Manufacturing and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

Increasing Productivity by Reducing Tool Change time with Multicouplings

Many manufacturing processes have interchangeable tooling in their machines. Many of those tools require pneumatic, hydraulic, chemical or electrical connections to operate. Instead of connecting those individual connections one at a time, they can be connected at the same t

Why Standard Surge Protection is Insufficient

On average, businesses suffer 14 hours of downtime every year. Businesses cannot always determine why this downtime occurs, but they can do more to proactively mitigate the negative impacts, particularly in terms of power quality.

48 hours to digitalise - How one production plant went remote in just two days

Digitalising a production facility typically takes years of development, but one Sandvik tube site brought remote manufacturing to its stay-at-home workers in just two days.

USDA Investing in Water and Wastewater Infrastructure

As the coronavirus pandemic rages on, the government is taking steps toward protecting public health. On May 27, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a $281 million investment in improving water and wastewater infrastructure.

Manufacturers Embrace Price Alignment Technology

When corporate objectives include rapidly and repeatedly adjusting prices at the most granular level, automation must be designed to alleviate the pain by using simple rules to derive prices.

Smart Manufacturing Control

This article discusses new technology features within the CNC, the HMI (Human Machine Interface) and making the process easier to manage, as well as how that relates to the machine motion control and specifically for multi-axis applications.

The Real World Quality Journey

Quality 4.0 blends technology with traditional methods of quality, in order to help manufacturers achieve operational excellence. It leverages technology to collect data enterprise-wide to provide visibility into the complete product lifecycle and manage workflows.

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MICRO MOLDING FOR MICRO-ELECTRONICS

Perhaps like no other, the field of microelectronics exemplifies the drive towards miniaturization, the obvious reduction in size of everyday household appliances and cell phones showing the extent to which products containing electronic components have been reduced in size.

A Journey Toward Autonomous Operations

Applying advanced intelligence and cognitive technologies likewise enables organisations to respond dynamically to changes in demand and customise product, ensure high product quality, and optimise production processes in real time.

2020 State of Manufacturing Report Finds Severe Levels of COVID-19 Disruption, Clear Industry Commitment to Digital Transformation

Hundreds of senior decision makers in healthcare, robotics, and other industries report damaging COVID-19 impact, focus on digital transformation, and emphasis on building supply chain resilience through agility

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IoT enclosures with passive heatsinks

Phoenix Contact's Industrial Case System (ICS) family now includes 50-millimeter enclosures with passive heatsinks, ideal for thermally demanding applications.

PACK EXPO Canceled for First Time in 60-plus Year History

PMMI Media Group launches new live, web-based event: PACK EXPO Connects 2020

Communicating an automation project - Building employee support for your integration process

Here, Claudia Jarrett, US country manager at automation parts supplier EU Automation, gives her tips on how to get your employees on board with your new automation project.

ExOne Qualifies Inconel 718 for Binder Jet 3D Printing, Now Offers 22 Materials

-Inconel 718 is recognized as a Third-Party Qualified material, ExOne's highest level of readiness for metal binder jet 3D printing -Half of ExOne's 22 qualified materials are now made up of single-alloy metals -ExOne's proprietary CleanFuse binder played a key role in qualifying Inconel 718 -Aluminum, now listed as an R&D material, has been fast-tracked for qualification

Cincoze GM-1000 Embedded GPU Computer Empowers Superior Performance for Machine Vision Applications

GM-1000 boasts market-leading technologies, featuring 9th generation Intel® Xeon® CPU, embedded MXM GPU and high-speed I/O to meet advanced embedded vision needs

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A Data Science Platform for Manufacturing

A Data Science Platform for Manufacturing

RapidMiner offers a data science platform that's built to enable people of all skill levels across the enterprise to quickly build and operate AI solutions to drive hard ROI for their organizations. Many data science tools are built to create accurate models, but cannot help manage the models into production, where they can have an impact. The platform covers the full lifecycle of the AI production process from data exploration and data prep to model building, model deployment and model operations. RapidMiner can help with a wealth of manufacturing use cases, like designing smart products, running smart factories, forecasting demand, ensuring quality, reducing production downtime, and managing supply chain risk.

Manufacturing and Automation - Featured Company

Arcos USA Incorporated

Arcos USA Incorporated

Our efforts have always been directed towards the construction of widelyrecognized machines and plants as a synonym for reliability and cutting-edge technology. Our work involves designing and implementing the best possible equipment for grinding, deburring, polishing, cutting, grinding and general automation needs. In order to better explain the secrets of our success, it seems necessary to clarify how we develop our design and production activities at ARCOS. First of all, we always start from the careful analysis of our customer's needs and their observations. We are deeply invested in combining our professional experience with our customer's views, so that we can quickly apply our efforts to a successful technical solution. This first phase ends with the proposal of a suitable machine to achieve the objective.