Tue.Jan 24, 2023

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Amazon Enters the Predictive Maintenance Space

Automation World

The Monitron system from Amazon includes wireless sensors and gateways to monitor equipment vibration and temperature data, transfer the data to AWS for analysis, and alert users. Factory / Plant Maintenance

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A leader for the next generation: Antoinette R. Gant

Design World

As a child, Antoinette Gant didn’t dream about a career in engineering or the military — she wanted to be an actress. Gant was part of a theater group in school, and that seemed like the perfect career to her, something in the theater arts.

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McMenon Acquires Flowmeter Line from ABB

Gary Mintchell

This news came to me via a UK company called McMenon Engineering Services. It concerns ABB, too. To quote from McMenon, “A UK manufacturing company’s growth plans have taken an exciting leap forward with the acquisition of a state-of-the-art product line from Europe.”

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Differentiating belt-drive types

Design World

Synchronous belt drives dominate motion control designs for positioning and other precision functions. Here we detail V belts and other belt types used in industrial, robotic, and consumer designs for both linear and rotary axes.

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China To Increase Manufacturing Robots Density Further

Metrology

The South China Morning Post has reported that China has published a new ‘Robot +’ Application Action Plan laying out 10 industries where it wants to use more robots, as The post China To Increase Manufacturing Robots Density Further appeared first on Metrology and Quality News - Online Magazine. Robotic

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Four-axis positioning stages with four motor options

Design World

OES (Optimal Engineering Systems Inc.) has added to their line of purpose-built stages.

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Big Data Opens Up New Business Models In Manufacturing

Metrology

The sharing-economy attitude “Don’t own, use”, coupled with predictive maintenance, promotes efficient and sustainable production and consolidates supply chains.

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Grant program announced for North Queensland manufacturers

AU Manufacturing

The Queensland government, in conjunction with James Cook University (JCU), has launched a $250,000 program to help manufacturers in North Queensland save time and money while developing new products.

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Update on today’s belt drives

Design World

Belt drives have continued to evolve with new applications.

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What is Reorder Point and Reorder Point Formula?

MRPEasy

Keeping optimal stock levels in order to avoid stockouts is an integral task of inventory management. One of the most fundamental ways in which to ensure this is setting and maintaining the right reorder points. What is a Reorder Point (ROP)?

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Compact DIN-rail mount power supplies

Design World

Carlo Gavazzi introduces the new SPDE Power Supply series, ultra-compact single-phase DIN-rail power supplies designed for electrical panels. The SPDE Series consists of three frame sizes, starting from 75 W with 32 mm width, through a 480 W with 48 mm width.

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Zero emissions bus technology to commence trial in regional NSW

AU Manufacturing

A new trial will begin across regional NSW as part of the NSW Government ‘s $3 billion commitment to transition its bus and coach fleets to zero emissions technology.

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PMI Industries moves larger facility

Design World

PMI Industries, Inc., a global leader in engineered solutions for underwater marine cable connectors and subsea cable terminations, moves to a new, state-of-the-art facility in January 2023.

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Novel aluminium wire set to transform complex metal manufacturing

AU Manufacturing

The Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (IMCRC) has announced the commercialisation of a novel high-strength aluminium wire that could transform the way complex metal objects are manufactured.

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Watch On-Demand: AM News LIVE: EP22 – Anne Pauley & Michael Molitch-Hou – CES, TIPE, AMS – Monday, January 23rd 2023

Additive Manufacturing

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NSW publishes world’s first guidelines for safe work with cobots

AU Manufacturing

The Centre for Work Health and Safety in New South Wales has published the world’s first guidelines for working safely with collaborative robots, also known as cobots.

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Manufacturing Workers are Tech Workers – How to attract & retain them.

iBASEt

The COVID pandemic brought labor criticality issues to the forefront in manufacturing as well as other industries. Yet, some good news has emerged post-pandemic vis-à-vis manufacturing. Prior to the pandemic, 54% of Gen Z workers did not see manufacturing as a viable career.

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North Queensland to house Australia’s first critical minerals plant

AU Manufacturing

A $75 million Australian-first critical minerals demonstration plant is underway in Townsville, Queensland, unlocking the state’s next mining and manufacturing boom.

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Learning to see waste and become a more focused sheet metal shop

The Fabricator

Longtime industry consultant Gary Conner recalls his days implementing lean manufacturing concepts and eliminating waste in the sheet metal job shop

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Sikorsky marks delivery of 5,000th Black Hawk with potential for new US orders

AU Manufacturing

Lockheed Martin subsidiary Sikorsky reached a major milestone in January with the delivery of its 5,000th “Hawk” variant helicopter at its Stratford, Connecticut assembly facility.

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Caprio comes out of retirement to head sales for LS Mtron IMM USA

Plastics News

LS Mtron Injection Molding Machines USA LLC is a newly named entity with a new president of sales: industry veteran Paul Caprio

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Queensland research hub celebrates $23M upgrade completion

AU Manufacturing

The Queensland node of the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF-Q) on Tuesday celebrated a significant overhaul with a $23 million upgrade showcasing the completion of a 3D nano printer – the first of its kind in Australia.

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Warehouse Execution Systems: Orchestrating Operations and Enabling Future Automation

Bastian Solution

The term ‘Warehouse Management System’ (WMS) is synonymous with the management of operations within a distribution center.

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Plastics companies face ‘strong headwinds’ in 2023

Plastics News

In 2022, the total number of house starts declined by an estimated 2 percent compared with 2021. For 2023, Economics Editor Bill Wood's forecast calls for the annual total to drop another 10-15 percent

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UK unveils first fully autonomous bus service

E&T

The UK's first zero-emission self-driving bus service has started a trial on public roads to serve Milton Park, a business, science and technology park located in Oxfordshire. The buses will be operated by First Bus, as part of a project to explore “the art of the possible”.

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Automation This Morning: News for January 24, 2023

The Automation Blog

Your Daily Industrial Automation Update: This morning we're covering new application stories, facilities, articles, product literature and more in this edition of Automation This Morning for Tuesday, January 24, 2023.

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What metal fabricators can do when a tube bender breaks

The Fabricator

CNC tube benders are going to break—the forces involved encourage entropy all too well. What to do about it requires a long list of considerations

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Decarbonising buildings through improving efficiency and integrating renewables

E&T

Buildings, which are concentrated in urban areas, are part of the emissions problem. They can also be part of the solution if they are sustainably constructed and responsibly maintained.

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Proudly Australian by Vawdrey

Manufacturer's Monthly

Nearly 50 years ago, Mick Vawdrey started building truck bodies. Today, Vawdrey Australia is the country’s leading manufacturer of quality semi-trailers and original equipment, putting thousands of new semi-trailers on the road each year.

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Bank financing for low carbon energy has stalled since 2016

E&T

The data, produced for Sierra Club, Fair Finance International, BankTrack and Rainforest Action Network, indicates major failings by financial institutions to help meet global commitments on net zero emissions by 2050.

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Manufacturing Madness: Colleges Vie for Machining Title (Includes Video)

Modern Machine Shop

Each of the four teams participating in the inaugural SEC Machining Competition was challenged to machine one quadrant of this metal SEC logo. The winner was chosen based on criteria including cost, time and part quality. The Southeastern Conference (SEC) has a storied legacy of athletic achievement.

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Queensland research facility completes $23 million upgrade

Manufacturer's Monthly

The Queensland node of the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF-Q) celebrated a massive four-year overhaul on Tuesday, with the state government and scientific leaders in attendance.

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Scientists develop cheapest carbon capture system to date

E&T

The team at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNLL) has developed what is claimed to be the "least costly carbon capture system to date".

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Simulation is a Process, Not Just Software

Mold Making Technology

Injection molding simulation software (left) shows a whole-mold thermal analysis and automated injection molding optimization software (right) shows the results of a rapid variant analysis.

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How digital asset monitoring is creating a greener, more efficient grid

E&T

Electricity networks are becoming more complex. Grids are receiving more renewable energy input than they were designed for, energy that is produced at different times in highly varying amounts, placing great pressure on grid stability.

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AMT and Mesago Collaborate To Expand Automation Events Across U.S.

Metrology

Two of the global manufacturing industry’s premier organizations, AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology and Mesago, a subsidiary of Messe Frankfurt Group, has announced a collaboration to create the Automation Sector The post AMT and Mesago Collaborate To Expand Automation Events Across U.S.

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Single oil spill near key Qatari port could devastate global energy supplies

E&T

More than 20 per cent of global LNG exports originate from a single port in Qatar. A major spill could cause the shutdown of export facilities and desalination plants on the coast for several days.