Aras Announces PLM Platform-based Application for Manufacturing Process Planning

New capabilities bring together the Manufacturing Process Plan, Work Instructions and MBOM (Manufacturing Bill of Materials) making them interdependent and automatically synchronized as changes occur. This innovation enables direct EBOM (Engineering BOM) to MBOM translation bridging the gap enterprises have and creating the process foundation necessary for Industry 4.0 and Industrial Internet initiatives.

Hirose, Harting Team Up on 10 Gbit Ethernet Connector Standard

Spencer Chin for Electronics360:  Interconnection component suppliers Hirose Electric Co., Ltd., based in Tokyo, and Harting Electronics GmbH, Espelkamp Germany, have reached an agreement on the joint development, product standardization and marketing of a miniaturized connection technology system for 10 Gbit ethernet. The technology will overcome the limitations of RJ45, which is not ideally suited for industrial environments and could only be deployed with certain modifications. In light of this situation, Harting developed reportedly the world’s first industry-compatible field attachable RJ45. The miniaturization of components and interfaces in connection technology has become a key factor in global digitalization through the Internet of Things and Services.   Cont'd...

Factory Equipment Maintenance and Industry 4.0

The automation and collection of information that's available from machine to machine communication enables manufacturers to transition from corrective to preventive maintenance and ultimately to predictive technologies which rely on more information and data collection.

IMTS - Endeavor Commerce Announces the Launch of EndeavorCPQ Marketplace

Endeavor Commerce releases a new CPQ application that allows users to buy and sell products and services in one place by subscribing to product catalogs from different vendors.

IMTS - ABB to bring the "Factory of the Future" to life with latest robotics technologies at IMTS 2016

Over twelve demos to showcase the Collaboration, Simplification and Digitalization that are the hallmarks of the flexible, agile and efficient factory of the future

Maplesoft Partners with Binary Semantics to Enhance its Presence in India

New reseller partner to offer Maplesoft's full suite of products for academic and commercial markets

IMTS - SCADAware to Introduce New Production Monitoring Product - StatusWatch Live - at IMTS

SCADAware will display its full StatusWatch product line in the East Building - Booth: E-4030, and willunveil a new addition to its StatusWatch line - StatusWatch Live.

IMTS - HEIDENHAIN to Offer Daily Motion Control Presentations at IMTS Booth (Booth #E-5226)

EIDENHAIN CORPORATION will offer five different concise presentations covering the latest in manufacturing technology at their booth (#E-5226) each day of the show. Each presentation will last a maximum of 10 minutes.

IMTS - CENIT at IMTS 2016 - The Latest Generation of Digital Factory Solution

FASTSUITE Edition 2 assists with factory automation tasks, from planning to ongoing operation - which includes a wide range of production technologies.

Matrix Design, LLC Reports Record First Half Led By Robotic Automation Machine Tending and Deburring Systems

Matrix Design reports incoming orders for the first half of 2016 increased significantly compared to the prior year, resulting in a record half as demand for automation systems continues to increase.

IMTS - FARO® continues expansion of factory metrology offerings with acquisition of Laser Projection Technologies, Inc.

Located in Londonderry, New Hampshire, LPT's line of laser projection and measurement systems are used throughout manufacturing environments around the globe to maximize productivity and efficiency.

IMTS - Leading Machine Monitoring Software Provider MachineMetrics Announces 'Real-time Partner Program'

The partner program is open to machine tool companies, distributors, advocacy groups and IIoT/lean consultants committed to delivering value to their clients and shaping the future of manufacturing through smart technology.

IMTS - EMCO to introduce automation options for mill-turn centers

According to EMCO, the cell demonstrates the high degree of reliable automation that is available to any shop, reducing cycle times and production cost while improving production quality and consistency.

IMTS - Liebherr Demonstrates Compact Automation Solution at IMTS 2016 - High-Efficiency Production in the Smallest Spaces with Flexible Entry-Level Automation System

The system is designed for workpiece weights of up to 800 kilograms (RLS 800) or 1,500 kilograms (RLS 1500) and dimensions up to 1,300 mm.

Why manufacturing will make or break the future of energy

Lauren Hepler for GreenBiz:  From solar panels a decade ago to energy storage today, the history of clean tech is littered with capital-intensive concepts poised to radically alter the relationship between industrialized society and the environment. But why do these widely heralded breakthroughs always seem to limp along so slowly when it comes to actually hitting the market? The dreaded "valley of death" between conception and commercialization is one increasingly recognized explanation, dooming novel technologies to relegation in never-ending pilot projects as follow-on investment lags. For Mark Johnson, the Department of Energy's resident innovation expert, the real problem often boils down to production. That is, not just inventing a new energy-centric technologies, but making sure those new tools can be reliably made in a cost-effective manner.   Cont'd...

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