August, 2022

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Self-Service Analytics Aid Continuous Improvement

Automation World

Case study examples from DSM Dyneema and Hunstman Corp. illustrate how providing everyone with simple-to-use analytics tools can dramatically improve production and business operations. Process / Analytics

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How to get a free STEM education

Design World

Teschler on Topic. Leland Teschler • Executive Editor. lteschler@wtwhmedia.com. On Twitter @ DW_LeeTeschler. If you are a kid living in the UK and want an engineering degree, you can get a free one by attending the Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology.

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Energybox uses Cisco IoT to power smart, sustainable business

Cisco Industrial Automation

We are delighted to have Tony Carrella, Co-Founder and President of Energybox Inc. as guest blogger on our channel. At Energybox we recognize that what’s good for the planet is often good for business, too.

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Broadening Our Application Attitude, Operational Intelligence

Gary Mintchell

What if the time has come to rethink all these specific silos and strategies around which we build manufacturing software solutions? The time has come to rethink all the departmental silos manufacturing executives constructed over the years with vendors targeting their applications to fit.

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Packing lots of keywords in a post is no evidence for expertise!

Chris Hohmann

We come across them on Linkedin, twitter and other social media: keywords-packed posts that show how little the authors master their subject. At first glance the subject seems interesting and abundant keywords catch our attention, but soon the content appears for what it really is: a collection of trendy terms loosely stitched together that will … Continue reading Packing lots of keywords in a post is no evidence for expertise! Quiet influencer DMAIC

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How to Get Your Kids Excited About Coding

Robotics Automation News

This article offers fair but impartial advice on how to get your kids excited about coding, but it is very important that you follow the guidelines to the letter.

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Automation Use Expected to Surge with Reshoring and Legislative Support

Automation World

Multiple reports indicate the most companies—across multiple industries—plan to expand their use of automation and robotics. The resulting effects on the automation industry are likely to increase even further with passage of the CHIPS and Science Act. Business Intelligence

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How to transform your operation into a smart factory: Taking a holistic approach

AU Manufacturing

Sponsored Content by. The Australian manufacturing industry is fast entering the era of Industry 4.0. Harnessing the latest technology and transforming your operation into a smart factory is vital to building resilience, and optimising productivity and operational efficiency.

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ABB and Red Hat Partner for Scalable Digital Solutions

Gary Mintchell

Much as some of its large industrial competitors, ABB is quickly building out industrial software solutions. A friend who is a financial analyst told me that Wall Street and other investors prize software right now.

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Small business automation – why palletizing should be a priority

Universal Robots

Palletizing is the epitome of the kind of physically demanding and repetitive work that increases the chance of workplace injury when done for hours on end

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IoT Basics: A Guide to the Internet of Things for Beginners

Robotics Automation News

IoT implies physical objects linked via wireless and wired networks. It refers to a group of internet-connected devices that communicate independently over the internet without needing a person to mediate the information exchange.

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Artificial Intelligence Autonomously Controls JSR Chemical Plant

Automation World

Using reinforcement learning AI developed by Yokogawa, along with other Yokogawa automation technologies, a distillation column at a JSR Corp. plant was autonomously operated for 35 days. Process / Control

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FANUC America nearly doubles Michigan campus to accommodate automation demand

Design World

FANUC America , a supplier of CNCs, robotics and ROBOMACHINEs, announces a West Campus expansion that will push its operational space in Oakland County, Michigan, to nearly two million square feet.

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How to transform your operation into a smart factory: Building intelligent applications

AU Manufacturing

Sponsored Content by. The Australian manufacturing industry is fast entering the era of Industry 4.0. Harnessing the latest technology and transforming your operation into a smart factory is vital to building resilience, and optimising productivity and operational efficiency.

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Remember the Customer

Gary Mintchell

Om Malik’s writing has inspired and influenced me for decades. He’s a thoughtful observer of the technology scene and a good photographer. He recently posted a piece about Mark Zuckerberg’s vision for the new Meta–his replacement for Facebook when it finally fades.

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How to use cobot arms for palletizing solutions

Universal Robots

With a collaborative robot (cobot) arm, you can implement a range of palletizing solutions that boost the efficiency and safety of your operations

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Beyond Imagination receives order for 1,000 humanoid robots

Robotics Automation News

Robotics innovator Beyond Imagination has entered into an agreement with SELF Labs to provide at least 1,000 humanoid robots for use in agricultural “grow boxes”. This is believed to be the largest deal of its kind.

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Robot Vision System Options

Automation World

If you need your robot to pick and place different objects or handle objects in different orientations, you’ll need a robot vision system. Understanding the differences among 2D, 3D, and 2.5D cameras is a major factor in your vision system choice. Factory / Sensors

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ROI calculators quantify benefits of jet engine balancing systems

Design World

Two online, interactive ROI calculators are designed to illustrate the dramatic cost reductions possible when jet engine balancing is performed utilizing the PBS 4100+ and PBS eXpress advanced vibration analysis technology.

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PPE can be recycled to make stronger concrete

AU Manufacturing

Media Release by RMIT University. Engineers at RMIT University have developed a method to use disposable personal protective equipment (PPE) to make concrete stronger, providing an innovative way to significantly reduce pandemic-generated waste.

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Emerson Helping Albioma Become a Fully Renewable Energy Provider

Gary Mintchell

Sustainability continues its strong trend among industrial and manufacturing companies. This story concerns Emerson and Albioma regarding biomass.

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Autonomous Machine Vision Inspection Now Easier and More Powerful

Metrology

Inspekto has launched a new software version of its INSPEKTO S70 Autonomous Machine Vision. Based on accumulated customer feedback from numerous field deployments, the INSPEKTO S70 offers smart features such.

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PickNik Robotics releases MoveIt Studio developer platform and SDK

Robotics Automation News

PickNik Robotics, a robotics software and engineering services company, has released both its MoveIt Studio Developer Platform and MoveIt Studio SDK (software development kit).

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How Automation Professionals Can Support Ukraine

Automation World

The goal is not to just donate money or goods, but to provide support on a professional basis to help Ukrainian system integrators keep their businesses and families alive. Factory / Workforce

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IMTS ready for its Chicago comeback

Design World

As recent months have shown, engineers are ready to get back to in-person meetings and conferences, from the Automate Show in Detroit to the Robotics Summit and Expo in Boston.

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Archer Materials receive Hong Kong patent grant for quantum semiconductor 12CQ

AU Manufacturing

Australian chipmaker Archer Materials Limited has received the Hong Kong patent for its 12CQ quantum computing chip technology— a significant early-stage milestone in the development of the company’s proprietary qubit semiconductor. .

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EY and GE Digital Announce Alliance Promoting Data-driven Manufacturing

Gary Mintchell

? Helps to improve quality of services while providing on-time results. ? Reduces operating and maintenance costs. ? Includes experienced technology implementation support. Only a few trends pop up at this time in our industrial digital market chief among them being partnerships.

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Ontario study says a quarter of food manufacturers wait over a year to fill roles

Canadian Manufacturing

TORONTO — A study from Food and Beverage Ontario says a shortage of skilled trades people and lack of access to qualified foreign workers has continued to take its toll on production capacity for the province’s food and beverage processing industry.

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Airbus to expand robotic usage at Rochefort logistics site

Robotics Automation News

Airbus, the world’s largest airplane manufacturer, is expanding its usage of robotic solutions at its Rochefort, France logistics facility.

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Automation Use Expected to Surge with Reshoring and Legislative Support

Automation World

Multiple reports indicate the most companies—across multiple industries—plan to expand their use of automation and robotics. The resulting effects on the automation industry are likely to increase even further with passage of the CHIPS and Science Act. Factory / Supply Chain Management

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ITT expands portfolio with acquisition of Clippard cylinder product line

Design World

ITT Inc. has announced it acquired Clippard Instrument Laboratories’ product lines of durable, low maintenance, and cost-competitive interchangeable pneumatic cylinders. The product lines include stainless steel, brass and aluminum cylinders and volume tanks.

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Victoria gives Advanced Air Mobility sector a boost in new vision statement

AU Manufacturing

The Victorian government has pledged to support the development of an advanced air mobility (AAM) system as part of an effort to meet its 50 per cent renewable energy goal by 2030. .

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Fanuc To Expand Facility Footprint in Auburn Hills

Gary Mintchell

In this era of ditching bean-counters’ spreadsheets and returning manufacturing to the US, FANUC America provides some welcome news. It has announced a West Campus expansion that will push its operational space in Oakland County, Michigan to nearly two million square feet.

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Air Canada announces acquisition of two Boeing 777 freighter planes

Canadian Manufacturing

Air Canada plans to increase its full year 2022 ASM capacity by about 150 per cent from 2021 ASM levels (or about 74 per cent of 2019 ASM levels). MONTREAL — Air Canada reported its second quarter 2022 financial results on Aug.

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What Are the Uses of Blockchain Technology?

Robotics Automation News

In the simplest terms, blockchain technology is a virtual ledger that keeps track of all cryptocurrency transactions. But what makes it so special? Unlike traditional banking systems, there is no central authority controlling the blockchain.

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An Alternative to On-Site Service Technicians

Automation World

System Integrator Interstates introduces its Smart Hands service to remotely address maintenance activities that can distract from your employees’ core job duties. Factory / Plant Maintenance

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Southco introduces stylish corrosion-resistant stainless steel positioning hinge

Design World

Southco, Inc., a global leader in engineered access solutions, has recently expanded its successful E6 Constant Torque Position Control Hinge series to include a corrosion-resistant cast stainless steel version that provides superior durability in harsh outdoor environments.

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