2022

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Visibility & Resiliency: Letting Your Factory Work For You

Cisco Industrial Automation

I am consistently asked by our customers: How can manufacturers contain customer satisfaction without excessive overstock? How can manufacturers better predict the output of manufacturing? What is the impact of manpower, materials, and methods on OEE?

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Small business automation – why palletizing should be a priority

Universal Robots

Palletizing is the epitome of the kind of physically demanding and repetitive work that increases the chance of workplace injury when done for hours on end

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Australian manufacturers drive economic growth by making complex things the world needs

AU Manufacturing

Media Release by AMGC. The Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC) has marked the closure of its $30 million Federal Government Commercialisation Fund with co-investment into a final six Australian manufacturers.

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A life-long love of engineering

Design World

Meghan Olds, Director of Operations, Powder Atomization, Oerlikon BS, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Michigan MS, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Dayton Meghan Olds’ journey with engineering began in elementary school.

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Strengthening the link between innovation and production in U.S. manufacturing

Plant Services

In this installment of Reliable Reading, learn how “Advanced Manufacturing: The New American Innovation Policies” offers ideas to drive U.S. growth

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Improving Employee Retention In Manufacturing

WMEP

Competing for talent in a tight labor market is challenging enough, but once Wisconsin manufacturers have success in attracting employees, it becomes increasingly important to then focus on retention strategies.

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Robot Piece Picking Advances with Artificial Intelligence

Automation World

At PACK EXPO International, Siemens previewed its forthcoming AI-driven software for the development of pick-and-place robot systems that can grasp objects previously unknown to the system. PEI 2022

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Why Manufacturers duplicate IPv4 addresses and how IE switches help solve the issues

Cisco Industrial Automation

If this topic piqued your interest, you’re probably impacted by or at least curious about duplicate IP Addresses in your industrial network. You are not alone. It can be a little bewildering.

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How to get a free STEM education

Design World

Teschler on Topic. Leland Teschler • Executive Editor. lteschler@wtwhmedia.com. On Twitter @ DW_LeeTeschler. If you are a kid living in the UK and want an engineering degree, you can get a free one by attending the Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology.

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Is Six Sigma out of fashion?

Chris Hohmann

This post is inspired by an article posted June 15th, 2022 on [link] titled “Latest Study from Avery Point Group Concludes: Demand for Lean Professionals Remains Strong, While Six Sigma Talent Demand Continues to Decline”.

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Broadening Our Application Attitude, Operational Intelligence

Gary Mintchell

What if the time has come to rethink all these specific silos and strategies around which we build manufacturing software solutions? The time has come to rethink all the departmental silos manufacturing executives constructed over the years with vendors targeting their applications to fit.

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The Major Fields of Robotics in 2023

Robotics Automation News

Robotics is now gaining popularity more quickly than anything else. Robotics is a vast topic that examines how machines function in various businesses. Because robots are useful practically anywhere, they are gaining popularity.

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Aussies want more manufacturing in Australia, research reveals

AU Manufacturing

Sponsored Content by Australian Made. A 2022 study by Roy Morgan has shown that 90% of Australians think we should be undertaking more manufacturing in Australia.

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McDonald’s Canada testing RNG in its supply chain fleet

Canadian Manufacturing

Caption: (from left to right) Mike Leclair, vice-president of major projects and liquified natural gas (FortisBC), Rod Halladay, Regional vice-president of Western Canada (McDonald’s Canada) and Sarah Smith, director of low-carbon transportation and LNG business growth (FortisBC).

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Industrial Processes & Wireless Communications – Part II: Manufacturing Logistics

Cisco Manufacturing

The Internet is littered with articles about Industry 4.0. Adoption of digital industrial processes have accelerated since the German government led this initiative to maintain national industrial prowess. For example, with digital twins and modular flexible systems.

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AM Forward for American Supply Chain Resiliency: Neal Orringer, President of ASTRO America

Additive Manufacturing

Available in your favorite app: On this episode the AM Voices podcast, Adam J. Penna had a follow-up chat with Neal Orringer, President of ASTRO America, after hearing him speak on a panel at ASME’s AM Industry Summit back in June 2022.

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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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Self-Service Analytics Aid Continuous Improvement

Automation World

Case study examples from DSM Dyneema and Hunstman Corp. illustrate how providing everyone with simple-to-use analytics tools can dramatically improve production and business operations. Process / Analytics

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Reduce Your Turbulence With An Agile Supply Chain

Cisco Industrial Automation

Authored By Han Law. Uncertain global environments around trade and other geo-political events have made agile supply chains the difference between a firm’s success, survival, or failure. However, traditional risk management practices have not been very effective.

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2022 LEAP Awards winners are unveiled!

Design World

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Where exactly is Gemba?

Chris Hohmann

Going to see buy oneself, at the Gemba, is a Lean commandement well received (understood?) by all those who went through a Lean initiation. Now laymen and beginners may ask: where exactly is Gemba? First let’s clarify the meaning of the word Gemba. For this I’ll quote an old acquaintance of mine, Michel Baudin who … Continue reading Where exactly is Gemba? Lean basics Lean Management digital transformation digitalization gemba Lean Lean 4.0 value Value Stream Mapping

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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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How AI Changed Video Editing

Robotics Automation News

Depending on which experts you consult, they will likely tell you that AI is going to impact almost every area of our life in the future. Certain industries and areas of daily living have already been transformed, and some clever AI applications can save a lot of time as well as make life easier.

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New research: Augmenting the bottom line with extended reality technologies

AU Manufacturing

Media Release by ARM Hub. Many Australian small-to-medium manufacturers are yet to realise the benefits of low-cost extended reality (XR) technologies, says Anthony Franzè, Industrial Designer and Project Coordinator at the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Hub.

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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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Emerson and Rockwell Automation Expand Cybersecurity Protections with Dragos

Automation World

Recent announcements highlight the extension of Emerson’s use of Dragos’s cybersecurity technology into its DeltaV DCS and Rockwell Automation’s use of responders from Dragos as part of its incident response program. Factory / Cybersecurity

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Automation Use Expected to Surge with Reshoring and Legislative Support

Automation World

Multiple reports indicate the most companies—across multiple industries—plan to expand their use of automation and robotics. The resulting effects on the automation industry are likely to increase even further with passage of the CHIPS and Science Act. Business Intelligence

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‘Future of Manufacturing’ Report Released

Metrology

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and Autodesk, Inc. have released the results of their collaborative multiphase research project on the ‘Future of Manufacturing.’ ’ To provide industry and academic.

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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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Yamazaki Mazak accelerates their digital offerings with Cisco IoT and Design-In Program

Cisco Industrial Automation

By Marcus Smith and Ken Vanthielen. The Cisco IoT Design-In Program is a partnership framework providing unique benefits to customers and partners who integrate Cisco IoT technologies into their own solutions or products.

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Design World’s user community recognizes ‘Leadership in Engineering’ winners for 2022

Design World

Design World’s yearlong event recognizes engineering companies, teams and individuals for innovation and engineering excellence. The Design World Network has announced the winners of the 2022 Leadership in Engineering program.

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5 good reasons for leaders or senior managers to build a Goal Tree for Strategy Deployment

Chris Hohmann

In this video I am sharing the 5 good reasons for leaders or senior managers to build a Goal Tree for Strategy Deployment.

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Identify Data Sets With Orphaned Data Enabling Appropriate Actions

Gary Mintchell

Steve Leeper, VP Systems Engineering and Marketing, and Carl D’Halluin, Chief Technology Officer of Datadobi , met with me recently to discuss data, unstructured data management, data migration, the company, and those poor little orphaned files and data left in storage long after they had useful life.

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How is Robotics Shaping Up to Impact the Car Manufacturing Industry?

Robotics Automation News

The world of car manufacturing has experienced significant changes over the years.

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The Australian Made effect on food in export markets

AU Manufacturing

Sponsored Content by Australian Made. The Australian Made, Australian Grown (AMAG) logo is a global icon. Instantly recognisable and well-regarded, the green and gold kangaroo is internationally known as a marker of genuine Australian Made products made to Australia’s high standards.

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Digitalization Changes Everyone’s Job

Automation World

With a direct, high-level view of the impacts across industry, Microsoft’s Jeff Winter says when digital transformation is successful, it fundamentally changes everyone’s job. But how many companies are ready for that? Factory / IIoT

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Digital Transformation Lessons from a Smart Monitoring System for Potable Water Treatment

Automation World

How the German city of Oberzent connects decentralized measurement points using LoRaWAN and Endress+Hauser’s Netilion IIoT technologies. Factory / IIoT