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End-to-End Automation for Small to Mid-Sized Manufacturers

Automation World

Has Vention cracked the plug-and-play automation code for smaller manufacturers? The company’s platform, covering everything needed from design to deployment and support, appears to cover all the major bases.

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Murrelektronik open core control transformers from AutomationDirect

Design World

AutomationDirect has added Murrelektronik open-core control transformers that provide a flexible solution for stepping down a variety of primary voltages ranging from 208 to 550 VAC. The universal input on these transformers provides eleven different voltage options that are easily configurable using simple quick-connect jumpers. The primary side can be configured for 208, 230, 380,… The post Murrelektronik open core control transformers from AutomationDirect appeared first on Design World

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Why Manufacturers Are Reluctant to Digitalize (and Why They Shouldn’t Be)

Automation World

A certain level of digital maturity isn’t required to begin your digital transformation. Even a factory with older equipment can benefit with as little as a few IoT sensors for less than $1,000.

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HMS Networks’ Ewon Netbiter is revamped with Argos cloud interface and new mobile app

Design World

HMS Networks announces significant updates to the Netbiter solution for remote management of field equipment. The new Netbiter EC360W gateway now comes with a fully revamped graphical user interface for Netbiter Argos Cloud to enhance user experience. The new Ewon Netbiter EC360W is an all-in-one gateway for worldwide use. This new model includes a diversity… The post HMS Networks’ Ewon Netbiter is revamped with Argos cloud interface and new mobile app appeared first on Design World.

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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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How Automation Can Increase Industrial Job Satisfaction

Automation World

This episode looks at how automation technologies are improving industrial workers' satisfaction with their jobs and how employers can help their workers understand that automation should not be viewed as a threat.

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QC Conveyors unveils heavy-duty AS80 conveyor system

Design World

QC Conveyors, a manufacturer of conveyor systems, announces the launch of its latest innovation, the AS80 heavy-duty conveyor system. Engineered with precision and designed for versatility, the AS80 maximizes efficiency in several material handling applications. Boasting the widest, longest, and strongest aluminum frame in QC Conveyors’ lineup, the AS80 conveyor system is engineered to meet… The post QC Conveyors unveils heavy-duty AS80 conveyor system appeared first on Design World.

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Orion announces Kelly Watterworth as East Coast regional sales manager

Design World

Orion Packaging Systems has announced the promotion of Kelly Watterworth to East Coast Regional Sales Manager. Orion, part of the ProMach End of Line business, is a stretch wrapping and pallet unitizing machinery manufacturer of automatic and semi-automatic stretch wrapping equipment, including rotary turntables, rotary towers, and horizontal wrapping systems.

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Hyundai picks up some Aptiv shares of Motional for $448M

Robotics Business Review

Motional is shifting from deploying robotaxis and to developing and generalizing its driverless technology. | Source: Motional Aptiv PLC and Hyundai Motor Group have completed their ownership restructuring transitions for Motional AD LLC. Earlier this year, Aptiv said it would stop funding Motional after incurring millions of dollars in losses. Aptiv had forecast a non-cash equity loss of about $340 million in 2024.

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Siemens and Microsoft partner for AI-enhanced solutions for product lifecycle management

Design World

Siemens Digital Industries Software announces the expansion of its partnership with Microsoft to make the Siemens Xcelerator as a Service portfolio of industry software available through Microsoft’s cloud and AI platform Azure and integrate it with generative AI and Copilot features. This will increase flexibility and choice for Siemens’ customers and make Microsoft’s industry-leading AI… The post Siemens and Microsoft partner for AI-enhanced solutions for product lifecycle management appe

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Comau Showcases the “Power of Automation” at Automate 2024

Control.com

At Automate 2024, Comau unveiled its latest innovations in hardware and software that promote sustainability, productivity, and enhanced worker safety in industrial environments.

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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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Critical Steps to Bolster UK’s Cyber Resilience: Insights for Policy Makers from Cisco’s Cyber Readiness Index

Cisco Smart Manufacturing

In the face of growing cybersecurity threats, UK policymakers have intensified efforts to protect the nation's digital infrastructure. This blog looks at insights from the UK McPartland review and the interdependence between cyber security and economic growth.

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Going big and green on Britain’s roads

SMMT

Getting a greener Britain moving means getting the full spectrum of jobs that society and economy needs, delivered by zero emission vehicles (ZEVs). From the household car and business van to entire fleets of trucks and buses, the entire road transport fleet must be decarbonised and industry is already doing all it can to deliver. SMMT’s latest figures, published this week, show just that, with rising rollout of the very greenest and biggest vehicles on our roads.

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Accessing Secure Client Cloud Management after the SecureX EoL

Cisco Smart Manufacturing

Secure Client Management capabilities aren’t going away with the SecureX EOL, the functionality is simply migrating to the Cisco Security Cloud Control service.

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Spider Farmer SF4000 LM301H EVO LED Grow Light: Is It Good?

Robotics Automation News

Spider Farmer is proud to unveil the latest innovation in LED grow light technology, the 2024 Spider Farmer SF4000 450W Samsung LM301H EVO LED Grow Light. Designed with the needs of modern indoor gardeners in mind, this advanced grow light combines cutting-edge technology with energy efficiency to deliver outstanding performance and optimal plant growth.

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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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Hydro One starts community drop-in sessions on the development of the battery mfg. facility

Canadian Manufacturing

Map of study area for new proposed St. Thomas Line project (CNW Group/Hydro One Inc.) ST. THOMAS — On May 17, Hydro One Networks Inc. (Hydro One) announced that it will host community drop-in sessions to continue gathering local knowledge and input on the three proposed route options for the future project. Beginning May 21, 2024 – and every Tuesday and Wednesday after that until August 28 – community members can walk in or schedule an appointment between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Ho

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Benefits of AI in Ticketing Systems

Robotics Automation News

Are automated ticketing systems the key to improving your customer service? Utilizing AI, these systems streamline support by quickly managing tickets and accurately responding to inquiries. This article will reveal how AI seamlessly integrates into an automated ticketing system to deliver faster support and enhance efficiency.

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Palette Skills partners with six B.C. employers to drive job-ready talent in advanced sectors

Automation Mag

Palette Skills has partnered with six British Columbia-based organizations to deliver upskilling that will help employers access the job-ready talent they need to fill roles in growing sectors, such as advanced manufacturing, digital technologies and artificial intelligence (AI). This employer-led and demand-driven training will reportedly be offered by CMA, Lighthouse Labs, CASTL, NPower, M2MTech Inc., and Northwest Skills Institute, and funded by Upskill Canada, powered by Palette Skills.

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Digital Tools for Business Expansion and Development

Robotics Automation News

Business owners have to tackle multiple tasks every day, which is already a challenge. Fortunately, technology comes to the rescue – modern digital tools can help increase your earnings, organize your schedule, communicate more efficiently, or conduct email marketing campaigns.

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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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NAIT program to bring more women-identifying individuals to the trades

Automation Mag

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) is launching a new program to support women-identifying apprenticeship students to pursue a career in skilled trades in manufacturing, construction and energy sectors. The project is funded in part by a $2.6-million investment from the Government of Canada’s Canadian Apprenticeship Strategy under the Women in the Skilled Trades Initiative.

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Pio brings warehouse robotics system to the US

Robotics Automation News

Pio, a provider of an automated warehouse system leveraging cube storage technology by AutoStore, is now available to all small and midsize e-commerce businesses (SMBs) in the United States. AutoStore is the world’s leading warehouse automation company with over 1,500 installations worldwide for industry giants such as Macy’s, Ikea, and Puma.

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Companies Partner to Get the Lead Out of PVC Recyclate

Plastics Today

A transnational partnership pools resources to develop scalable technology to extract heavy metals from recycled PVC and further the circular economy for both materials.

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Airobotics and HHLA Sky partner to offer drone services for terminal operations and critical infrastructure in Germany

Robotics Automation News

Airobotics, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ondas Holdings, a provider of wireless networks and autonomous drones and automated data solutions, and HHLA Sky, a subsidiary of Hamburger Hafen und Logistik, a European port and transport logistics company, have entered a strategic partnership to offer advanced drone services to protect and support terminal operations, critical infrastructure and […]

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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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ESA and Nasa team up to land rover on Mars

E&T

The European Space Agency and Nasa have announced a partnership for the ExoMars Rosalind Franklin mission to enable the Rosalind Franklin rover to get to Mars by 2030.

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Gantry Machines Handle Diverse Machining Applications

Mold Making Technology

Source | Soraluce Inc. Soraluce has launched its Dynamic Line, featuring the new High Rail Gantry Machines, offering high-speed cutting capabilities, high precision rates and the ability to handle high-volume machining tasks. The Dynamic Line comprises three machine models tailored to applications in sectors such as aerospace, mold and die and mechanical engineering, with solutions designed for specific materials like composites, light alloys and steel-based components.

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Tooling Tech Group Adds Sockets to its Segen Quick Change System

Fabricating & Metal Work

Tooling Tech Group (TTG) has added sockets to its family of Segen Quick Change devices, designed to complement the existing series of knobs and cylinders to speed setup. The sockets are available in three sizes, each designed to work with a standard Segen knob size including the PD250 micro knobs, the 375 mini knobs, and the 438 knobs. These sockets mate with standard 3/8” socket drives – so no special tooling is required.

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Ont.-based food manufacturer and fast food chain signs agreement for the development of locations in the U.S.

Canadian Manufacturing

LONDON — Odd Burger Corporation announces that it has signed its second U.S. Area Representative Agreement for the development of 40 locations in the State of Florida over the next 8 years. The Agreement was signed with StarMatt Corporation, a Florida-based real estate and franchise development company. The Agreement will allow the Company to continue its efforts in establishing a U.S. presence and expand Odd Burger into new markets.

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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 the World of Machining: the UGIMA-X Martensitic and Duplex Steels

Fabricating & Metal Work

Swiss Steel Group, a leading supplier of stainless steels, is delighted to announce the launch of its revolutionary new product range: UGIMA®-X Martensitic and Duplex steels. This ground-breaking innovation is a response to increasing customer demand to extend the quality of UGIMA-X austenitic grades to martensitic and duplex grades. Swiss Steel Group has introduced several new UGIMA-X grades at its French subsidiary Ugitech, including UGIMA-X 4021 and UGIMA-X 4028 in the martensitic steel famil

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IntelGenx initiates restructuring proceedings

Canadian Manufacturing

MONTREAL — IntelGenx Technologies Corp., a drug delivery company focused on the development and manufacturing of pharmaceutical films, announced that its Board of Directors has authorized the Company and its subsidiary to bring an application in the Québec Superior Court (Commercial Division) to seek protection from creditors under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act to give the Company sufficient time and breathing room to implement a review of its strategic alternatives.

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OnRobot Debuts Electrical Grippers at Automate 2024

Fabricating & Metal Work

Collaborative applications have developed a lot over recent years with cobot brands now capable of handling around 30 kg (66.13 lb). At the same time, industrial robots are increasingly being deployed in collaborative applications, requiring a stronger end-effector platform that enables improved workpiece adaptability. OnRobot, the world’s leading provider of hardware and software solutions for collaborative applications, showcased two powerful new grippers designed for heavy-duty applications a

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CAE announces changes to its Board of Directors

Canadian Manufacturing

MONTREAL — CAE Inc. announced the appointment of Patrick Decostre to the Board of Directors, effective immediately. Mr. Decostre is President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Boralex Inc., a provider of affordable renewable energy in North America and Europe. Prior to his appointment as President and CEO in 2020, he spent time building Boralex’s business from the ground up in Europe, where he initiated wind energy initiatives and directed all operations and development acti

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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.