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Robot Setup Gets Automated

Automation World

OnRobot’s D:Ploy hardware and software is now available to automate the process of integrating robots into palletizing, CNC machine tending, packaging, and pick-and-place applications.

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Top 6 overlooked benefits of a custom-engineered design

Design World

Could switching to a custom save you money? By Justyna Rapacz, Marketing Engineer Picture this – you’re looking at our retaining ring selection guide to find a ring suitable for your application. You locate a ring series that looks promising. You flip through the catalog in search of the standard part, only to discover that the required… The post Top 6 overlooked benefits of a custom-engineered design appeared first on Design World.

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ABB Divests Power Conversion Business

Gary Mintchell

One more ABB news item. That company has made a flurry of news over the past several weeks. ABB here has completed its portfolio divestments announced after some acquisitions in 2020. This one is the power conversion business for $505 million. ABB Ltd Chairman Peter Voser sees his firm acquiring between 5 to 10 small-to-medium enterprises a year to add to the company’s organic business, he said on Monday.

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Nasa-IBM collaboration will use AI to study climate change

E&T

Nasa and IBM have joined forces to promote a new application of artificial intelligence (AI) technology to Nasa Earth observation satellite data. The two organisations have revealed their plans to develop several applications to extract insights from Earth observations about the impact of climate change. In one of the projects, scientists will train an IBM geospatial intelligence foundation model on Nasa's Harmonized Landsat Sentinel-2 dataset, a record of land cover and land use changes captur

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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Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business.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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Analytics Identify Energy Efficiency Issues

Automation World

Data analytics software can be applied to a variety of production operations. Identifying energy efficiency losses is one example of how the software can deliver fast results.

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What to expect at MD&M West, D&M West, and ATX West in 2023

Design World

The long-awaited MD&M West, D&M West, and ATX West shows are almost here! In just a few days, engineers and innovators from all over will convene to share knowledge and new technologies that advance our collective capabilities. The conference and exhibition will take place February 7-9, 2023, at the Anaheim Convention Center in California. Here’s… The post What to expect at MD&M West, D&M West, and ATX West in 2023 appeared first on Design World.

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How can virtual reality help the healthcare industry?

Robotics Automation News

Advancements like virtual reality are making patients receive quality healthcare and experts who can help them use the advanced technology Role of Virtual Reality Applications in the Healthcare Industry The transformations in the field of health care in the last decade are remarkable.

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Improved technology should equate to improved quality of life for welders

The Fabricator

Josh Welton looks back at past attempts to automate to see if there are hints on what’s to come in automation and whether workers will reap the benefits of cobots and other technology advancements.

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Hannover Fair 2023: Motion, drive, automation firms accelerate digital transformation

Design World

High energy costs, broken supply chains, and rising raw material prices continue to pose new challenges to business. To remain competitive, companies need to take steps to increase their efficiency and contain energy costs, which in turn will lead to a reduction in their carbon footprint. High-tech solutions in this area will be presented at… The post Hannover Fair 2023: Motion, drive, automation firms accelerate digital transformation appeared first on Design World.

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Toyota Australia plans rollout of three EVs by 2026

AU Manufacturing

Toyota Australia has revealed its plans to launch at least three EVs in three years, starting with the bZ4X SUV late this year. In a press release on Tuesday, the company said electrified vehicles – including hybrid-electric and other technologies – would account for more than half its sales in 2025. With this announcement, Toyota highlighted its commitment to the product by unveiling a $20 million investment by dealers in charging stations that will assist in the sale and maintenan

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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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Luwu Intelligence launches ‘world’s first’ Raspberry Pi robotic dog with arm

Robotics Automation News

Luwu, a STEM education technology company focused on the research and development of advanced robotics, has launched XGO 2, an advanced desktop-sized AI quadruped robot with an arm. This state-of-the-art robot brings a new level of intelligence and functionality to the world of robotics.

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Washington metal shop goes big with aluminum structures

The Fabricator

Topper Industries knows how to weld and work with aluminum. The Washington-based fabricator specializes in aluminum structures ranging from residential gangways and docks to massive bridges.

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Lapp introduces Skintop Mini cable glands at ATX West 2023

Design World

Lapp North America announces it will launch its expanded family of SKINTOP MINI cable glands at ATX West 2023, Booth 4355. The extended Skintop Mini range includes 2 to 7 mm diameter glands, allowing system designers to obtain protective, secure seals for their small-diameter cables while reducing cable density in their networked devices. Features and… The post Lapp introduces Skintop Mini cable glands at ATX West 2023 appeared first on Design World.

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Berry CEO Salmon retiring

Plastics News

CEO Tom Salmon, who has been in the corner office for the past six years and led Berry through the largest growth in its history, will leave the company at the end of the year.

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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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Ad Blockers Could Be Helpful for Your Privacy

Robotics Automation News

Whether you’re using a mobile device, a computer, or a tablet, ad blockers can help you save time, protect your personal information, and eliminate annoying ads. Among the many benefits, these tools can also help your computer speed up, block intrusive and repetitive ads, and disrupt first-party infrastructure.

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MEC boot camp looks inwards to find next generation of welders and fabricators

The Fabricator

Wisconsin-based Mayville Engineering Company discusses its internal welding boot camp, success stories from its boot camp participants, and the lessons it’s learned along the way.

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Ethernet switches simplify configuration with robust performance and security features

Design World

Red Lion introduces N-Tron Series NT5000 Gigabit Managed Layer 2 Ethernet switches. As industries around the world digitally transform and optimize their operations, reliable and secure network access is critical. NT5000 switches and their gigabit speed are designed to improve network security and reliability for industrial organizations of all sizes and environments.

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Ministry of Defence is ‘not up to the task’ amid failure to digitalise, MPs warn

E&T

The PAC report stressed that the department had been “struggling for years” to deliver critical digital projects, some of them needed for use by UK warships and satellites. The chair of the committee, Labour MP Dame Meg Hillier, said the MoD was "frankly not up to the task it faces", and called for a "significant cultural change" to bring the systems up to date and to be prepared for modern battles ahead.

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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 Reasons Home Solar is a No-Brainer

Robotics Automation News

Currently, home solar panels have become very popular worldwide. Renewable energy seems to be the best solution for all those who have concerns about unpredictable fluctuations in the natural gas market, rising prices, and a possible crisis. Solar panels can provide a private home with at least partial independence from fluctuations in the energy market.

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Grill’d, Sea Forest join forces to launch sustainable beef burger

AU Manufacturing

Australian burger chain Grill’d has unveiled its collaboration with biotechnology company Sea Forest in an effort to roll out what it claims is a “world-first sustainable ,” grass-fed beef burger made from black Angus cattle that produce less methane emissions. In partnership with Sea Forest and validated by the University of New England NSW , Grill’d said it was able to develop a way to feed its grass-fed cows a native Tasmanian seaweed that reduces their methane emissions by up to 67 pe

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Nominations now open for Rising Stars class 2023

Plastics News

Plastics News wants to recognize the next generation of educators, engineers, designers, operators, scientists, marketing professionals and sustainability directors for our 10th year of Rising Stars.

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Shell profits hit record £68.1bn as energy prices surge

E&T

Shell said that its core profits skyrocketed to £68.1bn ($84.3bn) in 2022, surpassing the expectations of industry experts. This gargantuan profit haul will increase the pressure on prime minister Rishi Sunak and chancellor Jeremy Hunt to tax energy producers further, with UK households coming under increasing and relentless pressure from their astronomical bills.

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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.

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Datanomix and Vallen partner to bring real-time factory analytics to industrial manufacturers

Robotics Automation News

Datanomix, maker of an automated production intelligence software platform, has agreed a partnership with supply chain specialist Vallen to offer the Datanomix software solution to its wide range of manufacturing customers. Datanomix is well known for its No Operator Input approach to production monitoring.

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High-Speed Vision Tunnels Boost Throughput

Metrology

Cognex Corporation has released the DataMan 580 fixed-mount barcode reader, designed for five- and six-sided Modular Vision Tunnels. The new logistics tunnel solution gives an edge to companies that want The post High-Speed Vision Tunnels Boost Throughput appeared first on Metrology and Quality News - Online Magazine.

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Prices on the rise for PP, PVC

Plastics News

North American polypropylene resin prices took a major leap in January, propelled by higher prices for polymer-grade propylene feedstock.

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China to build satellite ground stations on Antarctica

E&T

China plans to develop its space facilities in Antarctica as part of the country’s ambitious goals to become a leading space power. The country’s state-owned China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) will develop the project after winning the tender with its 43.95 million yuan (£3.39m) bid. Ground stations help track the tens of thousands of satellites and other objects in Earth’s orbit and predict where they will be at any given time.

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How Legacy Tools Are Failing Inventive Manufacturing Engineers

Bringing new and improved products to market takes more than just good ideas. It requires agile, iterative production, and real-time collaboration. Most manufacturers recognize the risk of not adapting, but they’re hampered by technologies like MES that haven’t kept up with the pace of hardware innovation. As new manufacturers enter the market with technologically progressive ways of building at scale, existing manufacturers must adapt to stay relevant.

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5 Ways Tech Startups Automate and Improve the Hiring Process

Robotics Automation News

With tens of thousands of layoffs across the technology sector, there seems to be an abundance of new talent, but this doesn’t mean that tech startups can just snap their fingers and get the perfect employee. Navigating the hiring process can be a challenge, even for experienced entrepreneurs.

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Controls system integrator: Always something to learn with PLCs, HMI, SCADA

Control Engineering

System Integrator Insights Work includes developing and commissioning programmable logic controllers (PLCs), human-machine interfaces (HMI) and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems Experiences in control panel fabrication shop, learning control systems, influence views on technology and supply chain challenges. Advice for automation , controls, instrumentation industries: Involve younger people throughout the company.

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A Fond Farewell to My Additive Friends

Modern Machine Shop

All good things must come to an end, as they say, and so it is for my column — but not for additive manufacturing (AM) by any means. If anything, AM is on more solid footing now than it was six years ago when I wrote my first column, and its future looks brighter than ever. The changes over the last six years have been remarkable. AM systems are bigger and faster , and prices on machines and materials continue to fall.

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Mock digital exam trials to take place in UK schools

E&T

Thousands of students working under the OCR and Cambridge International exam boards will sit on-screen mock ‘high stakes’ exams for the first time starting this week. GCSE Computer Science as well as IGCSEs in English and AS Level History are the first subjects being trialled, which will see schools pay around £10 for each digital exam. Jill Duffy, chief executive of OCR, said: “Students and teachers embraced digital learning by necessity during the pandemic.

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A Low-Risk, Incremental Approach to Smart Manufacturing for Small & Medium Manufacturers

This guidebook discusses how small/medium manufacturers have implemented Smart Manufacturing initiatives and realized benefits such as increased productivity as well as higher levels of coordination and speed within the enterprise and supply chain.