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4 Tips for Businesses to Tackle Supply Chain Disruptions

Robotics Automation News

You know the old saying, “expect the unexpected?” Well, when it comes to supply chain disruptions, that saying couldn’t be truer. You’re running a thriving business, everything seems to be sailing smoothly, and then BAM! A supply chain disruption hits you like a curveball, leaving you scrambling to find solutions. You’re not alone.

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Streamline your manufacturing processes – Assess, clean, simplify

Manufacturer's Monthly

A clean work environment is essential for product quality, worker safety, and regulatory compliance in any manufacturing premises. However, the traditional approach to cleaning can be time-consuming, labour-intensive, and inefficient. This is where innovative technology and efficient cleaning processes unite to streamline manufacturing processes in three simple steps – Assess, Clean, and Simplify.

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Why are CEOs Cyber Resilient?

Cisco Smart Manufacturing

I recently attended a session run by the Said Business School at Oxford along with an organisation called Istari.

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In-house laser cutting platforms bring a change in modern manufacturing

The Fabricator

For small to mid-sized companies, bringing laser systems in-house can be a game changer. Learn how Vytek created laser-based equipment that can do it all.

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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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Smart engineering spares the grid and melts winter woes

Design World

Rooftop heat cables guard against the perilous effects of ice and snow accumulation. These strategically installed heat cables become hot when an electric current runs through them, and the radiated heat melts snow and ice to allow proper drainage. However, protecting roofs in this way incurs monetary and energy costs. Powder Watts has developed a… The post Smart engineering spares the grid and melts winter woes appeared first on Design World.

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Applying Digital Twins to Sustainability

Automation World

Siemens and Ecolab develop a partnership that combines the Ecolab3D IIoT platform with Siemens gProms advanced process modeling environment with digital twin technology at the center.

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Understanding XML and Data Exchange Formats for Industrial Settings

Control.com

The basic component of data exchange between devices, machines, and embedded systems serves as a hallmark foundation in every organization’s Industry 4.0 implementation process.

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Bosch presents Emerson award recognizing sustainability and emissions progress

Design World

Global technology and software company Emerson received the 2023 Bosch Global Supplier Award, placing the company among a select global group of Bosch’s most valued suppliers helping drive innovation in pursuit of sustainability targets and their commitment to climate neutrality. Emerson earned the Global Supplier Award for Sustainability, recognizing the company’s exemplary commitment to climate… The post Bosch presents Emerson award recognizing sustainability and emissions progress appea

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MES: The Plant Floor Data Translator

Automation World

Manufacturing execution systems have long been recognized as middleware between plant floor control systems and enterprise systems. But they also serve as a middleman for data translation and structuring plant floor data for use by MES applications.

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Solve Worker Shortages With ACE Workforce Development

Modern Machine Shop

America’s Cutting Edge (ACE) is a national initiative for machine tool technology development and advancement supported by the Department of Defense Industrial Base Analysis and Sustainment (IBAS) program from the Innovation Capability and Modernization (ICAM) office. ACE is based at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Manufacturing Demonstration Facility (MDF), a Department of Energy user facility for developing and validating systems and processes to support manufacturing innovation

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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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Banks to ensure access to cash within three miles for all UK citizens under new rules

E&T

The new rules, imposed by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), also stipulate that cash users can expect to make withdrawals without any fees. A 2021 study suggested that the UK could become an entirely cashless society by 2026 if trends of declining usage continued. That same year, the number of payments made with cash plummeted by around 50 per cent as consumers were encouraged to use contactless in the wake of the pandemic.

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Discover NORD’s innovative and reliable packaging solutions at PACK EXPO 2023

Design World

PACK EXPO is one of the most extensive packaging and processing shows in North America with over 44,000 attendees and 2,200 exhibitors. NORD DRIVESYSTEMS, a worldwide solution provider, is one of the exhibitors at this year’s convention taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada September 11-13, 2023. NORD’s drive solutions focus on reliability, flexibility, and high… The post Discover NORD’s innovative and reliable packaging solutions at PACK EXPO 2023 appeared first on Design World.

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Anything is Possible with Servo-Driven Devices

Automation World

The implementation of servo-driven devices can expand machine capabilities to new levels

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Resin pricing struggles as demand slumps, China production slows

Plastics News

Resin market analysts say there are few indications that prices will radically change in the coming months due to decreased demand at home and reduced production in China, leading to fewer exports.

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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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Building a shipping container home and business out of tragedy

The Fabricator

Shane and Cole Barber built a shipping container home as a way to keep their families together after the loss of a loved one. The project has since led them to start a shipping container homebuilding business.

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OKW’s DATEC-MOBIL-BOX handheld enclosures now in seven versions

Design World

OKW’s robust DATEC-MOBIL-BOX handheld plastic enclosures are now available in seven versions. They are rated IP 65 (optional) for use in harsh environments. High-performance DATEC-MOBIL-BOX is ideal for mobile data recording and transfer, measuring and control, and stock and sales logging. Six versions of DATEC-MOBIL-BOX are designed to house a wide range of standard LCD… The post OKW’s DATEC-MOBIL-BOX handheld enclosures now in seven versions appeared first on Design World.

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New type of star could solve cosmic magnet mystery

E&T

Astronomers have discovered a new type of astronomical object – massive magnetic helium stars – that could shed light on the origin of magnetars. The discovery was possible because of observations of the mysterious HD 45166 star, which has been found to have an extraordinarily powerful magnetic field, stronger than that of any other star of its size that has been measured.

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How to Design and Deploy a Web-Based HMI Project - Part 1

Control.com

A walkthrough and discussion of a simple web-based HMI solution that could modernize your current HMI technology stack. The first step in the process involves sending data from a device to a server.

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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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Five quarters of truck fleet growth with UK operator demand back to pre-pandemic levels

SMMT

New HGV market rises by 17.2% in Q2 2023 as fleet renewal returns to pre-pandemic levels. Double-digit growth for rigid and articulated trucks, with volumes up 12.5% and 23.3% respectively. Sector seeks sustainable strategy to spur depot investment and green fleet transition. SEE HGV REGISTRATIONS BY BRAND DOWNLOAD PRESS RELEASE AND DATA TABLE The UK market for new heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) grew by 17.2% to 11,174 units in the second quarter of 2023, the fifth consecutive quarter of growth, ac

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More cutting, crimping, and wire stripping tools from AutomationDirect

Design World

AutomationDirect is pleased to announce the addition of more wire and cable cutting, stripping, and crimping tools to serve your application needs. Our new crimping tool additions include a fixed crimping tool with indent profile, more tools with oval and trapezoid crimp profiles, a crimper model with a color-coded connector reference, and a new square… The post More cutting, crimping, and wire stripping tools from AutomationDirect appeared first on Design World.

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Treasury wind farm rules could cost UK billpayers £1.5bn a year

E&T

The non-profit’s latest report has criticised the rules surrounding the financing of offshore wind farm projects, claiming the government could cause taxpayers to miss out of savings of more than £1.5bn a year from cheaper renewable energy. Constraints on bidding for wind power – due to be completed in September – could secure as little as 2GW of offshore wind, compared with around 7GW that could have been secured without government red tape, ECIU has said.

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The Last Pass: How welders can build their professional network

The Fabricator

Welding instructor and The Last Pass columnist Greg Siepert continues his conversation on the most valuable pieces of advice he’s received, this time focusing on networking and its relationship with joining professional organizations.

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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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Making Your First Terraform File Doesn’t Have to Be Scary

Cisco Smart Manufacturing

For the past several years, I’ve tried to give at least one Terraform-centric session at Cisco Live. That’s because they’re fun and make for awesome demos. What’s a technical talk without a demo?

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PATLITE Debuts New USB-Controlled Signal Beacon

Control.com

Signal beacons are an important part of most automated manufacturing processes. Recently PATLITE developed a new line of sensors with several mounting options and USB programming capabilities.

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UK could be left behind in green energy transition, study warns

E&T

Researchers have predicted British growth in low-carbon electricity output to reach 2.9 per cent by the end of the decade, lagging France (3.1 per cent) and Japan (3.2 per cent). The nations with the largest growth in the sector were the US (6.4 per cent), China (7.2 per cent) and India (10.6 per cent). European nations also made the top five, with Spain predicted to reach 6.0 per cent and Germany 5.8 per cent.

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Joint Ribbon Cutting at Fagor, Danobat Showrooms

Modern Machine Shop

Danobat USA and Fagor Automation held a joint event to celebrate the grand opening of Fagor’s new headquarters in Rolling Meadows, Illinois. The event included speakers from both companies, as well as local politicians. Photo Credit: Fagor Automation On June 9, CNC manufacturer Fagor Automation and grinding machine manufacturer Danobat USA inaugurated the companies’ new joint headquarters in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, with a ribbon-cutting event attended by customers, press and local

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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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Polymer Points Live August 2023: Buying trends make pricing hard to predict

Plastics News

Frank Esposito offered opinions on near-term pricing trends for polyethylene, polypropylene, polystyrene, PET, PVC, polycarbonate and other resins in the Aug. 15 Polymer Points Live. But he noted that buying trends, the sluggish economy and feedstock pricing made predictions difficult.

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Three Things About IO-Link Sensors That May Shock You

Control.com

Control.com’s Director of Engineering got to explore IO-Link sensors and what he found might surprise you! Although still considered an “emerging” technology, it’s clear IO-Link technology boasts several bonafide benefits over traditional sensors.

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BAE Systems proposes £4.4bn takeover of spacecraft maker Ball Aerospace

E&T

Ball Aerospace has manufactured spacecraft including contracts with Nasa, while also producing components and instruments for national defence projects. It previously worked on optics and mirror systems for Nasa’s James Webb Space Telescope , which entered service last year. BAE, which is one of the UK’s largest arms producers, said the purchase was “aligned with the US Intelligence Community and Department of Defense’s highest priorities”.

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A guide to FABTECH 2023 in Chicago

The Fabricator

This September, FABTECH returns to Chicago as North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing event of the year. Here's everything you need to know about the 2023 metal manufacturing tradeshow at McCormick Place.

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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.