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EXAIR’s new augmented reality web application helps improve customer experience

Design World

EXAIR provides customers with confidence when selecting the right product for their process. To continue facilitating a high-quality user experience, EXAIR.com has upgraded the resources available to users by adding Augmented Reality (AR) capabilities while visiting the site on a mobile device. Customers will now can not only view a 3D version of their selected… The post EXAIR’s new augmented reality web application helps improve customer experience appeared first on Design World.

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5G Edge Computing Industrial IoT Cellular Solution

Gary Mintchell

Computing at the Edge of the network remains a crucial and growing part of a plant’s architecture. Digi International positioned itself as an enabler of data transmission for a long time. This news is a new product exploiting some of the 5G cellular technology benefits. Digi International announced market launch of Digi IX40 , a 5G edge computing industrial IoT cellular router solution.

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Trends in artificial intelligence for 2024

Design World

According to Gartner’s research, up to 25% of organizations surveyed annually since 2019 said they plan to leverage artificial intelligence (AI) within the next 12 months. However, only up to 5% have deployed AI to production. Companies know that generative AI can dramatically improve operations, but inexperience and potential risks postpone the benefits.

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Microsoft Confirms Azure IoT Central Commitment

Automation World

A message posted in error by Microsoft about the retirement of Azure IoT Central caused concern about the effects on technology applications connected to the service.

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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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Trends: Drives and controls incorporate more safety and feedback

Design World

The last decade has seen advancements in controls and motor drive technologies to boost efficiency, safety, and ease of use. Now commonplace are drives that: Let end users leverage autotuning functions for faster commissioning Detect and correct for vibration issues — including the shaping of power into motors to avoid resonances Spur increasingly compact motors… The post Trends: Drives and controls incorporate more safety and feedback appeared first on Design World.

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BT shuts down its final 3G mobile site in the UK

E&T

Mobile operator EE, which is owned by BT Group, has confirmed that it has switched off its final 3G mobile site as it shifts its network over to newer technology.

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What is a Servo, and How do Servo Motors Work?

Control.com

Servo motors are common in all kinds of motion control applications for various industries, but what are these devices, and what makes them different from standard AC or DC motors?

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New mini lever actuated plunger saves time and space

Design World

Limited space should not mean limited quality. Experience quick and reliable actuation in a more compact package with Southco’s new 56 Mini Lever Actuated Plunger. This solution features the same lever-actuated operation as the full-size version for faster and easier latching and unlatching of electronic components. The 56 Mini Lever Actuated Plunger keeps the convenient… The post New mini lever actuated plunger saves time and space appeared first on Design World.

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BASF CEO to Present Keynote at NPE2024

Plastics Today

Michael Heinz will address challenges facing the plastics industry, the importance of collaboration along the value chain, and the future of sustainability,

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NORD DRIVESYSTEMS attends MODEX with dynamic solutions for intralogistics

Design World

The MODEX 2024 exhibition will be open March 11–14 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Global drive solutions manufacturer, NORD DRIVESYSTEMS, will be in attendance to showcase their latest innovations for intralogistics applications. NORD has thousands of drives installed across the world and offers complete drive solutions specialized for intralogistics handling such as… The post NORD DRIVESYSTEMS attends MODEX with dynamic solutions for intralogistics appeared first on Desi

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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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How Odense became a leading robotics city

Robotics Business Review

Robotics leaders such as MiR and UR will exhibit at R-24. Source: Invest in Odense The Danish city of Odense has 200,000 citizens, but how did it become a world leader in robotics? Let’s turn back time just 15 years to the period around the financial crisis. Back then, Denmark was a fairly anonymous country in the global, innovative robotics market.

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WAGO Eco2 Series power supplies from AutomationDirect

Design World

AutomationDirect has added WAGO Eco2 series power supplies that offer performance and value, featuring high efficiency and a compact, space-saving design, making them ideal for space-limited applications. These economical power supplies provide reliable performance and long service life for a variety of applications such as industrial automation, building management systems, machine control, and robotics.

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How Robots in Manufacturing Are Engineering the Future

Robotics Automation News

Regardless of your imagination, one fact remains unequivocal: robots are an enduring part of our reality. Thankfully, it’s anticipated that their main function will be to handle repetitive or hazardous tasks rather than usurping absolute authority. Here’s how robots in manufacturing are engineering the future.

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Advances beget advances in laboratory automation

Design World

Meet the Experts: Ankur Tomar, Manager — Technical marketing • Newark (an Avnet Company) | Sam Stoney, LifeTech Industry Segment manager • Festo | Dave Beckstoffer, industry manager • Portescap. | Patrick Varley, Product marketing manager — robotics • Mitsubishi Electric Automation Inc. | Brian Dengel, General manager • KHK USA Inc. | Paul Denman,… The post Advances beget advances in laboratory automation appeared first on Design World.

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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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Enabling Network Engineering Skills in an AI World

Cisco Smart Manufacturing

Artificial intelligence (AI) has become a common buzzword, especially with the rise of Generative AI (GenAI) tools like ChatGPT, which can create entirely new data and human-like content.

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MRPeasy 10 – The Past, Present, and Future of the Modern MRP Pioneer

MRPEasy

MRPeasy is celebrating a significant milestone – the 10th anniversary of the company’s founding. Here’s how that came to be and what ten years actually means in the ERP market. Filling a gap in the market MRPeasy was created by a team of experienced software developers after they were hired to train SME manufacturing businesses […] The post MRPeasy 10 – The Past, Present, and Future of the Modern MRP Pioneer appeared first on Blog for Manufacturers and Distributors.

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Ruland Manufacturing taps Flexxbotics for robotic machine tending

Robotics Business Review

Ruland Manufacturing has chosen Flexxbotics FlexxCORE technology for its robotic machine tending needs. | Source: Flexxbotics Flexxbotics, which delivers workcell digitalization for robot-driven manufacturing, today announced that Ruland Manufacturing Co. has selected it to deliver autonomous process control in its FANUC RoboDrill workcells. The companies said the project’s goal is to achieve “lights out” operations.

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Austal Australia awarded contract for more Royal Australian Navy patrol boats

Manufacturer's Monthly

Austal Australia has been awarded a contract extension for the construction of two additional Evolved Cape-class Patrol Boats for the Royal Australian Navy. The $157 million contract follows the procurement announcement made in November 2023 by the Commonwealth of Australia (CoA) and brings the total number of Evolved Cape-class Patrol Boats being delivered to the Navy, under the SEA1445-1 Project, to ten.

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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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IFR says harnessing AI in robotics can make work better

Robotics Business Review

We’re in the midst of a decade of unprecedented transformation, driven in part by the global pandemic and geopolitical events that are fundamentally changing the way we manufacture and deliver goods, according to the International Federation of Robotics, or IFR. That transformation is happening against the backdrop of global megatrends, including a shrinking global workforce , an increasing appetite for e-commerce, and a fundamental need for sustainability and resilience — including in sup

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Queensland’s energy transformation to accelerate with battery and renewable energy generation

Manufacturer's Monthly

Queensland critical minerals and battery technology fund to fast-track plans to reopen copper mine, generating more Australian manufacturing. Queensland copper exploration company, Revolver Resources will accelerate plans to recommission a Far North Queensland copper mine thanks to support from the Queensland state Government. Revolver seeks to re-establish the mine in line with the rising global demand for copper to supply electric vehicles (EVs), EV charging infrastructure, batteries, and ren

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Evolution to 5G-Advanced and Beyond: A Blueprint for Mobile Transport

Cisco Smart Manufacturing

The rapid rollout of 5G technology has marked a historic milestone in the evolution of mobile connectivity. According to research firm Omdia , 5G subscriptions surged from 1.

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Manufacturer of the year – Amiga Engineering

Manufacturer's Monthly

After taking home the most innovative manufacturing company award at this year’s Endeavour Awards, Amiga Engineering quickly returned to the stage to receive the manufacturer of the year. The award is a culmination of hard work from founder and managing director Michael Bourchier and the team at Amiga Engineering. Amiga Engineering is a beacon in the Australian manufacturing landscape for diversifying and meeting the needs of wider industry and remaining relevant.

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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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Net zero economy boasts 9% growth in 2023, vastly outpacing UK economy

E&T

The UK’s net zero economy grew 9% last year, a report commissioned by the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU) has found.

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Hysata welcomes UN climate official to Port Kembla eclectrolyser facility

Manufacturer's Monthly

Australian electrolyser company Hysata hosted executive secretary for the United Nations executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Simon Stiell last Friday in Port Kembla. Minister for climate change and energy the Hon Chris Bowen MP and member for Cunningham Alison Byres MP joined Mr Stiell for a tour of Hysata’s electrolyser manufacturing facility during his first official visit to Australia.

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Can Artificial Photosynthesis Be The Key to Mitigating Climate Change?

21st Century Tech

Recently, a Berkeley, California startup company that goes by the name, Twelve , has been capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) from ambient air and turning it into E-Jet® fuel for aircraft. E-Jet is not biofuel. Twelve’s novel process is unlike any other synthetic fuel I have described previously on this site where I have covered synthetic fuels produced using the Fischer-Tropsch process, synfuels made from vegetable oils, animal fats, and organic waste oil, and ethanol-based synfuel derived fro

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GenAI will Transform B2B Interactions and Solutions in the Year Ahead with New Depth of Context and Control

Cisco Smart Manufacturing

Human-like interaction with B2B solutions, bespoke multimodal LLMs for better accuracy and precision, curated workflow automation via LAMs and customized B2B applications will become the norm as… Read more on Cisco Blogs

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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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Dutch cargo bike firm Babboe ordered to halt sales amid safety concerns

The Guardian Manufacturing

Regulator demands recall of two models, understood to affect about 10,000 of the popular products Dutch authorities have ordered a leading European manufacturer of cargo bikes to suspend sales and recall thousands of its products amid safety concerns over frame breakages. The Dutch regulator for food and consumer product safety (NVWA) called a temporary halt to trading by Babboe , which makes family cargo bikes seen daily on school runs from Berlin to Bristol, “because their safety cannot be suf

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Why the Combi-CS electric Pedestrian Stacker is proving popular in F&B

Manufacturer's Monthly

The Australian food and beverage industry has begun to realise the benefits of Combilift’s electric Combi-CS Pedestrian Stacker, as demand grows for more efficient warehousing and forklifts. In an effort to balance food and worker safety with productivity and quality, the Combi-CS has gained traction in warehouses across the country. Thanks to its patented, award-winning, multi-position tiller arm, the Combi-CS can navigate very narrow aisles whilst managing loads of up to 2,000kg – and because

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Benefits of Ingesting Data from Amazon Inspector into Cisco Vulnerability Management

Cisco Smart Manufacturing

Co-authored by Tejas Sheth, Sr. Security Specialist, Amazon Web Services – AISPL.

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CarbiCrete announces new CEO

Canadian Manufacturing

Jacob Homiller, newly-appointed CarbiCrete CEO (CNW Group/CarbiCrete Inc) MONTREAL — CarbiCrete announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Jacob Homiller as its new Chief Executive Officer. The company’s co-founder and outgoing CEO, Chris Stern, will remain with the organization as a strategic advisor. “I would like to thank Chris for his vision, hard work, and dedication in getting CarbiCrete to the stage it is at today.

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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.