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Solar eclipses: When 99% is simply not good enough

Design World

I’m going to veer off the normal engineering focus of this column for a month to dabble in a scientific field that’s close to my heart: astronomy. We’re a month out from this year’s big heavenly spectacle in the U.S., the total solar eclipse on April 8th. This eclipse will sweep across the country from… The post Solar eclipses: When 99% is simply not good enough appeared first on Design World.

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Kawasaki Robotics, Olis Robotics Offer Remote Monitoring and Control

Gary Mintchell

I have begun receiving enough press announcements from the MODEX 2024 show that I am beginning to think I should have made plans for Atlanta next week (March 11-14, 2024). It’s material handling, so lots of robotics news. This one from Kawasaki Robotics and Olis Robotics. Partnerships are how things get moved forward these days. Olis Robotics, a leader in the remote error recovery for industrial robots, announces a new partnership with Kawasaki Robotics Inc., a leading supplier of industrial rob

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A Complete Transport Solution: Omron Launches AMRs With ROEQ Top Modules

Control.com

Omron has launched its MD-650 and MD-900 medium-payload AMRs as an out-of-the-box solution with lifter top and top roller modules from ROEQ, offering customers efficient and cost-effective material transportation.

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New car market records best February for 20 years

SMMT

New car registrations rise 14.0% to 84,886 units – best performance for the month since 2004. Battery electric vehicle share grows during traditionally low-volume, pre-new number plate month. Industry calls for fairer EV taxation as fleets continue to drive growth, while private EV uptake declines. SEE CAR REGISTRATIONS BY BRAND DOWNLOAD PRESS RELEASE AND DATA TABLE The UK new car market has recorded its best February performance for two decades as registrations rose 14.0% to 84,886 units, accor

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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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Siemens expands its SIMATIC MICRO-DRIVE for extra-low-voltage applications

Design World

Siemens is extending its drive portfolio in the extra-low-voltage range for 24–48 V EC motors with its new SIMATIC MICRO-DRIVE. The new product line with UL and CE-marked components consists of the PDC (Profidrive Control) servo drive in conjunction with a flexible range of motors and connecting cables from product partners, along with the TM… The post Siemens expands its SIMATIC MICRO-DRIVE for extra-low-voltage applications appeared first on Design World.

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The Open Group Welcomes Shell as Its Latest Platinum Member

Gary Mintchell

I just released a podcast where I thought about standards, interoperability, and open technologies. This news came my way, speaking of open, that Shell Information Technology International has become a platinum member of The Open Group. Shell has been a Member of The Open Group since 1997, and has contributed to its numerous Forums which enable collaboration to develop open technology standards and certifications.

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Van market delivers best February performance since 1998

SMMT

New light commercial vehicle (LCV) registrations grow 2.2% to 17,934 units in the best performance for the month for 26 years. Large vans remain most popular as demand rises by 1.4% to 12,300 units, while medium and small-sized van demand declines by -5.9% and -20.5% respectively. Battery electric van uptake at 4.7% market share as volumes fall by 12.3%.

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Olympic shows and artificial moons

Design World

Today, every large event includes an elaborate laser show. Laser projections are used at trade fairs, in advertising, art, and at architectural events. The magically glowing light patterns are made possible by highly complex technology, and at many of the most spectacular installations, this technology is provided by Berlin-based LaserAnimation Sollinger.

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Addressing the Increase in Wireless Demand with Frequency-Hopping Metasurfaces

Gary Mintchell

We all know that the Industrial Internet of Things and other wireless devices are straining the wireless spectrum. Spectrum turns out to be a scarce resource. With continually growing communication requirements, both data and voice, this is a problem searching for a solution. (Unlike many things floating around these days that are solutions searching for a problem.

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Greenpeace analysis reveals the UK is ‘utterly failing’ at green investment

E&T

Of the top five western European economies – France, Germany, Spain, Italy and the UK – the UK government has invested the least in green spending, and also comes out worst in terms of per capita green energy investment.

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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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Cutting Edge: AI-powered landscaping with Electric Sheep

Robotics Business Review

The Robot Report Podcast · Cutting Edge: AI-Powered Landscaping with Electric Sheep Nag Murty, CEO and cofounder of Electric Sheep , and Michael Laskey, CTO of Electric Sheep join the show this week to discuss how Electric Sheep is disrupting the commercial landscaping industry with autonomous mobile robots and a unique business model. The company is leveraging AI to enable autonomous mowers to cut the grass while simplifying the deployment process in the field.

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Technical thinking: Experimental vehicles

Design World

By Mark Jones My initials were visible on the structure protruding from the roof of the white Jaguar as it approached. The car pulled up and the app signaled I could unlock the door. With a tap, the door handles extended. I entered for my first ride in a fully autonomous vehicle. I found myself… The post Technical thinking: Experimental vehicles appeared first on Design World.

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ABB Identifies New Frontiers for Robotics and AI in 2024

Gary Mintchell

Two things. First, I cannot believe that ten years ago I lost interest in robotics thinking the whole genre was mature and not interesting. Second, I’m still getting executive visions for 2024. This news combines the two. Marc Segura, President ABB Robotics Division, identifies three drivers for robotics-driven AI solutions in 2024. The impetus relates to ABB’s continued expansion into new segments not previously served by robotic automation.

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Testing rules require car makers to ditch touchscreen for physical buttons for top rating

E&T

From 2026, the European New Car Assessment Program (Euro NCAP) will introduce new testing rules that will require vehicles to have physical controls for basic functions like turn signals and windscreen wipers to earn a full five-star safety rating.

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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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Too Much Current! Breaker Curves and Overload Trip Classes

Control.com

We know what a circuit breaker is meant to do: stop the flow of electricity in case of a fault or failure. But just like fuses, breakers and overloads respond differently depending on the load.

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Design World launches the Digital Transformation Forum

Design World

Manufacturers are under pressure to take on a digital transformation that will add flexibility on the plant floor while increasing productivity. Key drivers of this technology step change include the need to reduce operating expenses and improve efficiency, all while facing a skills shortage and a lack of visibility across the supply chain. Recognizing this… The post Design World launches the Digital Transformation Forum appeared first on Design World.

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Integrated Autonomous Mobile Robot Solutions

Gary Mintchell

Some of the increased activity in industrial robots came from the collaborative (cobot) work in Denmark. There is also work with chips and software and safety. Another area of robotic innovation comes from the autonomous mobile robot (AMR) technology. This is news from Omron and Danish company ROEQ. These mobile robots require innovative top modules performing much the same function of the well known grippers.

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The CMM Has Been Evolving For More Than 50 Years – What’s Next?

Metrology

The CMM has been a cornerstone in the field of metrology for over 50 years, revolutionizing the way manufacturers measure and inspect objects with precision and accuracy. The post The CMM Has Been Evolving For More Than 50 Years – What’s Next? appeared first on Metrology and Quality News - Online Magazine.

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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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How Lena Risse Went from Apprentice to ANCA Female Machinist of the Year

Fabricating & Metal Work

Like many people, Lena Risse didn’t know what career to pursue when she entered young adulthood in 2017. Now she’s won ANCA’s inaugural Female Machinist of the Year contest. Lena studied media technology at a university for a time, and began a related apprenticeship in supporting trade fairs and concerts, but it didn’t suit her. Then, at 19, she decided to give tool grinding a try, an option that seemed simultaneously obvious and crazy.

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Vision Research’s new high-speed camera, expands testing capabilities in demanding airborne applications

Design World

Vision Research, a manufacturer of digital high-speed imaging systems, announces the release of its Phantom Miro C321 Air high-speed camera for airborne testing applications. This 2-megapixel camera leverages the rugged and field-proven design of the Phantom Miro C321 vehicle crash test camera to meet manned and unmanned airborne testing requirements.

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Podcast Standards Standards Everywhere

Gary Mintchell

I have published a new podcast thinking about standards and interoperability. I’ve seen successes of industry standards. I’ve also seen industrial standards struggle to break through the logjam of large companies drive to lock customers into their ecosystem. What is the latest of OPAF and what is the meaning of Schneider Electric’s announcement of a product built with with Red Hat and IBM and development of a new computer communication standard?

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HRS Wins Largest Ever Heat Exchanger Order

i4.0 today

HRS Heat Exchangers, a leading global provider of efficient heat transfer solutions, has won its largest ever component order, valued at $3.8 million. The heat exchangers, for a North American client, will form part of a major environmental project and are due for delivery in late 2024. They include a mixture of 6m and 10m long heat exchanger modules (384 in total), using almost 10 km of tube, and the efficient corrugated tube technology that HRS is known for.

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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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Award-winning case of what the metals processing industry offers

The Fabricator

Those in the metals industry can attest that this important economic segment offers several possible career paths. Geoff Gilmore, Worthington Steel’s president and CEO, is a living example and winner of the 2024 Association of Metals Processors and Distributors Steel Executive of the Year award.

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Recycled wind turbine blades make artful furniture for public spaces

Design World

According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), more than 72,130 wind turbines and 210,000 blades were deployed as of July 2022. The DOE expects up to 9,000 blades to be retired annually through 2026, and up to 20,000 will be retired annually by 2040. Blade waste could reach up to 370,000 tons per year… The post Recycled wind turbine blades make artful furniture for public spaces appeared first on Design World.

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Robotics Summit: how to manage robot autonomy with behavior trees

Robotics Business Review

Boston Dynamics’ Spot robot (center) and Agility Robotics’ Digit humanoid at the 2023 Robotics Summit & Expo. Behavior trees are a mechanism for representing and abstracting complex behavior for robots. While they originated in the video game industry, they have been steadily gaining popularity in robotics over the past several years.

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MMT Articles You Loved in February

Mold Making Technology

Source: (top left) Incoe Corp., (bottom left) Sodick Inc., (right) Kid Caddie MMT felt the love in the air from our readers in February. From hot runners to 3D printing and even a story about a man’s dream to enjoy golf with his family—we believe we have a little something for everyone in our February lineup of most-viewed articles. 10. Perspectives on Sustainability in Mold Building: A Diverse Outlook Source: all images: Velosity In conversations Editorial Director, Christina Fuges,

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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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An award-winning case of what the metals processing industry offers

The Fabricator

Those in the metals industry can attest that this important economic segment offers several possible career paths. Geoff Gilmore, Worthington Steel’s president and CEO, is a living example and winner of the 2024 Association of Metals Processors and Distributors Steel Executive of the Year award.

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AutomationDirect now offering affordable AchieVe PSA series power supplies

Design World

AutomationDirect has added AchieVe PSA series value power supplies which offer prices well below the competition and are suitable for price-sensitive users who require basic yet reliable DC power for general industrial applications. Their overcurrent protection is designed to operate in constant current mode, making the PSA series appropriate for inductive and capacitive loads.

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From Earth to Orbit: AddUp and Airbus Propel Metal 3D Printing Into Space

Control.com

AddUp and Airbus have collaborated to deliver the European Space Agency its first metal 3D printer to work in space. The collaboration seeks to open up possibilities in extraterrestrial manufacturing.

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SMC adds grippers for cobots from Universal Robots

Robotics Business Review

SMC recently introduced a series of electric grippers designed to be used with collaborative robot arms (cobots) from Universal Robots (UR). Available in basic and longitudinal types, SMC said the LEHR series can be adapted to different industrial environments like narrow spaces. The new series offers gripping forces between 60 to 140 N and have M8, 8-pin plug-and-play connectors.

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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.