Fri.Sep 15, 2023

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Air extend/spring retract gage head sensors avoid damage between inspection readings

Design World

NewTek GAR Series Spring-loaded Gage Heads are used in automated dimensional gaging applications as part of inline inspection processes when it is ideal for the sensor probe to move out of the way between readings. The probes of these LVDTs extend when taking dimensional measurements, then retract to their original position to avoid damage to […] The post Air extend/spring retract gage head sensors avoid damage between inspection readings appeared first on Design World.

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Belden Acquires CloudRail To Enhance IIoT Presence

Gary Mintchell

Some years ago Belden was searching for a greater IoT presence in a manner I felt was not strategically aligned. This acquisition makes sense even given the rather garbled marketing justifications in the news release. Although a few companies are investigating other means than Cloud, certainly having a presence in the Cloud is essential for many applications.

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Inductive Automation Launches New Partner Program

Automation World

Amazon Web Services, Belden, Plantformance and Stratus are the first members of this new partner program designed to highlight companies whose products and services complement Ignition.

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TradeBeyond Acquires Pivot88 

Gary Mintchell

This is not exactly in my field, but this acquisition news opens a door on what’s happening in supply chain technology markets. TradeBeyond announced that it has acquired Pivot88 , the trusted SaaS provider of quality, compliance, and traceability solutions to brands and retailers around the world. Powered by Applied AI, Pivot88’s platform enables a 360-degree view of products from cradle to grave, equipping retail businesses with actionable supply chain data to mitigate risk.

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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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Government unveils £1bn scheme to insulate the UK’s draughtiest homes

E&T

The £1bn scheme will be open to families in lower council tax bands with less energy efficient homes and will be offered upgrades such as roof, loft or cavity wall insulation. Those eligible for support include families in council tax bands A to D in England, and A to E in Scotland and Wales, with an energy performance certificate (EPC) rating of D or below.

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Mastering CNC Machining: Unveiling the Power of Fixtures

Robotics Automation News

In the world of manufacturing, custom CNC machining services have revolutionized the industry. These services utilize Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining, a precise and efficient method, where computers control the movement and operation of machining tools such as mills, lathes, and routers.

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Overcoming the Challenges of Customer Software Development for Building a Full-Fledged Application

Robotics Automation News

In the initial phase, the businesses prefer off-the-shelf apps developed using an app builder as it takes less resources, and sometimes the requirements are fulfilled with such a solution. When you are operating on an enterprise level and the path of growth, you need custom software solutions.

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A Plethora of Plastics on Show at Advanced Manufacturing Minneapolis

Plastics Today

Plastics-centric exhibits include an injection molding cell equipped with a novel digital watermarking system and advanced medical extrusion technology.

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Tata Steel seals £500m UK support package but big job losses feared

The Guardian Manufacturing

Unions say as many as 3,000 workers could lose posts in long term on back of deal to help decarbonisation plans Business live – latest updates The UK government has agreed a £500m support package for Tata Steel to secure the future of the Port Talbot steelworks, in a deal unions said will have “devastating consequences”, with as many as 3,000 workers expected to lose their jobs.

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Cognex Adds DataMan Barcode Readers to Osaro Partners Alliance

Automation World

Cognex joined the Osaro Partners Alliance, an organization devoted to technology and business cooperation.

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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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7 Ways Robots are Automating Our Daily Lives

Robotics Automation News

In recent years, the rapid advancement of technology has brought about a transformative shift in how we interact with machines. Robots, once confined to manufacturing floors and science fiction novels, are now an integral part of our daily lives. They have seamlessly integrated into various aspects of our routines, simplifying tasks and enhancing efficiency.

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Getting Work Done Despite the Skills Gap

Cisco Smart Manufacturing

Across the globe, organizations are struggling with a skills gap that isn’t closing anytime soon.

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Latest IIC publication discusses role of IoT in future of supply chains

Automation Mag

The Industry IoT Consortium (IIC) released the latest edition of its Journal of Innovation (JoI) titled The Role of IoT in Shaping the Future of Supply Chains. “The IoT allows real-time insights into various supply chain processes, including inventory management, transportation, and warehousing,” said Edy Liongosari, chief research scientist at Accenture Labs and chair of the IIC Thought Leadership Task Group.

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Tata Steel poised for £500m subsidy to secure future of Port Talbot site

The Guardian Manufacturing

Expected government deal to help switch to greener production could lead to as many as 3,000 job losses Business live – latest updates The government is poised to announce a £500m support package for Tata Steel to secure the future of the Port Talbot steelworks, in an agreement that could lead to as many as 3,000 job losses. India’s Tata group, which owns the vast steelworks in south Wales – Britain’s biggest – has been in negotiations over government subsidies to help it either transition to gr

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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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Top 3 Examples of Blockchain in Healthcare

Robotics Automation News

Blockchain, the most famous example of distributed ledger technology, offers greater efficiency, security, and transparency. These attributes give it the potential to reshape the way industries conduct their operations. One primary instance of an industry prominently embracing blockchain is the healthcare sector. Blockchain has already transformed healthcare despite being a recent development.

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Pact Group chairman launches takeover bid

Plastics News

The move comes only a month after Australia-based Pact sold 50 percent of its reusable plastic crate pooling business to global infrastructure investment manager Morrison & Co. Ltd.

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Working Together to Bridge Equity in Talent Sourcing

Cisco Smart Manufacturing

Tools simplify processes, create organizational efficiencies, and help individuals achieve goals.

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Hans Fuller Elected Pac-West President

Fastener News Desk

Pac-West Fastener Association For Immediate Release September 15, 2023 Hans Fuller elected to serve second year as president Pacific-West Fastener Association Hans Fuller of Fuller Metric (Surrey, British Columbia) was elected to serve a second year as president of the Pacific-West Fastener Association at a recent meeting of the Pac-West Board of Directors.

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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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Data Labeling Services: Key Steps to Ensure High-Quality Annotations

Robotics Automation News

In the realm of intelligence and machine learning, data labeling plays a crucial role in training models to achieve accuracy and effectiveness. The process entails annotating datasets with relevant labels that provide the context for training algorithms. However, guaranteeing high-quality annotations requires an approach.

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Canada invests in growth of energy-efficient manufacturer

Canadian Manufacturing

Ontario — The Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), announced an investment of nearly $4 million for Rex Power Magnetics, a family-owned transformer design and manufacturing company used in the generation, storage, and transmission of electricity for schools, homes, hospitals, businesses, and more. Through this investment, Rex Power will add a new transformer production cell at its current 145,000-square-foot facility in Concord, and create a new production l

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Apex Legends’ Approach to Battle Royale: How Respawn Revolutionized the Genre

Robotics Automation News

Be it as it may, Apex Legends brought something new to the genre. Battle Royale became a popular genre back in 2017, but it was mostly various PUBG clones until Apex came around. With it came a variety of new decisions – both for design and gameplay.

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MPs warn UK risks losing early advantage in self-driving vehicle technology

E&T

The cross-party Transport Commission said that regulations need to be rapidly modernised to tackle concerns about safety, legal liability and infrastructure ahead of proposals to allow SDVs to be fully deployed on British roads in 2025. “For the UK specifically, there may be a delicate balance to be struck between remaining at the forefront of innovation and keeping the wider public on board,” the Commission said in a report.

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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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The Ultimate VPN Checklist: 7 Must-Have Features for Total Protection

Robotics Automation News

In an era where digital privacy and security have become increasingly vital, utilizing Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) has emerged as an essential strategy. But what is VPN? And what should you need to know about its features? In this article, we’ll look at the seven must-have features of a VPN for total protection. 1.

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Auto suppliers prepare for layoffs if UAW strikes continue

Plastics News

Automotive suppliers at every tier are playing the waiting game as the United Auto Workers strike unfolds, preparing for potential layoffs should it be a prolonged work stoppage.

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Aston Martin UAE: Luxury, Elegance, and Performance

Robotics Automation News

When it comes to luxury automobiles, few brands can rival the timeless elegance and breathtaking performance of Aston Martin. With a legacy spanning over a century, Aston Martin has become synonymous with sophistication, style, and unrivaled engineering.

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Kickstart: Don't disappoint Mother Nature

Plastics News

"This is my third corporate responsibility gig today," actress Octavia Spencer's character Mother Nature says in a video from Apple about its sustainability efforts. "So, who wants to disappoint me first?

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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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Revolutionizing Manufacturing: How Robotics and Automation Are Reshaping Industry Processes

Robotics Automation News

In today’s world, armed with and desiring constant industrial growth, rapid technological advancements are key factors driving innovation and progress. Robotics and automation, in particular, are reshaping industries.

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Lockport, N.Y., keeps molder waiting for approval

Plastics News

A proposed SRI CV Plastics Inc. plant continues to generate controversy despite concessions the company offered at a Sept. 14 meeting of the Town of Lockport (N.Y.) Industrial Development Agency's directors.

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The Role of Gamification in E-Learning

Robotics Automation News

The key role of gamification is that games activate the pleasure centers of the brain. 97% of children play video games. In addition, 70% of teachers reported that they had noticed increased student interest in using video games in the classroom. Making learning fun is an effective way to maintain focus and increase motivation.

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PureCycle declares force majeure following production problems

Plastics News

The polypropylene recycler indicates an August power outage caused a seal to ultimately fail, impacting output.

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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.