Sat.Nov 05, 2022 - Fri.Nov 11, 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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Molex Explores the Potential of the Industrial Metaverse

Gary Mintchell

A couple of weeks ago, I moderated a panel discussion on the Web regarding the Industrial Metaverse. This is an interesting topic for discussion. Questions remain: How much of the term metaverse is simply marketing covering a vacuum?

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What Impact Does Artificial Intelligence Have on VPN Technology?

Robotics Automation News

Artificial intelligence is no longer the sole domain of science fiction. Machine learning can be found in your cell phone, car, the internet, and the offline world. Machine learning looks for patterns to build the next generation of AI. Any correct guesses are then recorded.

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Automating Industrial Control Logic

Automation World

Koidra combines machine learning, IoT, math, and physics to automate operational precision. Factory / Control

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Dynamometers with Positorq oil shear load brakes test to zero rpm

Design World

Force Control dynamometers featuring Positorq oil shear load brakes absorb extreme torque at very low speed, down to zero rpm. This allows them to accurately capture data at these critical junctures when dynos equipped with traditional load brakes cannot.

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Research Reveals Defending Digital Supply Chains Remains a Business Challenge

Gary Mintchell

Research conduced world-wide initiated by BlueVoyant , a cyber defense company, revealed that 98% of firms surveyed have been negatively impacted by a cybersecurity breach that occurred in their supply chain. This is up slightly from 97% of respondents last year.

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Automation Decisions: Variable Frequency Drive or Soft Starter?

Automation World

Soft starters and VFDs both effectively control motors and are efficient users of energy. Determining which technology to use depends on understanding the performance needs of the application. Factory / Control

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Smart mounting software helps techs assemble control cabinets

Design World

Control cabinet and switchgear manufacturing is under increasing time pressures and the lack of skilled employees may also be causing bottlenecks in many cases.

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Festo Didactic Takes Its Apprenticeship Program to the Next Level

Gary Mintchell

Festo has made significant investments in education and training over the past few years in Mason, Ohio just outside of Cincinnati. This news notes the next step.

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Augmentus expands US presence to meet growing demand for easy Scan and Plan robot programming

Robotics Automation News

Augmentus will be exhibiting at the Rockwell Automation Fair in Chicago on 16-17 November 2022 as part of its ongoing partnership with Rockwell Automation.

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PACK EXPO Southeast Debuts Spring 2025 in Atlanta

Automation World

Regional show targets top manufacturing sectors in the country. PMMI News

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PBC Linear expands Applied Cobotics product line with Cobot Feeder

Design World

PBC Linear, a Pacific Bearing Company, continues to strengthen its Applied Cobotics brand with the latest product offering, the Cobot Feeder.

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Ignition Adds Cloud Edition Plus Many Updates

Gary Mintchell

I think that hybrid might just be the future as IT managers review the costs and constraints of depending too much on cloud vendors (AWS, Microsoft, Google). Customers of Inductive Automation’s Ignition platform must be asking for a public cloud implementation, though.

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Diet and nutrition app development: Close-up

Robotics Automation News

Nowadays, mobile devices have become widely distributed and have penetrated all spheres of life. Due to this fact, almost any user has an idea of mobile applications, like diet and nutrition app development.

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Formic Launches First Turnkey Palletizer at Pack Expo 2022

Automation World

The SL20 Palletizer makes automation faster and more accessible for small to mid-sized factories. PEI 2022

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ODVA conformance testing available for Ethernet/IP devices on the Ethernet-APL physical layer for process automation

Design World

ODVA announces that conformance testing is now available for EtherNet/IP network-enabled devices that communicate over the Ethernet-APL physical layer.

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Three recalibration strategies that will drive growth for manufacturers

AU Manufacturing

Article by Jaco Maritz, Chief Executive Officer, SYSPRO. Ever-evolving customer demands and increasingly challenging market conditions have kept many manufacturers and distributors on their toes.

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Inventory Planning – A Quick Guide

MRPEasy

Inventory represents the very foundation of any manufacturing or distribution operation. Keeping the raw materials, WIP, and finished goods inventories at optimal levels is crucial for short- and long-term business success. What is Inventory Planning?

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Continuous, High-speed Capsule/Tablet Weighing Based on Microwave Resonance

Automation World

Work Microwave debuts a new capability in pharma production: a vibration insensitive, continuous capsule weighing sensor that can be integrated into filling machines. Process / Sensors

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Industrial Ethernet Security Harmonization Group (IESHG) publishes first whitepaper

Design World

The major Standards Development Organizations OPC Foundation, PI, ODVA and FieldComm Group announce the release of the first whitepaper of their joint working group called Industrial Ethernet Security Harmonization Group (IESHG).

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Gilmour Space successfully completes testing of Sirius rocket engine

AU Manufacturing

Queensland-based rocket manufacturer Gilmour Space Technology has completed the final qualification test fire of its Sirius hybrid rocket engine. . The exercise brings Australia one step closer to its first orbital launch attempt for an Australian-made rocket, which is slated to take off in 2023. .

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Sifting through the Hype: A Brief Guide to Discerning Truth in Additive Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing

It’s the most magical time of year! No, not that one quite yet, whatever retail establishments want you to think. For the additive manufacturing industry, the largest event of the calendar year is nearly upon us as Formnext 2022 is ready to kick off November 15-18 in Frankfurt, Germany.

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How to Identify, Quantify, and Mitigate Risk

Automation World

In industrial operations, understanding what a failure of any system, component, or process could mean to your operations is key to overall risk mitigation. Factory / Plant Maintenance

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OPC Foundation welcomes the new “.NET User Group” to maintain the open-source UA-.NET Standard project

Design World

The OPC Foundation (OPCF) welcomes the launch of the “.NET NET User Group” initiated by three companies represented on the OPC Foundation Board of Directors ABB, Microsoft, and SAP. This group aims to maintain and extend the existing open-source “UA-.NET

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New website to help Qld manufacturers save energy costs

AU Manufacturing

The Queensland government has launched a new website to help local manufacturers find energy cost savings through renewable energy transition. .

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Printing Resin on 3D Objects: Chromatic Launches ChromaScan Software

Additive Manufacturing

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 9, 2022 — Chromatic 3D Materials has launched ChromaScan, an additive manufacturing software for printing resin on non-planar surfaces.

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Atlas Copco Expands Into Process Filters and Chillers

Automation World

Branching out from compressors, Atlas Copco shows off its new process filtration and chiller lines, suitable for food and bev, pharmaceutical, microelectronics, and other industries. PEI 2022

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Nano Dimension highlight its portfolio at Formnext

Design World

Nano Dimension Ltd.,

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Altech Chemicals showcases new CERENERGY ABS60 battery pack

AU Manufacturing

ASX-listed battery manufacturer Altech Chemicals has unveiled its CERENERGY Sodium Alumina Solid State 60 kWh battery pack, ABS60. . Designed to cater to the renewable energy and grid storage market, the battery was developed as part of its joint venture with German battery institute Fraunhofer. .

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Digital Models Feed CMM Measurement Systems Offering Complete 3D Environment

Metrology

In a Smart Manufacturing environment, the goal is to automate as many operations as possible to improve production performance. Quality control, and more specifically, measurement analysis, has to evolve at.

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Hybrid Live Event Showcases Innovations for the Automotive Manufacturing Sector

Fabricating & Metal Work

Innovation Through Inspiration: For the first time, Seco Tools and its partners will host the successful Inspiration Through Innovation event 2/3 series with focus on automotive and general engineering. Seco Tools.

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Flexible, self-contained unit does not require an external power supply

Design World

Heilind Electronics, a distributor of electronic components and authorized distributor for Qualtek, now offers the USB Type C Receptacle Power Supply as part of its full line of Qualtek power supplies.

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Wayland Additive emphasises post-processing & broad material palette at Formnext 2022

AU Manufacturing

Media Release by Wayland Additive. On stand B139 in Hall 12 at this year’s Formnext, 15-18 November in Frankfurt, Wayland Additive will once again be showcasing its Calibur3 metal AM machine.

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3D Printing for Aerospace – Quality Requirements

Additive Manufacturing

3D printers have demonstrated capability of so much. There are many wow inducing , human race compelling , case studies in healthcare , construction, space , automotive, and aerospace. We are not talking about fidgets, prototypes, or paperweight models.

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Oculus Founder Builds Fatal Feature into VR Headset

MBT

Game over, man. Video

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Heilind Electronics now offers TE Connectivity’s SPE M8 Hybrid Solution

Design World

Heilind Electronics, a distributor of electronic components and authorized distributor for TE, now offers the Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) M8 hybrid as part of its full line of TE Connectivity connectors.