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Emerson Adds Software to its DeltaV Automation Platform

Gary Mintchell

Emerson has gone through a process of divesting companies and adding others, such as NI (nee National Instruments) becoming overall more of an automation company. Much like years ago when Rockwell shed aerospace and trucks and other industries becoming Rockwell Automation. Its tagline in press releases for some time has included software as an emphasis.

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3 Predictions for Industrial Robots

Automation World

ABB shares the principal trends its sees playing out for industrial robots in the year ahead.

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Petroperú Selects Honeywell cybersecurity Solutions To Bolster cyber Resiliency

Gary Mintchell

Honeywell has been known for cybersecurity solutions for a long time. With its Honeywell Connected Enterprise platform, it is supporting the corporations realigned portfolio around powerful megatrends, including automation and energy transition. I had a cybersecurity problem and solved it with this solution said no one anywhere. However, here is a story about a company who has implemented Honeywell’s cybersecurity solutions.

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IoT and Edge Adoption Insights

Automation World

A new report from the Eclipse Foundation shows a surge in IoT tech adoption with edge spending holding steady.

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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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Cisco Telemetry Broker (CTB) 2.1 Launch

Cisco Smart Manufacturing

The ability to generate NetFlow from devices that do not natively produce it along with significant storage efficiency and improved workflows make for a significant update to CTB.

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Biden-Harris Administration Announces Preliminary Terms with Samsung Electronics to Establish Leading-Edge Semiconductor Ecosystem in Central Texas

NIST Manufacturing

Media Contact: Madeline Broas, madeline.broas [at] chips.gov (madeline[dot]broas[at]chips[dot]gov) Today, the Biden-Harris Administration announced that the U.S.

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Martin Supply Acquires Trinity Hardware

Fastener News Desk

April 15, 2024 FLORENCE, AL – Martin Supply, one of the nation’s leading providers of custom-tailored solutions for maintenance, repair, operation, and production supplies, proudly announces its acquisition of Trinity Hardware Headquarters (THHQ) from Agrisolutions (AGS), a leading global manufacturer of wear parts, components, and accessories. Based in Waukesha, Wisconsin, THHQ specializes in the supply of standard and custom components through catalog distribution, customized inventory managem

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How to Convert (Swap) Ethereum (ETH) to Dogecoin (DOGE)

Robotics Automation News

Amidst the turbulence of the cryptocurrency market, the question of transitioning from one digital asset to another often arises. This article acts as your guide on navigating the process of how to to perform the ETH Dogecoin exchange, the latter of which is a vibrant and community-driven cryptocurrency capturing attention across the internet.

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Tesla halves the cost of its autonomous driving tech in a bid to boost uptake

E&T

Tesla has slashed the price of its self-driving technology to just $99 per month, down from $199, but the tech still requires a fully attentive driver behind the wheel.

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Is Digital Yuan Good for Long-term or Short Term Investing

Robotics Automation News

Have you ever wondered how the new kid on the block, the Digital Yuan, is shaking up the investment scene? Whether you’re thinking short-term gains or long-term growth, this digital currency is stirring up quite the buzz.

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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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Wiring finishes on 57km of T-pylons to connect Hinkley Point C to the grid

E&T

National Grid has completed the installation of 116 T-pylons in Somerset as it builds out the infrastructure needed to connect Hinkley Point C to the grid.

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The Benefits of Visitor Management Systems in Business

Robotics Automation News

Visitor management systems are essential in ensuring efficient and secure control over who enters a business premises. Technological advancements have revolutionized traditional reception areas, leading to improved security protocols and enhanced visitor experience.

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Switching from grey to green wastewater infrastructure reduces emissions, study finds

E&T

Researchers at Colorado State University have found that the switch could save $15.6bn and 29.8 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent emissions per year.

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What’s Affecting the Productivity on Your Company Floor?

Robotics Automation News

Company wide productivity levels can dip from time to time – we all know that. Sometimes it’s a slow part of the year, sometimes the crunch of the market has had us up all night; there’s a lot to cope with in the modern working world.

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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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Plastic Part Design: Selecting Appropriate Screw Fasteners

Plastics Today

In the first of this two-part series, design engineer Michael Paloian details key considerations in specifying screw fasteners for plastics, including the type of screw, size, length, and material.

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ECI Software Solutions delivers machine monitoring solution for APAC region

Manufacturer's Monthly

Image: Miha Creative/stock.adobe.com ECI Software Solutions, Inc., a global provider of cloud-based business management software and services, has announced the integration of its machine monitoring solution, Alora, with the M1 enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is now available to users across the Asia-Pacific region (APAC). ECI ‘s cloud ERP solution, M1, is an all-in-one solution that minimises costly mistakes and optimises scheduling and material ordering.

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What Is a ‘Valve Spool’ and How Do Spool Valves Work?

Control.com

Fluid control valves rely on the opening and closing of internal passageways to direct the flow of power. But what do they look like inside, and how do these ‘valve spools’ actually work?

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Revitalising Melbourne – Strategies for sustained development

Manufacturer's Monthly

Image: gb27photo/stock.adobe.com In a report from RSM, the future of Melbourne is prosperous, inclusive and sustainable. What does the future hold for Australia’s new largest city? From its thriving economy and ambitious infrastructure projects to its commitment to climate change resilience and its vibrant sports and cultural scenes, Melbourne is a city on the rise.

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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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Hyster recognizes Dealers of Distinction for 2023

The Fabricator

Lift truck manufacturer Hyster Co., Greenville, N.C., has announced the recipients of its 2023 Dealer of Distinction Award, recognizing individual dealer performance and success during the year.

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Partner with Deakin for a greener future in Australian manufacturing

Manufacturer's Monthly

Image: Deakin University. Howard Ju, the Australian Managing Director at Jet Technology Written by Deakin University. Do you have a great idea for a research-led innovation project that could make Australian manufacturing cleaner and greener? Now is your opportunity to explore what’s possible by joining Australia’s largest clean energy and recycling advanced manufacturing ecosystem – Deakin University’s Recycling and Clean Energy Commercialisation Hub (REACH).

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Marc Strandquist Memorial Scholarship Fund Announced

Fastener News Desk

Marc Strandquist Memorial Scholarship Scholarship For Fastener Training Week Marc Strandquist worked 37 years in the fastener industry. He was known for his industry knowledge, strategic perspective, leadership, and business acumen. Marc started his career in the fastener industry as a salesman in 1986 and worked his way up to the CEO of two different global fastener companies during his career.

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Rockwell Makes Automation Look Easy With Updates to ArmorBlock 5000

Control.com

Integrators and machine builders can automate and maintain systems with greater ease thanks to Rockwell Automation’s enhanced firmware and features for the ArmorBlock 5000 IO-Link device series.

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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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Sanctuary AI details collaboration aims with Magna

Canadian Manufacturing

Sanctuary AI’s general purpose robot Phoenix sorts mechanical parts at human equivalent speed (CNW Group/Sanctuary AI) VANCOUVER — Sanctuary AI has announced a strategic partnership with global mobility technology company Magna. This collaboration features Sanctuary AI’s development of general purpose AI robots for deployment in Magna’s manufacturing operations; a multi-disciplinary assessment of improving cost and scalability of robots using Magna’s automotive prod

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Moldmaker Showcases Molding Equipment for LSR, Injection Molds

Mold Making Technology

Source | M.R. Mold & Engineering M.R. Mold & Engineering specializes in tight-tolerance, complex geometry, liquid silicone rubber (LSR) and plastic injection molds. It has a proprietary line of molding products which include valve gated cold runner systems, a pneumatic stuffer box, a universal base and a one-drop universal base, which has been designed for prototyping.

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Sopra Steria announces business aims in Canada to help aerospace industry

Canadian Manufacturing

PARIS — On Apr. 12, Sopra Steria announced its establishment in Canada. Sopra Steria aims to better support the needs of its aerospace clients already established there by expanding the presence of its Aeroline vertical teams. “The establishment of a Sopra Steria subsidiary in Canada marks a significant milestone in the development of our Aeroline vertical.

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Production Tracking Software Enables Smart Factory Functionalities

Mold Making Technology

ShopFloorTracker digital and analog inputs can be displayed in ShopFloorConnect software in different view formats. Source | Wintriss Controls Group Wintriss Controls Group is demonstrating advanced features in its ShopFloorConnect overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) and production tracking software. Through its latest functionalities, ShopFloorConnect is made scalable and robust, giving manufacturers easy-to-use software for increased efficiency and reduced downtime, including when remote mon

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How To Package & Price Embedded Analytics

Just by embedding analytics, app owners can charge 24% more for their product. How much value could you add? This framework from Software Pricing Partners explains how application enhancements can extend your product offerings. You’ll learn: How to take a disciplined approach to pricing The three elements of the Packaging Decision Framework Ways to structure your new embedded analytics offering Download the White Paper to learn about How To Package & Price Embedded Analytics.

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StatCan report shows mfg. sales rose in February to $71.6B

Canadian Manufacturing

Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales rose 0.7 per cent to $71.6 billion in February, helped by higher sales of petroleum and coal. The agency says manufacturing sales were up in 13 of the 21 subsectors it tracks as petroleum and coal sales rose 4.3 per cent to $8.7 billion, helped by higher prices and to a lesser extent, volumes. Sales of electrical equipment, appliance and component products rose 12.6 per cent to a record $1.5 billion in February.

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Valve Gate Nozzle Enhances Direct Side Gating Capabilities

Mold Making Technology

Source | Ewikon Through pro Edge VG, Ewikon is expanding its range of nozzles for direct side gating, with a valve gate version that sets new benchmarks in terms of ease of maintenance, gate quality and flexible use. A key feature of the novel pro Edge VG nozzle is its easy maintenance, which adds to the high level of user-friendliness already offered by Ewikon’s open versions for side gating.

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Que. businesses worried that immigration disagreement will affect labour market

Canadian Manufacturing

The latest spat between Quebec and Ottawa over immigration is based on politics and not the reality of the labour market, says the head of a major employers group. “In some ways, it’s deplorable,” said Karl Blackburn, president and CEO of the Conseil du patronat du Québec. His comments come as Quebec Premier François Legault is threatening to hold a “referendum” on immigration if the federal government doesn’t take rapid action to stem the rising number of tem

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Broadcom Earns Frost & Sullivan’s 2024 Global Company of the Year Award for Delivering Reliable and Flexible Hybrid Cloud Management Solutions

Frost & Sullivan Manufacturing

SAN ANTONIO, TX — April 15, 2024 — Frost & Sullivan recently researched the hybrid cloud management industry and based on its findings, recognizes Broadcom Inc. with the Global Company of the Year Award. This award is based on VMware software which Broadcom acquired in November 2023. VMware software unifies and streamlines hybrid cloud environments and accelerates app innovation for the world’s most complex organizations.

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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.