October, 2022

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Digitalization Changes Everyone’s Job

Automation World

With a direct, high-level view of the impacts across industry, Microsoft’s Jeff Winter says when digital transformation is successful, it fundamentally changes everyone’s job. But how many companies are ready for that? Factory / IIoT

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2022 LEAP Awards winners are unveiled!

Design World

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Emerson Exchange 2022

Gary Mintchell

The control and automation market I’ve been in since the late 90s has definitely become a software market. Yes, the main players that remain do still have their legacy controllers, instrumentation, sensors, and networking. The excitement that remains is mainly software and services.

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McDonald’s Canada testing RNG in its supply chain fleet

Canadian Manufacturing

Caption: (from left to right) Mike Leclair, vice-president of major projects and liquified natural gas (FortisBC), Rod Halladay, Regional vice-president of Western Canada (McDonald’s Canada) and Sarah Smith, director of low-carbon transportation and LNG business growth (FortisBC).

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The Australian Made effect on food in export markets

AU Manufacturing

Sponsored Content by Australian Made. The Australian Made, Australian Grown (AMAG) logo is a global icon. Instantly recognisable and well-regarded, the green and gold kangaroo is internationally known as a marker of genuine Australian Made products made to Australia’s high standards.

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Cogniteam builds AI capabilities for robots on Nvidia platform

Robotics Automation News

Cogniteam has used the Jetson AGX Orin to enable AI on robots using the Nimbus Operating System. Dr Yehuda Elmaliah, co-founder and CEO of Cogniteam, says: “The Nvidia AGX Orin is a huge leap for manufacturers and developers who want to see greater AI capabilities on their edge robots.”

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Automated Robot Path Planning for Complex Applications

Automation World

Realtime Robotics shows how its software can automate robot motion planning—for both small cobots and large industrial robots—to avoid collisions in tight work spaces. Factory / Robotics

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Rockwell Automation Announces Edge-to-Cloud and Upgraded Asset Management

Gary Mintchell

Here are two interesting announcements from Rockwell Automation this month. DataOps and asset management subscription service—both technologies for the future. Edge-To-Cloud. IT companies have been touting edge-to-cloud architectures for several years.

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November 2022

Chris Hohmann

This month of November 2022 sees the first anniversary of the relocation of my place of residence, which is also the strong symbol of my family’s desired change in life. So far, one year after, a very satisfying change from all points of view. I took the opportunity, before initiating this change, to test some … Continue reading November 2022. Quiet influencer Evaporating Cloud Goal Tree SWOT

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New system retrofits diesel engines to run on 90 per cent hydrogen

AU Manufacturing

Media Release by UNSW Sydney. Engineers from UNSW Sydney have successfully converted a diesel engine to run as a hydrogen-diesel hybrid engine – reducing CO 2 emissions by more than 85 per cent in the process.

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A Quick Guide to Financial Process Automation with Machine Learning

Robotics Automation News

By Yevhen Krasnokutsky, AI/ML Solution Architect at MobiDev Fintech startups are flourishing since our lives shifted to an online format. Statista reveals that as of November 2021, there were 10,755 startups in the Americas alone.

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Robot Gripper Selection Factors

Automation World

Learn about the different types of robot grippers—pneumatic, electric, vacuum, soft adaptive, and magnetic—and how to select them based on capabilities and robot/automation supplier relationships. Factory / Robotics

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Koidra to exhibit artificial intelligence of things (AIoT) platform at PACK EXPO in Chicago

Design World

Koidra, an artificial intelligence of things (AIoT)-enabled industrial automation platform company, will be exhibiting at the PACK EXPO International show, held this year at McCormick Place in Chicago from October 23-26, 2022.

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Schneider Electric to Invest $46 Million to Modernize Manufacturing Plants in Kentucky and Nebraska

Gary Mintchell

For those US-based readers interested in investment in manufacturing here, this news provides a bit of good news. I’ve visited the Lexington plant discussed here. It is an impressive operation. Glad to see Schneider Electric putting some additional money there.

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NGen launches $50M AI in manufacturing challenge

Canadian Manufacturing

Wikimedia Commons. NGen is launching a call for project proposals that will build advanced manufacturing capacity in Canada and will try and enhance the commercialization of artificial and machine learning innovations across manufacturing sectors. NGen will invest up to $17.5

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Industry leaders call for urgent boost to Aussie STEM careers

AU Manufacturing

Media Release by ATSE. Australia must urgently rethink its approach to encouraging careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in order to tackle the growing national skills crisis.

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Study Shows US Drivers Believe Partially Automated Vehicles Are Fully Self-Driving

Robotics Automation News

US drivers may be treating their partially-autonomous vehicles as fully self-driving, according to a new study. Research shows that owners of advanced systems, such as General Motors’ Super Cruise or Tesla’s Autopilot, believe that these technologies have more capabilities than they actually do.

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Smart Manufacturing Can Unlock Human Efficiency

Automation World

Harnessing technology to go paperless and digitalize tasks unlocks human efficiency by synchronizing processes, machinery, and people to strike the perfect smart factory balance. Factory / Workforce

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Spotlight on Women in Engineering – Yejee Choi

Design World

Yejee Choi, Test Engineer, Allegro MicroSystems Electrical and computer engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) Yejee Choi is currently a test engineer at Allegro MicroSystems. She was raised in Korea until the age of 14 when her family relocated to Ghana.

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A Pair of Rockwell Automation Announcements

Gary Mintchell

Rockwell Automation Expands Threat Detection Offering through Managed Services. In many ways the tech industry—consumer and industrial including even Apple—is moving from product-centric to finding ways to promote continuing revenue through service offerings.

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Indoor agriculture has potential to spur food manufacturing and feed Canadians

Canadian Manufacturing

Whether it was pandemic-driven supply chain delays, a war in Europe causing grain prices to spike or flooding in British Columbia disrupting rail lines and highways, the past two and a half years have shone a light on how vulnerable Canada’s food system is to climate change and other global factors.

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New biopolymer coating developed to solve food packaging issues

AU Manufacturing

Researchers from Flinders University and German biomaterials developer one • five have designed new biopolymer coating materials that would address packaging waste issues in the fast-food industry. .

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Ava Robotics reveals latest autonomous security robot

Robotics Automation News

Ava Robotics, a developer of robots for workplace applications, has unveiled the latest version of its security robot at the recent Global Security Exchange (GSX) Conference 2022 in Atlanta.

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Robots Ensure Zero-Defect Tire Pressure Sensor Assembly

Automation World

MMS Modular Molding Systems created a system using Stäubli robots to fully automate a tire pressure sensor assembly capable of producing a complete sensor every six seconds. Factory / Sensors

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Würth Elektronik components now available to electronics engineers

Design World

CELUS, a provider of cloud-based electronics engineering automation software, announces that Würth Elektronik, a global manufacturer of electronic and electromechanical components, has signed up to become a Component Partner to the CELUS Engineering Platform.

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ABB Rebrands Autonomous Mobile Robot Portfolio

Gary Mintchell

A little marketing news plus a note about ABB extending its robotic reach. ABB is the only company with a comprehensive and integrated offering of robots, AMRs and machine automation solutions.

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McLaren Racing Saves on Quality Assurance Processes With 3D Printing

Metrology

Formula One team McLaren Racing is responding to tighter vehicle production time and budget limits from the FIA by 3D printing tens of thousands of parts with large next-generation Neo 800.

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Regional Victoria receives boost for glass, organic waste recycling

AU Manufacturing

The Victorian government has announced a $3 million investment to establish designated glass and organic waste drop-off points in Regional Victoria. . The project is expected to help reduce landfill and enhance recycling with new drop-off points across 11 regional council areas.

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Smart Robotics unveils robotic palletizer for greater item stacking efficiency

Robotics Automation News

Smart Robotics is launching three freshly engineered versions of its Smart Palletizer. The collaborative robot-based palletizer is designed to optimise box stacking and is considerably user friendly – making palletizing in warehouses more resource efficient.

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The Intelligent Warehouse

Automation World

Autonomous mobile robots, storage and retrieval systems, and scheduling tools get an artificial intelligence boost to improve material movement efficiencies and keep workers safe. Factory / Robotics

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Bosch Rexroth to demonstrate streamlined assembly automation at the Assembly Show

Design World

In booth #505, experience how Bosch Rexroth takes your assembly operations from start to finish with its complete portfolio of automation solutions.

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Lenovo Celebrates 30th Anniversary of ThinkSystem Innovation with  Broadest Portfolio Enhancement in its History

Gary Mintchell

My knowledge of Lenovo stopped not long after its acquisition of the ThinkPad line of laptops and other personal computing devices many years ago. I accepted an invitation to a press event recently. Good thing. I’ve been attending IT company conferences for a few year.

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Ontario launches skilled trades career fairs for students

Canadian Manufacturing

PHOTO: Students/Cassandra Jowett via Wimimedia Commons. TORONTO — The Ontario government is trying to solve the labour shortage in the skilled trades and in manufacturing by launching career fairs this fall to prepare students for jobs in the skilled trades.

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New Tech Central scaleup hub opens in Sydney

AU Manufacturing

A new Sydney Tech Central scaleup hub opened today on Pitt Street, further cementing the district’s position as the premier tech innovation centre in the country. .

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How Online Platforms Have Changed Gaming

Robotics Automation News

The number of active computer game players is steadily growing. This is due not only to the growth of the industry that produces a wide selection of exciting computer games. Spreading of gaming practices is also connected with facilitating access to the best series of them.

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Kawasaki Highlights Packaging and Palletizing Robots

Automation World

At PACK EXPO International, Kawasaki showcased three of its robots designed for packaging and palletizing operations in the consumer packaged goods industries. PEI 2022

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Retrofitting discrete and process automation in agriculture

Design World

Automating the agricultural industry presents many challenges due to the wide-ranging locations and the need for solutions to be cost-effective and maintainable. We’ve successfully upgraded existing systems using PLC, HMI, networking, and automation products.