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Europe, Asia Lead the Way to the Factories of the Future

These “lighthouses” are selected from a survey of over 1,000 manufacturing sites based on a successful track record of implementing technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Researchers Turn Tracking Codes into Unclonable "Clouds" to Authenticate Genuine 3D Printed Parts

Researchers at NYU Tandon and NYU Abu Dhabi are the First to Convert Flat QR Codes into Complex Features Hidden within 3D-Printed Parts to Foil Counterfeiters and IP Pirates.

All-in-One Real-Time Windows IPC Machine Controller

With the right software and a single real-time Windows PC, you can consolidate all of those controllers and their associated costs. Your Windows IPC becomes the only controller that you need.

How Adopting Machine Learning Will Redefine The Future Of ERP System?

Every great business has well thought of goals and strategies for the future. Thanks to the AI in your ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems) it will help your users identify “next best actions’”

ANCA Will Soon Launch a New AR300 SCARA

Peek behind the scenes of how we develop new products at ANCA

How the Manufacturing Industry Can Defend Against Cyberattacks

In the manufacturing industry, you have no option to continue ignoring the threat to your data. Digital security must take as much precedence, if not more, as the physical security of your facility.

Finding the Right Type of Loan for Your Manufacturing Business

Helping manufacturers understand the nuances of conventional loans, SBA loans and alternative funding.

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RECORD BREAKER: IMTS 2018 LARGEST SHOW EVER

Exponential technology advances, strong economy propel North America’s premier manufacturing show

World Economic Forum: A.I. and robotics will create almost 60 million more jobs than they destroy by 2022

Saheli Roy Choudhury for CNBC: The outlook for job creation is more positive today because companies better understand what kind of opportunities are available to them due to developments in technology, according to WEF.

Sensors Midwest Partners with Fraunhofer USA and Sonoma State University, CA, to host IoT Enabled Industry 4.0 Certification Workshop

IoT Enabled Industry 4.0 Certification Workshop to cover trends, concepts, and how to deliver higher value to customers

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PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Packaging EXPO 2018 is Fast Approaching

The show brings together 2,500 exhibitors and 50,000 attendees (from more than 125 countries) to over 1.2 million net square feet of exhibit space from virtually every vertical market. With so many solutions on display, attendees are sure to find ways to apply new technology, achieve cost-saving efficiencies and boost output in unexpected ways.

Sensors Expo to Launch Embedded Technologies Expo & Conference in Silicon Valley

The Premier Event for the Sensors Industry to Produce Inaugural Three-Day Event Dedicated to Embedded Technologies and Systems June 25-27

CONTOUR360 wins the ANCA Tool of the Year competition for its profile accuracy and complex geometry

The competition was based on the passion and the craft of tool making to celebrate our highly skilled tool grinding community.

New Balluff Flow Switches Warn Users of Reduction in Flow

The newest flow switches from Balluff alert users to potential failures due to a reduction in necessary fluid flow.

3D goes industrial: Accelerating the use of Additive Manufacturing across industries

-600+ experts from leading companies, academia and state officials expected at conference on October 10-11, 2018, at Technical University of Munich (TUM). -Hosts Oerlikon, TUM and Bayern Innovativ are supported by a strong industry partner network that includes Siemens, TÜV Süd, General Electric and Linde. -Keynote speakers will focus on Additive Manufacturing (AM) challenges and success stories, and will address ways to speed up the industrialization of AM. -Workshops with experts on second day will address topics such as AM transformation, hardware progresses and implementation of industrial AM for decision makers.

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Zaber's X-LRQ-DE Series: High Precision Stages with Built-in Controllers and Linear Encoders

Zaber's X-LRQ-DE Series: High Precision Stages with Built-in Controllers and Linear Encoders

Zaber's X-LRQ-DE Series of linear stages have high stiffness, load, and lifetime capabilities in a compact size. The integrated linear encoder combined with stage calibration provides high accuracy positioning over the full travel of the device. At 36 mm high, these stages are excellent for applications where a low profile is required. The X-LRQ-DE's innovative design allows speeds up to 205 mm/s and loads up to 100 kg. Like all Zaber products, the X-LRQ-DE Series is designed for easy set-up and operation.

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Encoder Products Company

Encoder Products Company

Encoder Products Company (EPC) is a leading designer and world-wide manufacturer of motion sensing devices. EPC began operations in 1969, producing a line of custom encoders (the original Cube series) from a small, home-based shop. Today, EPC is the largest privately-held encoder manufacturer in North America, producing the most complete line of incremental and absolute rotary encoders in the industry. Meeting the diverse needs of a wide range of global customers, EPC's core philosophy is that each and every customer deserves quality products, superior customer service, and expert support. Adherence to these principals has enabled EPC to achieve its goal of maintaining long-lasting customer relationships.