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Automotive electric-actuator market trends

Design World

Automotive electric actuators adjust engine settings; manage safety features; and impart precise control fuel efficiency. Many such actuators are compact and light, fitting well in modern cars and requiring less maintenance. Some can be programmed to execute different tasks. The market for these automotive actuators is likely to grow at a moderate pace and reach… The post Automotive electric-actuator market trends appeared first on Design World.

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Safety Considerations of E-Stops

Automation World

Emergency stops are of great importance to robust safety systems in industrial settings.

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Electric Power Where You Need It

Gary Mintchell

I own an Ioniq 6 electric vehicle since about a year ago. There was a soccer association meeting I wanted to attend in Lima, Ohio, and I thought I’d combine it with a stop in my old home of Sidney, Ohio. Sidney has no chargers. There is one location in all of Shelby County, Ohio located about 20 miles from Sidney at the Airstream Inc. Customer Center in Jackson Center (my home town).

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EVs drive down carbon emissions and lift vehicle ownership to record high

SMMT

Number of vehicles on UK roads reaches record 41.4 million in 2023, with car ownership up 1.6% to 35,694,845 units. The average car in use saw CO2 emissions decline by -2.1%, notably thanks to incentivised investment by business fleets into EVs. One in 40 of all vehicles on roads now zero emission, including 960,896 cars, 61,161 vans, 2,383 HGVs and 1,922 buses.

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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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What sensors and measurements can prevent HAVS?

Design World

Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) injuries can occur in industrial and other work situations. Also called Raynaud’s phenomenon, vibration-induced white finger and traumatic vasopastic disease, HAVS has been well known and documented since 1918. It is a prevalent occupational hazard in the construction, forestry, manufacturing, and mining industries, where workers are at high risk of developing […] The post What sensors and measurements can prevent HAVS?

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How Campaign Manager Tech Benefits Batch Manufacturing

Automation World

In batch manufacturing operations, a campaign manager is a database module that acts as a translator between ERP and scheduling software and the batch engine to prevent errors and over-production.

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Boston Dynamics debuts electric version of Atlas humanoid robot

Robotics Business Review

Goodbye to the hydraulic version of Atlas and hello to the electric model designed for commercialization. That’s the message from Boston Dynamics Inc., which yesterday retired the older version of its humanoid robot after 15 years of development and today showed a preview of its successor. “The next generation of the Atlas program builds on decades of research and furthers our commitment to delivering the most capable, useful mobile robots solving the toughest challenges in the indus

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AGV wireless evolution

Design World

When Mercedes-Benz wanted to expand its AGV installation, they called HMS. HMS provided the wireless expertise, products, and hands-on support to ensure the AGVs moved efficiently and safely around the factory. Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz, a globally recognized automotive manufacturer, is renowned for its innovative technology, craftsmanship, and luxury design.

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What the CIO’s Evolution Means for Manufacturing

Automation World

Chief information officers are stepping beyond the traditional confines of corporate IT to take on a more active role in the integration and management of production systems.

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Implementing Product Lifecycle Intelligence Yields Benefits

Gary Mintchell

Develop a new product category, hire an analyst firm to conduct some market research, and show how your new product provides benefits to customers. We see it in some “scientific” studies and also studies broadcast on TV advertisements. Here is one by a company called Makersite who touts their new approach called product lifecycle intelligence (PLI).

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Navigating the Future: Generative AI, Application Analytics, and Data

Generative AI is upending the way product developers & end-users alike are interacting with data. Despite the potential of AI, many are left with questions about the future of product development: How will AI impact my business and contribute to its success? What can product managers and developers expect in the future with the widespread adoption of AI?

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What to Expect From Global Plastics Treaty Talks This Month

Plastics Today

A mock proposal developed under the auspices of the Swiss government provides a preview of the restrictive policies that may prevail on a global scale.

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NFI’s drone deployment takes flight

Design World

NFI Industries, founded in 1932, is one of the oldest and largest privately held and family-owned 3PLs in North America. The company serves a variety of segments, including food and beverage, retail and e-commerce, manufacturing, and consumer packaged goods, offering everything from transportation, distribution, brokerage, port drayage, intermodal, global logistics, and real estate.

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3 Predictions for Industrial Robots

Automation World

ABB shares the principal trends its sees playing out for industrial robots in the year ahead.

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Emerson Adds Software to its DeltaV Automation Platform

Gary Mintchell

Emerson has gone through a process of divesting companies and adding others, such as NI (nee National Instruments) becoming overall more of an automation company. Much like years ago when Rockwell shed aerospace and trucks and other industries becoming Rockwell Automation. Its tagline in press releases for some time has included software as an emphasis.

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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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One of Europe’s largest data centres could be built on Britishvolt’s former gigafactory site

E&T

The north England site that was going to house a gigafactory from start-up Britishvolt has been purchased by a US private equity firm, which plans to build one of the largest data centres in Europe.

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Tormach’s 1500MX CNC Mill is the fastest, most accurate, and most powerful machine

Design World

Tormach, a U.S.-based manufacturer of CNC machines and industrial robotics, introduces its latest innovation: the Tormach 1500MX CNC Mill. Representing the apex of Tormach’s engineering prowess, the 1500MX marks a significant leap forward in power, precision, and affordability within their CNC machining portfolio. Tormach’s new 1500MX is a 3-axis, servo-driven mill on linear rails with… The post Tormach’s 1500MX CNC Mill is the fastest, most accurate, and most powerful machine appear

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Cybernetix Ventures partners with the Pittsburgh Robotics Network

Robotics Business Review

Jennifer Apicella (left) of the PRN and Fady Saad (right) of Cybernetix Ventures have announced a strategic partnership. | Source: Pittsburgh Robotics Network Cybernetix Ventures yesterday announced a strategic partnership with the Pittsburgh Robotics Network. The early-stage venture capital firm said it is part of its long-term robotics cluster engagement efforts.

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Petroperú Selects Honeywell cybersecurity Solutions To Bolster cyber Resiliency

Gary Mintchell

Honeywell has been known for cybersecurity solutions for a long time. With its Honeywell Connected Enterprise platform, it is supporting the corporations realigned portfolio around powerful megatrends, including automation and energy transition. I had a cybersecurity problem and solved it with this solution said no one anywhere. However, here is a story about a company who has implemented Honeywell’s cybersecurity solutions.

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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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A Look at the Latest Pneumatic and Robotic Products From SMC

Control.com

SMC has announced several new products for pneumatic control and robot assembly systems, including longer life pneumatic air cylinders, a new air flow controller, and a multi-hand robot adapter.

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How is a transition edge sensor used in astrophysics?

Design World

A transition edge sensor (TES) is a microcalorimeter based on superconductivity. Compared with alternative technologies like energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS), a TES can provide higher resolution measurements and resolve emission lines at closely adjacent energies. In astrophysics, TES is used to measure the relative abundance of elements like boron, carbon, and oxygen versus silicon […] The post How is a transition edge sensor used in astrophysics?

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Offshore wind industry unveils plan to triple manufacturing over the next decade

E&T

A coalition of industry bodies have unveiled a plan to triple the ability to manufacture offshore wind turbines in the UK in a bid to meet the government’s rapidly approaching energy decarbonisation deadline.

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System-on-Module for Next-gen Computer Vision Applications

Gary Mintchell

Computer vision technology and application seemed to have been in a long lull until semiconductor advances of the past few years. Now companies are unleashing new products at an astonishing pace. This is an updated product from Digi International —a company I covered a long time ago who became less interesting to me and now has returned to my view. Digi International introduced the wireless and highly power-efficient Digi ConnectCore MP25 system-on-module (SOM) at Embedded World 2024.

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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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Beginner’s Guide to Automation: How to Choose the Right Project

Control.com

There are a lot of companies considering in-house automation or consulting with integrators for automated systems. But where do you start, and how do you even pick a project for automation?

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Compact rod motors offer high force linear motion

Design World

Akribis Systems has announce a new addition to its varied motion control product line: RDM-A Series rod motors for space-constrained applications requiring high motor forces and smooth linear motion. RDM-A Series rod motors are compact in size and feature a tubular design to distribute magnetic flux evenly along the circumference of the stator. With this […] The post Compact rod motors offer high force linear motion appeared first on Design World.

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Eocycle Technologies receives $25M in financing to bring its cleantech to the U.S. and Europe

Canadian Manufacturing

MONTREAL — Eocycle Technologies, a manufacturer of ‘distributed’ wind turbines, announces it has received $25 million in financing to expand its operations in key markets throughout the US Midwest and Great Plains, as well as in Europe. The deal was led by Export Development Canada, and also backed by the Fonds de Solidarité FTQ, which each invested $10 million.

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A Tale of Two Softwares

Gary Mintchell

“It was the best of times; it was the worst…” No, that’s the Tale of Two Cities. This tale involves two of America’s largest automation companies—Emerson and Rockwell Automation. Several years ago both added “and software” to their marketing tag lines. I never thought I’d hear Emerson CTO Peter Zornio talk so glowingly about software. Now, that seems to be the company’s main message.

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How Embedded Analytics Gets You to Market Faster with a SAAS Offering

Start-ups & SMBs launching products quickly must bundle dashboards, reports, & self-service analytics into apps. Customers expect rapid value from your product (time-to-value), data security, and access to advanced capabilities. Traditional Business Intelligence (BI) tools can provide valuable data analysis capabilities, but they have a barrier to entry that can stop small and midsize businesses from capitalizing on them.

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CSIRO invites SMEs to turn manufacturing solutions into R&D opportunities

Manufacturer's Monthly

Image: amorn/stock.adobe.com CSIRO is calling small to medium enterprises (SMEs) engaged in advanced manufacturing to apply for a 10-week, self-paced online program designed to transform concepts into R&D opportunities. ‘Innovate to Grow’ was launched in 2020, CSIRO report in four years the free program has equipped over 500 SMEs with the knowledge and tools required to progress their research.

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Beckhoff USA accelerates growth with new office in Austin, Texas

Design World

Beckhoff Automation opened a new office in Austin, Texas, to supercharge the company’s presence in the Southwest. Beyond creating a collaborative workspace, the 3,500-ft2 facility is suitable for hosting industry-specific application seminars, customer meetings, training, and events. Complementing the Beckhoff offices in Houston and Dallas, this third Texas facility creates a central site for the… The post Beckhoff USA accelerates growth with new office in Austin, Texas appeared first on D

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Locus Robotics surpasses 3B picks just 33 weeks after its last milestone

Robotics Business Review

Locus says its systems are now involved in picking 6 million to 7 million units per day. | Source: Locus Robotics Locus Robotics Corp. today announced that it has surpassed 3 billion total picks across its global customer deployments. The company reached this milestone just 33 weeks after it recorded its 2 billionth pick. It claimed that the achievement underscores its continued rapid growth and solidifies its position as a leader in autonomous robotics automation for the warehouse.

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Japanese tech giants reveal results from real-world 6G speed tests

E&T

Four Japanese tech giants, including NTT DOCOMO, NTT, NEC and Fujitsu, have revealed the development of a 6G wireless device capable of ultra-high-speed 100 Gbps transmissions in the 100 GHz and 300 GHz sub-terahertz bands over distances of up to 100 metres.

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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.