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State-of-the-art Motion Control and Electronics for Sorting Line

The sorting and packaging of small, medium and large ceramic formats represent a crucial phase in the manufacturing process.

Closing US Manufacturing Trade Deficit Would Create 1.3M Jobs, Says Tech Think Tank

The prevailing narrative says automatio

Industry 4.0 Ushers in a New Era of Manufacturing Intelligence

Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things are far more than technology buzzwords; instead the possibilities of these technologies are almost impossible to imagine and overestimating their potential is difficult.

Manufacturers raise investment in next-gen tech, survey says

Dustin Walsh for Crain's Detroit Business:  U.S. manufacturers are rapidly b

S. Korea’s Hanwha to develop smart factory platform

Pulse News:  South Korea’s leading conglomerate Hanwha Group plans to venture

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Campofrio Food Group Leads the Way in Digitization with Cisco Connected Factory Solution

Marketwired:  Campofrío Food Group, the leading international producer of branded processed meats, headquartered in Madrid, Spain, has cut the ribbon on a brand-new plant that boasts the latest in digital technology.

With a gross surface area expanding 99,000 square meters and an estimated production of 101,400 tons a year, the 'New Bureba' plant is located in Burgos, in Northern Spain. It replaces the previous facilities, destroyed by a fire in November 2014, but is far from a standard rebuild, incorporating the industrial sector's very latest innovations.

From the beginning of the design process, Campofrío seized the opportunity to create a 'smart' factory that connects machines, devices, sensors and people in real-time. The company selected Cisco Connected Factory solution to create a 'Factory 4.0' that would enable to manage and optimize its business processes and make well-informed decisions.  Cont'd...

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Trillium Inc poised to Eliminate Cyber Threat to Autonomous Cars

Auto cyber-security start-up in high gear with closure of Series A financing, plans 2018 launch of automotive 'Security as a Service' platform

Bosch and IBM start collaboration for Industrial IoT

-Both companies work together to offer clients innovative technology for automated updating of millions of IoT devices; -Bosch IoT Suite services launched on IBM Bluemix and Watson IoT Platform; -More than 20 billion connected things estimated to be in use by 2020

Istuary Innovation Group and Bluewrist Partner to Bring Robotics and Automation into China's Manufacturing Sector

Investment strategy signifies strength of maximizing Canadian technology to capture expanding market growth opportunities.

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Allied Motion - New Mfh170i Housed Brushless Torque Motor Has Integrated Servo Drive And Optical Encoder

Allied Motion - New Mfh170i Housed Brushless Torque Motor Has Integrated Servo Drive And Optical Encoder

Allied Motion's Megaflux MFH170i series of 170 mm (6.7 in) diameter housed brushless torque motors consists of a high performance brushless DC torque motor, a digital servo drive, and an optical encoder, all integrated into a rugged machined aluminum housing with robust duplex bearings. The MFH0170i series features a 63.5 mm (2.5 in) large-bore through shaft, and is characterized by a very high torque-to-inertia ratio. There are three stack lengths in the series with peak torque ranging from 8.5 up to 16.9 Nm (75 up to 150 lb-in). The standard winding voltage is 48 V. And to ease the hassle of long leadtimes for prototypes, the new MFH170i is now available through our QuickShip program.

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MMP Inc. / MIDWEST MOTION PRODUCTS, INC.

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