Fri.Mar 17, 2023

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ABB to expand robotics factory in U.S.

Design World

ABB has announced that construction is starting on the expansion of its existing North American robotics headquarters and manufacturing facility in Auburn Hills, Mich. The project is expected to be completed in November 2023 and represents an investment of $20 million. The expansion will create 72 highly skilled new jobs in the area and is… The post ABB to expand robotics factory in U.S. appeared first on Design World.

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Zero Trust Security Moves from Defense to Industry

Automation World

Developed for military/defense applications, the Mission Secure cybersecurity platform aims to reduce access and, therefore, risk to industrial operations technologies.

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Honeywell Introduces New Transmitters for Condition-based Monitoring of Rotating Equipment

Gary Mintchell

A couple of news items recently pushed my way from the foundation layer of the famous Purdue Pyramid. This one comes from Honeywell , a company that usually talks to me about software and sustainability. This release concerns transmitters for condition-based monitoring of rotating equipment. This is an important layer of data generation for the famous Industrial Internet of Things.

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How robots can reduce aerospace workplace hazards

Robotics Business Review

The aerospace industry has begun paying more attention to the hazards of humans working closely with hazardous chemicals. The post How robots can reduce aerospace workplace hazards appeared first on Robotics Business Review.

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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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Crocodile-inspired e-skin could improve prosthetics

E&T

The development of flexible electronic skin could greatly help innovation in the fields of rehabilitation, healthcare, prosthetic limbs and robotics. The team at Pohang University of Science and Technology (Postech) and the University of Ulsan in South Korea, was inspired by the qualities of crocodile skin to develop a new type of stretchable pressure sensors, which can detect various types of touch and pressure.

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The Rise of Personalized Shopping: AI Assistants and Customer Engagement

Robotics Automation News

A huge transition is currently taking place in the retail sector. In order to provide individualized shopping experiences, merchants are blending physical and digital interactions thanks to the development of cutting-edge technology. Customers are no longer restricted to shopping in-store, so they may now do so whenever, from anywhere.

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Women in Engineering: Organizations and Influential Figures

Control.com

Let’s explore the challenges facing women in science, technology, mathematics, and engineering, the organizations supporting these women, and some modern-day, influential role models.

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The Gallery: Rome’s World Expo bid aims for solar utopia

E&T

Expo 2030 Roma would take place in Tor Vergata, a vast area in the Italian capital that, although being home to one of the country’s leading academic hubs as well as residential buildings, has experienced neglect in recent decades. The plan aims to reverse that decline through sustainable, long-term development including a 150,000m2 solar park with peak generating capacity of 36MW that it is claimed would be the world’s largest urban, publicly accessible solar farm.

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Best Fat Tire Electric Bike: The Ultimate All-Terrain Companion

Robotics Automation News

Versatility is one key advantage a fat tire electric bike has over a regular one with thinner tires. This is also the reason for their excellence as all-terrain champions. Fat tire e-bikes are built with tires not less than 3.6″, with more rubber in contact with the ground.

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Drone system to inspect electricity pylons will save nearly £3m

E&T

The three-year project, which is funded by Ofgem’s Network Innovation Allowance, could save time and cost compared with traditional ground patrols. Insulators are often made of glass or ceramic and protect pylons from the current on the power line to prevent the tower becoming live. They produce electric fields when in operation, which have distinct profiles that are altered by defects on the insulator.

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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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Businesses expect slower sales in the short term as labour shortage persists: survey findings

Canadian Manufacturing

Businesses expect subdued sales in the short term as they face continued cost and labour pressures, despite slowing inflation, according to a survey by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. The chamber’s Business Data Lab released the results of its first-quarter poll on business conditions on Mar. 16, which found one-third of companies expect to raise prices next quarter.

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SVT Robotics and Kardex Solutions partner to develop end-to-end pick and pack solution

Robotics Automation News

SVT Robotics, a software provider for the rapid integration of industrial robotics, and Kardex Solutions, a global business partner of AutoStore and intralogistics solution provider of automated storage, retrieval, and material handling systems, have formed a strategic partnership.

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Keys to developing autonomous vehicle software

Robotics Business Review

APEX.AI co-founder Dejan Pangercic discusses software development for autonomous vehicles. The post Keys to developing autonomous vehicle software appeared first on Robotics Business Review.

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Employee management software provider Rippling raises $500 million in Series E financing

Robotics Automation News

By Parker Conrad, CEO, Rippling Rippling, a provider of automated software for employee management, has raised $500 million in a round led by Greenoaks. The round values the company at $11.25 billion, the same as the company’s Series D financing in May 2022.

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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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New developments in abrasive technology for aluminum

The Fabricator

A new abrasives technology makes finishing aluminum and other nonferrous alloys less difficult for metal fabrication shops.

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ForwardX Robotics releases fully autonomous forklift

Robotics Automation News

ForwardX Robotics, a global autonomous mobile robot (AMR) and warehouse solutions provider, introduces its latest autonomous forklift: Apex C1500-L. The new forklift further enhances ForwardX’s capabilities in pallet movement workflows with a higher payload capacity and the ability to work with both GMA and Euro pallets.

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What’s next after the early 2023 steel price hike?

The Fabricator

Steel buyers indicate that they don’t believe that the current price hikes of early 2023 will hold.

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Stäubli opens new office in Southern California

Robotics Automation News

Stäubli Group, one of the world’s largest industrial and mechatronic solutions providers, has opened the doors of its brand-new office in Cypress, California. Gerald Vogt, CEO of the Stäubli Group, and members of the executive committee, were present at an event held by the company to mark the milestone.

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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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Cam Covers to become green - Altech ECO enabling a lower CO? footprint

Plastics News

Altech® ECO Near-to-Prime® Recycling compounds proved to be the right choice as a sustainable alternative in highly demanding applications where performance and value are the desirable criteria for a new cam cover of the OEM.

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Indian startup Unbox Robotics launches sortation robots in the US

Robotics Automation News

Unbox Robotics, an India-based robotics technology company for intralogistics, plans to expand its footprint in the international markets starting with the United States. With proven success within the domestic 3PL industry, the company is looking to make its tech available to meet the current demand for innovative plug and play automation solutions in the US.

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Robotics Summit names MassRobotics strategic partner

Robotics Business Review

MassRobotics will serve as the exclusive strategic partner for the Robotics Summit & Expo to be held on May 10-11 in Boston. The post Robotics Summit names MassRobotics strategic partner appeared first on Robotics Business Review.

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ABB to invest another $20 million on expanding its robotics factory in US

Robotics Automation News

ABB has strengthened its commitment to one of its largest customer markets – the US – with construction starting on the expansion of its existing North American robotics headquarters and manufacturing facility in Auburn Hills, Michigan. The project is expected to be completed in November 2023 and represents an investment of $20 million.

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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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Achieve Zero Defects with Innovative Measurement and Inspection Solutions

Fabricating & Metal Work

MEASUREMENT & INSPECTION ZEISS METROTOM 1 CT Scanner Available Through Exact Metrology The ZEISS METROTOM 1 CT scanner is now for lease from Exact Metrology. The interior of the ZEISS METROTOM 1 CT scanner. Exact Metrology, Inc. (Cincinnati, OH) a division of In-Place Machining Co., a comprehensive 3D metrology service provider and hardware sales company, is leasing the ZEISS METROTOM 1 CT scanner.

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The Best Countries to Hold a Business

Robotics Automation News

As the saying goes, “location, location, location!” It’s not just a mantra for real estate agents, but also for businesses looking to establish a foothold in the global market. With the world becoming more interconnected, businesses are no longer confined to the geographical limits of their hometowns.

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Moldex3D 2023 Est Arrivé

Plastics Today

The latest version of the molding analysis software features robust simulation, user-friendly interfaces, and access to cloud services.

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Seoul Robotics establishes office at Curiosity Lab in Peachtree Corners

Robotics Automation News

Peachtree Corners, a tiny US town which claims to be “one of the world’s first smart cities powered by real-world connected infrastructure and 5G”, has been chosen by Seoul Robotics as a new location for its company. Seoul Robotics has established its United States office in Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners.

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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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Smart on-battery electronics eliminates the need for inverters

Drives & Controls

A German start-up has come up with a technology that does away with the need for converters in battery-powered systems. The “AC battery” system, developed by Munich-based Bavertis, uses electronics to reconfigure battery cells several thousand times per second, and allows the battery to generate AC directly.

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AutoStore introduces ‘enhanced workstations’ for its warehouse automation system

Robotics Automation News

AutoStore, a provider of robotic technology for warehouses, has launched two new workstations that prioritize operational efficiency, operator productivity, and ergonomics: FusionPort and FusionPort Staging. The workstations offer advanced integration capabilities to accommodate various automation technology solutions and are available worldwide from April 12.

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Annual Rockwell smart manufacturing study highlights impact of technology on success

Automation Mag

Rockwell Automation released the results of its eighth annual “ State of Smart Manufacturing Report.” The global study surveyed more than 1,350 manufacturers across 13 major manufacturing countries. The 2023 report reveals a focus on delivering profitable growth without sacrificing quality, an emphasis on accessing data’s true potential and increasing adoption of technology to build resilience, enable agility, increase sustainability and address workforce challenges.

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May Mobility launches third-generation of its autonomous driving system

Robotics Automation News

May Mobility, a developer of autonomous vehicle technology, has launched its third-generation autonomous driving system, describing it as “another significant step” on the path to driverless commercial operations that will improve safety, efficiency and rider satisfaction. Improvements include increased speed, tele-assist capabilities and improved detection accuracy.

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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.