December, 2022

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The Smart Sensor/Predictive Maintenance Connection

Automation World

Understanding how smart sensors and the coupling of their data with machine learning algorithms enables the transition from condition monitoring to predictive maintenance is key to reaping the benefits of IIoT.

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Compact rotary solenoids can be performance matched to an application

Design World

The R-09-150 CCWM Series of counterclockwise, forward shaft extension rotary solenoids from Magnetic Sensor Systems (MSS), available in OEM quantities, features 18 different winding configurations allowing the user to match torque and duty cycle requirements to an application. These compact 38.1 mm (1.50 in.) diameter solenoids are just 22.098 (22.1) mm (0.87 in.) long and… The post Compact rotary solenoids can be performance matched to an application appeared first on Design World.

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The Major Fields of Robotics in 2023

Robotics Automation News

Robotics is now gaining popularity more quickly than anything else. Robotics is a vast topic that examines how machines function in various businesses. Because robots are useful practically anywhere, they are gaining popularity. Robots are helpful in many fields, including medicine, engineering, space exploration, and residential care. Robotics’ design and programming, nevertheless, adapt to different […].

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Japan to invest on nuclear energy in major policy shift

E&T

Faced with fuel shortages and rising energy prices, the nation has taken the step to end an 11-year prohibition on the building of new nuclear reactors. . The new policy establishes that Japan must maximise the use of existing nuclear reactors by restarting as many of them as possible, prolonging the operating life of old reactors beyond their 60-year limit, and developing next-generation reactors to replace them.

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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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Industrial Processes & Wireless Communications – Part II: Manufacturing Logistics

Cisco Manufacturing

The Internet is littered with articles about Industry 4.0. Adoption of digital industrial processes have accelerated since the German government led this initiative to maintain national industrial prowess. For example, with digital twins and modular flexible systems. One of the main features of Industry 4.0 is interoperability for mobile cyber-physical systems.

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Company cars and EVs drive November market bounceback

SMMT

Britain’s new car market grows for fourth month running, up by 23.5% in November, at 142,889 units. Plug-ins account for more than one in four (27.7%) new registrations as battery electric vehicles (BEVs) take their largest monthly share of the new car market in 2022. SMMT calls for urgent government action to deliver charging infrastructure and support EV uptake to deliver UK’s ambitious net zero targets.

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Technology Tuesdays podcast: Mitsubishi Electric Automation’s Patrick Varley on how robots can ease labor shortages

Design World

In our latest Technology Tuesdays podcast, Design World’s Michelle Froese speaks with Mitsubishi Electric Automation’s product marketing manager for mechatronics and robotics, Patrick Varley. In this discussion, we delve into the topic of robotic automation and software provider solutions — and, specifically, how this combination can help ease labor shortages.

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2023 metal fabrication forecast: Reshoring gets real for manufacturers

The Fabricator

Although talk of a 2023 recession pervades mass media, metal fabricators don’t expect a significant slowdown. The data supports their view. Much of that has come from real evidence of reshoring and nearshoring across the manufacturing sector.

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No-Code Automation Testing Guide

Robotics Automation News

Huge CRT monitors gave way to the thinnest LCDs; a landline is no longer needed to patch you through to a friend; and cars can move without human involvement. Everything is moving forward, and the field of software development is shifting gears as well. According to Gartner, no-code tools will be used in the process […].

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Industrial Processes & Wireless Communications – Part I: Robots and AGV

Cisco Manufacturing

Industrial Processes & Wireless Communications . The Internet is littered with articles about Industry 4.0. Adoption of digital industrial processes have accelerated since the German government led this initiative to maintain national industrial prowess. For example, with digital twins and modular flexible systems. One of the main features of Industry 4.0 is interoperability for mobile cyber-physical systems.

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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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ExxonMobil starts production at Baytown chemical recycling plant

Plastics News

The company's new facility is designed to recycle 80 million pounds of used plastics each year, a higher capacity than ExxonMobil said would be available when it first announced the project.

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The Next Phase of Supply Chain is Here. Are You Ready?

Automation World

Supply chain disruption remains a persistent challenge. Companies, especially in North America, are responding by rethinking global supply chain networks for greater resilience and flexibility.

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Bosch Rexroth opens new factory automation customer innovation center

Design World

Bosch Rexroth has opened a new customer innovation center near Austin, Texas. The facility will provide a unique technology development experience for Bosch Rexroth factory automation customers from multiple industry segments, including electric vehicle manufacturing, battery production, consumer packaged goods, and semiconductor manufacturing. The new innovation center is the latest in a series of expansions… The post Bosch Rexroth opens new factory automation customer innovation center a

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Aluminum Etc.: Explaining series numbers that differentiate aluminum alloys, Part I

The Fabricator

In an effort to help fabricators and welders, Gina Cutts breaks down the series numbers that differentiate aluminum alloys from one another and how to better understand this identification system.

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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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Toppan develops AI system enabling multiple robots to recognize people

Robotics Automation News

Toppan, a technology company specializing in communication, security, packaging, décor materials, and electronics solutions, has developed TransBots, a digital twin solution for linking physical spaces with virtual reality reconstructions in real time and centrally managing and controlling multiple types of service robots. As a new function, Toppan has now developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system […].

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Aussies want more manufacturing in Australia, research reveals

AU Manufacturing

Sponsored Content by Australian Made. A 2022 study by Roy Morgan has shown that 90% of Australians think we should be undertaking more manufacturing in Australia. The study was held in conjunction with the second annual Australian Made Week in June 2022 , a campaign that encouraged shoppers to buy genuine Australian Made products, and highlighted the importance of supporting Australian businesses following the effects of the pandemic. 1,000 Australians were surveyed on their thoughts on Australi

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Plastic treaty talks go beyond recycling to add public health debate

Plastics News

The opening round of plastics treaty talks in Uruguay showed that health issues related to chemicals and polymer manufacturing will be part of any final agreement, reaching beyond recycling and marine pollution concerns.

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3 Critical Factors for Industry’s Future

Automation World

Rockwell Automation digs deep into the cybersecurity, sustainability, and workforce issues impacting the discrete manufacturing and processing industries.

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Mastering Digital Transformation: Your Guide to a Successful MES Implementation

70% of digital transformation projects fail (BCG, 2020). In an industry where most large software implementations falter, we recognize the importance of planning, optimization, and execution. With over 25 years of industry experience and countless successful implementations, MASS Group is opening the vault of tips and tricks to provide a complimentary step-by-step guide in implementing a Work-In-Progress (WIP) tracking software.

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New Conveyor Product Finder from mk North America

Design World

mk North America, Inc. has announced the availability of its new “Conveyor Product Finder”. This online tool www.mknorthamerica.com/product_finder makes it easy for users to refine mk’s conveyor offering based on application requirements. Users can then view a side-by-side comparison of the mk conveyors that fit their specific criteria. This tool will provide the users of mk’s… The post New Conveyor Product Finder from mk North America appeared first on Design World.

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The metal fabricator and the metaverse

The Fabricator

Richard Boyd’s career in AI and machine learning has spanned the economic spectrum, from aerospace manufacturing to hospital systems. His work on modeling, simulation, and digital twin technologies could help shape what lies ahead for manufacturing and beyond.

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Indy Autonomous Challenge returns to CES

Robotics Automation News

The Indy Autonomous Challenge (IAC) returns to CES 2023 to push the boundaries of head-to-head autonomous racing and showcase the future of autonomous mobility. The IAC will have a significant presence throughout CES 2023 with the Autonomous Challenge @ CES at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on January 7; an exhibit in partnership with the […].

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European banks continue fossil fuel funding despite climate pledges, report finds

E&T

A report looking into Europe’s top 25 banks from ShareAction identified some improvements in their climate and biodiversity strategies since the previous survey in 2020. But they still have “a long way to go” to meet internationally agreed standards to deal with climate change, cut emissions and safeguard nature, the report found. All 25 banks have said their businesses will be net-zero by 2050, but ShareAction said that a lack of transparency is leading to an underreporting of their support for

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Future Focus: Constructing Unshakeable Stability in Your Manufacturing Supply Chain

Speaker: Jay Black, Senior Account Executive

We’ve all heard the buzzwords to describe new supply chain trends: resiliency, sustainability, AI, machine learning. But what do these really mean today? Over the past few years, manufacturing has had to adapt to and overcome a wide variety of supply chain trends and disruptions to stay as stable as possible. Stability has become key in this post-COVID world, and will remain key moving forward.

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Kickstart: Hillenbrand leaving the funeral business behind

Plastics News

Hillenbrand Inc. will focus on industrial equipment, including plastics machinery; the Plastics Industry Association opens the door for bottle bills; and art imitates life a little too closely.

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Industry Shapes the Future of Automation

Automation World

Companies such as Pfizer, Shell, ExxonMobil, and Intel show the value of automation and where it’s headed through their use of specific technologies.

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Beckhoff USA names Daymon Thompson director of product management

Design World

Beckhoff USA has promoted Daymon Thompson to director of product management. As a longstanding, key member of the company’s product management team, Thompson has advocated for innovation in manufacturing through advanced automation, IIoT, and machine learning technologies. He will leverage his significant experience to lead new product initiatives across the entire Beckhoff portfolio.

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Australian manufacturers drive economic growth by making complex things the world needs

AU Manufacturing

Media Release by AMGC. The Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC) has marked the closure of its $30 million Federal Government Commercialisation Fund with co-investment into a final six Australian manufacturers. In total, 61 Australian manufacturers have successfully received co-investment via the AMGC-managed program which aims to fast-track commercialisation and export of high-tech and high-in-demand products and services, spanning sub-sectors of; value add to resources, agriculture, fore

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A Low-Risk, Incremental Approach to Smart Manufacturing for Small & Medium Manufacturers

This guidebook discusses how small/medium manufacturers have implemented Smart Manufacturing initiatives and realized benefits such as increased productivity as well as higher levels of coordination and speed within the enterprise and supply chain.

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5G Network Construction Requirements for Optical Fiber Products

Robotics Automation News

5G is a leading technology in the field of new-generation information and communication technology. At the same time, 5G technology, as an important factor driving the development of the industrial Internet, is not only a new opportunity, but also a huge challenge. It is worth mentioning that industry customers are actively embracing 5G technology in […].

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How to attract a new generation of welders with advanced technologies

The Fabricator

Advancements in welding technology—like cobots and mobile apps—may help welding or manufacturing teams to hire the next generation of skilled tradespeople.

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FTC launches review of plastics recyclabilty marketing claims

Plastics News

Both the plastics industry and environmental groups said they're happy the Federal Trade Commission is taking a look at writing new environmental marketing rules, although they may have different ideas about what should come next.

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How to leverage today’s IMTEX 2023, happening after a gap of 3 years

Dinesh Mishra

Manufacturing Industry exhibitions have a strong request in marketing for producers, not only for industry gatherings and personal sales networks but also for showcasing products and innovations. During the pandemic, the manufacturing trade shows were losing their effectiveness. This situation forced a lagging industrial sector to evolve its Digital marketing at a much faster rate in order to educate and engage prospects.

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Best Practices to Boost Marketing Efficiency while Decreasing Cost Per Sale

Speaker: Kristin Hess - Senior Product Marketing Manager, Drift; Will Lyon - Head of Vertical Marketing, 6sense

The past three years have forced nearly every industry to rethink their prospect and customer engagement strategy. But while we’ve all been thrust into digital transformation, we haven’t all made the transition efficiently. Now that we know digital selling is the new norm, how can we ensure our website is doing as much of the leg work as possible for us - even in the midst of economic challenges?