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PTDA to host 2024 Canadian conference

Design World

The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) will convene for the PTDA 2024 Canadian Conference in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada on June 4–6. Delegates in the power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) industry, representing PTDA distributor and manufacturer companies, will broaden cross-channel networks, expand connections, and deepen business relationships.

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Schneider Electric Adds Cobots

Automation World

At Modex 2024, the company showcased this new cobot line with demonstrations of its Lexium RL 3 and RL 18 models as well as information about the forthcoming RL 5 and RL 7 models.

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NORD DRIVESYSTEMS exhibits innovative, reliable solutions at AAAE

Design World

NORD DRIVESYSTEMS is returning to the 96th Annual AAAE Conference with its innovative solutions for the airport industry. This year’s exhibition takes place in Nashville, April 28– May 1, 2024. Drive solutions from NORD are characterized by their long service life, high efficiency, and quiet operation to transport baggage effectively and discretely from the check-in… The post NORD DRIVESYSTEMS exhibits innovative, reliable solutions at AAAE appeared first on Design World.

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Airskin Demonstrates Application on KUKA Robot at Modex 2024

Automation World

KUKA showcased how its industrial robots, such as the Agilus, Quantec and Cybertech, can be outfitted with Airskin’s safety skin to allow the robots to operate collaboratively.

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Manufacturing Sustainability Surge: Your Guide to Data-Driven Energy Optimization & Decarbonization

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.

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Turck Releases Next-generation Flow Sensors with Alphanumeric Display

Control.com

Turck has released its next-generation FS+ compact flow sensor series with IO-Link. The new sensors are equipped with an alphanumeric display to clearly show the flow and temperature of liquids.

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Calculate and Apply OEE

Automation World

Knowing the overall equipment effectiveness formula is just the first step; calculating it for a real-world manufacturing line and applying it to improve production is what gives it value.

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A Preview of Beckhoff's MX-System

Automation World

The MX-System is an intelligent automation hardware system designed to replace conventional control cabinets.

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Mecademic says Absolute Calibration services improve robot accuracy

Robotics Business Review

Mecademic Absolute Calibration is intended to improve performance, mitigate risk, and shorten robot deployment times. | Source: Mecademic Mecademic, a developer of compact, high-precision industrial robots, this week announced Mecademic Absolute Calibration, or MAC. It is a service that the company said can enhance its robots’ accuracy “out of the box.” The Montreal, Canada-based company claimed that MAC demonstrates its ability to deliver robots that meet critical precision an

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Omron and RoEq Expand AMR and Top Module Collaboration

Automation World

The partnership between Omron and RoEq enables greater focus on intralogistics projects for faster execution.

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Medtronic to explore the future of robotic surgery at Robotics Summit

Robotics Business Review

We can only guess what surgery may look like in 50 or 100 years, but one thing will always be true: The patient and surgeon will always be at the center, according to Medtronic. And the same is true for surgeons and the technology they use. Surgical robotics isn’t about the bits or bytes; it’s about how the tools help best meet each patient’s needs to deliver the best possible outcome.

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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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Cisco Nexus Insights: Proactive Day 2 Operations

Cisco Smart Manufacturing

Today’s complex hybrid cloud environments are often composed of solutions from multiple vendors and spread across multiple locations, making it challenging to smooth out application performance and a… Read more on Cisco Blogs

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Robotics Engineering Career Fair to connect candidates, employers at Robotics Summit

Robotics Business Review

The Robotics Engineering Career Fair will be co-located with the Robotics Summit & Expo in Boston. Credit: MassRobotics Both job seekers and robotics employers need opportunities to connect. MassRobotics is holding a Robotics Engineering Career Fair from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. on May 2 at the Robotics Summit & Expo. The career fair will draw from the general robotics and artificial intelligence community, as well as from attendees at the Robotics Summit & Expo.

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Remote Control and Monitoring of Robots

Automation World

Olis Robotics is working with Kawasaki Robotics Inc.

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Rust to riches? Ohio city’s fortunes set to rise with flying taxi startup

The Guardian Manufacturing

‘Uber of the skies’ Joby Aviation will build its fleet of aircraft at a $500m facility in Dayton and plans to employ 2,000 people For a decade, Dayton in south-west Ohio has fought to shed its rust belt past. New apartment blocks, hotels and breweries have cut into a landscape dominated by derelict warehouses and general industrial decline. But today, that transformation is shifting gears and taking to the skies.

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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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Resin Price Report: Buyers Hit Pause as Close of First Quarter Nears

Plastics Today

Declining buying interest led to another drop in Prime polyethylene and polypropylene resin pricing.

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Novarc Technologies’ spool welding robot installed at Seaspan’s Victoria shipyard

Automation Mag

Novarc Technologies has deployed its Spool Welding Robot (SWR) at Seaspan’s Victoria Shipyards. This collaboration between Seaspan, one of Canada’s leading shipbuilders, and Novarc aims to transform pipe welding processes with automation technology. This will reportedly enhance productivity, elevate welder safety and ensure consistent high-quality welds, revolutionizing manufacturing processes and driving innovation in shipbuilding.

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U.S. Department of Commerce Receives Over 160 Concept Plans Across 30 States for CHIPS for America Funding Opportunity for Small Supply Chain Projects

NIST Manufacturing

Media Contact: Madeline Broas, madeline.broas [at] chips.gov (madeline[dot]broas[at]chips[dot]gov) WASHINGTON—Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced significant interest in its funding opportunity for small supply chain projects.

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Nidec Drive Technology adds high-precision reducers to its ABLE series

Motion Control Tips

Nidec Drive Technology has added high-end models that feature low backlash, noise, and vibration, to the company’s lineup of the ABLE series, a group of servo motor-dedicated planetary reducers. “ABLE reducer” is the trade name of the group of servo motor reducers that Nidec Drive Technology sells. The latest models that the company has newly […] The post Nidec Drive Technology adds high-precision reducers to its ABLE series appeared first on Motion Control Tips.

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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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What did Lithuanian startup company LastMile learn from its autonomous car experiment?

Robotics Automation News

The future of home shopping delivery is clearly linked to autonomous technologies. Lithuania is not chasing others in this field, but is rather taking a lead that brings useful insights for the whole market. In Vilnius, fleets of delivery robots have joined already the busy city center traffic for the first time in Europe.

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Most tube-intensive industries drop in latest data

The Fabricator

Some positive indicators persist, but most manufacturing and tube markets remain stuck in negative territory, hampered by lower oil and gas activity. Consumer sentiment in the U.S. remains resilient.

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Carnegie Mellon scientists demonstrate head-worn assistive device for robotics

Robotics Automation News

Researchers say they have learned a lot from in-home test of adaptive robot interface No one could blame Carnegie Mellon University students Akhil Padmanabha and Janavi Gupta if they were a bit anxious this past August as they traveled to the Bay Area home of Henry and Jane Evans.

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House-Hasson Hardware Agrees to Acquire Bostwick-Braun Hardware

Fastener News Desk

House-Hasson Hardware, Knoxville, Tn., has agreed to acquire Bostwick-Braun Hardware, Toledo, Oh. The deal will include warehouses and inventory. Steve Henry, president and CEO of House-Hasson, and Pete Richichi, CEO of Bostwick-Braun, said the letter of intent was signed on March 19. “We believe in the future of independent hardware stores and lumberyards,” Henry said.

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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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Civ Robotics shows how to improve pre-construction surveying efficiency by using robots and precision positioning

Robotics Automation News

Managing a construction project from planning stage to execution in the real world is replete with challenges. Whether a company is building a sprawling solar farm or laying lines on the road, precision is paramount. Errors of just a few inches can have massive implications that can lead to critical delays and cost overruns.

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AeC Recognized by Frost & Sullivan for Leading the Customer Relationship Industry in Brazil

Frost & Sullivan Manufacturing

San Antonio, TX — March 29, 2024 — Frost & Sullivan recently researched the customer experience outsourcing services industry and, based on its findings, recognizes AeC with the 2023 Company of the Year Award. AeC is connecting technology with outstanding customer service to increase efficiency and optimize the customer’s business journey. AeC leverages artificial intelligence (AI), data intelligence, machine learning (ML), natural language processing (NLP), fraud prevention, and real human

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Slamcore adds machine vision to real-time location systems

Robotics Automation News

Slamcore, a developer of visual spatial technologies, has launched its Slamcore Aware product. The company describes Slamcore Aware as an easy-to-commission hardware and software solution which improves the accuracy, robustness and scalability of 3D localization data for tracking intralogistics vehicles.

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Fastenal Releases 2024 Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Report

Fastener News Desk

WINONA, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Fastenal Company (Nasdaq: FAST) is proud to announce the publication of its 2024 ESG Report. The report, which recaps Fastenal’s performance and progress in the year ending December 31, 2023, was produced with reference to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards and aligns with the ESG disclosure and reporting frameworks established by the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB, now part of the IFRS Foundation) and the Taskforce

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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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What is Business Verification, and Why is it Important?

Robotics Automation News

Business verification is popularly known as Know Your Business. It’s an essential anti-money laundering process for organisations. Business verification techniques allow entrepreneurs and compliance officers to devise strong policies to onboard business customers, investors, suppliers, and partners. These policies help to manage suspicious account activities and transactions.

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Threaded Inserts for Metal Ensure Secure Fit When Repairing, Replacing Worn-Out Threads

Mold Making Technology

E-Z Lock assortment kit. Source: E-Z Lock E-Z Lok , a manufacturer and distributor of threaded inserts for metal, plastic and wood, now offers E-Z Lok (Solid Wall) threaded inserts for metal, including both assortment and installation kits. E-Z Lok inserts are ideal for repairing or reinforcing threaded holes in soft metals such as aluminum, magnesium and cast iron.

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ABB invests $20 million into upgrading its US robotics headquarters

Robotics Automation News

ABB has opened its refitted US robotics headquarters and manufacturing facility in Auburn Hills, Michigan, which will support ABB Robotics’ global operations in developing and manufacturing cutting-edge robotic solutions in the US, for the US and the Americas.

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Unlocking Precision: SECS/GEM Integration on Surfscan SP7XP with EIGEMBox

Manufacturing Tomorrow

Experience precision redefined: Seamlessly integrate SECS/GEM on Surfscan SP7XP with EIGEMBox for unparalleled control and efficiency in semiconductor inspection.

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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.