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How Open Systems Enable Practical IIoT Data Use

Automation World

Weidmuller demonstrates how the open architecture of its control systems and the built-in intelligence of its edge devices enable straightforward applications of operations data—remote and on site.

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Orca Semiconductor Exits Stealth with Customized Analog Solutions

Gary Mintchell

Market niches that open when incumbent companies grow large and mature leaving opportunities for startups hold interest for me. I’ve been watching for this situation for the past few years as the automation market matures with consolidating companies and slow market growth. Marketing people for a company just exiting stealth contacted me. I just had an enjoyable conversation with CEO Andrew Baker about the opportunity the founders saw in the analog semiconductor market.

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Robotic High-Force Torque Driving

Automation World

A look at the Universal Robots-Estic high-torque screwdriving platform.

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Neya Systems, AUVSI to develop cybersecurity certification program for UGVs

Robotics Business Review

Neya offers autonomy, mission planning, and open architecture for uncrewed ground vehicles. | Source: Neya Systems Neya Systems yesterday announced that it is partnering with the Association for Uncrewed Vehicle Systems International, or AUVSI. The partners said they plan to develop a cybersecurity and supply chain framework and certification program for uncrewed ground vehicles (UGVs).

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A Journey to Efficiency & Excellence in Manufacturing

Foundation Wellness, an orthotic and foot care product leader, transformed its manufacturing by implementing the Manufacturing Execution System FORCE MES FLEX from FORCAM ENISCO. Previously hindered by manual data collection, the company needed more efficiency and a proactive approach. Adopting an MES enhanced data visibility and enabled data-driven decision-making.

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Wago and Radiflow Partner on Industrial Security

Automation World

The companies’ partnership aims to strengthen resilience against potential cyber threats and make industrial networks as secure as possible.

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Tutorial: Analog Signals with Phoenix Contact’s PLCnext Platform

Control.com

Learn how to connect analog inputs, either voltage or current, to the Phoenix Contact’s IIoT PLC platform and design simple data processing programs with the PLCnext Engineer IDE.

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Tighter Control With the Unitronics UMI-B7 Variable Frequency Drive Series

Control.com

The new UMI-B7 series of VFDs from Unitronics has an added Ethernet connection and tighter closed-loop control for more precise speed, torque, and position.

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OnRobot Announces New Grippers and D:Ploy Collaboration

Automation World

Two new electrical grippers for heavy-duty, collaborative robot applications were announced at Automate 2024 in addition to the new AutoPilot machine tending software for D:Ploy developed with Ellison Technologies.

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API and the University of Alberta break ground on pharmaceutical mfg. facility

Canadian Manufacturing

(Credit: GlobeNewswire) EDMONTON — Construction is set to begin on a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in the Edmonton Research Park that will provide Canadians with a supply of drugs. A result of a collaboration between Applied Pharmaceutical Innovation (API) and the University of Alberta’s Li Ka Shing Applied Virology Institute , the Critical Medicines Production Centre (CMPC) is the cornerstone of the $200 million Canadian Critical Drug Initiative (CCDI) — a strategy devised in the wake o

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Mitsubishi robot sets Guinness World Record for solving Rubik's Cube in 0.305 seconds

E&T

The Japanese company has been awarded the Guinness World Record for the fastest robot to solve a puzzle cube using a robot equipped with high-speed, high-precision factory automation (FA) equipment and control technology.

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Provide Real Value in Your Applications with Data and Analytics

The complexity of financial data, the need for real-time insight, and the demand for user-friendly visualizations can seem daunting when it comes to analytics - but there is an easier way. With Logi Symphony, we aim to turn these challenges into opportunities. Our platform empowers you to seamlessly integrate advanced data analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting into your applications, transforming raw data into actionable insights.

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Company Expansions in North America Point Toward Industrial Growth

Control.com

A new proof of concept center from Omron and a shared campus for Endress+Hauser USA and Eastern Controls are some recent examples that promise industrial development in North America.

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Algae’s Remarkable Role in Sustainable Packaging’s Future

Plastics Today

Cutting-edge algae-based bioplastics could revolutionize sustainable packaging (and beyond) while meeting consumer and regulatory demands.

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Nitrogen generation

Manufacturer's Monthly

From mining to food manufacturing, CAPS delivers cost-effective nitrogen generation systems tailored to diverse industries. Image: CAPS Generating nitrogen where it is needed – the at-scale generation of nitrogen to support operational needs across mine sites is a challenge that CAPS Australia has produced an efficient solution for. CAPS (Complete Air and Power Solutions) has engineered and delivered customised, mine-spec nitrogen (N2) generation systems to support on-site the demands of large-s

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Security Cloud Control: Pioneering the Future of Security Management

Cisco Smart Manufacturing

Organizations face a critical challenge today: attackers are exploiting the weakest links in their networks, such as unsecured users, devices, and workloads. This threat landscape is complicated by the shift from traditional data centers to a distributed environment, where protecting dispersed data across multiple touchpoints becomes complex.

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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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Could large language models help run and maintain the energy grid?

E&T

This is the question researchers at Harvard University attempted to answer when examining the promise and limitations of large language models could bring to the energy sector.

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Enhancing AI Security Incident Response Through Collaborative Exercises

Cisco Smart Manufacturing

This playbook will serve as a great resource for coordinating AI security incidents among industry peers and global partners, ensuring a resilient and secure technological future

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RoboDK and KEBA partner to streamline industrial robotics solutions

Automation Mag

RoboDK and KEBA Industrial Automation have officially announced their collaboration. The integration of KEBA Robotik KeMotion in RoboDK will reportedly simplify the complete life cycle of a process solution with integrated robotics, from the preparation of the quotation to implementation and after-sales support. RoboDK was founded in Canada in 2015 and specializes in offline programming and simulation.

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GBA introduces ESG scoring in new battery passport pilots

Canadian Manufacturing

GBA logo BRUSSELS — The Global Battery Alliance (GBA) has launched the second wave of its battery passport pilots, including 11 pilot consortia. The second wave aims to establish the minimum viable product of the GBA battery passport, featuring a product-level ESG (environment, social, governance) score. The 11 pilot consortia include battery manufacturers such as CALB Group, Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL), and EVE Energy.

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Deliver Mission Critical Insights in Real Time with Data & Analytics

In the fast-moving manufacturing sector, delivering mission-critical data insights to empower your end users or customers can be a challenge. Traditional BI tools can be cumbersome and difficult to integrate - but it doesn't have to be this way. Logi Symphony offers a powerful and user-friendly solution, allowing you to seamlessly embed self-service analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting directly into your applications.

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Tooling and automation specialist Lyndex-Nikken expands sales team in Canada and U.S.

Automation Mag

Lyndex-Nikken, a company manufacturing machine tool accessories and offering automation solutions, has expanded its sales team to better serve the industry in the U.S. and Canada. Its new team members include Troy Daniel, CEO of Performance Specialty Inc. (PSI) and Rick DeLancey and Peter Petrash from Hoff Industrial Sales. The company shares in a press statement that these additions further Lyndex-Nikken’s commitment to delivering knowledge, support and tooling solutions to customers.

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From Gridlock to Green Light: Unlocking the Power of Big Data for Smarter Transportation

Robotics Automation News

The typical driver loses 51 hours in congestion every year and in many cities, it’s getting worse. As cities continue to grow and expand, the strain on transportation networks intensifies, resulting in frustrating traffic jams, extended commute times, and a significant environmental toll.

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Meril says Misso robot can simplify orthopedic surgeries

Robotics Business Review

The Misso robot will help surgeons with personalized pre-planning and precise cutting for joint replacement. | Source: Meril Meril Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd. this week unveiled its Misso surgical robot for simplifying orthopedic procedures. The India-based company announced on LinkedIn that it is developing surgical robot for total knee procedures. It said it designed Misso to help surgeons with personalized pre-planning and precise cutting for joint replacements.

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Transforming Patient Care with AI and Robotic Innovations

Robotics Automation News

In 2024, AI and robotics are transforming patient care with significant advancements. An AI prompt enhances diagnostic accuracy and surgical precision, enabling early detection of conditions like cancer. Robotic-assisted surgeries offer greater precision and reduced recovery times. AI and robotics streamline hospital operations and patient care.

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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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Connect and Control: Exploring the Versatility of the Omron DRT Series

DO Supply

Given the many available options, figuring out which components and systems you may need can become daunting when designing a proper automation setup for your business. However, Omron makes it a bit easier with its DeviceNet-based DRT series. These units are kind of like that seasoned coworker, who not only can do it all, but… The post Connect and Control: Exploring the Versatility of the Omron DRT Series first appeared on Do Supply Tech Support.

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The Role of the LEI Register in Modern Compliance and Regulation

Robotics Automation News

Transparency and accountability in financial transactions are paramount in an increasingly interconnected global economy. The Legal Entity Identifier has emerged as a critical tool in this context. This unique 20-character alphanumeric code provides a standardized identifier for legal entities participating in monetary transactions worldwide, thereby enhancing the efficiency and security of the global economic system.

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Lassonde Industries acquires Summer Garden Food Manufacturing for $235M

Canadian Manufacturing

ROUGEMONT — Lassonde Industries has entered into a definitive agreement, through one of its U.S. subsidiaries, with Thomas Zidian and his family to acquire The Zidian Group, which operates Summer Garden Food Manufacturing. The acquisition is valued at US$235 million, payable at closing. An additional amount of up to US$45 million may be payable over the next three years if certain financial targets and conditions are met.

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Compliance and Regulation in the Robotics Industry

Robotics Automation News

From the main characters of science fiction books and movies, robots have suddenly become a part of our everyday reality. They count, write, cook, clean, build, and even perform surgeries.

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Using Data & Analytics for Improving Healthcare Innovation and Outcomes

In the rapidly evolving healthcare industry, delivering data insights to end users or customers can be a significant challenge for product managers, product owners, and application team developers. The complexity of healthcare data, the need for real-time analytics, and the demand for user-friendly interfaces can often seem overwhelming. But with Logi Symphony, these challenges become opportunities.

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Button Insert Available for Copy Milling Cutter

Mold Making Technology

Sourc | Walter USA Walter USA has developed its Tiger·tec Gold WMP45G button insert for use with its F2334R copy milling (also known as free-form milling) cutter. Two insert sizes are available: the 10-mm ROMX10T3M0 and the 12-mm ROMX1204M0. Copy milling is when a cutter generates complex geometric (and typically non-angular) forms. The machining technique is commonly used in moldmaking applications.

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Robot Era’s humanoid robot walks on Great Wall of China

Robotics Automation News

Robot Era, a Chinese humanoid robot developer, became the first company to put a humanoid robot through a walking test on the Great Wall of China. In a video released yesterday by Robot Era, XBot-L, a full-sized humanoid prototype standing 1.

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AFC Industries Acquires Circle Bolt & Nut

Fastener News Desk

June 17, 2024 AFC Industries has acquired Kingston Pennsylvania based Circle Bolt & Nut (CBN). Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founded in 1979, CBN quickly established itself as a leading distributor of fasteners, C part components, and fulfillment services to OEM customers throughout the United States. Since 2018, CBN has operated as part of Optimas OE Solutions.

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GrayMatter Robotics raises $45 million in Series B funding

Robotics Automation News

GrayMatter Robotics, an AI-powered robotics developer that claims to provide systems that offer “instant return on investment”, has raised $45 million in Series B funding.

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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.