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Honoring Excellence in Mold Manufacturing

Mold Making Technology

Lead time is the culmination of the entire mold manufacturing process. A quality mold delivered on time results from a team of professionals working together from sales, design and manufacturing to validation, delivery and support. Whether your company is an industry leader or aspires to be one, we created MMT ’s Leadtime Leader Awards (LLA) competition to share best practices and recognize companies that are excelling in customer satisfaction, workforce development, industry involvement,

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Coupling quality and efficiency

Manufacturer's Monthly

Regal Rexnord is a leader in the manufacturing of industrial couplings for various industries. Two of their most popular couplings for the paper and board industry are the Falk® Lifelign gear couplings and the Falk ® Steelflex grid couplings. Both couplings have been engineered to provide exceptional performance and reliability in demanding operating environments.

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What Is a Master Production Schedule? With Examples

MRPEasy

The master production schedule (MPS) is a production planning tool that helps to figure out how much of a product needs to be manufactured at different periods. This simple schedule can be used as a basis for further planning and scheduling throughout the manufacturing business. What is a Master Production Schedule (MPS)? The Master Production […] The post What Is a Master Production Schedule?

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Aluminum Etc.: The future looks bright for aluminum in manufacturing

The Fabricator

Gina Cutts says the future of aluminum in manufacturing looks promising as manufacturers rally around the positives rather than the negatives associated with aluminum products.

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A Journey to Efficiency & Excellence in Manufacturing

Foundation Wellness, an orthotic and foot care product leader, transformed its manufacturing by implementing the Manufacturing Execution System FORCE MES FLEX from FORCAM ENISCO. Previously hindered by manual data collection, the company needed more efficiency and a proactive approach. Adopting an MES enhanced data visibility and enabled data-driven decision-making.

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Engineer’s Guide to Generative Artificial Intelligence

Control.com

There’s a lot of excitement and concern surrounding artificial intelligence (AI) and its emerging role in society and commerce. Beyond the hyperbole, however, what exactly is Generative AI?

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Developing a Plan-Based Project Execution Model

Automation World

Huffman Engineering’s instrumentation and controls update at a city’s water treatment facility demonstrates the benefits of a deliberate process to establish clear communications and identify and mitigate known and unknown automation project risks.

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Where OT and IT meet

Design World

By Barry Turner, technical business development manager, Red Lion Exploring some of the challenges and opportunities for successful OT and IT integration in modern manufacturing environments. The worlds of information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) in manufacturing plants have traditionally functioned independently of each other. The goal of OT was to keep the plant… The post Where OT and IT meet appeared first on Design World.

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Be Pro Be Proud aims to change perception of trades with Draft Day

The Fabricator

The executive director of Be Pro Be Proud, Andrew Parker, discusses the effort's skilled workforce initiative, Draft Day events, mobile trailers, successes, and recruitment advice.

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Next Level EDI With Cloud Computing and Modern Mapping Technology

Seeburger

We began this EDI modernization blog series by exploring ways to overcome EDI system challenges with legacy modernization and transmit data via EDI using API-led B2B integration.

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Jaguar Land Rover repurposes old car batteries for grid-scale energy storage

E&T

The project, which is in collaboration with Wykes Engineering, could be used to store excess electricity generated by renewables such as solar and wind and help the National Grid deal with peaks in demand. JLR said that 30 second-hand batteries from its Jaguar I-PACE series can store around 2.5MWh of energy – enough to power 250 homes for a day, although it aims to ramp this up to a total of 7.5MWh of energy by the end of 2023.

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Provide Real Value in Your Applications with Data and Analytics

The complexity of financial data, the need for real-time insight, and the demand for user-friendly visualizations can seem daunting when it comes to analytics - but there is an easier way. With Logi Symphony, we aim to turn these challenges into opportunities. Our platform empowers you to seamlessly integrate advanced data analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting into your applications, transforming raw data into actionable insights.

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Renishaw Central delivers the factory of the future, today

Design World

Renishaw’s new Central manufacturing connectivity and data platform is poised to transform the productivity, capability, and efficiency of manufacturing operations. The new data-driven manufacturing solution brings the power of connectivity to the machine shop floor, resulting in highly efficient, productive operations with optimized processes, reduced downtime, and minimized waste.

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The future of software in precision sheet metal fabrication

The Fabricator

Precision sheet metal fabricators deal with an extraordinary number of jobs. The amount of data to manage can be immense. Here, software will play an increasingly important role.

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Do More With Remote Access for Banner Safety Controllers

Control.com

Safety controllers hold a respected position in automation, relaying critical information between field and plant-level systems. Banner Engineering’s line of XS26 controllers has been optimized for networking.

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Norway opens world’s largest floating wind farm to cut oil industry emissions

E&T

Located in the North Sea, Hywind Tampen is considered the world’s largest floating wind farm project. The project has been funded by Norwegian energy firm Equinor and other oil companies including OMV and Vår Energi, owned by ENI. Their goal is to use the green energy generated by the wind farm to supply the company’s nearby oil and gas platforms and cut their greenhouse gas emissions.

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5 Ways CMMS Software Transformed Broderick's Manufacturing Plant: A Case Study

Discover how CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System) transformed and revitalized Broderick's manufacturing plant in 5 productive ways. Before the CMMS, the plant faced challenges such as reactive maintenance due to staff shortages, inefficient inventory management, and poor team communication. With the CMMS, the plant experienced increased equipment uptime, streamlined maintenance processes, enhanced inventory management, improved communication, and better decision-making through real-

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Opto 22’s groov RIO firmware version 3.5 adds realtime control to remote I/O

Design World

Opto 22 now offers the latest firmware version 3.5 for groov RIO edge I/O. This latest release includes the CODESYS runtime engine, allowing the groov RIO to now function as a realtime controller coupled with software-configurable I/O. The new firmware for groov RIO delivers a compact, configurable, and secure PLC for end-user or OEM engineers,… The post Opto 22’s groov RIO firmware version 3.5 adds realtime control to remote I/O appeared first on Design World.

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Locker manufacturer embraces reshoring, stateside production opportunities

The Fabricator

A Mississippi locker maker designs and customizes its lockers with the entire value chain mind, from ease of manufacturability to shipping, installation, and maintenance over the product life cycle.

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Sen. Blumenthal Wants to Phase Out Single-Use Plastics in Federal Government

Plastics Today

Single-use plastics cause tiny particles to accumulate in the environment, creating health problems when they are ingested by people, according to the senator from Connecticut.

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Scotland needs more pylons to support wind power expansion, experts urge

E&T

Increasing the production of clean power from renewables such as wind and solar will be necessary for the UK to decarbonise its electricity system. But while the deployment of cheap renewable energy generation has quadrupled over the past 10 years, investments in Britain’s transmission grid have remained flat and have even decreased since 2017, Scottish Renewables said in a new report.

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The Key to Sustainable Energy Optimization: A Data-Driven Approach for Manufacturing

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. 📊 Join us for a practical webinar hosted by Kevin Kai Wong of Emergent Ene

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Beckhoff showcases vision for Packaging Automation at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2023

Design World

At PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2023, Beckhoff will show packaging market leaders how to automate what’s next. Visitors to Beckhoff booth SL-6335 in the Las Vegas Convention Center can discover the revolutionary solutions they need to succeed in packaging, food and beverage processing, pharma, and beyond. “With increasing demands across the industry to deliver on… The post Beckhoff showcases vision for Packaging Automation at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2023 appeared first on Design World.

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How AI could transform the metal fabrication supply chain

The Fabricator

Digital transformation efforts from Kloeckner Metals, as described during a presentation at this week's SMU Steel Summit in Atlanta, has come a long way in recent years as the service center and fabricator works toward a "zero touch" work flow.

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Ravago buys controlling stake in M. Holland

Plastics News

The acquisition sees an end to family control for M. Holland, one of the biggest distributors in North America, although current leadership will continue to operate the business as a Ravago subsidiary.

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Barnacle shells could reveal the location of missing flight MH370, study finds

E&T

Associate Professor Gregory Herbert, who led a team of researchers from University of South Florida (USF), says the geochemistry of barnacle shells attached to debris from the aircraft could provide clues to the crash location. Over the last two decades, Herbert refined a method to extract ocean temperatures stored in the chemistry of invertebrate shells.

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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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Voith HP coupling

Design World

HP Coupling The HP Coupling was specifically designed for realistic test scenarios of combustion engines where a dummy gearbox is bell-house-mounted to the engine. In these scenarios, the HP Coupling protects the test rig against damaging torsional vibrations and shifts the natural frequency below idle speed. A viscous-hydraulic damping system and an isolation function give […] The post Voith HP coupling appeared first on Design World.

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Omega Seiki Mobility partners with Punjab National Bank to expand financing options Tie-up for Dealers and Retail vehicle financing

Dinesh Mishra

OSM has sold over 8000 vehicles through its 175+ dealer touchpoints amounting to over INR 350 crores worth of retail financing and plans to finance INR 300 crores worth of vehicles through its retail financier network New Delhi, 24 th August 2023- Omega Seiki Mobility (OSM) today announced the signing of a MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with Punjab National Bank (PNB).

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T.J. Snow: One-Spot-Shop for Resistance Welding

Fabricating & Metal Work

A row of T. J. Snow’s SlimLine® Spot Welders. These durable, compact resistance welders are a cost-effective and efficient solution. From its beginnings in founder Jim Snow’s dining room in Chattanooga, Tenn., T.J. Snow, Co. is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year as a full-service leader in the resistance welding industry. The family-owned company offers resistance welding machinery, parts and supplies.

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Carbon offset schemes ‘significantly’ overestimate forest preservation

E&T

The global market for voluntary carbon offsets – the removal of emissions of carbon dioxide or other greenhouse gases in order to compensate for emissions made elsewhere – has grown rapidly in recent years. Countries established the REDD+ framework to protect forests as part of the 2015 Paris Agreement. REDD stands for ‘reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries’.

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Deliver Mission Critical Insights in Real Time with Data & Analytics

In the fast-moving manufacturing sector, delivering mission-critical data insights to empower your end users or customers can be a challenge. Traditional BI tools can be cumbersome and difficult to integrate - but it doesn't have to be this way. Logi Symphony offers a powerful and user-friendly solution, allowing you to seamlessly embed self-service analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting directly into your applications.

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Rollon unveils TLS Series telescoping linear actuator

Design World

Rollon, a global manufacturer of linear motion and gantry systems, has introduced its TLS Series of telescoping linear actuators. The new series is designed to maximize productivity for applications where space is limited — especially for applications with minimal vertical clearance, such as between the machine and ceiling, or horizontally between machines.

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5G in IIoT – The Future of Data Integration

Seeburger

As the direct successor to 4G, 5G refers to the fifth generation of mobile communications. Consumers can benefit from a significantly faster mobile network and a growing number of connected devices in everyday life. However, understanding 5G only in the context of mobile communications falls far short of the mark.

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TTI Brings Specialty Gear Production In-House with Multiaxis Machining

Modern Machine Shop

“In the bottom of these gear teeth, they have a very small radius,” explains Mike Stephens, TTI’s engineering prototype shops senior manager. “There isn’t any room for error. We have to be 100% sure of our process because everything has to be repeatable. By making quality gears, we’re ensuring that their smooth interaction with each other is reducing noise and chatter that might occur.” Photos provided by Mastercam.

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‘Huge’ biomethane HGV refuelling station to be built in Kent

E&T

The HGV refuelling station project is a collaboration between ReFuels and John Lewis Partnership (JLP), with a view towards decarbonising heavy goods vehicles (HGVs). Currently, HGVs account for 4.2 per cent of UK emissions. However, fuelling these vehicles with biomethane could cut their emissions by over 90 percent, and reduce costs by up to 40 per cent, the companies have said.

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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.