Sat.Jan 07, 2023 - Fri.Jan 13, 2023

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Is Industry 4.0 the Answer to Workforce Retirements?

Automation World

Adapting your operations for Smart Manufacturing can help avoid problems with the ongoing labor transition such as increased downtime and incorrect diagnoses of issues. Factory / Plant Maintenance

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Digital-transformation sustainability: Waste minimization and energy savings

Design World

Nearly two thirds of all energy created globally for commercial, transportation, industrial, and residential use is lost to inefficiency and waste.

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Essay on Digital Transformation

Gary Mintchell

I’ve posted an essay and some interesting links at my HEY World page which is also sent as a newsletter. You can subscribe to the newsletter by clicking the link and following the appropriate links. Also, check out the ARC Forum ad on this homepage.

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What does GPT mean? I asked ChatGPT.

Chris Hohmann

Me: What does GPT mean? ChatGPT: GPT stands for “Generative Pre-training Transformer.” ” It is a type of language model developed by OpenAI that is designed to generate human-like text. The GPT model uses a transformer architecture, which allows it to process input sequences efficiently and to handle longer-range dependencies in the data. GPT has been … Continue reading What does GPT mean? I asked ChatGPT. digital transformation Big Data chatbot GPT

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Industrial Equipment Failures and Predictive Maintenance

Automation World

Stephen Lacy of Belden explains the high costs of reactive maintenance and how moving to more proactive—and even predictive—maintenance can be achieved without major investments and executed in small, easily incorporated steps. Process / Plant Maintenance

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The digital transformation and lean-digital approaches

Design World

The top goal of most digital transformation (DX) initiatives sounds suspiciously similar to that of lean-manufacturing methodologies — to minimize an operation’s waste and cost while concurrently maximizing its quality (defect-free) throughput of customer-coveted product.

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Emerson Ventures Makes Strategic Investment in ZEDEDA

Gary Mintchell

ZEDEDA provides network edge management and orchestration for industrial applications. It has been reaching out to large automation companies for partnerships or collaboration. Its solution integrates with Emerson’s DeltaV automation system.

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Tracking Production Metrics

Automation World

The old maxim that nothing can be improved without measurement has long been a driver for manufacturing execution software use. But how do you decide which metrics to track in your operation? The answer may lie in a balanced use of three approaches. Factory / Analytics

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Jabil forecasts 5 trends for additive manufacturing growth

Design World

Jabil Inc., offers a forecast of five important additive manufacturing trends that will continue to accelerate innovations in the new year. According to a recent report from Grand View Research, the additive manufacturing market is projected to reach $76B by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 20.8%

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Advantive Acquires DataNet and PQ Systems

Gary Mintchell

[Updated headline: darn autocorrect, anyway.]. I’ll be honest, the main reason I’m picking up this news is that I know PQ Systems located on the south side of Dayton, Ohio. Back in the early 80s I interviewed for a position there. It was not a fit for me, and I was not a fit for them.

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First Graphene and Suvo Strategic Minerals to collaborate on low-emission cement and concrete

AU Manufacturing

Media Release by First Graphene Limited. First Graphene Limited is pleased to announce it has entered into a joint development agreement (JDA) with fellow ASX-listed company Suvo Strategic Minerals Limited to research and develop low-emission cement and concrete products.

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Understanding Equipment Failures and How to Respond

Automation World

Learn about the high costs of reactive maintenance and how moving to more proactive—and even predictive—maintenance can be achieved without major investments and executed in small, easily incorporated steps. Factory / Plant Maintenance

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First 3D time-of-flight Performance Level c safety sensor on market

Design World

SICK introduces the first 3D time-of-flight (ToF) camera with Performance Level c (PL c) on the market – the safeVisionary2. It was developed to support customers in becoming fully autonomous in addition to providing 3D localization and object recognition.

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ARC Advisory Group Again Acknowledges ABB as Global DCS Market Leader

Gary Mintchell

In the “I’m not surprised” category, the ARC Advisory Group conducts market studies in the industrial and manufacturing market. For the 23 rd consecutive year it has calculated ABB as the global DCS market share leader.

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NSW launches $7m quantum fund to boost local commercialisation

AU Manufacturing

The New South Wales government has unveiled its $7 million Quantum Computing Commercialisation Fund (QCCF), which would help startups and deep-tech companies get their innovations off the ground. .

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What is Data Labeling, and Why is it Important to Artificial Intelligence?

Robotics Automation News

Data labeling is the process of identifying and tagging items in data samples. The process can be manual or through designated software. The labels tagged on the different class items must be unique, descriptive, and independent to provide a unique sequence, also called an algorithm.

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Industrial edge computing in the context of DX initiatives

Design World

Edge computing in industrial automation refers to systems with distributed electronics that locally collect, store, analyze, and act upon with unrivaled speed.

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More Better, or Solving Better Problems

Gary Mintchell

Engineers solve problems. Isn’t that what engineering school is all about in the end? Some classes push knowledge. Most of the classes are about solving problems. Most of those involve math.

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Safeguard mechanism reforms will provide pathway to lower emissions

AU Manufacturing

Media Release by ACCI. The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) welcomes proposed changes to the safeguard mechanism to drive down carbon emissions while providing businesses with much-needed certainty.

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Kodiak Robotics equips autonomous trucks with Ambarella AI system-on-chip

Robotics Automation News

Kodiak Robotics, a self-driving trucking company, has agreed a partnership with Ambarella, an edge AI semiconductor company, to integrate Ambarella’s CV2AQ AI perception system-on-chip (SoC) into its self-driving trucks for all camera data processing.

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For fifth time, Emerson is named Industrial IoT Company of the Year

Design World

Technology and software company Emerson has been named the IoT Breakthrough 2023 “Industrial IoT Company of the Year” for the fifth time — an honor the company also received in 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2022.

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Email Tips from Peter Diamandis

Gary Mintchell

Futurist, X-Prize guy, longevity researcher Peter Diamandis appears in my email inbox regularly. This email about emails caught my attention. I receive about a hundred a day. Many are from PR professionals seeking attention for their client.

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ACCI calls for migration reform to foster workforce growth

AU Manufacturing

The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) has renewed its calls for sweeping reforms on immigration rules to boost economic growth, create jobs, and foster innovation. .

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Addverb and Velociti Alliance partner to automate grocery intralogistics

Robotics Automation News

Automation solutions provider Addverb has agreed a new partnership with leading technology solutions provider Velociti Alliance to “bring innovative futuristic warehouse automation and robotics to the convenience store and grocery supply chain”.

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Heilind Electronics now stocks Molex OneBlade 1.00 mm Wire-to-Board Connector System

Design World

Heilind Electronics, a distributor of electronic components and authorized distributor for Molex, is stocking and shipping Molex’s OneBlade 1.00 hmm Wire-to-Board Connector System.

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Streaming Video Analytics AI Assists Industrial Engineering

Gary Mintchell

Video as a sensor has been a topic for several posts here at The Manufacturing Connection. One notable case study involved detecting unwanted critters wandering into the facility when gates were opened to allow train cars to enter or leave.

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Carbon emission Safeguard Mechanism a work in progress, says Ai Group

AU Manufacturing

Innes Willox, CEO of the national employer association Ai Group, said the federal government’s recently unveiled Safeguard Mechanism to drive down carbon emissions has a long way to go before its key climate policy reforms start working properly. .

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Wieland acquires Heyco Metals and National Bronze Manufacturing

Robotics Automation News

With the acquisition of Hummock Industries, Wieland has acquired Heyco Metals, a leader in light and medium gauge copper, copper alloy, and stainless steel strip processing, and National Bronze, a manufacturer and distributor of bronze-based bearing products.

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APEM expands availability of its XS series low-profile joystick for precise control

Design World

APEM announced the expanded availability of the XS Series low-profile joystick/thumbstick, ideal for robust applications requiring precise control of industrial equipment, construction vehicles, and marine vessels.

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Trescal Completes Five Further Acquisitions To Add €25M In Sales and Expand In Asia, Europe and Australia

Metrology

Trescal, a global leader in calibration services, has announced the acquisition of Standard Calibration Technology Institute (SCTI) in South Korea, Nordic Service Group (NSG) in Scandinavia, Delta-P Monitoring Technology in.

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Cann Group names Peter Koetsier as new CEO

AU Manufacturing

Cann Group , a leading manufacturer and supplier of innovative cannabis medicines, appointed Peter Koetsier as its new chief executive officer, effective 16 January 2023. . Koetsier will assume the position from Peter Crock , who will step down after an over six-year stint as the company’s CEO. .

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Lumotive and Axibo partner to bring lidar to cinematography automation

Robotics Automation News

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Emerson’s new display differentiates OEM systems, improves user operations

Design World

Machine builders in any industrial application can now use Emerson’s PACSystems RXi HMI, a next-generation machine visualization solution designed to help set their systems apart for customers.

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The Role of 5G in Smart Factories

Metrology

5G in manufacturing is transforming industry operations as leaders reimagine the factory of the future. With 5G in smart factories, manufacturers will be able to integrate more cutting-edge technologies including.

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AstraZeneca backs LBT Innovations’ drug manufacturing AI development

AU Manufacturing

Australian medical technology company LBT Innovations has partnered with global biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca to develop artificial intelligence software that would be used in drug manufacturing. .

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How Can Education Websites Get More Traffic

Robotics Automation News

Education websites are one of the most important aspects of our modern world. They allow us to better ourselves and provide us with the information we need to understand the world around us. For education websites to succeed, however, they need to be able to get people to visit their sites.

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Announces new low-profile touchless switches

Design World

IDEC Corporation has introduced a new line of CW low-profile touchless switches suitable for many hygienic industrial and public automation applications, addressing cleanliness concerns for protecting against COVID-19 and other contamination.