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Automotive electric-actuator market trends

Design World

Automotive electric actuators adjust engine settings; manage safety features; and impart precise control fuel efficiency. Many such actuators are compact and light, fitting well in modern cars and requiring less maintenance. Some can be programmed to execute different tasks. The market for these automotive actuators is likely to grow at a moderate pace and reach… The post Automotive electric-actuator market trends appeared first on Design World.

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Electric Power Where You Need It

Gary Mintchell

I own an Ioniq 6 electric vehicle since about a year ago. There was a soccer association meeting I wanted to attend in Lima, Ohio, and I thought I’d combine it with a stop in my old home of Sidney, Ohio. Sidney has no chargers. There is one location in all of Shelby County, Ohio located about 20 miles from Sidney at the Airstream Inc. Customer Center in Jackson Center (my home town).

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AGV wireless evolution

Design World

When Mercedes-Benz wanted to expand its AGV installation, they called HMS. HMS provided the wireless expertise, products, and hands-on support to ensure the AGVs moved efficiently and safely around the factory. Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz, a globally recognized automotive manufacturer, is renowned for its innovative technology, craftsmanship, and luxury design.

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How Campaign Manager Tech Benefits Batch Manufacturing

Automation World

In batch manufacturing operations, a campaign manager is a database module that acts as a translator between ERP and scheduling software and the batch engine to prevent errors and over-production.

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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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Tormach’s 1500MX CNC Mill is the fastest, most accurate, and most powerful machine

Design World

Tormach, a U.S.-based manufacturer of CNC machines and industrial robotics, introduces its latest innovation: the Tormach 1500MX CNC Mill. Representing the apex of Tormach’s engineering prowess, the 1500MX marks a significant leap forward in power, precision, and affordability within their CNC machining portfolio. Tormach’s new 1500MX is a 3-axis, servo-driven mill on linear rails with… The post Tormach’s 1500MX CNC Mill is the fastest, most accurate, and most powerful machine appear

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A Tale of Two Softwares

Gary Mintchell

“It was the best of times; it was the worst…” No, that’s the Tale of Two Cities. This tale involves two of America’s largest automation companies—Emerson and Rockwell Automation. Several years ago both added “and software” to their marketing tag lines. I never thought I’d hear Emerson CTO Peter Zornio talk so glowingly about software. Now, that seems to be the company’s main message.

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What the CIO’s Evolution Means for Manufacturing

Automation World

Chief information officers are stepping beyond the traditional confines of corporate IT to take on a more active role in the integration and management of production systems.

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SJT Industries SIM timing pulleys from AutomationDirect

Design World

AutomationDirect has added SIM timing pulleys to their Power Transmission product category. 5M pitch (5mm) pulleys in bore sizes of 5/8, ¾, 7/8, or 1-1/8-in. with 20 to 120 teeth are now available, as are additional MXL pitch (0.08in) pulleys in bore sizes of 1/8, 3/16, and ¼-in. with 14 to 72 teeth, XL pitch… The post SJT Industries SIM timing pulleys from AutomationDirect appeared first on Design World.

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Offshore wind industry unveils plan to triple manufacturing over the next decade

E&T

A coalition of industry bodies have unveiled a plan to triple the ability to manufacture offshore wind turbines in the UK in a bid to meet the government’s rapidly approaching energy decarbonisation deadline.

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Southco’s new nylon constant torque hinge provides position control in a compact package

Design World

Southco has expanded its successful line of E6 Constant Torque Hinges with a compact, nylon version designed for small applications. The newest addition to the series measures 45 mm with a torque range of 4-16 in./lb and is 65% lighter than its standard E6 50 Hinge. Southco’s line of Constant Torque Position Control Hinges provides… The post Southco’s new nylon constant torque hinge provides position control in a compact package appeared first on Design World.

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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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Tutorial: Arduino and AutomationDirect Merged in the ProOpen PLC

Control.com

Having separately covered Arduino’s microcontroller platforms and AutomationDirect Productivity PLCs, it’s time to take the wheel of the ProOpen, a PLC that combines modularity with C++ programming.

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Wireless air treatment solution from Emerson and CoreTigo

Design World

The solution enhances Emerson’s AVENTICS high-end air flow and pressure regulation units, by supplementing and retrofitting these into wireless units with CoreTigo’s IO-Link Wireless products. Named the “Energy Saver”, the solution provides a holistic approach that creates the most cost-efficient and simple way to enhance production lines with an advanced air treatment application.

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Hydraulic humanoid retires and electric successor is revealed

Drives & Controls

Boston Dynamics, the developer of the pioneering Atlas humanoid robot which has starred in many YouTube videos, has retired the original hydraulically-powered version and replaced it with a new electrically-powered successor.

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Octopus suckers inspire robotic mechanism with potential for industrial applications

E&T

Scientists at the University of Bristol are developing a new robotic suction cup inspired by octopus suckers that can grasp rough, curved and heavy stone.

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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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How to set a press brake backgauge manually

The Fabricator

Steve Benson details traditional methods for setting a manual backgauge on a press brake, then discusses how to improve material springback estimates.

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Earth Day: How we’re helping our social and environmental systems heal and thrive

Cisco Smart Manufacturing

Earth Day was founded in the United States on April 22, 1970, to mark the emergence of the modern environmental movement, and it inspired more than 20 million Americans to take action.

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How Plastic Straws Are Helping to Restore Coral Reefs

Plastics Today

Phade biodegradable drinking straws are being used to build “Coral Forts” that protect newly planted coral from predators.

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Bota Systems to showcase its latest sensors at Robotics Summit

Robotics Business Review

Bota offers vision systems intended to allow robots to work and move safety. | Source: Bota Systems Bota Systems will exhibit its recently unveiled sensors featuring a through-hole flange design and enhanced cable management at the Robotics Summit & Expo. The company can be found in Booth 315 on the event’s show floor. “During the Robotics Summit, we will showcase our complete range of sensors at our booth, and we invite you to experience these sensors in action,” Marco Mar

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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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Manufacturers’ Monthly AMW coverage: Atlas Copco

Manufacturer's Monthly

Image: Prime Creative Media Check out Manufacturers’ Monthly coverage at Australian Manufacturing Week below: The post Manufacturers’ Monthly AMW coverage: Atlas Copco appeared first on Manufacturers' Monthly.

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For Cisco Insider Wouter Hindriks, curiosity and passion for problem solving are keys to success.

Cisco Smart Manufacturing

Cisco’s advocacy community, Cisco Insider Advocates , brings our customers together and provides a way for them to make powerful connections, expand their professional and personal networks, and learn … Read more on Cisco Blogs

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Climate change will cost the world $38tn a year by 2050, study finds

E&T

The negative impact of climate change on agricultural yields, labour productivity and infrastructure will cost the world an estimated $38tn annually by 2050, scientists at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) have said.

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Cisco Hypershield: Security reimagined — hyper-distributed security for the AI-scale data center

Cisco Smart Manufacturing

Today we introduced the most consequential security product in Cisco’s history: Cisco Hypershield.

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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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New UK Additive Manufacturing Centre of Excellence and Spin Out Launched by the University of Wolverhampton with Support from EOS and AMCM

i4.0 today

The University of Wolverhampton (UK) and 3D printing global leaders EOS , and AMCM , have today announced they will join forces to launch a new UK Centre of Excellence for Additive Manufacturing (AM). The partnership will provide access to cutting-edge technology from EOS and AMCM, and specialise in the development of advanced materials and processes for demanding applications within industries such as space, automotive, aerospace, electronics, and quantum computing.

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Boston Dynamics’ humanoid robot Atlas enters a new electric era

E&T

Following the recent ‘retirement’ of the hydraulic-powered Atlas, Boston Dynamics unveils an all-new electric version of its humanoid robot.

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Registration Is Open for PACK EXPO International 2024

Manufacturing Tomorrow

The largest international packaging and processing show this year is breaking records with new solutions, inspiring thought leadership, and a personalized experience for attendees

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Absolute Machine Tools Partners With CNC Pros

Modern Machine Shop

(Left to right) Cornel Loghin, president, CNC Pros; Klaus Miller, vice president of sales, Absolute Machine Tools; Ray Beauregard Jr., CEO, CNC Pros. Source: Absolute Machine Tools Inc. Absolute Machine Tools has announced a new partnership with CNC Pros in Arizona and New Mexico. CNC Pros offers a broad range of CNC machine tools that are complimented by its sales team, automation department, service and applications engineers and comprehensive preventive maintenance programs.

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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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AMW day two recap from Manufacturers’ Monthly

Manufacturer's Monthly

Image: Prime Creative Media Day two of Australian Manufacturing Week continued to excite attendees through more insights, innovations and industry connections. Building on the momentum of the opening day, the foot traffic at the International Convention Centre in Sydney saw hundreds of people visit. Participants continued to explore the key themes and technologies set to shape the future of manufacturing in Australia.

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RAM™TECHNOLOGY EMPLOYS REVOLUTIONARY REVERSE AIRFLOW DESIGN

Manufacturing Tomorrow

KENT, OHIO - Bison®, a leader in innovative motor technology, proudly announces the issuance of a patent for the revolutionary RAM™ Reverse Air Movement Blower Motor. This cutting-edge invention, spearheaded by esteemed Senior Director of Technology, David Finkenbinder, overcomes the performance shortcomings of traditional thru-flow air blower motors through its novel design.

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Manufacturers’ Monthly AMW coverage: RSM

Manufacturer's Monthly

Image: Prime Creative Media Check out Manufacturers’ Monthly coverage at Australian Manufacturing Week below: The post Manufacturers’ Monthly AMW coverage: RSM appeared first on Manufacturers' Monthly.

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NORD Offers Optimum Conveyor Functionality with NORDAC ON/ON+ VFDs

Manufacturing Tomorrow

NORDAC ON/ON+ variable frequency drives deliver intelligent control of conveyor systems with an integrated multi-protocol Ethernet interface to improve efficiency, reduce system variants, and optimize performance.

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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.