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Apptronik and NASA Roll Out Humanoid Robot

Automation World

Apptronik and NASA ready Apollo, a humanoid mobile robot that can manipulate the environment. Factory / Robotics

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The top ten “green” programming languages

Design World

Software with the fastest execution time isn’t necessarily the greenest. Leland Teschler • Executive Editor There once was an assumption among computer programmers that a faster program is also an energy efficient program.

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Emerson Exchange 2022

Gary Mintchell

The control and automation market I’ve been in since the late 90s has definitely become a software market. Yes, the main players that remain do still have their legacy controllers, instrumentation, sensors, and networking. The excitement that remains is mainly software and services.

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Advice for Going Through Digital Transformation

Robotics Automation News

Digital transformation is something that all businesses need to go through. Essentially, this involves integrating digital technologies into the business operation to change the way in which the company operates.

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How to Connect Sustainability and Automation

Automation World

In this episode, we connect with Michael Martinez of Schneider Electric to better understand the connections between the use of open industrial automation software and sustainability. Factory / Control

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When music crashes a laptop hard drive

Design World

Teschler on Topic Leland Teschler • Executive Editor lteschler@wtwhmedia.com On Twitter @ DW_LeeTeschler Back in the 1980s, I wrote an article about hard drives as the PC revolution brought them into the hostile environment of factories. They weren’t faring well.

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Bridge Operational Technology and Business Intelligence

Gary Mintchell

Festo engineers continually amaze me with innovations I would never have expected. I first heard of it as a pneumatics company. What new and interesting could come out of that milieu? Then came a visit to the German headquarters followed with many other meetings. Turns out many interesting things.

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Smart Manufacturing Can Unlock Human Efficiency

Automation World

Harnessing technology to go paperless and digitalize tasks unlocks human efficiency by synchronizing processes, machinery, and people to strike the perfect smart factory balance. Factory / Workforce

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Linear robots now even more versatile

Design World

Bosch Rexroth has expanded its portfolio of linear robots for various applications in factory automation by adding new axis combinations and sizes. The much wider range of working areas and loads makes the Cartesian subsystems also suitable for applications like battery handling or intralogistics.

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Epson Robots Expands VT6L 6-Axis Robot Series and RC+ Express Software

Gary Mintchell

Robotic innovation continues apace emphasizing ease-of-use and reduced pricing. I had thought that the technology had matured for industrial applications. A conversation with Epson product people recently revealed some new tricks that remain to innovate within the SCARA robotic technology.

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GreenPower’s all-electric Type-A bus hits US roads for first time

Canadian Manufacturing

GreenPower’s Nano BEAST Type A all-electric ADA compliant school bus. SOUTH CHARLESTON — GreenPower Motor Company Inc. has announced the deployment of the first purpose-built Type A, all-electric, zero-emission, ADA-compliant school bus in Clay County.

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Multi-Tasking Machine Controllers

Automation World

High-end machine performance is often delivered via a controller that also communicates with other machines in real-time & provides live production data for use by higher level systems to support OEE frameworks. Factory / IIoT

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How to choose a safe and effective counterbalancing system

Design World

Strenuous movements that include heavy lifting, pushing, or straining account for most non-fatal workplace injuries across the United States.

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Bosch Rexroth Expands ctrlX Ecosystem

Gary Mintchell

Salesforce supports digital service concepts. SICK contributes sensor data integration and sensor apps. Partner world ctrlX World now includes over 60 third-party providers . Ecosystems and partnerships are the current rage. The idea has been building for several years.

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November 2022

Chris Hohmann

This month of November 2022 sees the first anniversary of the relocation of my place of residence, which is also the strong symbol of my family’s desired change in life. So far, one year after, a very satisfying change from all points of view. I took the opportunity, before initiating this change, to test some … Continue reading November 2022. Quiet influencer Evaporating Cloud Goal Tree SWOT

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Industrial Companies Move Toward Open Automation Tech

Automation World

ExxonMobil, Intel, and Wood PLC share their experiences with UniversalAutomation.org’s shared source runtime execution engine for interoperable, plug-and-produce automation. Process / Control

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Digital torque wrench measures both torque and angle of rotation

Design World

With the OPEXplus digital torque wrench, Bosch Rexroth has added an economical new product to its existing range of tightening solutions. The OPEXplus digital torque wrench can measure both the torque and the angle of rotation.

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GE Digital’s SCADAs Enable Connected Workers and Centralized Deployment

Gary Mintchell

SCADA software continues life into the IoT age generating benefits to users and profits to some companies. GE Digital’s iFIX and CIMPLICITY products have longevity in the field and are still updated regularly.

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6 River Systems unveils new features for its robotic systems for warehouses

Robotics Automation News

6 River Systems (6RS), part of e-commerce platform company Shopify, has unveiled new features for its robotic fulfillment solution that enhances productivity and flexibility for warehouse operators.

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Machine Builders Bridge the Skills Gap

Automation World

With high employee turnover on the factory floor, manufacturers are asking OEMs to design easy-to-use equipment and provide ongoing training. Factory / Robotics

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dataFEED OPC Suite Extended offers additional security for data integration with OPC UA Reverse Connect

Design World

With the integration of OPC UA Reverse Connect into its dataFEED OPC Suite Extended V5.22, Softing enables secure communication between OPC UA components in OT and IT that are separated by firewalls or DMZs.

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UK Army taps SPEE3D to exhibit technology at Project Convergence

AU Manufacturing

The British Army has selected SPEE3D to showcase its WarpSPEE3D Printer as part of the US Army future Command’s Project Convergence 2022. .

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TeamViewer and Hyundai partner to accelerate digital innovation in automotive smart factory

Robotics Automation News

TeamViewer, a provider of remote connectivity and workplace digitalisation solutions, is partnering with mobility solutions provider Hyundai Motor to digitalise business operations and manufacturing processes for Hyundai Motor Group Innovation Center in Singapore (HMGICS).

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The Connection Between Open Automation and Sustainability

Automation World

Schneider Electric’s Michael Martinez explains how open automation systems—like those supported by UniversalAutomation.org—enable and support sustainability, not just for production operations, but for the automation systems themselves. Sustainability

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Michael Cinquemani of Master Power Transmission honored with PTDA Warren Pike Award

Design World

The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) has named Michael Cinquemani the 31st recipient of its Warren Pike Award for lifetime achievement in the power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) industry. He received the accolade during the PTDA 2022 Industry Summit on October 28 in Nashville.

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Five things you need to know about the Liberals’ fall economic update

Canadian Manufacturing

OTTAWA — The federal Liberals unveiled their fall economic update Thursday — a 92-page mini-budget setting out Canada’s fiscal situation and outlining new policies to tackle cost-of-living woes.

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Civ Robotics raises $5 million seed funding round

Robotics Automation News

Civ Robotics has closed a $5 million seed funding round led by ff Venture Capital and Alley Robotics Ventures, with participation from Trimble Ventures.

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PACK EXPO 2022 Automation Trends

Automation World

Exhibits by Beckhoff, Schneider Electric, Stratus Technologies, and Festo highlight growing trends around automation use in the CPG industries. PEI 2022

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What’s the difference between a wave spring and a coil spring?

Design World

Custom or standard, Smalley takes great pride in its unparalleled dedication to delivering quality wave spring solutions for a variety of industries. Both wave springs and traditional coil springs fall under the category of compression springs.

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Clear winners at Hunter Manufacturing Awards ceremony

AU Manufacturing

Media Release by Hunter Manufacturing Awards. The recently announced Hunter Manufacturing Awards (HMA) winners highlight the intuition, inventiveness, determination, and scope of the sector in the region.

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Ottonomy releases robot at Rome airport

Robotics Automation News

Ottonomy, a maker of autonomous delivery robots, has launched Ottobot 2.0 at pier A of Terminal 1 at Aeroporti di Roma (ADR), in Italy.

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Robotic Item Picker Takes Aim at E-comm, Electronics, and Pharma Segments

Automation World

Debuting in November and previewed at PACK EXPO International, the ABB Robotic Item Picker is designed to pick smaller items that are variable in size, shape, and substrate. Factory / Robotics

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The next evolution of Norgren at Pack Expo 2022

Design World

Norgren recently demonstrated its newest solutions for packaging at Pack Expo International 2022 (October 23 – 26) at McCormick Place in Chicago. In addition, Norgren showcased its latest acquisitions, including Bimba and Bahr Modultechnik.

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South Australian-made pneumococcal vaccine to undergo human trials

AU Manufacturing

GPN Vaccines , a South Australian biotech company, has successfully developed a new universal vaccine that targets a pneumonia-causing bacterium. .

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How is AI Revolutionizing the World of Pest Control?

Robotics Automation News

AI is one of the top new technologies in the pest control industry, as published in the report, Artificial Intelligence and IoT-Based Technologies for Sustainable Farming and Smart Agriculture. Currently, the agricultural sector is facing big challenges owing to changes in the global climate.

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Getting to the Edge with Industrial Communications

Automation World

A look back at the key technology developments that delivered Industry 4.0 gives us a good indication of where industry is headed. Factory / IIoT

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COMSOL releases version 6.1 of COMSOL Multiphysics

Design World

COMSOL has announced the release of the latest version of its modeling and simulation software, COMSOL Multiphysics® version 6.1.

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