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Emulate3D Simulation and Emulation within the Industry 4.0 Framework

Wherever new ideas surface to bring Industry 4.0 to life, the simulation of these ideas to test, develop, and demonstrate them is the logical next step.

Welcome to the International Manufacturing Technology Show

No article can do this show justice, especially with over 2,000 exhibitors utilizing 1.3 million square feet of show floor.

Making a Splash in Water-Resistant Digital Devices

The growing trend of waterproofing portable electronic devices has led fastener manufacturers to discover a low-cost solution.

A New Effort to Teach Low-Income Students Marketable Skills

Mikahail Zinshteyn for The Atlantic:  The Obama administration is rolling out an experimental plan that will allow employers and training programs to partner with accredited universities to teach students work-related skills. This pilot will enable students to rece

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Special Tradeshow Coverage for The International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS 2016)

IMTS 2016 will be held from September 12th - 17th in Chicago, Illinois. This ManufacturingTomorrow.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event.

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New technologies reshape production lines

LINSEY MILLER & CHRISTOF WEHNER OF ARTESYN EMBEDDED TECHNOLOGIES, originally Published on Embedded Computing Design:  Whether people call it Industry 4.0, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), or networked production, they are all talking about coming changing paradigms in the industrial network.

Today there are several single-task workstations, manned by humans or robots, which are connected to a higher-level enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. However, that hierarchy is on the cusp of changing massively in the near future to accommodate newer, more intelligent technologies spanning multiple segments of the production line.  Cont'd...

Manufacturing and Automation - News Headlines

Metallized Carbon Corporation Offers Modern Carbon-Graphite Self-Lubricating Materials Ideal for Aircraft Shaft Mechanical Seals

Metallized Carbon Corporation, a global leader in the manufacture of oil-free, self-lubricating, carbon-graphite materials for severe service lubrication applications, offers a variety of materials ideal for mechanical seals in aircraft shaft applications, including main shaft seals for both aircraft turbine engines and aircraft auxiliary power units (APUs). The unique self-lubricating materials are impregnated with proprietary inorganic chemicals that improve their lubricating qualities and oxidation resistance.

A simple choice for pipette calibration

BD Biosciences relies on METTLER TOLEDO Rainin for calibration and servicing of all the pipettes used by its Greater San Diego facilities.

IntervalZero to Highlight Vision-Controlled Motion for Collaborative Robots at TAIROS 2016

IntervalZero will demo its cutting-edge machine control solutions throughout the TAIROS show, at its own booth, K226, and a deep-dive, half-day seminar.

ODU-USA Launches ODU-MAC® Strain Relief Housing - An Advanced Modular Connector Solution Designed for Docking Applications

ODU, a worldwide leader in designing and manufacturing high performance connectors, is launching to the US market its advanced ODU-MAC® Strain Relief Housing connector solution designed for a wide range of docking applications.

Makino L2 Delivers High Productivity, High Precision in High-Volume Production Applications

Compact vertical machining center provides optimum solution for small-component manufacturing

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Motion Controls Robotics, Inc. - The Random Robotic Case Erector System

Motion Controls Robotics, Inc. - The Random Robotic Case Erector System

Random Case Erectors are ideal for fulfillment centers and other end-of-line packaging needs. Save money by eliminating changeover downtime. Reduce ergonomic injuries by eliminating repetitive manual tasks. The Random Robotic Case Erector System includes: • FANUC M20iA/20 Robot • Combi gravity case magazine - holds 2 box sizes • Combi bottom flap folder with integrated 3M case sealing head. • Fixed robot base, anchored to the floor • Flexible end of arm tool to pick and erect multiple case sizes to eliminate changeover downtime • System wiring and controls • Color 7.5" touchscreen HMI display for selecting case size • Perimeter guarding with safety interlocks on doors • Programming for Robot, PLC/PMC, HMI and Vision • Complete documentation in electronic format • On-site training and support • Compliance with all applicable robotic safety standards. Alternate safety configuration may be available to allow an operator to changeover a case size in one magazine while the robot continues to work in other magazines. Contact Motion Controls Robotics to learn more about how to implement this system into your current end-of-line operations.

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Motion Controls Robotics, Inc.

Motion Controls Robotics, Inc.

As a robotics integrator, Motion Controls Robotics provides fully integrated robotic systems built to the excellent engineering standards you expect. Our systems help manufacturers and packaging companies save time and money.