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ABB opens refitted state-of-the-art U.S. robotics facility

Design World

ABB today opened its refitted U.S. robotics headquarters and manufacturing facility in Auburn Hills, Michigan, which will support ABB Robotics’ global leadership in developing and manufacturing cutting-edge robotic solutions in the US, for the U.S. and the Americas. The expanded facility reflects ABB’s commitment to long-term growth in the U.S. market, which is predicted to… The post ABB opens refitted state-of-the-art U.S. robotics facility appeared first on Design World.

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Slow Productivity

Gary Mintchell

Are you the type of person who is known for getting things done? Is yours the first name that comes to mind when someone in the organization needs a report written or a light bulb replaced? Is “no” a seldom used part of your vocabulary? In other words, do you always feel busy yet not accomplishing the work that would most boost your career or inner peace?

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Setting up Discrete Sensors: Polarity, Mode, Range, and Limits

Control.com

Installing sensors into a manufacturing process is intended to collect data, useful in making logical true/false decisions. But what settings must be adjusted when you install these sensors?

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Back Automated Vehicles Bill to unlock multi-billion UK self-driving revolution

SMMT

UK auto sector calls for swift passing of Automated Vehicles Bill to deliver long-term economic and social benefits. Technology could save an additional 3,200 lives and prevent 53,000 serious accidents by 2040, with £38 billion economic boost if self-driving passenger vehicles are deployed on UK roads. Stress free and safer driving, better rural availability, and potentially lower fares and cheaper insurance most popular reasons to try self-driving cars and public services, according to new poll

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Manufacturing Sustainability Surge: Your Guide to Data-Driven Energy Optimization & Decarbonization

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.

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Delta showcases wireless charging solutions and machine vision solutions for Smart Logistics at MODEX 2024

Design World

Delta, a provider of power management and IoT-based smart green solutions, is showcasing high-efficiency wireless charging systems and smart industrial automation solutions for AGVs, e-forklifts, and conveyors to foster autonomous logistics operations. Key features include a 30 kW Wireless Charging System, which offers up to 95% efficiency for a broad range of industrial logistics vehicles,… The post Delta showcases wireless charging solutions and machine vision solutions for Smart Logisti

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PICMG Announces Release of New InterEdge Standard

Gary Mintchell

Targeted at Open, Modular Process Control Systems Modular compute, switch, and I/O architecture enables interoperable standard for industrial PCs, PLCs, and distributed control systems. Supports IEC 61499 and IEC 61131 for compatibility with a wide range of automation systems. Hot-swappable modules can be replaced or upgraded while the system is running, minimizing downtime and maintenance costs.

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US steel unions urge Joe Biden to stop China’s domination of global shipbuilding

E&T

The United Steelworkers union (USW) will ask US President Joe Biden to open a trade investigation into alleged Chinese unfair economic practices in the shipbuilding and maritime logistics sectors.

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Emerson’s new compact, rugged PC built to connect industrial floor to cloud

Design World

Emerson announces the new PACSystems IPC 2010 Compact Industrial PC (IPC), a rugged industrial computer designed to handle a wide range of machine and discrete part manufacturing automation applications. The new solution is designed to serve manufacturing sites and OEM machine builders who need a ruggedized, compact, durable IPC to cost-effectively support their Industrial Internet… The post Emerson’s new compact, rugged PC built to connect industrial floor to cloud appeared first on Desig

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Advanced Video Skills Training

Gary Mintchell

I first wrote about DeepHow almost a year ago. DeepHow is an AI solution for skilled trades know-how capturing and training. The video platform and capture app empowers organizations to capture their processes on a smart device, upload it into the platform via the cloud, and then leverage AI to segment, transcribe, and translate the video into steps and relevant languages for their multilingual workforce.

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Father/Daughter Team Takes Mold Business into the Future

Mold Making Technology

B A Die Mold Founder and Owner Al Petrucci takes pride in the team’s in­novation, personalized service and collective experience in mold manufacturing. Source, all images: B A Die Mold Inc. Celebrating 56 years in business is quite a milestone, especially in the moldmaking industry. That’s why MMT made a point of sitting down with Alan Petrucci, founder and CEO, and Francine Petrucci, president, of B A Die Mold Inc.

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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 welding instructor’s career path to working with metal

The Fabricator

Desirée Guzmán has come a long way since she left her cubicle job. Making handmade jewelry, learning how to weld, and welding in job shops have all led to her current gig—welding instructor at Chicago Women in Trades.

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Dorner and Garvey combine their strengths on new AquaGard GT Stainless Steel conveyor

Design World

Dorner and Garvey are well-established brands with decades of proven success. But now, they are combining their strengths to write a new chapter together with the recent launch of its AquaGard GT Stainless Steel conveyor. This new line combines the best conveyance expertise of both brands to develop a platform with an attractive price point… The post Dorner and Garvey combine their strengths on new AquaGard GT Stainless Steel conveyor appeared first on Design World.

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New Ipswich TAFE centre to deliver skilled manufacturing workforce

Manufacturer's Monthly

A new state-of-the-art metal trades, manufacturing and robotics centre has officially opened at the TAFE Queensland Bundamba campus. The new facility, funded through a $100 million ‘Equipping TAFE for our Future’ program, will feature autonomous robotics and support competitive skills in the advanced manufacturing sector, to meet growing workforce demand in the Ipswich region and across the state.

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RoboDK and Comau partner to offer ‘improved’ robotic simulation and offline programming

Robotics Automation News

RoboDK, a pioneer in the world of robotics simulation and offline programming, has formed a strategic partnership with Comau, a global provider of advanced automation solutions and robot manufacturer. The latest version of Comau Roboshop Next Gen software seamlessly integrates with RoboDK, making simulation “more advanced”.

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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 4 Types of Inventory and Tips on Managing Them

MRPEasy

Inventory is any finite asset that a company uses for producing and selling its goods. In this article, we zoom in on the four basic types of inventory and how to manage them. What is inventory? Inventory is any finite asset that a business uses for producing or selling its goods. In most cases, inventory […] The post The 4 Types of Inventory and Tips on Managing Them appeared first on Blog for Manufacturers and Distributors.

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How wear-resistant polymers unlock 3D printing design and production

Design World

Improvements in additive manufacturing materials and processes make creating production-grade, functional wear parts possible while unlocking greater design flexibility. By Preston Souza, Product Manager, igus Inc. Historically, the choice between injection molding and additive manufacturing has been clearcut when it comes to producing functional plastic parts.

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Safety solution of the year – Lindo Chamber

Manufacturer's Monthly

Lindo Chambe r is a chemical free disinfection chamber for use on patient stretchers and other healthcare mobile assets. Utilising proven germicidal light sources, Lindo Chamber has been designed to mitigate the use of hazardous chemicals traditionally used to disinfect healthcare equipment. The technology uses Ultra-Violet light in the germicidal wavelength range between 200 and 300 nanometres.

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NOVA Chemicals launches a Canadian Centre of Excellence for plastics circularity

Canadian Manufacturing

Creating a thriving ecosystem for global plastics circularity, built by North American industry players and Canadian research institutions CALGARY — On Mar. 14, NOVA Chemicals Corporation announces the launch of its Centre of Excellence for Plastics Circularity , a hub for knowledge exchange and technology development for the circular economy of plastics.

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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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(Circuit) Breaking News! Siemens’ New Electronic Circuit Protection Device

Control.com

Siemens announces a new approach to circuit protection that doesn’t use a mechanical disconnection method, instead relying on a more modern digital method to open circuits when a fault occurs.

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New mini lever actuated plunger saves time and space

Design World

Limited space should not mean limited quality. Experience quick and reliable actuation in a more compact package with Southco’s new 56 Mini Lever Actuated Plunger. This solution features the same lever-actuated operation as the full-size version for faster and easier latching and unlatching of electronic components. The 56 Mini Lever Actuated Plunger keeps the convenient… The post New mini lever actuated plunger saves time and space appeared first on Design World.

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Gilmour Space partners with Frond Space Systems for MMS-1 satellite mission

Manufacturer's Monthly

Frond Space Systems, a New Zealand-based company specialising in deployable space technology and Gilmour Space Technologies, an Australian launch service and satellite provider, have signed a contract to supply a dragsail system for Gilmour Space’s MMS-1 satellite mission. The MICRO dragsail system, developed by Frond, is a lightweight and compact device that can be deployed at the end of a spacecraft’s life to increase its drag and accelerate its deorbiting.

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Transforming the Economics of Superfast Broadband with Cisco Routed PON

Cisco Smart Manufacturing

Today marks the launch of Cisco Routed PON , a truly disruptive solution that enables agile, differentiated broadband services through a software-defined broadband network.

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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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Fast, Accurate, and IIoT Ready: Balluff’s New Rapid Positioning System

Control.com

Balluff has released a brand-new fast, accurate positioning system, dubbed the Balluff Inductive Rapid (BIR) Positioning System, with IO-Link, analog, and SSI communication options.

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Norway is Hannover Messe’s partner country for 2024

Design World

With special emphasis on clean energy and industry 4.0, a selection of companies will demonstrate Norway’s ambitions for a low carbon society and its key role in developing solutions necessary to transform the industry and reach net-zero. Norway is honored to be Partner Country at Hannover Messe. Norway’s highly skilled work force, advanced industry and… The post Norway is Hannover Messe’s partner country for 2024 appeared first on Design World.

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CSIRO achieves record efficiency for printed solar cells

Manufacturer's Monthly

Scientists from Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, have led an international team to a clean energy breakthrough by setting a new efficiency record for fully roll-to-roll printed solar cells. Printed onto thin plastic films, this lightweight and flexible solar technology will help meet the growing demand for renewable energy by expanding the boundaries of where solar cells can be used.

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Stereovision system enables driverless capabilities on off-road vehicles

E&T

A vision-based system that allows off-road vehicles to drive autonomously has been developed by a team at the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI).

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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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Control Bits: A Roundup of Automation News You May Have Missed

Control.com

Flow controllers, sensors, AI, motors, conveyors… Check out the Control editorial team's top picks for news and headlines from the world of robotics and control automation over the past few weeks!

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Hannover Messe: igus ramps up its AI app

Design World

At last year’s Hannover Messe, igus CEO Frank Blasé showed off the company’s brand-new igusGO app, a brilliant use of AI to help customers identify where igus products could be implemented on a particular machine. He demonstrated taking a photo of a nearby bicycle, which the app correctly identified, and then showed the various bearing… The post Hannover Messe: igus ramps up its AI app appeared first on Design World.

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2023 Endeavour Awards a success

Manufacturer's Monthly

Manufacturers’ Monthly was ecstatic to honour Australian ingenuity and distinction at the 2023 Endeavour Awards, with this year’s victors embodying the fervour alive in Australia’s manufacturing heart. The Endeavour Awards for 2023 was a great success for all in attendance, with industry getting the opportunity to rub shoulders with peers and colleagues.

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Technifab GC receives Government of Canada support to boost productivity

Automation Mag

Technifab GC, a manufacturer of anchors for steel structures, pillars, and bridges, as well as threading on reinforcing steel, received two repayable contributions totalling $350,000 from the Government of Canada to improve its productivity. With an initial $200,000 contribution, the SME was able to acquire and install production equipment, including two threading machines, a hybrid tower and a machining centre.

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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.