2023

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Amazon Enters the Predictive Maintenance Space

Automation World

The Monitron system from Amazon includes wireless sensors and gateways to monitor equipment vibration and temperature data, transfer the data to AWS for analysis, and alert users. Factory / Plant Maintenance

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Digital-transformation sustainability: Waste minimization and energy savings

Design World

Nearly two thirds of all energy created globally for commercial, transportation, industrial, and residential use is lost to inefficiency and waste.

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Essay on Digital Transformation

Gary Mintchell

I’ve posted an essay and some interesting links at my HEY World page which is also sent as a newsletter. You can subscribe to the newsletter by clicking the link and following the appropriate links. Also, check out the ARC Forum ad on this homepage.

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What does GPT mean? I asked ChatGPT.

Chris Hohmann

Me: What does GPT mean? ChatGPT: GPT stands for “Generative Pre-training Transformer.” ” It is a type of language model developed by OpenAI that is designed to generate human-like text. The GPT model uses a transformer architecture, which allows it to process input sequences efficiently and to handle longer-range dependencies in the data. GPT has been … Continue reading What does GPT mean? I asked ChatGPT. digital transformation Big Data chatbot GPT

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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.

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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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Canadian-made Project Arrow unveiled at CES 2023

Canadian Manufacturing

QA Consultants to provide cybersecurity solutions for Project Arrow, the Canadian ZEV in development. On Jan. 5, Project Arrow, the first, all-Canadian, zero-emission connected vehicle, designed and built in Ontario, was unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Dynamic Manufacturing India metal cutting machine tool special

Dinesh Mishra

India’s metal-cutting machine tools sector is one of the biggest markets for the global USD 76-B MCMT industry. Local and international players have their hands full catching up with the post-pandemic pent-up demand – a trend reflected in the mega-buzz around IMTEX 2023.

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Flexible Fixturing for Cobot Welding

Fabricating & Metal Work

Portable welding work cells with perforated fixturing tables enable greater flexibility in shop settings. The evolution of safety standards, intelligent peripherals and ease-of-use tools for collaborative robots are boosting confidence for safe human-robot interaction.

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What is Graphullerene and Why Are Material Scientists Excited About its Properties?

21st Century Tech

A modular form of carbon, graphullerene, made up of layers of fullerenes with graphullerite crystals, has been discovered by researchers at Columbia University.

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Is Industry 4.0 the Answer to Workforce Retirements?

Automation World

Adapting your operations for Smart Manufacturing can help avoid problems with the ongoing labor transition such as increased downtime and incorrect diagnoses of issues. Factory / Plant Maintenance

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Basics of the digital transformation (DX)

Design World

A digital transformation (DX or less commonly DT) is the application of software, programmable hardware, and operational technologies (OTs) to fundamentally transfigure a company’s operations and end products for the better.

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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.

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Jobs in 2023: Luddites 1 – Robots 0

Chris Hohmann

This is the kind of irony people generally like: a story turning totally differently as expected, in favor of the humble, the weak or the poor. The humble heroes here are the workers, who were told for years that they’ll become redundant as their routine jobs will be taken over by automation, artificial intelligence and … Continue reading Jobs in 2023: Luddites 1 – Robots 0. digital transformation artificial intelligence automation Jobs luddites robot

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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.

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How artificial intelligence will impact customer service: 5 Benefits AI has to offer

Robotics Automation News

When we think of customer service, what usually comes to mind are polite and helpful people. But what if technology could do that job? Welcome to the era of artificial intelligence and its impact on customer service.

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Stacy’s Rise Project announces class of Canadian grant recipients in support of women entrepreneurs

Canadian Manufacturing

SRP Canadian Winners (Photo: CNW Group/PepsiCo Foods Canada) MISSISSAUGA —Stacy’s Pita Chips inaugural Canadian Stacy’s Rise Project class is a grant and mentoring program for women entrepreneurs.

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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.

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PMT Premier Machine Tools Limited acquired by Seco Tools

Dinesh Mishra

As of February 1st, 2023, the Irish company PMT Premier Machine Tools Ltd (PMT), a supplier of machining solutions for the medical industry, will become part of the products and services offering from Seco.

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How to Choose the Best Welding Process for Manufacturing

Fabricating & Metal Work

When choosing the right welding process for your needs, it’s important to consider the goals of your operation along with specifics of the job. The right welding process can help reduce weld defects and enhance efficiency and productivity.

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Understanding the Role of Critical Minerals in the Renewable Energy Transition

21st Century Tech

Jane Marsh tackles the supply side of the renewable energy transition in her latest contribution to 21st Century Tech Blog. Jane is an environmental journalist and the Editor-in-Chief of Environment.co. Her interests focus on environmental issues, sustainability and renewable energy.

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The New MESA smart Manufacturing Model

Automation World

A fourth industrial revolution is being created and MESA International is developing a new Smart Manufacturing Model that will cut through the hype and the fluff of smart technology to provide a simple, easy-to-use model. Factory / IIoT

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Basics of smart factories and discrete-automation connectivity

Design World

Smart factories are facilities that digitize all aspects of manufacturing or production that allow digitization. Such operations continuously record data via connected equipment and systems — and then disseminate that data to allow machines to run self-optimizing routines.

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QAD Acquires Redzone

Gary Mintchell

Software company consolidation maintains hectic pace. I think I missed the 2021 announcement of Thoma Bravo acquiring QAD. I became familiar with QAD through a contact from GE who wound up there.

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What is Reorder Point and Reorder Point Formula?

MRPEasy

Keeping optimal stock levels in order to avoid stockouts is an integral task of inventory management. One of the most fundamental ways in which to ensure this is setting and maintaining the right reorder points. What is a Reorder Point (ROP)?

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Doing the right things: New year’s resolutions for Aussie manufacturers

AU Manufacturing

Challenges that plagued the manufacturing industry in 2022 are not showing any signs of slowing down, leaving business leaders with the monumental task of dealing with these issues—or at least their remnants— all while pushing innovation, meeting customer demand, and driving operational growth. .

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8 Industries Benefiting from Artificial Intelligence Software Right Now

Robotics Automation News

The fast-paced technological advancements of recent years have enabled artificial intelligence (AI) to become an increasingly prominent part of our daily lives, transforming the way we communicate and consume media.

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FedDev Ontario invests more than $5.3M in two Windsor, Ont. area manufacturers

Canadian Manufacturing

PHOTO: Manufacturing/Getty Images. OLDCASTLE — On Jan. 16, Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), and Irek Kusmierczyk, Member of Parliament for Windsor–Tecumseh, announced an investment of more than $5.3

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Hand Held 3D Scanner Delivers 12 Micron Benchmark Accuracy

Metrology

Creaform has announced the addition of the high-accuracy handheld scanner HandySCAN BLACK|Elite Limited to its HandySCAN 3D | BLACK series lineup, an ongoing reference in portable metrology.

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Indonesian President Joko Widodo to personally attend HANNOVER MESSE

Dinesh Mishra

HANNOVER MESSE 2023 17–23 April Indonesia is this year’s Partner Country at HANNOVER MESSE. Indonesian President Joko Widodo has confirmed his personal attendance at the world’s leading industrial trade fair and will speak at the opening ceremony on 16 April.

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New Orbital Wrapper Features Dual Dispensing System

Fabricating & Metal Work

Packaging machinery manufacturer TAB Industries, LLC has introduced a dual dispensing system on its TAB Wrapper Tornado orbital wrappers that applies stretch wrap around pallet loads at double the speed of the original models.

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Watch On-Demand: AM News LIVE: EP22 – Anne Pauley & Michael Molitch-Hou – CES, TIPE, AMS – Monday, January 23rd 2023

Additive Manufacturing

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Emerson begins acquisition talks with National Instruments

Automation World

Industrial automation giant optimistic about complementary technologies. Business Intelligence

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Drones take the night shift for improved inventory tracking

Design World

Gone are the days when inventory inaccuracy is just part of doing business. As new technology is increasingly affordable and pervasive, more third-party logistics (3PL) companies embrace innovation to improve their competitive advantage.

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January News from Festo

Gary Mintchell

Festo must be among the leaders of innovation. They send a continual stream of new product news. It’s also often pretty cool. Today, two new items from January 2023.

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Rolls-Royce Successfully Tests mtu Engines with Pure Hydrogen

MEM

Rolls-Royce has announced that it has conducted successful tests of a 12-cylinder gas variant of the mtu Series 4000 L64 engine running on 100% hydrogen fuel.

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First Graphene and Suvo Strategic Minerals to collaborate on low-emission cement and concrete

AU Manufacturing

Media Release by First Graphene Limited. First Graphene Limited is pleased to announce it has entered into a joint development agreement (JDA) with fellow ASX-listed company Suvo Strategic Minerals Limited to research and develop low-emission cement and concrete products.