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Foundations for Success In Industrial Automation: A Guide for Small to Medium Manufacturers, Part II

Once the objective has been established, a team has been assembled and management has bought into the initiative, it’s time to evaluate which part of your operation to automate first. While there are many factors to consider, here are a few recommendations:

In-Line Seal Strength Testing Using Thermal Cameras

In the realm of manufacturing precision, the assurance of product packaging integrity takes center stage. Using thermal cameras for in-line seal strength testing has revolutionized quality control and efficiency in the packaging industry.

The 5 Warning Signs of Inventory Inefficiency

If you want to know when inventory issues are getting in the way of growth, you need to learn where to look for it. Fortunately, there are some telltale signs to watch for that will let you know you’re experiencing inventory inefficiencies

The Role of MQTT in Industrial Automation: Enhancing Connectivity and Efficiency

The Message Queueing Telemetry Transport protocol (MQTT), utilizes a client-server publish-subscribe architecture for data exchange. MQTT is useful in machine-to-machine and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) environments where bandwidth is typically limited.

The Indispensable Role of Humans in Manufacturing

How AI is Revolutionizing Automation, but Humans Remain the Heart and Soul of Production

How to Choose the Best Industrial Small Form Factor PC

In this guide, we’ll explore the ins and outs of industrial small form factor PCs and what you need to know before choosing one.

How a Global Manufacturer Automated Their Supplier Management Process in Days

For a global manufacturing company specializing in industrial equipment for natural resource processing, unpredictability in their supply chain led to an immediate need for an agile system.

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THE RISE OF AUTOMATION IN METAL AM POST-PROCESSING - TRANSFORMING THE INDUSTRY WITH PRECISION AND EFFICIENCY

We delve into how automation in metal AM post processing is setting a new industry standard, and how companies like Rivelin Robotics are leading this change with their Netshape® Robots to unlock new productivity and efficiency gains.

Using AI to Fill Blind Spots and Revolutionize Manufacturing Processes

One of the biggest pain points in the manufacturing industry is that most processes are not instrumented, resulting in upwards of 75% of digital blind spots. This lack of visibility on the shop floor leaves manufacturers without a complete data picture.

IMTS 2024 Offers Hidden Technology Gems, New Exhibitors

The International Manufacturing Technology Show offers an opportunity to discover unexpected solutions at more than 1,500 booths, including more than 65 first-time exhibitors offering innovative solutions.

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Dorner to Showcase Innovative Automation Technologies at Booth 1527 at PACK EXPO East 2024

Dorner is set to unveil its latest innovations in material handling technology at Pack Expo East 2024 in Philadelphia alongside their partner company Garvey. With a focus on enhancing efficiency and reliability in production environments, Dorner & Garvey will present a lineup of demo conveyors designed to meet the diverse needs of various industries.

Kaman Announces New Air Gap Tool

Simple, Accurate Measuring and Data Storage for Hydroelectric Turbines

Nexa3D Adds Two New North American Dental Partners and Three Resin Materials

Nexa3D expands its dental presence in North America and continues to deliver on open-source platform promise by adding three new Pac-Dent resins to its expanding portfolio of validated dental materials

FLECONN M8 Connector and Cable Assemblies are widely used in Industrial Automation, Robotics, Automotive Manufacturing

FLECONN M8 connector and cable assemblies are indeed widely used in industrial automation sensor and actuator, robotics, automotive manufacturing and outdoor LED connection applications. M8 cable is often used to connect sensors in industrial automation. Sensors for detecting proximity, temperature, pressure, and other parameters can be equipped with M8 connectors for easy and reliable connectivity. M8 cables are also used to connect actuators such as motors, valves, and solenoids. They provide a robust and secure connection for transmitting power and signals.

ALIO'S HYBRID HEXAPOD CONTINUES TO PROMOTE INNOVATION AND REDEFINE THE AREA OF ULTRA-PRECISE MOTION CONTROL

Since its launch, the Hybrid Hexapod® has delivered unparalleled precision, offering documented proof of nanometer-level performance across all six degrees of freedom (6DOF). This breakthrough is not just a leap but a quantum jump in nanotechnology applications.

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Parvalux by maxon - High Torque, Compact, Right-Angle Gearbox

Parvalux by maxon - High Torque, Compact, Right-Angle Gearbox

Parvalux's NEW right-angle gearbox is designed with multiple mounting options and low maintenance in mind. The GB80 boasts a number of customization options and can be combined with Parvalux and maxon brushed and brushless DC motors enabling high efficiency, low noise, and long life in ratios from 4:1 to 72:1, single or double shaft outputs up to Ø15 mm, and peak efficiency of 85%. https://www.parvalux.com/us/products/custom-drive-solutions/

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FAULHABER MICROMO

FAULHABER MICROMO

Since 1961, FAULHABER MICROMO has partnered with OEMs to deliver high precision, high performance, custom micro motion system solutions to markets such as medical, robotics and automation in North America. FAULHABER MICROMO's tradition of innovation started decades ago in Germany. The groundbreaking invention of the FAULHABER coreless winding started it all for a market that produces millions of motors today. How can the FAULHABER MICROMO team help you deliver your next innovation to market first? Learn more about MICROMO's solutions for the most demanding applications, our diverse motion products and technologies, online ordering, Engineering and R&D teams, Clean Room Assembly, Machining Center and other services at our Clearwater, FL facility at www.micromo.com.