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A Better Fit: Comparing Electrical Systems vs. Pneumatic Systems

Control.com

Knowing what kind of control system to use: that’s a question that must be answered before setting up the factory floor. Why would someone choose pneumatic over electrical controls?

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Mastering Skills Through Animation

Robotics Automation News

Animated training videos represent a model shift in educational and corporate training. These captivating visual tools combine storytelling, graphics, and animation to convey complex information in an easy-to-understand manner. Animated training videos cater to diverse learning styles by leveraging the power of visuals and narratives, fostering deeper understanding and retention.

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Feeding time: HMIs and PLCs help in grain blending application

Design World

When a grain blending company realized it was time to upgrade its aging controls originally developed in-house, it looked for just the right combination of PLC and HMI automation to advance its capabilities. The grain production company batches and blends ingredients to produce various livestock feed. Over the years, the operation applied equipment and electrical/electronic… The post Feeding time: HMIs and PLCs help in grain blending application appeared first on Design World.

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‘We’re facing a critical shortage’: why UK’s green revolution urgently needs skilled workers

The Guardian Manufacturing

The country’s net zero transition may not be short of funds. But it desperately requires many more skilled engineers, electricians and workers than it has In recent years, Britain has been busy setting up the scaffolding of the country’s future low-carbon economy. But beyond the Westminster pledges and white papers lies a very practical challenge: where are the workers who will bring the government’s green agenda to life?

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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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Digital Twin Consortium Signs Liaison with Open Industry 4.0 Alliance

Gary Mintchell

A number of consortia and other collaborative groups have sprung up recently to foster standard approaches to new technologies. One such group is the Digital Twin Consortium (DTC). As technology moves more quickly than human organizations, the DTC has announced a liaison agreement in December with the Open Industry 4.0 Alliance. This agreement is not only for the exchange of information but also to bring digitalization and collaboration to the next level.

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Cybersecurity Advice from the Experts

Automation World

The integration of cybersecurity technology into industrial control applications is crucial for protecting against evolving cyber threats.

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UK Auto makes one million vehicles and welcomes £23.7 billion investment boost

SMMT

UK vehicle production tops one million units, up 17.0% in best year since 2019. 905,117 cars and 120,357 commercial vehicles made, with record electrified model output. £23.7 billion of private and public investment commitments announced in 2023. UK must now ramp up EV supply chain and deliver return on investments. UK vehicle production hit 1,025,474 units in 2023, according to the latest figures published today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

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Jacobi Robotics shortens robot programming cycle in partnership with Formic

Robotics Business Review

Jacobi Studio is a web app designed to ease robot project setup. | Credit: Jacobi Robotics Jacobi Robotics Inc. today came out of stealth with the launch of a new software product using artificial intelligence to improve the programming time and performance of robot applications. The Berkeley, Calif.-based startup also announced a partnership with Formic Technologies Inc.

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Robotics Algorithms Identify and Eliminate Production Bottlenecks

Automation World

System Integrator Valiant TMS uses Realtime Robotics tech to reduce cycle time by 17%.

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What good is an Ansys acquisition by an EDA company to designers and engineers?

Design World

Synopsys with Ansys may be too big to be acquired by a design software company. By Roopinder Tara | Director of content at engineering.com Synopsys’ acquisition of Ansys for $35B, expected to close the first half of 2025, will be the biggest deal ever in the design and engineering software industry, dwarfing the $4.5B acquisition… The post What good is an Ansys acquisition by an EDA company to designers and engineers?

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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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Abu Dhabi gears up for grand finale of Mohamed Bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge

Robotics Automation News

After two years of intense competition, five international finalists have travelled to Abu Dhabi for the final live demonstration phase of the Mohamed Bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge (MBZIRC).

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Sewers set to heat nearly 2,000 English homes

E&T

The UK government has announced the recipients of four grants for green heating projects, including one aiming to keep Bolton homes and businesses warm with waste heat from the local sewer.

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Doubling Down on Innovation with a Digital Twin

Plastics Today

A digital twin can play an essential role in designing a device that aligns with current standards and regulations while anticipating future market needs.

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Koford Engineering’s 36 mm high-performance motor offers versatility for high end applications

Design World

Koford Engineering has introduced a new 36-mm diameter x 43.6-mm long, high power density four pole slotless hall sensor brushless motor. The motor produces an output of 301 watts at 13,300 rpm. weighs only 198 g, and has a peak efficiency of 88%. Typical applications include surgical power tools or aerospace applications. The motor can… The post Koford Engineering’s 36 mm high-performance motor offers versatility for high end applications appeared first on Design World.

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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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Accenture, Mujin form robotics integration joint venture

Robotics Business Review

Accenture and Mujin have created a joint venture to help bring robotics and automation to the manufacturing and logistics industries. Called Accenture Alpha Automation, the new venture is owned 70% by Accenture and 30% by Mujin. The new company will combine Mujin’s industrial robotics expertise with Accenture’s digital engineering and manufacturing service, Industry X.

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Samsung develops hip-assist robot to advance fitness in the elderly

Robotics Automation News

Samsung Electronics has developed what it describes as a “hip-assist robot to advance fitness in the elderly”. EX1, as the robot is called, significantly improves physical functions and balance in older adults, enhancing their quality of life and well-being. With aging, walking function deteriorates, including a decrease in stride length, decreased balance, and decreased propulsion.

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Relays, Relays, and More Relays: 7 Kinds of Industrial Relays

Control.com

Have you ever heard of a relay? Of course you have. There are many different kinds, plus hundreds of different trade lingo names. What are some of the most common, and how do we use them?

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Mitsubishi launches tool to match system requirements and streamline quoting process

Design World

Mitsubishi Electric Automation is proud to launch its FA Integrated Selection tool as a configuration resource for its customers. As opposed to digging through catalogs and manuals to select components that meet system requirements, the tool is designed to do this for customers in a user-friendly way. The FA Selection also allows users to configure… The post Mitsubishi launches tool to match system requirements and streamline quoting process appeared first on Design World.

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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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Intuition Robotics brings generative AI capabilities to ElliQ 3

Robotics Business Review

According to data from New York State, Intuition Robotics’ ElliQ has resulted in a 95% reduction in loneliness amongst users. | Source: Intuition Robotics Intuition Robotics Ltd. has unveiled the latest edition of its AI companion for older adults, ElliQ 3. The Palo Alto, Calif.-based company said that the social robot has been proven to benefit seniors’ health, social connectedness, and independence.

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Guill Tool Offers New Medical Machining and Fabricating Manufacturing Services

Fabricating & Metal Work

For over 55 years, Guill Tool has been providing tooling for the aerospace, extrusion, medical, consumer and commercial, defense, wind, oil and energy industries. Due to its years of experience, the company has a highly skilled team of expert machinists and engineers trained in the latest CAD, CAM, CFD and FEA programs. Besides being experts in extrusion tooling, Guill is a major industrial manufacturer who can provide customers with one-stop shopping for their tooling and other select machine s

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SMEs expect economic headwinds to continue: TEC Canada survey

Canadian Manufacturing

CALGARY — After a tough 2023, a majority of 417 CEOs of Canada’s small and medium-sized companies don’t expect much respite this year, according to TEC Canada. Cost pressures remain a challenge and most say they will increase prices for goods and services in 2024 to maintain profitability. These are among the findings of the latest Canada-wide quarterly CEO Confidence Survey conducted in November and December by TEC Canada, one of the country’s leading organizations for b

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Emerson executive elected to lead Valve Manufacturer Association of America Board

Design World

Emerson announces that the Valve Manufacturers Association of America (VMA) has elected Andy Duffy as chairperson of its board of directors for 2023-24. In his new role, Duffy will help ensure the organization provides the most value to its members and advances the valve industry at large. Duffy, vice president of sales at Emerson´s discrete automation… The post Emerson executive elected to lead Valve Manufacturer Association of America Board appeared first on Design World.

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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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Rio Tinto driving development of Australia’s largest solar farm at Gladstone

Manufacturer's Monthly

Rio Tinto is aiming to drive development of Australia’s largest solar power project near Gladstone, after agreeing to buy all electricity from the 1.1GW Upper Calliope Solar Farm to provide renewable power to Rio Tinto’s Gladstone operations. The agreement will bring more renewable power into one of Australia’s most important industrial hubs and marks another step towards Rio Tinto’s climate goal of halving its global Scope 1 & 2 carbon emissions this decade.

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Top 10 Tips on Choosing the Right Web Design Company in the Philippines

Robotics Automation News

Navigating the digital landscape in search of the perfect web design partner can be a daunting task. The Philippines, with its booming IT and digital design industry, offers a plethora of options. To help you make the right choice, here are the top 10 tips on choosing the right web design company in the Philippines.

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Understanding Process Validation in the Production of Medical Plastic Parts

Plastics Today

Vinny Sastri, who wrote the book — literally — on “Plastics in Medical Devices,” speaks to the ins and outs of process validation for the medtech supply chain.

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Hannes Leichtfried named head of Danfoss Drives in North America  

Design World

Danfoss Drives has announced that Hannes Leichtfried has been appointed head of sales and marketing for the Drives business segment in North America. With nearly 30 years of experience at Danfoss in Austria and Germany, Leichtfried, an Austrian native, is excited to continue to build the North America Drives business. “I am thrilled about my… The post Hannes Leichtfried named head of Danfoss Drives in North America appeared first on Design World.

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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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Gecko Robotics, Rho Impact study how robots and AI could improve sustainability

Robotics Business Review

Robotics, data, and AI promise to help both sustainability and profitability. Source: Gecko Robotics Robots and artificial intelligence have a significant role to play in maintaining crumbling infrastructure — and they could help bring about a zero-carbon economy while they’re at it. That’s the conclusion of a new report by Gecko Robotics and Rho Impact , which studied how these technologies could reduce the environmental impact of critical infrastructure by bringing them into the digital

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Association for Advancing Automation celebrates 50th anniversary

Robotics Automation News

The Association for Advancing Automation (A3), the world’s largest robotics and automation trade group, celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2024. The global advocate for the benefits of automation now represents more than 1280 member companies as it promotes automation technologies and ideas that transform and redefine the business environment.

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EU fails to cut car emissions despite more efficient engines and powertrains

E&T

Most passenger cars on EU roads emit the same quantity of CO2 as 12 years ago, despite new legislation designed to lower their emissions.

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TECHNOMET-CONTROL VESA-mount enclosures for control electronics and HMI

Design World

METCASE has launched elegant new TECHNOMET-CONTROL aluminum enclosures for electronic control systems, panel PCs, and HMI electronics. They are specifically designed for mounting on standard VESA brackets/arms, walls, machines, and round poles. TECHNOMET-CONTROL is ideal for indoor applications such as industrial machine control, factory processing, security systems, test and measurement, point-of-sale, IIoT, and detection equipment.… The post TECHNOMET-CONTROL VESA-mount enclosures for co

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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.