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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. For operations aiming to achieve carbon-neutral status (or just higher profitability through energy conservation) preventing the loss of energy is at once immediately possible and commendable. After all, Energy Information Administration analysis indicates that… The post Digital-transformation sustainability: Waste minimization and energy savin

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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.

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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. The networking available at this event is usually worth the price of the trip. The post Essay on Digital Transformation appeared first on The Manufacturing Connection.

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How smart is the layout in your metal fabrication plant?

The Fabricator

Facility layout affects how everything—people, products, and information—flows through your company. It’s the foundation of an effective production system that, in turn, is the foundation of a smart factory and the technology within it.

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business. That’s what drove the five companies in this e-book to change their approach to analytics. Download this e-book to learn about the unique problems each company faced and how they achieved huge returns beyond expectation by embedding analytics into applications.

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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. Benefitting a vast array of industries outside manufacturing, today lean-manufacturing approaches are applied in most all settings that allow collected… The post The digital transformation and lean-digital approaches appe

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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.

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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. In machine learning, data labeling adds meaningful labels to the […].

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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% over the forecasted period. Aggressive market expansion is […].

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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.

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‘Worrying decline’ in engineering apprenticeships sparks inquiry

E&T

Lord Knight, a former Labour education minister, and Lord Willetts, former Conservative universities minister, have urged employers, training providers and young people to get involved in a ‘call for evidence’. They want their views, evidence and ideas on how to improve the UK’s apprenticeship offerings in these sectors. . Despite a modest uptick in numbers last year, engineering-related apprenticeship starts in England are still 9 per cent lower than in 2014/15.

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5 Ways New Manufacturing Companies Are Accelerating Innovation

Next-gen manufacturers are redesigning factories to enable agility at every stage of production. From more timely communication between engineers and technicians to technologies that empower real-time collaboration, they’re getting ahead by making iterations and improvements during a build, across the production line at scale. This level of flexibility means they can develop more quickly than their legacy counterparts.

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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. Hummock Industries is a family-owned holding company focused on long-term investments in North American-based manufacturing companies.

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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. It is very effective for use on autonomous mobile robots because it provides precise 3D measurement… The post First 3D time-of-flight Performance Level c safety sensor on market appeared first on Design World.

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Exploring 4 Popular Machine Learning Algorithms for Industrial Applications

Control.com

Machine learning is a subset of AI that allows a machine to learn using past data. Learn about the two categories of machine learning as well as four major machine learning models often used in industrial applications.

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Royal Mail hit by Russia-linked cyber attack

E&T

Royal Mail has been unable to send letters and parcels overseas since Wednesday (11 January) due to a ransomware attack that affected its computer systems. . The organisation has advised people not to try to send international letters and parcels until the issue is resolved. The attack has been claimed by L ockBit, a hacker group widely thought to have close links to Russia.

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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.

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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. To kick off the partnership publicly, Kodiak will exhibit one of its self-driving trucks at Ambarella’s demo event in Las Vegas […].

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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. A related industrial-network structure brings cloud-computing capabilities down into the furthest reaches of the factory-floor via nodes and networks. Called fog computing, this distributed intelligence as well as data processing out at a… The post Industrial edge computing in the context of DX initiatives appeared first on Design W

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Bennett ToolandDie changes name to Allegiant Manufacturing

The Fabricator

Gallatin, Tenn.-based Bennett ToolandDie, a tool and die shop offering stamping, CNC machining, robotic welding, and value-added assembly processes in Gallatin, Tenn., has changed its name to Allegiant Manufacturing.

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US, Canada and Mexico to bolster chips and hydrogen industries

E&T

In a series of talks taking place in Mexico City over the North American Leaders Summit (NALS), the US, Mexico, and Canada have agreed on a set of deliverables that focus on working together to tackle challenges ranging from immigration to the climate crisis. . US President Biden, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador of Mexico and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada said the summit was an opportunity to promote "a common vision for North America".

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Future Focus: Constructing Unshakeable Stability in Your Manufacturing Supply Chain

Speaker: Jay Black, Senior Account Executive

We’ve all heard the buzzwords to describe new supply chain trends: resiliency, sustainability, AI, machine learning. But what do these really mean today? Over the past few years, manufacturing has had to adapt to and overcome a wide variety of supply chain trends and disruptions to stay as stable as possible. Stability has become key in this post-COVID world, and will remain key moving forward.

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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”. Addverb’s comprehensive portfolio of Mobile Robots, ASRS, Picking Technologies, and Software, integrated with Velociti Alliance’s solutions, will enable wholesale distribution centers and warehouses […].

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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. This year’s award recognizes the power of Emerson’s industry-leading Plantweb digital ecosystem, which now includes the AspenTech suite of plant… The post For fifth time, Emerson is named Industrial IoT Company of the Year appeared first on Design World.

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Universal Robots shares automation trends predictions for 2023

Automation Mag

Universal Robots (UR) recently shared its predictions on automation trends for 2023 that would impact manufacturers going forward. In a press statement released by the company, it noted that turnkey robotic solutions, complete with all hardware, software, sensors and interfaces, will be powerful automation drivers in 2023. “In 2023, cobot automation will become more sophisticated yet more straightforward to use,” predicts Joe Campbell, senior manager of applications development and strategic mar

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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. . The new fund will cater to both startups and existing deep-tech companies to accelerate the commercialisation of their quantum computing capabilities, in turn, reinforcing NSW’s position as a global quantum centre of excellence. .

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Monetizing Analytics Features

Think your customers will pay more for data visualizations in your application? Five years ago, they may have. But today, dashboards and visualizations have become table stakes. Turning analytics into a source of revenue means integrating advanced features in unique, hard-to-steal ways. Download this white paper to discover which features will differentiate your application and maximize the ROI of your analytics.

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Lumotive and Axibo partner to bring lidar to cinematography automation

Robotics Automation News

Lumotive, the developer of Light Control Metasurface (LCM) beam steering chips enabling the next generation of 3D sensors, and Axibo, a cinema robotics company and the developer of autonomous camera motion control systems, have unveiled Axibo’s Precision eJib – a unique, designed-for-cinema, 6-axis robotic arm with 3D sensing capabilities made possible with Lumotive’s LCM beam […].

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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. Many of the most challenging industrial, commercial, and marine applications incorporate extensive operator control interfaces via wired or wireless consoles, armrests, belly boxes, and pendants.

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2025 gas boiler ban proposed in UK government’s net zero review

E&T

Tory MP Chris Skidmore, the chair of the Net Zero Review, was tasked by the Liz Truss administration in September last year to develop recommendations on how the UK could improve its net-zero efforts. It includes energy efficiency proposals that would ensure that all homes sold by 2033 would be able to demonstrate an EPC rating of at least C. It also proposes a 10-year plan to ensure heat pumps become more widespread throughout the UK and the banning of new gas boiler installations from 2025.

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Metal fabrication’s era of change

The Fabricator

The FABRICATOR welcomes its new columnist, Caleb Chamberlain, CEO and co-founder of OSH Cut, a fab shop that, with automated quoting and order processing, exemplifies the metal manufacturing industry’s push toward digitization.

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How Legacy Tools Are Failing Inventive Manufacturing Engineers

Bringing new and improved products to market takes more than just good ideas. It requires agile, iterative production, and real-time collaboration. Most manufacturers recognize the risk of not adapting, but they’re hampered by technologies like MES that haven’t kept up with the pace of hardware innovation. As new manufacturers enter the market with technologically progressive ways of building at scale, existing manufacturers must adapt to stay relevant.

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Ford Partners With Rockwell Automation to Advance EV Program

Modern Machine Shop

Photo Credit: Unsplash. Rockwell Automation Inc. has announced that Ford Motor Company has selected Rockwell as its vehicle operations primary controls and solutions provider for its next three electric vehicle assembly sites. By jointly collaborating on assembly tooling designs and architectures that will increase speed to market, Rockwell can help machine builders to meet production customer demands and achieve on-time successful launches. “We are strengthening the commitment to build wo

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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. The new system easily helps users overcome the limitations of lower budgets, fewer people, and higher productivity demands. This highly intuitive human-machine interface (HMI) addresses the needs of… The post Emerson’s new display differentiates OEM systems, improves user operations appeared first o

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Smart appliances become hacking risk due to poor update policies

E&T

The firm analysed products including washing machines, dishwashers, televisions, smartphones, printers and smartwatches and found that hardly any brands came close to matching expected lifespans with their smart update policies. The failure to update their cyber defences also leaves some of the products open to hacking, Which? warned. Many brands were found to not give any guarantees, meaning consumers were unaware how long their appliance would be supported upon purchase.

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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. The post Trescal Completes Five Further Acquisitions To Add €25M In Sales and Expand In Asia, Europe and Australia appeared first on Metrology and Quality News - Online Magazine.

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A Low-Risk, Incremental Approach to Smart Manufacturing for Small & Medium Manufacturers

This guidebook discusses how small/medium manufacturers have implemented Smart Manufacturing initiatives and realized benefits such as increased productivity as well as higher levels of coordination and speed within the enterprise and supply chain.