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The Advancement of PLCs

Automation World

Programmable logic controllers have come a long way in helping improve the functionality of the manufacturing industry.

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Machine Vision: Pick and place with FLIR thermal imaging cameras

Robotics Automation News

Machine vision inspections using visual cameras can occasionally cause recognition problems if the product and background have too little color contrast. In such cases, thermal imaging cameras can be a practical solution – especially if the product has a different temperature than the transport medium.

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System Integrator Denali Partners with Universal Robots

Automation World

The partnership combines Universal Robots’ cobot technologies with Denali’s Automation-as-a-Service portfolio, which includes AWS machine learning capabilities.

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Oldest Scientific Measurement Journal Celebrates 100 Years

Metrology

IOP Publishing (IOPP) is celebrating the 100th anniversary of Measurement Science and Technology, the world’s oldest scientific instrumentation and measurement journal The post Oldest Scientific Measurement Journal Celebrates 100 Years appeared first on Metrology and Quality News - Online Magazine.

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Future Focus: Constructing Unshakeable Stability in Your Manufacturing Supply Chain

Speaker: Jay Black, Senior Account Executive

We’ve all heard the buzzwords to describe new supply chain trends: resiliency, sustainability, AI, machine learning. But what do these really mean today? Over the past few years, manufacturing has had to adapt to and overcome a wide variety of supply chain trends and disruptions to stay as stable as possible. Stability has become key in this post-COVID world, and will remain key moving forward.

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Osaro and Geek+ partner to integrate robotic warehouse solutions

Robotics Automation News

Osaro, a specialist in in machine-learning-enabled robotics for e-commerce, has agreed partnership that integrates its pick-and-place robots with groundbreaking Geek+ warehouse automation systems.

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Brexit wrecked UK car industry, but so have the Tories | Phillip Inman

The Guardian Manufacturing

As carmakers warn that London must renegotiate its deal with Brussels, a lack of government policy is also plaguing the sector There is no hope for Britain’s car industry … or at least no hope of maintaining the scale and productive capacity that this bedrock of the UK manufacturing sector could boast before the Covid-19 pandemic. It’s downhill from here.

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Shell’s Pennsylvania PE Plant May Be Shut Down for Weeks

Plastics Today

Flaring and waste water issues reportedly caused the shutdown. Shell is also battling a federal lawsuit for air pollution.

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BlueBotics to showcase interoperability tech for mobile robots at Automate Show

Robotics Automation News

At this year’s Automate Show, AGV/AMR navigation specialist BlueBotics will highlight how its ANT server management software enables the creation of multi-brand fleets. Its team will also join forces with partner Oceaneering Mobile Robotics to host a seminar dedicated to building the business case for automated vehicle technology.

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FluidPro gets Australian Made accreditation for mixing systems

AU Manufacturing

Industrial equipment supplier FluidPro has achieved the renowned Australian Made accreditation for its range of fluid mixers, agitators, and mixing systems. In a press release, FluidPro said that acquiring the Australian Made accreditation demonstrates the company’s dedication to providing the Australian industry with high-quality mixers and mixing systems.

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Drives for speed in intralogistics: Faulhaber explains the importance of drive systems in warehouse robots

Robotics Automation News

Competitive intralogistics requires extensive automation, something that is inconceivable without micromotors. Drive systems from Faulhaber are used for their ability to perform during sorting, transporting and with robotics solutions. Suitable transport structures in intralogistics are a prerequisite in all industries in order to be able to withstand competitive pressure in the future.

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A Low-Risk, Incremental Approach to Smart Manufacturing for Small & Medium Manufacturers

This guidebook discusses how small/medium manufacturers have implemented Smart Manufacturing initiatives and realized benefits such as increased productivity as well as higher levels of coordination and speed within the enterprise and supply chain.

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Jireh Metal Products expanding in Michigan

The Fabricator

Jireh Metal Products, a minority-owned provider of metal fabrication and stamping services, is expanding in Walker, Mich.

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SprutCAM X integrates ChatGPT technologies to make robot simulation easier

Robotics Automation News

The new version of SprutCAM X has integrated ChatGPT technologies based on the OpenAI API to provide an AI virtual assistant to help engineers with CNC machining tasks. SprutCAM Tech is excited to announce the release of the update of SprutCAM X, the easy to learn and use powerful CAD/CAM software for next generation makers.

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Wiferion launches compact wireless charging system for small mobile robots

Robotics Automation News

Wiferion, an energy solution supplier powering mobile robots and autonomous industrial vehicles through wireless charging, introduced its new inductive etaLINK 1000 charging system to the US market, making its successful wireless charging technology available to smaller robots for the first time.

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EPHJ microtechnology show: Exhibitor numbers up compared with last year

Robotics Automation News

It’s that time of year again when professionals from the high-precision watchmaking, jewellery, medical and microtechnology industry will gather for the EPHJ Show at the PalExpo international exhibition and convention centre in Geneva from 6 to 9 June 2023.

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Best Practices to Boost Marketing Efficiency while Decreasing Cost Per Sale

Speaker: Kristin Hess - Senior Product Marketing Manager, Drift; Will Lyon - Head of Vertical Marketing, 6sense

The past three years have forced nearly every industry to rethink their prospect and customer engagement strategy. But while we’ve all been thrust into digital transformation, we haven’t all made the transition efficiently. Now that we know digital selling is the new norm, how can we ensure our website is doing as much of the leg work as possible for us - even in the midst of economic challenges?