Manufacturing and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

Ceramic at Its Best

After intensive market research, maxon decided on a printer from French manufacturer 3DCeram, which has been customized to meet the company’s own requirements.

Sharpening Alignment for More Accurate and Faster Machining

Matrox Imaging’s robust vision software and smart camera endows CNC machine to ensure precision cuts, enhance yield rates

It's time for change - Technology essential to tackle climate change

To pursue a sustainable future, manufacturers need to find options to increase energy efficiency. Industrial robotics is an ideal way to help improve sustainability and minimize the environmental impact of manufacturing activities.

Overcoming Vibration Issues When Using Laser Interferometry

Before looking at the problems that vibration causes when using a laser interferometer, and the ways that its effects can be overcome, it is worth briefly describing the way that laser interferometry works.

Precise Load and Force Measurement in Smart Hydraulic and Electric Actuators

Throughout history, there have been industrial applications that require a load or force measurement within a system that involves either linear electric or hydraulic smart actuators.

AI & Machine Vision based Automated Weld Defect Detection for Manufacturing Industry

Purpose-built solution AI and machine vision solution on Intel® edge processors are helping manufacturers successfully adapt the defect detection technology and expand it to address broader Industry 4.0 use-cases.

What’s the Hype in Hyperautomation?

Coined by Gartner to describe one of the biggest automation trends of 2020, the concept of hyperautomation has rapidly spread across the industry. But how does it differ from regular automation.

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Location-Based Automation- Why a Digital Twin of Moving Things is the Missing Piece for Successful Industrial Automation

This article outlines why the promising concept of the digital twin has often fallen short of its goal of end-to-end automation and connectivity.

How to Conserve Water in Your Manufacturing Process

There are many specific actions you can take to conserve water during your manufacturing processes, and the first step is finding and fixing unwanted leaks in your equipment and machines.

Supply chain uncertainty gives workers a chance to shine

Though most manufacturers have long believed that people are maxed out, and when it comes to productivity, manual assembly lines are as optimized as possible, new technology is challenging that belief structure.

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COP26 - Key takeaways for manufacturers

The UN Climate Change Conference - COP26 has come to an end, bringing world leaders, NGOs, activists and climate enthusiasts together in a global-scale climate event. What for some felt like a catastrophic failure, to others represented a successful showcase of the social and business benefits of getting back together after COVID-19. Here Neil Ballinger, head of EMEA at automation parts supplier EU Automation, offers an overview of key takeaways for manufacturers.

UltraFlex using induction to preheat gold and platinum to 1000°C and 1600°C and maintain the temperature for 30 minutes

The preheating process for each of the samples was successfully completed, with high energy- and cost-efficiency. Thanks to the lack of open flame, the preheating was a completely safe operation that did not require any specific environment.

SinnovaTek Announces Continuous Flow Bulk Microwave Sterilization Systems for Food Production

The safe, energy-efficient, and scalable process for producing high quality shelf stable bulk fruit and vegetable purees

GROB Systems Announces Modular, Flexible Electric Powertrain Solutions

Reliable, efficient, and sustainable manufacturing to ensure highest level of functionality and performance

Automate 2022 Opens for Registration

Association for Advancing Automation (A3)'s Automate expected to draw more than 20,000 attendees, 500+ exhibitors centered on robotics, machine vision, motion control and AI

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NORD’s New Line of Small CLINCHERTM Parallel Shaft Gear Units Provide More Power, Flexibility, and Reliability

NORD's New Line of Small CLINCHERTM Parallel Shaft Gear Units Provide More Power, Flexibility, and Reliability

NORD's redesigned line of small CLINCHER parallel gear units showcase increased power and torque capacity for a variety of applications. These re-engineered versions will be replacing the existing SK0182NB, 0282NB, and 1382NB units. They are lightweight, have improved heat dissipation, are more cost-effective, and are available with NORD nsd tupHTM sealed surface conversion for wash-down and extreme environments.

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