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Emerson and Rockwell Automation Expand Cybersecurity Protections with Dragos

Automation World

Recent announcements highlight the extension of Emerson’s use of Dragos’s cybersecurity technology into its DeltaV DCS and Rockwell Automation’s use of responders from Dragos as part of its incident response program. Factory / Cybersecurity

Bosch Rexroth at Autonomous Mobile Robots and Logistics Week 2022

Design World

Located in booth 1128, Bosch Rexroth is bringing its technical expertise and factory automation experience to the world of autonomous mobile robots.

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Identify Data Sets With Orphaned Data Enabling Appropriate Actions

Gary Mintchell

Steve Leeper, VP Systems Engineering and Marketing, and Carl D’Halluin, Chief Technology Officer of Datadobi , met with me recently to discuss data, unstructured data management, data migration, the company, and those poor little orphaned files and data left in storage long after they had useful life.

Get rid of horizontal alignment in strategy execution

Chris Hohmann

While flipping through a vintage (2015-2016) Harvard Business Review (printed) magazine, I was struck by the article “Why Strategy Execution Unravels—and What to Do About It” by Donald Sull, Rebecca Homkes, and Charles Sull. It seems that the problems described 10 years ago are still around us, namely horizontal alignment (coordination) in strategy execution. The … Continue reading Get rid of horizontal alignment in strategy execution.

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Big Data Collection and Analysis

Automation World

A look at key insights gathered recently from Automation World’s research into industry’s use of Big Data collection and analytics technologies. Business Intelligence

McKellar: 50% work bonus increase to boost pensioners’ workforce participation

AU Manufacturing

A 50 per cent increase in the aged pension work bonus is expected to provide greater flexibility for older Australians who want to return to the workforce, said Andrew McKellar, CEO of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI). .

Shields Up Against Cyber Attacks Due to War in Ukraine

Gary Mintchell

At the start of the Ukraine conflict, CISA issued a “Shields Up” alert to all critical infrastructure in an effort to stave off potential cyber attacks from Russia. 6 months later, the proverbial “shields” are still up but is the U.S.

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6 Common Automation Mistakes to Avoid

Automation World

Not all mistakes are created equal—most can be recovered from, but some leave a lasting impact. Here are 6 common mistakes that industry professionals and system integrators will want to watch out for. Factory / Workforce

DHL begins trial runs of Cleveron’s autonomous delivery vehicle

Robotics Automation News

DHL Express has begun testing an autonomous delivery vehicle built by Estonian company Cleveron. The trials will take place in Tallin, Estonia, and use the Clevon 1 electric delivery robot, which has a 100 km range.

AVEVA Launches 2023 Operations Control Software

Gary Mintchell

This news has been out a little while. I was holding off for an interview, but we could not connect. Through a long and torturous history over the past 15 years, AVEVA’s software cloak has been pieced together from many cloths.

Mitsubishi Electric Automation to exhibit advanced machining and automation at IMTS 2022

Design World

Visit Booth 134102 to get a look at advanced machining and automation capabilities through interactive demos. The booth will preview an enhanced CNC controller, the M800V/M80V Series, which is currently slated for an early 2023 release in the Americas.

3 Steps for Secure, Reliable Wireless Networks

Automation World

With the use of autonomous mobile robot and automated storage/retrieval systems growing, the need for safe, dependable Wi-Fi is critical. Moxa recommends three key steps to ensure viable industrial Wi-Fi connectivity. Factory / Communication

Capital.com’s AI-Driven Platform

Robotics Automation News

With an AI-drive trading platform, Capital.com is arguably one of the most advanced online brokers right now. There are also automated trading tools, a fantastic trading app, and a vast selection of assets to trade.

Collaboration Boosts Process Automation Device Information Model

Gary Mintchell

August was a month of collaboration news. After years of organizations aligning into opposing groups backing similar, but different, technologies, things are coming together. You cannot count this one on the fingers of one hand.

Handheld enclosures for large displays sport numerous battery options

Design World

The DATEC-CONTROL line of handheld enclosures for large graphics displays now features a wide choice of battery options.

Global Growth in Robotics Expected to Hit Major Milestone by 2024

Automation World

Global annual robot installations are expected to reach 500,000 units by 2024 as robotics technology becomes more applicable. Factory / Robotics

Imperial Oil signs deal with Air Products for hydrogen

Canadian Manufacturing

Imperial Oil says it has reached a deal with a U.S.-based based industrial gas company to supply low-carbon hydrogen for its proposed renewable diesel complex near Edmonton.

Stilfold prepares to launch ‘industrial origami’ technology to space

Robotics Automation News

Swedish design and technology startup Stilfold is stepping into space, with an exciting new project that aims to identify applications for its origami-inspired manufacturing technology in outer space.

A better control method for laser materials processing: Part 2 of 2

Design World

(This is the second article in a two-part series, the first of which can be found here.) Dr. Cliff Jolliffe Head of Automation Market Segment Physik Instrumente (PI) GmbH Modular controllers offer an easy and straightforward way to link a laser to multi-axis positioning systems.

Key Manufacturing CFO Responsibilities

Automation World

CFOs at manufacturing companies have a range of responsibilities to several parties. Read how manufacturers should evaluate CFOs and what should they look for in a successful CFO candidate. Business Intelligence

Smart charging accelerating the future of electric trucks in Australia

AU Manufacturing

Media Release. While sales of electric vehicles continue to rise each year across Australia, the push towards renewable power in the local trucking sector has been lagging behind due to a lack of charging infrastructure.

Bosch to invest a further €3 billion in chip manufacturing business

Robotics Automation News

From cars and e-bikes to household appliances and wearables – semiconductors are an integral part of all electronic systems. They are the motor that drives the modern world of technology.

Caplugs operations expand to Canada

Design World

Caplugs now has a Canadian hub in Brampton, Ontario. Formerly Caps’n Plugs, the Brampton facility has a full team of Caplugs product experts, sales support specialists, and a warehouse full of inventory for fast shipment nationwide.

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Strengthen Your Supply Chain with Intelligent Visibility

Automation World

Technologies that provide intelligent visibility provide a cost-effective way to build focused supply chain resilience and benefit the manufacturing and processing sectors. Factory / Supply Chain Management

EOS secures financing to back restructuring efforts

AU Manufacturing

Defence and aerospace company Electro Optic Systems (EOS) has ventured into a financing agreement with major shareholder Washington H. Soul Pattinson and Company (WHSP) to support its restructuring efforts. .

Deutsche Bahn and Kia give used electric car batteries a second life as stationary energy storage systems

Robotics Automation News

Korean carmaker Kia and Deutsche Bahn have partnered up to increase the useable life of batteries used in electric mobility. Their solution is to re-use used lithium-ion batteries from electric vehicles to create efficient and cost-effective energy storage systems for green electricity.

Recycling project by igus partner Mura Technology continues to gain momentum

Design World

Recovering crude oil from plastic: British company Mura Technology (Mura) is pursuing this goal with the HydroPRS process to advance the circular economy of plastics – a concern also shared by motion plastics specialist igus.

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Warehousing Is Smartening up with Application Specific Integrated Circuits

MEM

Since the pandemic, the shortage of warehousing workers in the UK has been well documented.

Nufarm acquires GranBio’s energy cane assets to expand biomass production

AU Manufacturing

ASX-listed agricultural chemical company Nufarm has entered a long-term technology access and license agreement with Brazilian industrial biotechnology group GrantBio Investimentos to accelerate the development and global expansion of energy cane. .

Geek+ raises $100 million in latest financing round with strategic investment from Intel

Robotics Automation News

Geek+, a maker of warehouse automation technologies, has closed a new, $100 million series E1 funding series, with the company valued at over $2 billion. Investors in the round include Intel Capital, Vertex Growth, and Qingyue Capital Investment.

Auto Shredder Model U3440 Universal Joint Repair

Design World

A large metal recycling facility in South Carolina needed an Ameridrives U3440 U-Joint repaired quickly on its 5000 HP auto shredder. A piece of unshreddable material hit the machine’s rotating hammer, causing the U-joint’s bearing cap to fail.

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Why the Humber Represents Britain’s Biggest Decarbonisation Opportunity

MEM

By Richard Gwilliam, Head of Cluster Development at Drax. The Humber’s an unrivalled opportunity to level up and lead the world in green infrastructure. When the iconic Humber Bridge opened in June 1981, it did more than just set records for its size.

The case for mass finishing for mass AM parts and components

AU Manufacturing

Article by Daniel Tweer, Managing Director, Rösler UK / AM Solutions. Post-processing is a hot topic in the area of additive manufacturing (AM), which is unsurprising as in many applications, the post-processing step(s) can account for upwards of 50% of the total unit cost for an AM part.

Columbia/Okura celebrates shipping 1,000th palletizing system

Robotics Automation News

Columbia/Okura marked the milestone of shipping its 1,000th robotic palletizer. We’ve designed and commissioned many successful palletizing systems, handling a massive range of products across dozens of industries worldwide.

Zygo refreshes it brand

Design World

Worldwide supplier of optical metrology instruments, high-precision optical components, and complex electro-optical systems —Zygo Corporation (a business unit of Ametek, Inc.) — has just completed a refresh of its corporate brand to better reflect its leadership position in the sectors it serves.

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3D Digital Data, Additive Manufacturing and Medicine – The advantages and gaps

Additive Manufacturing

The ability to proactively use 3D digital data in the medical space really came to fruition with the start of additive manufacturing in the late 1980s. Since then, stunning advances have occurred, especially in mass personalization.

Inaugural Central Coast Industry Festival deemed a resounding success

AU Manufacturing

Article by Phaedra Pym, A Way With Words. The inaugural Central Coast Industry Festival concluded with a three-day Expo on September 1–3 at Mingara Recreation Club.