Mon.Nov 28, 2022

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Automation Fair Attracts Large Crowd, Exhibits New Technology

Gary Mintchell

There was Automation Fair and then meetings and then Thanksgiving. Plenty of time to digest everything I learned and experienced at Rockwell Automation’s event. They skipped 2020, of course. The 2021 event in Houston was abbreviated.

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Small Steps to the Cloud

Automation World

As more industrial companies migrate data and operations technology to the cloud, there can be concerns over the effect this might have on operations. By starting small or with something new, users can more easily overcome these issues. Factory / IIoT

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Enhanced Allen-Bradley Micro800 Controllers save time and costs

Design World

Machine builders can save engineering time and costs with the enhanced Allen-Bradley Micro850 and Micro870 2080-Lx0E controllers using the latest Connected Components Workbench software from Rockwell Automation.

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Ontario unveils plan to strengthen food manufacturing supply chain

Canadian Manufacturing

PHOTO: Supply chain/Nick Saltmarsh via Flckr. TORONTO — The Ontario government announces the publication and announcements of its Grow Ontario Strategy.

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New 3/8 liquid nozzle provides a hollow cone spray pattern for pressurized liquids

Design World

EXAIR’s new 3/8 NPT HollowStream liquid atomizing spray nozzle provides a hollow cone spray pattern for pressurized liquids. They are applied to solve cooling, cleaning, foam breaking, rinsing, and dust suppression applications for industry.

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Biax helps Vogue Homes stay ahead of the game

AU Manufacturing

Media Release by Biax Foundations.

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Heilind Electronics expands its portfolio with the addition of Positronic

Design World

Heilind Electronics, a global distributor of electronic components, has expanded its global connector portfolio with the addition of Positronic, an Amphenol company.

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SXM cylindrical roller bearings

Design World

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What excess tonnage does to a press brake and tooling

The Fabricator

Excess tonnage can damage a metal fabrication shop's press brake and embed tools into the bed and ram. The best practice is to avoid excess tonnage in the first place

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What’s the outlook for chemical sensors?

Design World

The current emphasis on providing products and materials with fewer environmental effects will have a direct impact on the chemical industry and chemical sensors. Obviously, this starts with, but is certainly not restricted to, reduced CO2 emissions.

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Material Insights: Rail strike would create supply chain disruptions, higher prices

Plastics News

The U.S. plastics industry is warning that a rail strike will cause lost jobs, supply chain disruption and higher resin prices in coming weeks. Also, Amcor is boosting its recycling goals, and Australian supermarkets are trying to save plastic film recycling

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Total Commitment to Recycled PP Compounds for Automotive

Plastics Today

TotalEnergies announces the construction of a new production line for high-performance recycled polypropylene in France

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BlackBerry expands work with AWS to bring QNX software to the cloud

Canadian Manufacturing

LAS VEGAS — BlackBerry Limited announced an extension of its use of Amazon Web Services (AWS) that will make BlackBerry QNX technology available to mission-critical embedded systems developers, reducing time to market for their products.

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SMI hires executive director

The Fabricator

The Spring Manufacturers Institute (SMI), Oak Brook, Ill., has appointed Gary McCoy as executive director

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Know Your Phase: How and When to Use a Motor and Phase Rotation Tester

Control.com

Connecting a new motor without knowing the phase rotation of the electrical supply can cause damage to expensive equipment. By using a 3-phase rotation meter, you can save yourself time and money

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Canoo to acquire vehicle manufacturing facility in Oklahoma

The Fabricator

Canoo has entered into an agreement to acquire a vehicle manufacturing facility in Oklahoma City for producing its LDV and LV vehicles

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As plastics treaty talks open, a diplomatic push to 'restrain' virgin resins

Plastics News

As U.N. global plastic treaty talks get underway in Uruguay. some countries and consumer brands are pushing for an agreement that limits virgin plastic production

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Specialty Acrylic Polymer Perfects Screen Visibility

Plastics Today

Annoying birefringence — the rainbow effect — could be a thing of the past for increasingly content-intensive in-vehicle displays thanks to a new resin from Asahi Kasei

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UK pledges £1bn to insulate middle-income homes

E&T

The government's recently announced Eco+ scheme could see hundreds of thousands of homes across the country receive loft and cavity wall insulation , saving consumers around £310 a year, according to the energy secretary. . The £1bn scheme will run for three years from Spring 2023 and target households that do not currently get support to upgrade homes.

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Recycled PET at Core of Honeycomb Panels

Plastics Today

EconCore bets on sustainability with its honeycomb panel technology for automotive, transport, and construction applications

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Tank Holding buys Solar Plastics

Plastics News

Tank Holding Co., North America's largest rotational molder, has made its 20th deal in the last three years, this time acquiring rotational molder Solar Plastics LLC of Delano, Minn

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To Attach or Not to Attach Thy Cap, That Is the Sustainable Question

Plastics Today

Heinz’s new recyclable monomaterial ketchup cap is good news, right? In a dramatic turn of phrase, the Bard of Boulder waxes poetic about what is a well-intentioned misfire

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Giving Australian Made a new heartbeat

Manufacturer's Monthly

Space Tank Studio is a business makerspace and manufacturing incubator helping local designers and innovators build new to-market products with global potential.

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UK Automotive commits to workforce diversity and inclusion with landmark industry Charter

SMMT

UK automotive industry launches new Diversity & Inclusion Charter in collective commitment to make workforce reflective of wider society and attract more talent to fill critical skills gaps.

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Empowering people through automation and robotics

Manufacturer's Monthly

This month marks a major milestone for OMRON , a global automation giant with a proud history spanning nearly 90 years. The company has announced a striking new name and unveiled an innovative plan for the future to drive its operations in Australia and New Zealand over the next decade. .

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Allied Electronics adds Schneider Electric’s Altivar ATS480 soft starters to product lineup

Automation Mag

Allied Electronics & Automation has added Schneider Electric’s new Altivar ATS480 soft starters. According to an Allied press statement, the product is designed to support widespread digitization efforts in the industrial automation industry.

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Novel coating system to boost critical minerals processing

Manufacturer's Monthly

A $585,000 research collaboration between the Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (IMCRC) , Callidus Welding Solutions (CWS) and the Institute for Frontier Materials (IFM) at Deakin University will deliver longer-life seated ball valves for critical minerals processing. .

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Selective Scans Now Possible With Scoobe3D

Metrology

Scoobe 3D has announced what it describes as a huge product improvement to its product with the addition of selective 3D scans. Selective scanning means that users can scan selected. The post Selective Scans Now Possible With Scoobe3D appeared first on Metrology and Quality News - Online Magazine.

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Lockheed Martin agreement to revolutionise space education

Manufacturer's Monthly

Lockheed Martin Australia has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Canberra Space to contribute to a comprehensive space education program.

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Next Generation Solutions for Measurement of Aspheres

Metrology

An aspheric lens — sometimes known as an asphere — is a lens that’s not part of a sphere or cylinder and it can depart somewhat from a sphere. The more complex. The post Next Generation Solutions for Measurement of Aspheres appeared first on Metrology and Quality News - Online Magazine.

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Probiotec consolidates manufacturing operations to NSW site

Manufacturer's Monthly

Pharmaceutical manufacturer Probiotec Limited will be consolidating its current NSW pharmaceutical and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) packing businesses to a new 30,000-square-metre facility in Kemps Creek, New South Wales.

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Partnership To Produce Data-Driven Manufacturing Strategy

Metrology

Handddle, a developer of additive manufacturing smart production cells, has announced a collaboration with Markforged, the company strengthening manufacturing resiliency by enabling industrial production at the point of need, to.

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4DMedical receives $9.4 million payment following XV Scanner production progress

AU Manufacturing

4DMedical , a respiratory imaging technology provider, has received $9.4 million from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) after successfully reaching a production milestone for the XV Scanner, the world’s first dedicated lung scanner. . The payment was made as part of a $28.9

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Digitalisation Opens Up New Dimensions For BMW iFACTORY

Metrology

The BMW Group is using virtualisation, artificial intelligence and data science to network all relevant aspects of automotive production. The BMW Group is in the midst of the largest transformation.

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Hysata bolsters global leadership team with multiple new hires

AU Manufacturing

Media Release by Hysata. Australian electrolyser company Hysata today announced a spate of new talent joining the business as it accelerates the scale-up of its high-efficiency electrolyser and builds commercial momentum with global customers.

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New Technique Simultaneously Locates Multiple Defects on Microchip Circuits

Metrology

Defective computer chips are the bane of the semiconductor industry. Even a seemingly minor flaw in a chip packed with billions of electrical connections might cause a critical operation in.

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New coatings to deliver longer-life seated ball valves for critical minerals processing

AU Manufacturing

Media Release by IMCRC.