July, 2022

How to Select a 3D Printer for your Plant

Automation World

Advances in additive manufacturing are moving the technology in the direction of making production-ready parts. But before investing in 3D printing, take some time to understand the different types of equipment and materials. Factory / 3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing

Reduce Your Turbulence With An Agile Supply Chain

Cisco Industrial Automation

Authored By Han Law. Uncertain global environments around trade and other geo-political events have made agile supply chains the difference between a firm’s success, survival, or failure. However, traditional risk management practices have not been very effective.

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Where exactly is Gemba?

Chris Hohmann

Going to see buy oneself, at the Gemba, is a Lean commandement well received (understood?) by all those who went through a Lean initiation. Now laymen and beginners may ask: where exactly is Gemba? First let’s clarify the meaning of the word Gemba. For this I’ll quote an old acquaintance of mine, Michel Baudin who … Continue reading Where exactly is Gemba? Lean basics Lean Management digital transformation digitalization gemba Lean Lean 4.0 value Value Stream Mapping

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Tech Tuesdays: Sorbothane marks 40 years of shock and vibration innovation

Design World

In our latest Technology Tuesday’s podcast, Design World’s Michelle Froese speaks with David Church, president of Sorbothane, about innovative shock and vibration solutions.

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To Everything There Is A Season

Gary Mintchell

What if the time has come to rethink all these specific silos and strategies that we build software solutions around?

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11 Expectations in the Development of AI Transcription

Robotics Automation News

Does the name Audrey Hepburn ring a bell? Way back in 1952, it was the first computer speech recognition tool. Even though the technology was groundbreaking, the software could understand only digits. Since then, transcription software has come a long way.

Machines-as-a-Service: This Trend Is Just Getting Started

Automation World

A new report from Bain & Company illustrates why machines-as-a-service is a growing trend that will change the familiar equipment manufacturer business model. Factory / Plant Maintenance

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Lean speakers, Lean tool users and Lean Thinkers

Chris Hohmann

Since awareness about Lean has spread, it seems that Lean experts are plentiful. However, when paying closer attention to those ‘experts’, they can broken down into 3 main categories, according to my opinion: Lean speakers, Lean tool users and Lean Thinkers Lean speakers Lean speakers use a lot of Lean jargon and Japanese words they … Continue reading Lean speakers, Lean tool users and Lean Thinkers. Lean Management Lean Lean thinking Muda Value Stream Mapping

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168 Manufacturing adds new distributors for automated machine shop technologies

Design World

168 Manufacturing, a brand of Precision Tool Technologies that designs and develops CNC machine shop automation technologies, announces partnerships with six new North American distributors for its FullShopTM Automated Coolant Management Systems.

New Generation Leadership At Inductive Automation

Gary Mintchell

Bringing in a new generation of leadership to an organization when you’ve groomed people with potential to realize that potential brings rejuvenation and excitement. The leadership at Inductive Automation is transitioning to the next generation.

Human-like hands for robots move one step closer with Italian scientist’s invention

Robotics Automation News

An Italian scientist has invented a robotic end effector that could bring the goal of robots having human-like hands one step closer.

Digital Transformation Lessons from a Smart Monitoring System for Potable Water Treatment

Automation World

How the German city of Oberzent connects decentralized measurement points using LoRaWAN and Endress+Hauser’s Netilion IIoT technologies. Factory / IIoT

Additive Manufacturing Specialist Explains Why Prototyping Is Key to Sustainability

MEM

Sustainability is the challenge for manufacturers and engineers across UK industries as it impacts production processes, material choice, supply chain, product features and end of life plans.

5 Trends Dominating the Robotics Sector

Robotics Business Review

What is the state of the robotics and automation sector at 2022's midpoint? ABI Research’s Lian Jye Su has a few thoughts, five in fact. The post 5 Trends Dominating the Robotics Sector appeared first on Robotics Business Review.

Unison Tube bringing tube bending innovation to Fabtech 2022

Design World

Unison Tube LLC of Danville, Va., will present innovative tube manipulation technologies at Fabtech, North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing event.

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HPE Announces GreenLake Modern Private Cloud and New Cloud Services

Gary Mintchell

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced advances to its GreenLake flagship Software-as-a-Service platform at its Discover 2022 user conference.

Rapid Robotics unveils robot with ‘fastest setup time in the industry’

Robotics Automation News

Rapid Robotics says it has developed a robot with the “fastest setup time in the industry”. The Rapid Machine Operator (RMO) from Rapid Robotics is “the first industrial robot that can get up and running in a matter of hours”, according to the company.

Cloud-Based Software Modernizes Cleaning System Reporting

Automation World

Sani-Matic worked with Rockwell Automation and PTC to develop a SaaS offering that replaces largely manual, paper-based data collection processes. Products / Software

Federal government announces new rules for recyclability and composting to reduce plastic waste

Canadian Manufacturing

TERREBONNE — On Jul. 25, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Steven Guilbeault, announced the next step in delivering on Canada’s commitments on plastic waste and pollution by launching two consultations to: Develop rules for recyclability and compostability labelling; and.

CIONIC CEO Jeremiah Robison Discusses Bionic Clothing That Augments Human Movement

Robotics Business Review

In Episode 81 of The Robot Report Podcast, Steve Crowe and Mike Oitzman are joined by Jeremiah Robison, CEO of CIONIC, a developer of bionic clothing that enables the body to move with more freedom and control.

PBC Linear launches miniature metric ball screw assemblies

Design World

PBC Linear, a Pacific Bearing Company and a global leader in linear motion solutions, has expanded its comprehensive portfolio to include Miniature Metric Ball Screw Assemblies.

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Industry IoT Consortium Updates Industrial IoT Internet Connectivity Framework

Gary Mintchell

The power of industry consortia lies in the number of companies and the market reach of the companies who gather to develop standards for technology and use.

Industrial robot sales in North America ‘continue record surge into 2022’

Robotics Automation News

North American companies started the year by purchasing “the most robots ever in a single quarter”, with 11,595 robots sold at a value of $646 million.

Blockchain and artificial intelligence keep food, goods safe in supply chain.

Automation World

FDA takes closer look at food safety in e-commerce models; Alitheon’s optical AI combats counterfeiting. Take Five

Innovative Bosch technology makes tram travel safer

AU Manufacturing

Media Release Bosch. Tram driving requires maximum concentration over long periods of time. In complex traffic situations, collisions with other vehicles may occur. To mitigate this, Bosch has developed a collision warning system incorporating artificial intelligence (AI) to support tram drivers.

Manufacturer Survey Details Impact of Robotics Integration on Facilities and Workers

Robotics Business Review

Manufacturers must continue to automate to remain competitive, but the introduction of robotics systems will impact their facilities and human workers.

It’s hip to be square-wheeled

Design World

Square wheels–or more precisely, those with a sinusoidal circumference–have several advantages over conventional round wheels. So say the inventors of what is probably the world’s only square-shaped commercial wheels. Shark Wheels for skateboards.

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Mitigate Supply Chain Disruption

Gary Mintchell

I am moderating a discussion on the Web July 27 at 11 am EDT among three experts sharing ideas about using technologies we have today to help mitigate supply chain disruption.

Multiverse Computing to develop quantum digital twin for Bosch manufacturing facility

Robotics Automation News

Multiverse Computing, a quantum computing solutions provider, is collaborating in a research project with the Bosch Automotive Electronics plant in Madrid to leverage the power of quantum computing in the virtual replica or “digital twin” of a factory.

3 Keys to Securing and Managing an Industrial Network

Automation World

Why Industry 4.0 success requires visibility into all connected points on an industrial network, as well as threat detection and displays of the network’s health and integrity. Factory / IIoT

Propelling women into STEM – Applications open for Elevate scholarships

AU Manufacturing

Media Release by ATSE. The Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) has today opened applications for the new $41.2 million Elevate: Boosting women in STEM program. The program is funded by the Australian Government.

Rauland Collaborates With Panasonic Connect North America to Increase Factory Productivity with Automation Solutions

i4.0 today

Challenge: Rauland , a subsidiary of AMETEK, is an American manufacturing company based in Mount Prospect, Illinois that produces workflow and life-safety solutions for hospitals and schools worldwide.

Andantex to introduce new planetary Reducer design concept at IMTS

Design World

Developed with machine tool performance in mind, EVO 1 is a new approach to driving machine tool axes. The EVO 1 mechanical gearing system approaches the performance of a linear motor at the lower price of a rack and pinion linear axis.

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Emerson and Dragos Partner to Strengthen ICS Cybersecurity

Gary Mintchell

I received this news late last week , Tuesday, July 19, Dragos and Emerson announced a partnership to strengthen ICS/OT cybersecurity and protect the critical infrastructure of industrial processes at the plant floor. .

Carnegie Mellon develops robots that ‘learn household tasks by watching humans’

Robotics Automation News

By Aaron Aupperlee Novel method developed by Carnegie Mellon University researchers enables robots to ‘learn in the wild’ The robot watched as Shikhar Bahl opened the refrigerator door.

Robots and Cobots: A Peer-to-Peer FAQ

Automation World

End users and integrators offer their insights into industry’s growing use of industrial robots, collaborative robots, and autonomous mobile robots. Factory / Robotics

Deakin University to house Australia’s first hydrogen fuel cell R&D hub

AU Manufacturing

Construction of Australia’s first hydrogen fuel cell research and development facility has begun at Deakin University’s Warrnambool campus. .