Wed.May 24, 2023

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Schaeffler presenting solutions for industrial robotics at Automate show

Design World

Schaeffler is exhibiting an array of advanced innovations for the industrial automation and robotics industries under the theme “Driving Smart Manufacturing at Every Axis” at the Automate 2023 trade show, which takes place through May 25 in Detroit’s Huntington Place Convention Center. Beyond its extensive portfolio of linear and rolling bearings, Schaeffler has also established… The post Schaeffler presenting solutions for industrial robotics at Automate show appeared first on Design Wor

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Honeywell Cyber Insights Announcement

Gary Mintchell

Honeywell began sending press releases about things called Forge and Connect and Connected Enterprise in 2019. I was puzzled. Then came the pandemic making contact and conversations difficult. I think this was much like initiatives from a few other former automation companies now trying to become software companies—they had some ideas and appointed some GMs, but they were feeling their way forward, as well.

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Advantech, Red Hat team up to deliver digital transformation and to drive innovation

Design World

Advantech, a supplier of industrial Internet of Things (IoT) hardware and automation technology, announces a collaboration with Red Hat, a provider of open-source solutions, that will enable equipment manufacturers, systems integrators, and enterprise IT teams to drive continuous innovation and accelerate digital transformation. The collaboration brings together the benefits of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and… The post Advantech, Red Hat team up to deliver digital transformation and to drive

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Deep Robotics unveils new four-legged robot

Robotics Automation News

Deep Robotics, a developer of quadrupedal robots for industrial applications, has launched the newest version of its dexterous intelligent robot dog, Lite3. The company says the new four-legged robot “combines advanced mobility and open modular structure” to serve education, research, and innovative entertainment purposes.

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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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ABB closes automation skills gap with new robotics education package

Design World

ABB Robotics is continuing to close the global education gap in automation and prepare students for the future of work with the launch of a ready-to-use education package. Comprising a GoFa collaborative robot (cobot), teaching materials, and a globally recognized technical qualification, the package is part of ABB Robotics’ global campaign to help workers thrive… The post ABB closes automation skills gap with new robotics education package appeared first on Design World.

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Case Study: Oceaneering Mobile Robotics’ Maneuverable Material Handling Robots

Automation World

Designed for use in light industrial and medical facilities, the UniMover O 600 from Oceaneering Mobile Robotics relies on Beckhoff automation technologies for compactness, ease of programming and safety.

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Drivers should be taxed per mile starting with EVs, think tank says

E&T

In its ‘The Future of Driving’ report, the centre-right think tank said that road transport in Britain generates too much congestion and air pollution and that drivers are paying more through taxation than is invested back in the road network. CPS argues that fuel duty and vehicle excise duty should be replaced with a per-mile charging system, with higher mileage allowances for those living in rural areas to ensure fairness.

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Belden introduces five new networking products providing security and performance

Design World

Belden Inc., a supplier of network infrastructure and digitization solutions, announces five new products that provide enhanced security, better performance, and seamless integration. Data Orchestration & Management Belden PROVIZE Explorer enables device commissioning by assigning management IP addresses and credentials through an easy-to-use interface.

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Photonic chips could lower energy consumption from data centres

E&T

Data centres can consume up to 50 times more energy per square foot of floor space than a typical office building and account for roughly 2 per cent of all electricity use in the US. In recent years, the number of data centres has risen rapidly due to soaring demand from the likes of Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft and Google. Now, a new, ultra-energy-efficient method to compensate for temperature variations that degrade photonic chips has been developed.

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Georgia Tech partners with Stilfold to advance ‘industrial origami’ engineering program

Robotics Automation News

Georgia Tech’s School of Civil and Environmental Engineering is partnering with Stockholm-based startup Stilfold to roll out a pioneering initiative that will teach students innovative new approaches to sustainable manufacturing, inspired by the Japanese art of origami.

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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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Book review: ‘The Battle of the Beams’ by Tom Whipple

E&T

As I was reading this book, a succession of seemingly far-fetched associations and recollections were projected - or perhaps should I say ‘beamed’ - onto my mind. I was reminded first of Times Radio, which has recently replaced BBC Radio 4 as my favourite station. Tom Whipple, the author of ‘The Battle of the Beams’ (Bantam Press, £20, ISBN 9781787634138), who also happens to be the science editor at The Times newspaper, is a regular commentator on science and technology for its radio counterpar

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Let Go! Leverage Your Mindset, Elevate Yourself as a Leader, Drive Organizational Purpose

Mold Making Technology

AMBA conferences always offer valuable conversations, new connections and life lessons. Photo Credit: Creative Technology Corp. I always need time to download and digest after attending an American Mold Builders Association (AMBA) Conference. I return to work energized by the conversations, new connections and session lessons. But more than that, I usually come back home with a life lesson.

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‘Biodegradable’ textiles fail to break down in seawater, study finds

E&T

The study from the University of California, San Diego, tracked the ability of natural, synthetic and blended fabrics to biodegrade directly in the ocean. It found that while natural and wood-based cellulose fabrics degraded within a month, synthetic textiles - including so-called compostable plastic materials like polylactic acid (PLA) and the synthetic portions of textile blends - showed no signs of degradation even after more than a year submerged in the ocean.

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To the Cloud and Beyond?A Comprehensive Model for Enhanced NetOps and User Experience

Cisco Smart Manufacturing

Cloud computing has become wildly popular among IT organizations for a number of reasons, including its ability to enhance efficiency, security, agility, and cost-effectiveness.

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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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Why digital innovation is essential to future-proofing your business

E&T

Incorporating digital technologies, tools and platforms allows digital innovation to flourish. And it is by tapping into innovative technology that businesses can optimise their operations while simultaneously creating new revenue streams and enhancing the customer experience. The ever-evolving nature of technology in an increasingly connected world requires companies to adapt quickly to stay ahead of the competition and maintain their relevance.

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Relevance of Observability for SAP and its cross-functional integrations

Cisco Smart Manufacturing

In the past, I have held many discussions on the critical value of the SAP application for businesses. Gartner estimates that 77% of all worldwide business transactions touch an SAP system.

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England’s waterways polluted with ‘chemical cocktails’ that poison wildlife

E&T

The Wildlife and Countryside Link (WCL) looked at the prevalence of five chemical cocktails known to have toxic impacts for wildlife which include PFAS forever chemicals, pesticides and pharmaceuticals. The chemicals were found in 814 river and lake sites (out of 1,006 sites with data) and 805 groundwater sites (out of 1,086 sites with data) across England.

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Plastic Recycling Is Toxic, Greenpeace Claims

Plastics Today

A Greenpeace report on the “health threats from plastic recycling” argues that global controls on chemicals in plastics and significant reductions in plastics production are the only solution to the “plastic crisis.

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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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UK car production up in April as exports surge

SMMT

British car manufacturing output up 9.9% in April with 66,527 units rolling off factory lines. Exports surge 14.7% in the month with more than eight in 10 UK-made cars heading overseas. Sector calls for pragmatic solution to solve UK-EU rules of origin technical challenge. British car manufacturing made further gains in April, with output increasing for the third month in a row, up 9.9%, according to the latest figures published today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). 66,

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Introduction to System Dynamic Responses

Control.com

System dynamics is primarily concerned with understanding complex systems’ behaviors over time. Mathematical and computer models can help identify responses before turning to costly real-world experiments.

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Otto Motors reveals North American sales and service expansion with certified dealers

Robotics Automation News

Otto Motors, a provider of autonomous mobile robots, has launched the Otto Certified Dealer program to provide “high-quality service and support locally throughout North America”. The program introduces over 215 regional offices and 2,000 technicians to the rapidly-growing AMR industry.

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States, EPA want tougher green marketing guides for plastics

Plastics News

The Federal Trade Commission is hearing calls from some state governments and the EPA to limit the chasing arrows on plastic resin ID codes and take a skeptical view on green marketing for chemical recycling.

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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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Everything You Need to Know About Digital Wallets

Robotics Automation News

In today’s digital world, where convenience reigns supreme, wallets have fundamentally changed how we manage our financial information. A digital wallet acts as a secure and reliable storage choice, eliminating the need to enter payment information while repeatedly making offline or online transactions.

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How digital transformation delivers bottom-line benefits for manufacturers

Control Engineering

Learning Objectives Understand digital transformation’s potential role in manufacturing’s present and future. Learn why some companies have been resistant to digital transformation. Learn about what transformative benefits digital transformation can deliver. Digital transformation insights Digital transformation enables manufacturing companies to accelerate business growth through digital technologies to transform operations.

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UCAT Tutoring: Is Hiring a UCAT Tutor Worth it?

Robotics Automation News

Thinking about getting a UCAT Tutor to help you increase your score? In this article, we are going to weigh up the key factors that you must consider before getting a UCAT Tutor. What is UCAT Tutoring?

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States, EPA want tougher green marketing guides for plastics

Plastics News

The Federal Trade Commission is hearing calls from some state governments and the EPA to limit the chasing arrows on plastic resin ID codes and take a skeptical view on green marketing for chemical recycling.

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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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ABB launches ‘complete’ robot training package to prepare students for future work

Robotics Automation News

Package includes easy-to-use GoFa collaborative robot cell, 56 hours of teaching materials and globally recognized STEM certification ABB Robotics is aiming to “close the global education gap in automation” and prepare students for the future of work with the launch of a ready-to-use education package.

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Ont. to provide free training for automotive manufacturing workers

Canadian Manufacturing

LONDON — The Ontario government is investing more than $4.7 million to support two projects to help over 360 people land full-time jobs in the province’s growing automotive manufacturing sector. These free programs will provide participants with skills for careers in machine operation, assembly, quality control, and logistics while also preparing automotive technicians and those interested in the industry for work in the emerging electric vehicle field.

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Exploring the Role of Robotics in Preventing Data Breaches

Robotics Automation News

In today’s interconnected digital world, data has become an invaluable asset, fueling the growth of businesses, scientific research, and even global economies. But this surge in the generation and collection of data comes with its share of challenges.

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Research and development creating tailored solutions

Manufacturer's Monthly

A reliably clean water supply is critical to manufacturing businesses around the world. 3M explains how its filtration technology purifies water and removes contaminants efficiently to improve the performance of industrial equipment. In 1902, 3M was founded in Two Harbors, USA. By 1914, Abrasive Cloth became the company’s first exclusive product. Ten years later, while testing abrasive samples at a body shop, Richard Drew, noted that painters were having trouble masking car parts.

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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.