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What’s special about connectors in quantum computers?

Design World

Quantum computers are expected to solve some of the world’s most complex problems. Fabricating interconnects is one of the most complex problems when building quantum computers. Quantum computers need connectors that can withstand cryogenic temperatures, with non-magnetic construction, that operate at microwave frequencies with low losses to reduce heating and improve data transfer.

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Integrate SCADA and Business Systems with Scripting Tools

Automation World

How the scripting libraries in Inductive Automation’s Ignition software make it easier to test functions and audit code to ensure standards compliance and make it easier to review and reuse code.

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WAGO’s Detroit, Southeastern Michigan region welcomes new sales manager

Design World

Recently, WAGO named Bill Prevo their new Regional Sales Manager for Southeastern Michigan, including Detroit and the surrounding area. For the past decade, Bill has had success as an Automation Field Sales Engineer. He has also worked in electrical services in the water and wastewater industry. Aside from the product quality, the biggest draw for… The post WAGO’s Detroit, Southeastern Michigan region welcomes new sales manager appeared first on Design World.

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New car market defies national trend to deliver green growth

SMMT

New car market records sixth consecutive month of growth with January registrations rising 14.7% as 131,994 new cars reach the road. Plug-in vehicles continue growth but chargepoint rollout fails to keep pace, challenging consumer confidence. Latest outlook anticipates 11.1% market uplift in 2023 to reach 1.79m units despite straitened economy and strained supply chains.

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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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WAGO hires manager to lead electrical contracting and wholesale sales

Design World

Diane Pena has recently been hired as WAGO’s new Electrical Contractor and Wholesale Sales Manager. Originally from Chicago, Diane is based just outside of Atlanta where she has worked in the lighting industry for over the past 15 years. She lists her marketing background as a strength and plans to use the challenge of switching… The post WAGO hires manager to lead electrical contracting and wholesale sales appeared first on Design World.

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New van market starts growth year with January boost

SMMT

UK new light commercial vehicle (LCV) registrations rise 25.8% in January, the first month of growth since September 2022. Battery electric van (BEV) deliveries up 53.5%, with the opportunity for a net zero rebuild in 2023. LCV market set to grow by 13.9% this year but action is needed to deliver a van-suitable charging network while incentives are maintained.

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Polestar Vehicle Seat Integrates Bio-Attributed PVC

Plastics Today

Made from renewable vinyl and recycled polyester textile, the bio-attributed MicroTech is a “vegan” alternative to leather and comes as standard equipment in the Polestar 3.

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Compact electromagnets available in 18 different windings

Design World

Magnetic Sensor Systems (MSS) has released their E-05-125 Series of Tubular Low-Profile Electromagnets. This compact series of electromagnets measuring just 1.25 in. in diameter x 0.50 in. features 18 different windings to select from based on the duty cycle and holding force requirements of the application. Low cost, the E-05-125 Electromagnets are immediately available off-the-shelf […] The post Compact electromagnets available in 18 different windings appeared first on Design World.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific partners with Celltrio to build fully automated cell culture system

Robotics Automation News

Thermo Fisher Scientific, one of the world’s leading science companies, and Celltrio, a manufacturer of robotics-based solutions for the life sciences industry, have collaborated to bring a fully automated cell culture system to biotherapeutics customers.

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NGOs to sue Shell over emissions from Pennsylvania PE plant

Plastics News

Six weeks after Pennsylvania state officials accused a new Shell Chemicals polyethylene plant of violating emissions laws, two environmental groups are saying they plan to sue the company in federal court over similar complaints.

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business. That’s what drove the five companies in this e-book to change their approach to analytics. Download this e-book to learn about the unique problems each company faced and how they achieved huge returns beyond expectation by embedding analytics into applications.

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Visteon and Steradian partner to develop autonomous car functions

Robotics Automation News

Visteon, a technology company serving the mobility industry, and Steradian Semiconductors, an India-based high-tech imaging radar specialist, will collaborate on efforts to produce enhanced advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) for the global automotive market.

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Kickstart: Adding green to the Rubik's Cube

Plastics News

Spin Master Ltd., which bought the Rubik's Cube brand in 2021, says it has a new version of the classic 3D puzzle now made with 100 percent recycled plastic.

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Ontario launches a Hydrogen Innovation Fund

Canadian Manufacturing

PHOTO: Getty Images TORONTO – The Ontario government is establishing a Hydrogen Innovation Fund that will invest $15 million over the next three years to kickstart and develop opportunities for hydrogen to be integrated into Ontario’s clean electricity system, including hydrogen electricity storage. “When energy is reliable, affordable and clean our whole province wins,” said Todd Smith, Minister of Energy.

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Material Insights: Resin prices rise, nonmarket correction for PE

Plastics News

Senior reporter Frank Esposito says North American processors are paying more for polypropylene and PVC despite a slumping economy, plus he explains a 22-cent-per-pound downward nonmarket correction for polyethylene that Plastics News will show later in February.

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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.

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View from India: Aero India commences next week

E&T

The Yelahanka Air Force Station in Bengaluru, which has hosted the Aero India show since 1996, continues to be the venue. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to inaugurate the event. This is the 14th edition of Aero India, globally recognised as a premier aerospace event. As per the Aero India website, a total of 731 exhibitors have registered so far.

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Robotic nursing assistant market set to expand 15 percent a year through to 2032

Robotics Automation News

The growing global population of older adults is fueling the demand for robotic nurse assistants for various daily assistance functions, according to the most recent analysis released by Fact.MR.

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The Last Pass: A new adventure for a longtime welder

The Fabricator

New columnist Greg Siepert introduces himself and discusses mentorship, following in Jim’ Mosman's footsteps, and what to expect from the new column.

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Svaya Robotics launches ‘India’s first collaborative robot’

Robotics Automation News

A startup company called Svaya Robotics has launched what it claims is “India’s first collaborative robot” and has debuted its products at the recent IMTEX event in Bengaluru, India. Writing on his LinkedIn page, Vijay R. Seelam, managing director at Svaya Robotics, says: “We just wrapped up at IMTEX 2023 in Bengaluru.

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Monetizing Analytics Features

Think your customers will pay more for data visualizations in your application? Five years ago, they may have. But today, dashboards and visualizations have become table stakes. Turning analytics into a source of revenue means integrating advanced features in unique, hard-to-steal ways. Download this white paper to discover which features will differentiate your application and maximize the ROI of your analytics.

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Delivering Smart and Bluetooth-capable Radar Level Measurement

Control.com

Emerson’s new Rosemount level transmitters, equipped with Bluetooth for configuring devices during startup, power outages, maintenance, and troubleshooting, seek to improve water and chemical process safety and efficiency.

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Hyundai launches delivery robot pilot programs

Robotics Automation News

Hyundai Motor Group has started two pilot delivery service programs using autonomous robots based on its “Plug & Drive” (PnD) modular platform at a hotel and a residential-commercial complex located in the outskirts of Seoul. The delivery robot consists of a storage unit integrated on top of a PnD driving unit.

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Tecoi USA Announces Major North American Commitment

Fabricating & Metal Work

Headquartered in León, Spain, Tecoi is internationally recognized for designing, developing, manufacturing, installing, and maintaining customized metal cutting and processing equipment for laser cutting, plasma and oxyfuel cutting, plate machining, and edge preparation for welding. With its new headquarters in Longview, Texas, Tecoi USA is now able to provide more comprehensive service and support for its growing customer base of metal processors in North America.

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BMW unveils first battery cell coating line at Leipzig factory

Robotics Automation News

BMW Group Plant Leipzig’s first cell coating line has gone into series operation as e-component production at the site continues to gain momentum. By 2024 the two existing module assembly lines will be complemented by a third, as well as four more cell coating lines and two more high-voltage battery assembly lines.

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How Legacy Tools Are Failing Inventive Manufacturing Engineers

Bringing new and improved products to market takes more than just good ideas. It requires agile, iterative production, and real-time collaboration. Most manufacturers recognize the risk of not adapting, but they’re hampered by technologies like MES that haven’t kept up with the pace of hardware innovation. As new manufacturers enter the market with technologically progressive ways of building at scale, existing manufacturers must adapt to stay relevant.

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Russell Roof Tiles Supports National Apprenticeship Week

MEM

Burton on Trent based pitched roof tile manufacturer, Russell Roof Tiles , (RRT) is continuing to support young talent, by celebrating National Apprenticeship Week (6th – 12th of February). National Apprenticeship Week aims to highlight the exceptional work being done by employers and apprentices across the country, providing an excellent opportunity to celebrate apprenticeships and bring the whole apprenticeship community together.

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Material handling robot market predicted to grow to $13 billion by 2033

Robotics Automation News

The global market value for material handling robots will reach $5,542 million in 2023 and grow at a healthy compound annual growth rate of 8.6 percent between 2023 and 2033, according to research by Fact.MR.

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Superconductivity switches on and off in magic-angle graphene

Control Engineering

Graphene insights MIT physicists have found a way to switch superconductivity on and off in magic-angle graphene turned with an electric pulse, which operates in the same way as a light switch. The superconducting switch is seen by the MIT researchers as another tool researchers can consider as they develop materials for faster, smaller and more energy-efficient electronics.

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ABB robots help tackle Covid by automating testing, research and diagnostics

Robotics Automation News

ABB Robotics has developed an automated neutralizing antibody testing system with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) that is the most effective means of determining an individual’s immunity to various strains of Covid.

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How To Package & Price Embedded Analytics

Just by embedding analytics, app owners can charge 24% more for their product. How much value could you add? This framework from Software Pricing Partners explains how application enhancements can extend your product offerings. You’ll learn: How to take a disciplined approach to pricing The three elements of the Packaging Decision Framework Ways to structure your new embedded analytics offering Download the White Paper to learn about How To Package & Price Embedded Analytics.

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Interpol is researching how to police the metaverse, reports say

E&T

The International Criminal Police Organization (ICPO), or Interpol, is investigating how to secure the metaverse. According to BBC, Interpol Secretary General Jurgen Stock revealed the agency’s intent to oversee criminal activities in the metaverse. Stock highlighted the ability of “sophisticated and professional” criminals to adapt to new technological tools for committing crimes.

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Bin-picking systems market forecast to grow to $5.6 billion by 2033

Robotics Automation News

The global bin picking systems market is anticipated to be valued at $1.7 billion in 2023 and it is anticipated to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 12.5 percent to reach $5.6 billion by the end of 2033, according to a report by Fact.MR.

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Concrete made from captured CO2 could cut need for costly underground storage

E&T

Californian start-up Heirloom worked with Canada’s CarbonCure Technologies to inject CO2 captured from the atmosphere into recycled water at a concrete plant. When injected, the CO2 immediately reacts with cement in the water and mineralises, permanently storing the CO2 and stabilising the cement for reuse. The CO2-treated slurry is then used in new concrete mixes.

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Interactive cyber-physical human: Generating contact-rich whole-body motions

Robotics Automation News

Performing human-like motions that involve multiple contacts is challenging for robots. In this regard, a researcher from the Tokyo University Science has envisioned an interactive cyber-physical human (iCPH) platform with complementary humanoid (physical twin) and simulation (digital twin) elements. iCPH combines human measurement data, musculoskeletal analysis, and machine learning for data collection and augmentation.

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Mastering Digital Transformation: Your Guide to a Successful MES Implementation

70% of digital transformation projects fail (BCG, 2020). In an industry where most large software implementations falter, we recognize the importance of planning, optimization, and execution. With over 25 years of industry experience and countless successful implementations, MASS Group is opening the vault of tips and tricks to provide a complimentary step-by-step guide in implementing a Work-In-Progress (WIP) tracking software.