer off-road adventures, navigate challenging surfaces, and enjoy thrilling outdoor experiences.

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Balance: A personal touch helps with social media. So does knowing when to be quiet

Plastics News

Used well, companies can convert social media shares into free advertising. Highlighting employees and work-related perks can help attract talent. Use it poorly, and you can turn off that same talent or those same customers.

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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.

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A Step-by-Step Guide for Developing a Truck Fleet Management Strategy

Robotics Automation News

The truck fleet sector is one of the most important industries because it makes possible the transportation of all goods that people use daily. In fact, US trucks transported around 10.93 billion tons of freight in 2021. It simply shows the importance and extensiveness of the sector.

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What’s New in Solumina i090?

iBASEt

The Solumina i090 release delivers a range of new features and improvements across the MES, SQM, and MRO areas of Solumina. These enhancements are designed to drive efficiency in your production and sustainment processes, improve ease-of-use, support communication with your suppliers, and more. Key enhancements of Solumina i090 include: New Look and Feel – In alignment with iBase-t’s new brand launch, the Solumina user interface has been updated with our new brand colors and logos.

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Protecting Your Business from Payment Fraud: 5 Tips for Securing Your Online Transactions

Robotics Automation News

The world of buying and selling has experienced tremendous change. These days, businesses are not only going digital, but the means of payment are also changing. There are now online payment alternatives to the traditional means of payment.

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KraussMaffei Helps France’s TIME Build a Better Bicycle in US

Plastics Today

The maker of professional racing cycles will build the largest US carbon-fiber bicycle factory in Spartanburg County, SC.

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Mastering Digital Transformation: Your Guide to a Successful MES Implementation

70% of digital transformation projects fail (BCG, 2020). In an industry where most large software implementations falter, we recognize the importance of planning, optimization, and execution. With over 25 years of industry experience and countless successful implementations, MASS Group is opening the vault of tips and tricks to provide a complimentary step-by-step guide in implementing a Work-In-Progress (WIP) tracking software.