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Delivering IoT-Centric Factory Automation with Wi-Fi HaLow Technology

Assessing the health of capital equipment used to produce and move these goods minimizes cost repairs, downtime and outages. Businesses gain a big picture of the logistics chain using wireless sensors that provide data on the location of high-value cargo.

The Impact of AI and Machine Learning Technologies in Manufacturing

New data- and ML-based business models will become more commonplace, so early adopters will have a competitive advantage. Machine learning will happen both in the cloud and on the edge, i.e., directly on or next to production machines and sensors.

Creating Energy Resilience in Your Manufacturing Facility

Achieving energy resilience at a manufacturing facility or elsewhere is a two-part process. First, it requires ensuring you have a reliable power supply. Next, an energy-resilient company must have thorough plans for how to respond if a power failure occurs.

Rittal’s Urbana Campus a Pillar of U.S. Production

The 105-acre campus combines cutting-edge production with in-house engineering and modification services to increase efficiency across each touchpoint of the Rittal value chain.

Reducing Manufacturing Cost and Risk with Hybrid AI

For manufacturers navigating complexities of artificial intelligence (AI), one key challenge is balancing the advantages of new technology with immediate and long-term costs.

10 Tips for Writing an Effective RFP or URS

If you have ever sourced custom machinery or factory automation you are familiar with a Request for Proposal (RFP) or User Requirement Specification (URS). The requests are written with content and styles that vary, but the effective ones share some common features.

Turning Automotive Manufacturing Upside-down

The use of AM for production of spare parts does not sound as sexy as AM for racing cars, but the practical implications are enormous. That’s especially true when it comes to spare parts for cars that have been on the road for more than a few years.

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Desktop Metal Develops New Additive Manufacturing Process for Volume Production of Sustainable, End-Use Wood Parts

Desktop Metal’s new Forust additive manufacturing process upcycles wood waste from the approximately 15 billion trees cut down each year1 into luxurious, high-quality, end-use wood parts that can be used in a variety of industries.

How CNC Machining is Impacting Modern-Day Manufacturing? An Expert View

Regardless of your manufacturing business having its inception only a couple of years back or you being a trained professional, you must be familiar with CNC machining and how it can benefit your business in manufacturing operations.

How to harness the power of data through IoT solutions for manufacturing

IoT solutions have been helping manufacturers for years to streamline operations, cut costs and gain otherwise unfounded insights, and their importance is emphasized now more than ever as factories, plants and warehouses adjust to operating under new guidelines.

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Graham Packaging Releases 2020 Sustainability Report

Industry-leading packaging company highlights successes on numerous initiatives despite the challenges created by COVID-19.

Industry 4.0 is for everyone, with Arduino Pro's new Portenta Machine Control

Arduino launches a new industrial control unit that makes it easier than ever to add a powerful brain to your machines

Gocious launches Competitor Analysis Solution to empower discrete manufacturers with optimized product development through comprehensive analyses

SaaS solution spots high-level competitor trends enabling product managers to better understand the current market

UBQ Materials and Plastics App partnership makes sustainable 3D printing functional

The partnership arises from growing demand for zero-waste supply chain manufacturing to support companies' sustainable development goals

Megger Switches to Europlacer.

Megger, a global leader in electrical test and measurement in the power industry, has switched to Europlacer placement platforms by selecting two new iineo+ pick & place machines to upgrade its in-house surface mount assembly and replace the functionality of two legacy pick & place machines in one of its lines.

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Dynatect Automated Machine Safety Roll-Up Doors

Dynatect Automated Machine Safety Roll-Up Doors

Need to increase safety? Are you using light curtains? Is space a concern? Dynatect's Gortite® VF Automated Machine Safety Door combines safety technology, speed, and a physical barrier to isolate hazardous operations. Use of a physical barrier with safety sensors can save up to 30 square feet of manufacturing space. Using the ANSI minimum safety distance formula, the Gortite® VF Door limits the depth penetration factor and average approach speed, allowing closer location of the safeguarding device. Unlike light curtains, which can't contain process hazards, an automated machine safety door can isolate common workplace debris. This physical barrier is designed to contain process driven hazards such as weld sparks, UV flash, and light debris. Thus, the operator can maintain closer proximity to the work area improving ergonomics and productivity.

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KINGSTAR

KINGSTAR

KINGSTAR Soft Motion Platform empowers you to dramatically reduce cost, time and complexity of hardware used for precision motion positioning and machine vision systems, with an industrial-grade real-time software-only solution. KINGSTAR's soft motion library and software PLC, built on EtherCAT standards and a real-time 64-bit Windows operating system, accelerate your time-to-market and enhance your efficiency and productivity with PC-based motion controllers for industrial machines