November, 2022

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Robot Piece Picking Advances with Artificial Intelligence

Automation World

At PACK EXPO International, Siemens previewed its forthcoming AI-driven software for the development of pick-and-place robot systems that can grasp objects previously unknown to the system. PEI 2022

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Design World’s user community recognizes ‘Leadership in Engineering’ winners for 2022

Design World

Design World’s yearlong event recognizes engineering companies, teams and individuals for innovation and engineering excellence. The Design World Network has announced the winners of the 2022 Leadership in Engineering program.

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Reading, Writing, Thinking

Gary Mintchell

I missed a day here yesterday. I had an outpatient procedure that necessitated leaving home about 5:30 am. I blamed the condition on past workplace stress. More likely it was hereditary. Glad to report that the operation was successful.

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Big Quit Reloaded – Don’t Let Knowledge Walk Out the Door or Escape Through the Window

Chris Hohmann

In November 2018 I wrote a post on this very blog titled Don’t Let Knowledge Walk Out the Door or escape through the window. At that time I was helping a startup to scale-up into an industrial manufacturing company, which was losing significant knowledge through employee turnover. November 2022, we are amid the Big Quit, … Continue reading Big Quit Reloaded – Don’t Let Knowledge Walk Out the Door or Escape Through the Window. Quiet influencer reusable knowledge Startup

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How AI Changed Video Editing

Robotics Automation News

Depending on which experts you consult, they will likely tell you that AI is going to impact almost every area of our life in the future. Certain industries and areas of daily living have already been transformed, and some clever AI applications can save a lot of time as well as make life easier.

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New research: Augmenting the bottom line with extended reality technologies

AU Manufacturing

Media Release by ARM Hub. Many Australian small-to-medium manufacturers are yet to realise the benefits of low-cost extended reality (XR) technologies, says Anthony Franzè, Industrial Designer and Project Coordinator at the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Hub.

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Apptronik and NASA Roll Out Humanoid Robot

Automation World

Apptronik and NASA ready Apollo, a humanoid mobile robot that can manipulate the environment. Factory / Robotics

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Automation Fair Attracts Large Crowd, Exhibits New Technology

Gary Mintchell

There was Automation Fair and then meetings and then Thanksgiving. Plenty of time to digest everything I learned and experienced at Rockwell Automation’s event. They skipped 2020, of course. The 2021 event in Houston was abbreviated.

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Goal Tree Chronicles- 2 Trees built in one 2-day workshop

Chris Hohmann

November 2022, I moderated a Goal Tree building workshop in which 2 teams of 5 built a Goal Tree, in the same session and same meeting room. After a couple of hours spent training about the basics of “Necessity logic”, the rules of building a Goal Tree and the different uses of such a Tree, … Continue reading Goal Tree Chronicles- 2 Trees built in one 2-day workshop. Goal Tree Chronicles Goal Tree Workshop

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How is Robotics Shaping Up to Impact the Car Manufacturing Industry?

Robotics Automation News

The world of car manufacturing has experienced significant changes over the years.

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ARM Hub, Azcende Venture to help Australian critical tech enter US defence market

AU Manufacturing

Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Hub (ARM Hub) has ventured into a partnership with infrastructure advisory firm Azcende Venture Capital to help Australian manufacturers of innovative technologies enter US markets. .

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How to Connect Sustainability and Automation

Automation World

In this episode, we connect with Michael Martinez of Schneider Electric to better understand the connections between the use of open industrial automation software and sustainability. Factory / Control

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The top ten “green” programming languages

Design World

Software with the fastest execution time isn’t necessarily the greenest. Leland Teschler • Executive Editor There once was an assumption among computer programmers that a faster program is also an energy efficient program.

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PTC Acquires ServiceMax

Gary Mintchell

PTC to Acquire SaaS Field Service Management Provider ServiceMax. PTC continually enlarges its footprint in the digital enterprise domain. There was its expansion a few years ago into Internet of Things with acquisition of ThingWorx and Kepware.

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GreenPower’s all-electric Type-A bus hits US roads for first time

Canadian Manufacturing

GreenPower’s Nano BEAST Type A all-electric ADA compliant school bus. SOUTH CHARLESTON — GreenPower Motor Company Inc. has announced the deployment of the first purpose-built Type A, all-electric, zero-emission, ADA-compliant school bus in Clay County.

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How Artificial Intelligence is Shaping the Future of eCommerce

Robotics Automation News

Artificial intelligence is a technology that many people still liken to something from a futuristic movie from days gone by.

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Survey reveals container deposit schemes’ progress in Australia

AU Manufacturing

A survey conducted by Coca-Cola Australia revealed that most Australians in participating states are aware of container deposit schemes, but their environmental benefits are less known. .

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Protect Your Control Systems from Natural Disasters

Automation World

To ensure you can be up and running as quickly as possible following a storm or other natural disaster, it’s critical to have a crisis management strategy in place to proactively protect your automation systems. Factory / Control

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KUKA to educate on robotic automation at ACTE 2022 in Las Vegas

Design World

To address the ongoing challenge of attracting talented employees to the manufacturing workforce, KUKA Robotics will bring its educational and software simulation technologies to the Association for Career & Technical Education (ACTE) CareerTech VISION 2022 conference at the Las Vegas Convention Center Nov. 30 through Dec.

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A Few Thoughts On Instrumentation Networking

Gary Mintchell

Tilo Merlin holds the role of instrumentation platform manager at ABB in Frankfurt, Germany. We connected on Microsoft Teams because I was curious about the latest ABB take on what’s happening on the foundation side of the Industrial Internet of Things—networks and instrumentation.

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Five things you need to know about the Liberals’ fall economic update

Canadian Manufacturing

OTTAWA — The federal Liberals unveiled their fall economic update Thursday — a 92-page mini-budget setting out Canada’s fiscal situation and outlining new policies to tackle cost-of-living woes.

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5 Crucial Lessons to Learn from Successful Digital Transformation Stories

Robotics Automation News

Transform. Transform. Transform. That’s what most organizations have been doing since the Covid-19 pandemic struck and made digital transformation a necessity.

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Green and gold kangaroo now protected in Singapore, New Zealand & Thailand

AU Manufacturing

Media Release by Australian Made. A win for Aussie exports, the famous green-and-gold kangaroo Australian Made, Australian Grown (AMAG) logo is now registered in Singapore, New Zealand and Thailand. .

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Skilled Workforce Recruitment Proves Difficult for Manufacturers

Automation World

The search for skilled workers is pushing manufacturing companies to look to technology and automation. Business Intelligence

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When music crashes a laptop hard drive

Design World

Teschler on Topic Leland Teschler • Executive Editor lteschler@wtwhmedia.com On Twitter @ DW_LeeTeschler Back in the 1980s, I wrote an article about hard drives as the PC revolution brought them into the hostile environment of factories. They weren’t faring well.

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Deterministic Ethernet Solutions for Industrial and Critical Infrastructure Applications

Gary Mintchell

Reza Eltejaein from Marvell Technology explained how deterministic Ethernet is displacing special purpose networks in several applications also describing the company’s new Ethernet switches for harsh environments and PHYs targeted to the industrial and critical infrastructure markets.

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Ontario unveils plan to strengthen food manufacturing supply chain

Canadian Manufacturing

PHOTO: Supply chain/Nick Saltmarsh via Flckr. TORONTO — The Ontario government announces the publication and announcements of its Grow Ontario Strategy.

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Advice for Going Through Digital Transformation

Robotics Automation News

Digital transformation is something that all businesses need to go through. Essentially, this involves integrating digital technologies into the business operation to change the way in which the company operates.

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UK Army taps SPEE3D to exhibit technology at Project Convergence

AU Manufacturing

The British Army has selected SPEE3D to showcase its WarpSPEE3D Printer as part of the US Army future Command’s Project Convergence 2022. .

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Multi-Tasking Machine Controllers

Automation World

High-end machine performance is often delivered via a controller that also communicates with other machines in real-time & provides live production data for use by higher level systems to support OEE frameworks. Factory / IIoT

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Sensor enclosures feature 32 permutations, custom options

Design World

The tough, elegant new MINI-DATA-BOX comes in different versions, sizes, colors and optional flanges to produce 32 possible permutations – all available as standard.

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Industrial Metaverse—Dream or Real?

Gary Mintchell

Just over a year ago, Meta Platforms (formerly Facebook) CEO Mark Zuckerberg outlined a vision for the future of the social media giant—the metaverse. “We

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Success Story: MPW Precision cuts a short path to success with day-one MRPeasy implementation

MRPEasy

Thanks to decades of business experience and a reliable software partner since day one, high-precision component manufacturer MPW Precision has found a fast route to success.

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Ottonomy robots to provide customer services at Pittsburgh airport

Robotics Automation News

Pittsburgh International Airport is teaming up with tech startup Ottonomy and its fully autonomous delivery robot – Ottobot – for a pilot project offering select passengers a contactless delivery system.

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UniSQ secures $1.1 m in research funding from ARC

AU Manufacturing

The Australian Research Council (ARC) has unveiled over $1.1 million in new funding for projects spearheaded at the University of Southern Queensland. . Judi Zielke, CEO of ARC, unveiled the $221 million federal funding as part of the centre’s Discovery Projects scheme. .

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Industrial Companies Move Toward Open Automation Tech

Automation World

ExxonMobil, Intel, and Wood PLC share their experiences with UniversalAutomation.org’s shared source runtime execution engine for interoperable, plug-and-produce automation. Process / Control

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Linear robots now even more versatile

Design World

Bosch Rexroth has expanded its portfolio of linear robots for various applications in factory automation by adding new axis combinations and sizes. The much wider range of working areas and loads makes the Cartesian subsystems also suitable for applications like battery handling or intralogistics.

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