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ICON TO DEVELOP LUNAR SURFACE CONSTRUCTION SYSTEM WITH $57.2 MILLION NASA AWARD

SBIR Phase III Contract Furthers ICON's Space-based Construction Technology Developments & Will Target Humanity's First-ever Construction on Another Planetary Body

New Ideas, Collaboration Help Brenton Drive Four Major Product Handling Upgrades to KW Container

This cell included four robots picking lids and packing them into one of four SKUs. This cell, encapsulated in a small footprint, also included an auto adjustable case sealer to accommodate the four different SKU boxes, a palletizer and stretch wrapper.

Remote Inspections Save Time and Increase Flexibility

Remote inspections with smart glasses bundle the know-how of specialists from various fields in only one carrier who must be on site. This saves time and costs and lowers emissions.

Increased Cloud Adoption Will Drive Greater Business Value in 2023

The Cloud is driving business value by breaking down barriers, improving collaboration, and opening new business possibilities. I expect that the trend of cloud adoption will only increase in 2023, driving a revolution in smarter decision support by manufacturers.

General Purpose Programming Languages Are the Future for the Industrial Automation Industry and Are Overtaking Traditional PLC IEC 61131-3

IEC 61131-3 is the de facto standard in the industrial automation industry. It encompasses 5 different programming “languages”. It makes designing simple programs straightforward and easy, and it does this very well.

Total Cost of Ownership – Unwrapping the Hidden Costs of Manufacturing

When thinking about costs of a part, many engineers and purchasers tend to only have one thing in mind: production costs. Like this, new technologies such as 3D printing/AM are often seen as expensive. However, production costs are just the tip of the iceberg.

Exploring Manifold Design

Manifolds are complex parts that require several levels of expertise to optimize. At Inkbit, we are optimizing the manufacturing of manifolds that finally unlock the geometric freedom of additive manufacturing.

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Industry 4.0 Needs Automated Power Sources

Decision-makers developing their Industry 4.0 strategies must consider how to ensure their facilities stay running during electricity disruptions. One possibility is to explore automated smart power sources.

Mouser Gives a Closer Look at Autonomous Mobile Robots in New Installment of Empowering Innovation Together

The final installment of Mouser’s 2022 Empowering Innovation Together program explores the cutting-edge applications of autonomous mobile robots and includes a new episode of The Tech Between Us podcast.

How AI is reshaping the edge computing landscape

How much computing power is needed at the edge? How much memory and storage are enough for AI at the edge? Minimum requirements are growing as AI opens the door to innovative applications that need more and faster processing, storage, and memory.

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Mitsubishi Electric's Factory Automation Systems Business to Launch "Automating the World" as Global Slogan

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced today it will launch "Automating the World" as the global slogan for its Factory Automation Systems business.

Warren Controls Highlights 313 Overflow Trap

Trap steam and relieve deaerator condensate with overflow feature

MiddleGround Capital Completes Add-On Acquisition of Dutchland Through Its Lindsay Precast Platform

Dutchland offers clients a unique combination of engineering and process design, operations expertise, and control systems implementation to allow for the efficient execution of water and wastewater projects. Dutchland uses its in-house design capabilities to work with engineers to tailor preliminary specifications for each solution.

RBTX Online Marketplace 2.0: Low-Cost Automation is now even easier

The intuitive design offers users an immediate overview of the right components and more than 100 cost-effective automation solutions

WAYLAND REPORTS SUCCESS AT FORMNEXT 2022 & NOTICES ENCOURAGING TRENDS IN ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

In addition, the company detected a building momentum behind the industrial use of metal AM processes, and an overtly better-informed visitor base looking for pragmatic solutions for real industrial applications.

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EXPERIENCED OPERATORS INVESTING IN THE MIDDLE MARKET

EXPERIENCED OPERATORS INVESTING IN THE MIDDLE MARKET

Our hands-on approach, in-house operational expertise and friendly and hard-working culture differentiate us from our peers. We serve as a resource to our portfolio companies, across all organizational levels, to help them grow and build long-term value.

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MiddleGround Capital

MiddleGround Capital

MiddleGround Capital is a private equity firm that invests in B2B companies in the industrial and specialty distribution sectors in the lower middle market in North America. We are differentiated as true operators who have experience working in and managing businesses that range from the lower middle market to Fortune 500 companies. We make control equity investments in businesses that can benefit from the hands-on operational expertise we bring to the table. We partner and align ourselves with management teams to execute a customized value creation program that drives equity value back to our investors as well as management. Our hands-on approach, in-house operational expertise and the friendly and hard-working demeanor of our team differentiate us from our peers.