Manufacturing and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

Why China's hollowed-out manufacturing hub is pinning its hopes on a hi-tech revival

He Huifeng for South China Morning Post: Dongguan looks to become a smart manufacturing base focused on the emerging mainland market, banking on the rise of domestic tech brands and booming domestic consumption.

2018 Predictions for Manufacturing Product & Service Innovation

New manufacturing technology and the move to digital is being embraced globally, because manufacturers realize this is necessary to survive, and thrive.

Improve Part Quality With Multi-axis Welding Positioners

Multiple axis welding positioners are being implemented in many industries to reduce the footprint required to process and access parts, while minimizing the number of times a part must be manually moved.

Designing Safe Pneumatic Circuits

Pneumatic circuits can be safe when carefully examined and implemented. The designers can use the appropriate level of reliability based on their assessment of the risk and frequency of the potential risk.

APIs for the Modern Factory Floor

The modern factory floor relies on APIs because the technology allows manufacturers to effectively track and oversee every step of the value chain from start to finish. It also helps ensure machinery is working efficiently.

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Novel 3D printing technique yields high-performance composites

Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences: Given the modular nature of their ink designs, many different filler and matrix combinations can be implemented to tailor electrical, optical, or thermal properties of the printed objects.

How to invest in 3D printing

Iona Bain for IG: D printing has been called the ‘third industrial revolution’ and it has a market that’s expected to be worth $35 billion in 2020. That doesn’t make 3D printing an easy target for investors. Here’s our guide to investing in the sector.

Analysis: Four smart factory trends to watch in 2018

Jessica Twentyman for Internet of Business: Internet of Business presents four key technology trends that will help the smart factory deliver on its efficiency and responsiveness goals in 2018.

Why Siemens, GE and Rolls-Royce are turning to 3D printing

Sara Murphy for GreenBiz: 3D printing techniques, however, could be almost universally preferable, if industry steers in the right direction. And clear pathways exist for maximizing the technology’s green potential.

Manufacturing and Automation - News Headlines

Regulating Valve for Refrigeration Systems Manufactured by Maniks

Regulating valve is a device used to control pressure, temperature, flow rate or some other parameters. These valves are designed for the applications where differential pressure is desired. They are often installed in the connection point between distinct heating systems and a consumer building to ensure that there is a constant differential pressure is available for the buildings heating systems.

ECONET for Automatic Temperature Control - Maniks

Basically Econet word is used as a low energy consumption network, but here Econet concept is based on intermittently and efficiently evaporating water on a large area in front of the heat rejection surface of Mini - Split, Rooftop, Air Cooled Chillers, Condensers and Dry Coolers.

Belden Expands Portfolio of Versatile Automation Tools to Meet Increasing IIoT Connectivity Demands

Enhancements to Lumberg Automation LioN-Power Family Streamlines Path to Fieldbus-Independent and One-Device Automation

New AZ Series Products Now with Neugart's Planetary Gear, 42 mm Motor and New Pulse Input Driver with RS-485 Communication

Expanded AZ Series Product Line-up Now Includes New Gear Heads, New Motors and Drivers

Rethink Robotics Inks 11 New Distribution Deals in Europe, North America to Expand Sawyer Availability and Support

Partners poised to deliver quality experience to Sawyer customers on a global scale

Manufacturing and Automation - Featured Product

maxon motor’s - The ultra-fast brushless DC motor

maxon motor's - The ultra-fast brushless DC motor

maxon motor launches new high-speed motors that are configurable online. The new ECX brushless motors are quiet and feature very high efficiency. The ECX motors are available with diameters of 8, 16 and 19 mm achieving speeds of up to 120,000 rpm. They run very smoothly and are highly efficient. With maxon motor's online configurator, it is easy to put together a customized DC motor to include gearhead, encoder and controller. The customized motors are ready to ship in 11 days!

Manufacturing and Automation - Featured Company

Zaber Technologies Inc

Zaber Technologies Inc

Zaber's extensive line of computer controlled motorized linear slides, miniature linear actuators, motorized rotary stages, motorized mirror mounts, goniometers and other devices, make automating sub-micron positioning applications quick, easy, and affordable.