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3 Machine Vision Technology Trends

Automation World

New sensors and greater incorporation of artificial intelligence are not only improving machine vision capabilities, they’re also making them easier to implement and operate. Factory / Sensors

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WePower Launches and Demos Gemns Energy Harvesting Generators

Gary Mintchell

No sooner had interest in wireless sensors developed batteries were identified as a weak point. Sending maintenance crews out routinely to replace batteries became a sticking point. For every difficulty lies an opportunity.

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Eplan: Maximum customer benefits for the digital transformation

Design World

The Eplan Partner Network was founded over two years ago and around sixty companies have joined in the meantime.

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Interactive cyber-physical human: Generating contact-rich whole-body motions

Robotics Automation News

Performing human-like motions that involve multiple contacts is challenging for robots. In this regard, a researcher from the Tokyo University Science has envisioned an interactive cyber-physical human (iCPH) platform with complementary humanoid (physical twin) and simulation (digital twin) elements.

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Integrate SCADA and Business Systems with Scripting Tools

Automation World

How the scripting libraries in Inductive Automation’s Ignition software make it easier to test functions and audit code to ensure standards compliance and make it easier to review and reuse code. Factory / Design

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Still More News Of Robust Growth In Robotics Market

Gary Mintchell

This news came my way last month relative to the robotics market. OnRobot drives market growth with groundbreaking D:PLOY Platform delivering unrivaled reductions in application deployment time. I had a look at this last fall at the IMTS/Hannover Messe event in September 2022.

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Thomson’s new actuators give motion system designers options

Design World

Thomson, a provider of linear motion control solutions, has introduced a high-capacity, high-performance electric linear actuator that gives motion system designers more cost-effective options to replace hydraulic cylinders.

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Robotic nursing assistant market set to expand 15 percent a year through to 2032

Robotics Automation News

The growing global population of older adults is fueling the demand for robotic nurse assistants for various daily assistance functions, according to the most recent analysis released by Fact.MR.

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Ontario launches a Hydrogen Innovation Fund

Canadian Manufacturing

PHOTO: Getty Images TORONTO – The Ontario government is establishing a Hydrogen Innovation Fund that will invest $15 million over the next three years to kickstart and develop opportunities for hydrogen to be integrated into Ontario’s clean electricity system, including hydrogen electricity storage.

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Compact electromagnets available in 18 different windings

Design World

Magnetic Sensor Systems (MSS) has released their E-05-125 Series of Tubular Low-Profile Electromagnets. This compact series of electromagnets measuring just 1.25 in diameter x 0.50 features 18 different windings to select from based on the duty cycle and holding force requirements of the application.

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Queensland taps Acusensus to limit regional aggressive driving

AU Manufacturing

Melbourne-based mobile phone camera technology company Acusensus has secured a five-plus year contract with an estimated value of $11.7 million from the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads.

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Kuka unveils new compact autonomous mobile robot for intralogistics

Robotics Automation News

Kuka has expanded its portfolio of mobile platforms with the unveiling of a new autonomous mobile robot for intralogistics.

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Adaptation of Measurement To Process-Integrated Metrology

Metrology

Metrology News recently sat down with Dr. Heiko Wenzel-Schinzer, CDO (Chief Data Officer) of the Wenzel Group, for a discussion on his views on the future role of dimensional measurement The post Adaptation of Measurement To Process-Integrated Metrology appeared first on Metrology and Quality News - Online Magazine.

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WAGO’s Detroit, Southeastern Michigan region welcomes new sales manager

Design World

Recently, WAGO named Bill Prevo their new Regional Sales Manager for Southeastern Michigan, including Detroit and the surrounding area. For the past decade, Bill has had success as an Automation Field Sales Engineer. He has also worked in electrical services in the water and wastewater industry.

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APPEA appeals for gas supply, emissions reductions budget

AU Manufacturing

The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) has called on the Federal Government to prioritise building a reliable investment environment in the 2023–24 Budget.

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Manufactured in the metaverse: Mercedes-Benz designs virtual factories with Nvidia Omniverse

Robotics Automation News

Building state-of-the-art factories requires a state-of-the art planning system. Mercedes-Benz is taking the next step in digitizing its production process, using the Nvidia Omniverse platform to design and plan manufacturing and assembly facilities.

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Success Story: Health Snack Maker Whole & Free Foods Gets Fit with Manufacturing Software

MRPEasy

Whole and Free Foods, the Chicago-based manufacturer of Every Body Eat® wellness snacks, achieves healthy growth by using manufacturing resource planning software to cut down on waste and improve its production processes.

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WAGO hires manager to lead electrical contracting and wholesale sales

Design World

Diane Pena has recently been hired as WAGO’s new Electrical Contractor and Wholesale Sales Manager. Originally from Chicago, Diane is based just outside of Atlanta where she has worked in the lighting industry for over the past 15 years.

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10 products you didn’t know were manufactured in Australia

AU Manufacturing

Sponsored Content by Australian Made Whilst it’s true that cars are no longer being made on Australian soil, Aussie manufacturing is still thriving across many other industries.

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Foxconn plans to build autonomous vehicles on Nvidia computing platform

Robotics Automation News

Foxconn, one of the world’s largest contract manufacturers and Apple’s main iPhone maker, is planning to build autonomous cars and will use Nvidia chip technology to do so.

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Doing more with less: the driving forces accelerating cobot automation in Japan

Universal Robots

Population trends, industrial changes and the labor environment are driving cobot uptake in Japan

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Acela Truck Company & Safetek Profire announces strategic partnership

Canadian Manufacturing

Acela Truck Company partners with Fire Truck dealer Safetek Profire to bring the multiuse Monterra high-water flood rescue truck to the Canadian Fire Market.

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Amokabel to commence Australian production of covered conductor with Euro-Tech acquisition

AU Manufacturing

Amokabel, a Scandinavian privately owned cable group, has completed the acquisition of Sydney-based Euro-Tech Cables in a bid to establish the local production of a new-generation covered conductor that provides network resilience and bushfire protection on overhead electrical lines.

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AMD launches Kria ecosystem program to help developers bring automation solutions to market faster

Robotics Automation News

Chipmaker AMD has launched a new Kria-based ecosystem program to help developers bring automation solutions to market faster. Building on the success of its AMD Kria portfolio of adaptive system-on-modules (SOMs), the company has unveiled the AMD Kria SOM ODM Partner Ecosystem.

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New Sizes Added to Thread Mill Line

Fabricating & Metal Work

Allied Machine and Engineering, a leading manufacturer of holemaking and finishing cutting tools for the metal-cutting industry, announces the addition of new sizes to the AccuThread T3 thread mill line.

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Clearly Food & Beverage Company Ltd. says they have shipped 50 million bottles

Canadian Manufacturing

Summer Strawberry Single Bottle RICHMOND HILL — The Clearly Food & Beverage Company Ltd.,

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CEA Technologies secures $277m contract to advance electronic warfare capabilities

AU Manufacturing

Australian defence contractor CEA Technologies has won a $277 million contract to provide advanced capabilities for Australia’s electronic warfare ranges.

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ABB robots help tackle Covid by automating testing, research and diagnostics

Robotics Automation News

ABB Robotics has developed an automated neutralizing antibody testing system with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) that is the most effective means of determining an individual’s immunity to various strains of Covid.

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New Digital Software-as-a-Service Launched by Fastems

Fabricating & Metal Work

myFastems is a complementary service for all Fastems customers, providing more advanced digital services for customers using Fastems’ Manufacturing Management Software (MMS) version 6 and above.

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FLO introduces a new EV charger, the FLO Ultra™

Canadian Manufacturing

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IMCRC closes doors after seven years

AU Manufacturing

The Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (IMCRC) has announced the closing of its doors after seven years of supporting the transformation of Australian manufacturing.

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Hacking Robots: The 5 Threats You Need to Know About

Robotics Automation News

Robots have already flipped manufacturing industries on their heads in the last couple of decades. With the potential to revolutionize everything from the military and law enforcement to education, it’s vital to take stock of the security risks that come with increased automation.

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Totally New Drill Design Innovation Offers Significant Time Savings

Fabricating & Metal Work

Today, EMUGE-FRANKEN USA , a leading manufacturer of high-performance taps, thread mills, end mills, drills, and other rotary tools, has announced the introduction of PunchDrill, a totally new drill design offering high feed drilling which doubles the feed rate compared to standard drills without increasing the axial force or spindle speed.

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Exro announces partnership with Greentech Renewables SW

Canadian Manufacturing

CALGARY — Exro Technologies Inc.,

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FANUC Hosts Robotics Competition to Inspire Gen Z Engineers

i4.0 today

FANUC UK is once again inviting the next generation of robotics engineers to enter the WorldSkills UK Industrial Robotics competition.

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Hyundai launches delivery robot pilot programs

Robotics Automation News

Hyundai Motor Group has started two pilot delivery service programs using autonomous robots based on its “Plug & Drive” (PnD) modular platform at a hotel and a residential-commercial complex located in the outskirts of Seoul.

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Automation This Morning for February 7, 2023

The Automation Blog

Daily Industrial Automation News and Tips: Today we're covering news about Allied, Leviton, RTA, EtherCAT, ViewSE, RTLS, Omron, Fisher, Unitronics, MDT and more in our Automation This Morning blog for Tuesday, February 7, 2023.