MACHINE MONITORING & MTCONNECT ARE A MUST

Shop Floor Automations discusses the benefits of machine event monitoring

Local Motors: Driving Innovation with Micro-Manufacturing

NewCo Shift:  Local Motors was founded in 2007 by John “Jay” Rogers, an Ivy league-educated ex-Marine who wanted to marry his lifelong interest in vehicles with new economic models. The result: Local Motors, a company that, after eight years in business, now produces a series of vehicles built locally in a handful of facilities, but designed by a global community of enthusiasts. Local Motors’ business model is built around its microfactories. The four now in existence — and the dozens more that the company plans to open over the next 10 years — each focus on a few vehicle types. Each looks to source components locally to the greatest extent possible. And each features a modular factory floor that can be configured and reconfigured as needed to accommodate the demand for individual vehicles.   Cont'd...

Microsoft IoT Innovation Center Officially Launched at the First Microsoft IoT Expo

Microsoft teams up with IoT partners to set foot in Asia and tap into the global market

PACK Expo - ITW Dynatec to Preview New "Simplicity" Hot Melt Adhesive Supply Unit at Pack Expo 2016

ITW Dynatec, a global leader in bonding and sealing applications, will feature smart hot melt solutions designed for 'today and tomorrow' at Pack Expo 2016, McCormick Place, Chicago, IL, November 6-9, Booth N-5725.

FABTECH - Leading-Edge Bihler 4Slide NC Technology will be Showcased at FABTECH 2016

Bihler, a leader in complex components manufacturing and automation, will feature its next-generation 4Slide NC machine at FABTECH 2016, Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV, November 16-18, Booth N-6925.

Rockwell Automation Acquires MAVERICK Technologies

The acquisition significantly strengthens Rockwell Automation's expertise in key process and batch applications to help its customers realize greater productivity and improved global competitiveness through process control and information management solutions.

Application of Instant Messengers in Robotics. What Perspectives and Opportunities They Open

Why not to use the open protocols and API of messengers to control robots, whether this be a drone or a wheeled platform, via mobile phones?

IoT Tech Expo: Manufacturers, Developers, Engineers and IoT Technology Providers arrive in Silicon Valley this month for the leading global IoT event

The show will cover the entire IoT ecosystem with topics including; predictive maintenance, smart logistics, data analytics, connectivity, digitalisation, energy, smart grids, healthcare, sustainability, developing for the IoT, smart factories, smart homes and connected cars, monetisation, Big Data and cyber security. The dedicated conferences were a huge success in London and Berlin and you can expect more real-life case studies, dynamic discussion and innovative thinking in Silicon Valley.

SHOP FLOOR AUTOMATIONS PREMIERES COMIC STRIP

SFA presents a new comic strip series & humor-related Twitter account.

Systems & Control Engineers Enjoy Nearly 9 Percent Rise in Income, IEEE-USA Salary Survey Reveals

Now is a good time to be an engineer working in systems and control. These disciplines enjoyed a median income increase of more than double that of U.S. IEEE members in other fields.

PACK Expo - Interroll Debuts New MSC 50 Magnetic Speed Controller to Optimize Gravity Roller Conveyor Operation at PACK EXPO 2016

MSC 50 is the world's first speed controller with integrated eddy current brake that provides a cost-effective solution for handling lightweight and heavier goods

ENCODER PRODUCTS COMPANY INTRODUCES THE PROGRAMMABLE MODEL 25SP ENCODER

The Model 25SP Programmable Size 25 Accu-CoderPro™ shaft encoder is specifically designed for the challenges of an industrial environment.

PACK Expo - Septimatech Features Packaging Machine and Line Changeover Performance Solutions at PACK EXPO International

Solutions from packaging line changeover efficiency expert Septimatech reduce changeovers from hours to minutes and assure accurate, repeatable setup and improved container handling. See Septimatech at PACK EXPO International, November 6-9, Booth N-5936.

NEXCOM EtherCAT Master Controllers Accelerate Real-Time Control to Push Production to Full Throttle

Targeting high-speed real-time motion control systems, NEXCOM's latest line of NET series can accelerate the execution of complex automation schemes, intricate robot control, and sophisticated image processing, allowing deterministic control and machine vision integration of advanced motion control applications.

ABB Robotics inspires students to pursue careers in manufacturing with guided tour of its Auburn Hills facility

In celebration of Manufacturing Day 2016 students learned about the role of robotics in manufacturing, and how robots and robot systems are designed and built

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Midwest Motion Products Inc - “GRA52” Right Angled Gearmotor System

Midwest Motion Products Inc - "GRA52" Right Angled Gearmotor System

Midwest Motion Products Inc., based in Howard Lake, Minnesota, is pleased to announce the release of the new "GRA52" Right Angled Gearmotor System. This new 1:1 Right Angled Gearbox allows for significantly increased versatility, and design whose geometry allows for the unit to be mounted in tight spaces. We employ our Standard Brushed or Brushless DC Motors and Planetary Gearheads to complete the new R/A Design. Features/Benefits: Cost effective design - as low as $250*, Very Versatile - Output Ratios ranging from 3.7:1 to 2076:1, Fully Reversible Design, Readily available - Samples can be built from Stock Material, High Volume capacity.