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Hannover Messe focusing on AI’s impact for 2024 trade fair

Design World

This year’s Hannover Messe trade fair (said to be the world’s largest industrial trade show) takes place from April 22-26 in this northern German city, and some may say the outlook for manufacturing is uncertain. For sure, in his opening remarks, Dr. Jochen Köckler, Chairperson of the Managing Board, Deutsche Messe AG listed many reasons… The post Hannover Messe focusing on AI’s impact for 2024 trade fair appeared first on Design World.

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Accelerometers and Gyroscopes: Understanding The Metrics of Motion

Control.com

Many sensors, like prox, optical, and ultrasonic, are familiar to control engineers. More and more modern devices are incorporating advanced motion profiles requiring motion sensing in many axes.

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7 strategies to Improve IT/OT Cybersecurity

Automation World

While clear differences exist between IT and OT, it’s vital to your business’s security to invest the time and effort to understand the sources of those differences and share best practices to strengthen cybersecurity across both disciplines.

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Honeywell Releases Significant Updates to Experion Process Knowledge System

Gary Mintchell

It is inevitable. I receive a press release from Honeywell Process. This one regards the Experion PKS R530 process knowledge system. Upon reading, I think, oh, well, some incremental improvements. Then I talk with my main product interface, Joe Bastone. After digesting the output of his firehose, I see how advanced Honeywell the technology has become.

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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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Repeatable high-precision positioning for cutting-edge applications

Design World

Karl Wickenheisser, VP of Sales & Marketing, IKO International When dynamic equipment calls for precise motion control with rapid response in a small envelope, linear motor positioning tables offer an effective combination of advanced features. Although many suppliers of motion control devices offer miniature or high-accuracy positioning tables, they may not provide all the features… The post Repeatable high-precision positioning for cutting-edge applications appeared first on Design W

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Scythe robot lawnmowers adopting ‘Tesla charging standard’

Robotics Business Review

Colo.-based Scythe Robotics is adopting the North American Charging Standard (NACS) charge port for its M.52 robot lawnmower. The company said this move will integrate NACS capabilities into their all-electric, fully autonomous commercial mower as early as Q4 2024. NACS , also known as the “Tesla Charger” or SAE J3400, is becoming the standard in electric vehicle (EV) charging, according to Scythe.

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Getting Proactive About Securing Smart Manufacturing

Gary Mintchell

A PR person recently contacted me about a new paper, Emerging Trends and Securing the Future of Smart Manufacturing , from an analyst firm new to me—Takepoint. Soon thereafter I was on a video call with analyst and author Jonathon Gordon. He first mentioned about getting proactive with security. Too much cybersecurity is network detection after there is a problem.

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Tiny, all-in-one direct Time-of-Flight module targeted at advanced imaging applications

Design World

STMicroelectronics announced an all-in-one, direct Time-of-Flight (dToF) 3D LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) module with market-leading 2.3k resolution. They revealed an early design win for the world’s smallest 500k-pixel indirect Time-of-Flight (iToF) sensor. The VL53L9, announced is a new direct ToF 3D LiDAR device with a resolution of up to 2.3k zones.

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Turn a Raspberry Pi Into a PLC Using OpenPLC

Control.com

Using a Raspberry Pi and the OpenPLC software platform, create a simple PLC that can be programmed in ladder diagrams with remote access and I/O monitoring dashboards.

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RoboGuide robot dog uses AI to assist the visually impaired

Robotics Business Review

RoboGuide uses sophisticated sensors and AI to help visually impaired users interact with the world around them. Credit: Royal National Institute of Blind People Visually impaired people may soon be able to use AI-powered robotic service dogs to navigate the world around them. Researchers from the University of Glasgow, along with industry and charity partners, have unveiled RoboGuide.

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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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Verusen Joins AWS ISV Accelerate Program

Gary Mintchell

Amazon Web Services just keeps growing in our market space. In this news Verusen , supplier of MRO optimization and collaboration products, announced joining the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Accelerate Program, a co-sell program for AWS Partners that provides software solutions that run on or integrate with AWS. The AWS ISV Accelerate Program enables Verusen to accelerate value for manufacturing customers by directly connecting with Verusen with the AWS Partner Ne

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Beckhoff looking to AI advancements at Hannover Messe

Design World

At the official Press Preview for the 2024 Hannover Messe tradeshow this week, Dr. Fabian Bause, Product Manager, Beckhoff Automation GmbH & Co. KG was the keynote speaker, discussing how AI in automation is something that will affect the entire manufacturing process. Bause noted that AI is simply a tool that can be used to… The post Beckhoff looking to AI advancements at Hannover Messe appeared first on Design World.

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Skyports and Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to explore middle-mile drone logistics

Robotics Automation News

Skyports Drone Services, a specialist in drone logistics, surveys, and monitoring, has agreed a strategic partnership with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) to explore the feasibility of middle-mile drone logistics in the New York and New Jersey region.

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3 ways ABB sees AI driving robotics innovation

Robotics Business Review

ABB says its robotics story started in 1974 with what it calls the “sale of the world’s first commercial, all-electric robot, the IRB 6.” In 2024, 50 years later, ABB’s robotics portfolio is stronger than ever with new industrial robot arms, collaborative robot arms, and autonomous mobile robots. ABB will be celebrating 50 years of robotic innovation throughout 2024.

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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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Control Automation Day Returns | Exploring Industrial Robots in 2024!

Control.com

Control Automation Day 2024 will be held on March 26th, talking all about industrial robotics with keynote interviews, educational live sessions, and exciting giveaways from your favorite manufacturers!

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Technical thinking: We still don’t know everything about ice

Design World

By Mark Jones I recently saw my first icicle of the year. It was a small, wiggly thing. I know why thanks to some of the ice-related discoveries of the past year. In an example of curiosity driven research, the observation that icicles aren’t perfect cones led researchers to ask why. No one had explained… The post Technical thinking: We still don’t know everything about ice appeared first on Design World.

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TSMC and Japanese partners plan to build second semiconductor manufacturing plant

Robotics Automation News

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Sony Semiconductor Solutions, Denso and Toyota have jointly announced further investment into Japan Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing, TSMC’s majority-owned manufacturing subsidiary in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan. The four companies plan to build a second fab, which is scheduled to begin operation by the end of the 2027 calendar year.

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Five minutes with… Jay Biring, CEO at Exeros Technologies Describe the Exeros DVS BSIS system?

SMMT

At Exeros we have put our own processes in place to fully understand the Direct Vision Standard (DVS), and we have conducted more than 2,000 hours of testing, including live testing and on the road test scenarios, before bringing our Progressive Safe System (PSS) kits to market. Our DVS kit is an AI camera technology kit eliminating all nearside and front blind spots, with optional rear-view, imminently alerting the driver of any danger.

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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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Warehouse automation update with Fetch Robotics and Anyware Robotics

Robotics Business Review

The Robot Report Podcast · Warehouse automation update with Locus Robotics and Anyware Robotics The Robot Report Podcast · 3 Laws robot safety and the evolution of bipedal locomotion The Robot Report Podcast · A look at Zipline’s future & the design of the ZIP Droid On the latest episode of The Robot Report Podcast, we chat with Thomas Tang, CEO and co-founder of Anyware Robotics.

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Cybertruck — not Tesla’s best design

Design World

When the first deliveries of Tesla’s long-awaited Cybertruck began last November (and frankly even well before that point), it was widely panned across social media. People called it ugly, expensive or overpriced, even useless. Some of the funniest observations were that it looked like something a grade schooler would draw when assigned to design a… The post Cybertruck — not Tesla’s best design appeared first on Design World.

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Fanuc ships its one-millionth robot amid ‘all-time high’ demand

Robotics Automation News

Fanuc, the world’s largest producer of industrial robotic arms, is celebrating a “significant milestone” in the automation industry by producing its one-millionth industrial robot.

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UK quits treaty that gave fossil fuel firms power to sue governments over climate policy

E&T

The UK is pulling out of a multi-country energy agreement that allowed fossil fuel firms to sue governments when their profits were negatively impacted by net zero policies.

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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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Five-Axis Turnkey Machine Halves Medical Shop’s Cycle Times

Modern Machine Shop

The G550 was ARCH – Newtown’s first Grob machine, and first five-axis machine. It combined work previously requiring two turning operations and one milling operation, completing the job in half the time of the original process. The machine’s expanded capacity from its pallet system has also enabled the facility to use the G550 for other large parts, where it often cuts cycle times by as much as 50%.

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PTDA welcomes three new members

Design World

The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA), the association for the industrial power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) distribution channel, welcomes three new members. Distributor Pacific International Bearing Inc. has been a leading supplier of bearings and related products to OEMs in the aerospace, miniature, commercial, military, and industrial sectors for more than 30 years.

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Saudi Arabia announces spectacular $100 billion investment to establish industrial robotics and automation business

Robotics Automation News

Alat – a PIF company launched on February 1, 2024 by His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince and Prime Minister, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Alat – has announced the establishment of a strategic partnership with SoftBank Group to establish a next generation industrial automation business […]

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Intuitive Machines’ Odysseus makes first U.S. lunar landing in 50 years

Robotics Business Review

The Odysseus lunar lander loaded on top of a SpaceX robot prior to launch. | Credit: SpaceX For the first time in 50 years, the U.S. returned to the lunar surface. While Odysseus, Intuitive Machines’ Nova-C lunar lander, was uncrewed, I am old enough to remember the first crewed moon landing of Apollo 11 back in July 1969. Today’s landing could be significant for a whole new generation of U.S. space flight fans.

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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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Using Virtualization Technology to Enhance Industrial Control System

Control.com

Automated control systems incorporate virtualization technology to reduce physical hardware, automatically minimizing the cost of IT/OT equipment, installations, and maintenance efforts.

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Stainless-steel AX and KX enclosures for enhanced industrial functionality

Design World

Rittal, a global leader in enclosure systems, introduces stainless-steel versions for the AX and KX ranges, seamlessly blending functionality with refined design. Offering unparalleled durability, and resilience against chemicals, saltwater, and extreme humidity, these enclosures significantly expand the versatility of the Rittal system. In response to specialized applications demanding robust materials, the AX and KX… The post Stainless-steel AX and KX enclosures for enhanced industrial f

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ABB identifies new frontiers for robotics and AI in 2024

Robotics Automation News

ABB is celebrating 50 years of robotic innovation throughout 2024. Here, Marc Segura, president ABB Robotics Division, identifies three drivers for robotics-driven AI solutions in 2024, as ABB continues expansion into new segments not previously served by robotic automation.

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PickNik Robotics’ MoveIt Studio is now MoveIt Pro

Robotics Business Review

MoveIt Pro better reflects the platform’s expanded capabilities, says the company. | Source: PickNik Robotics PickNik Inc. is rebranding its flagship software for robotic manipulation applications. Previously known as MoveIt Studio, the company said the new name of MoveIt Pro better aligns with the platform’s value and expanded capabilities.

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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.