Manufacturing and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

4 Factors Impacting Accuracy and Repeatability of Your Scales

Even the highest quality industrial weighing scales are affected by several factors such as their surrounding environment, load cell accuracy, interferences etc. To prevent the negative impact of these factors, it’s important to understand them.

FABTECH Expo Q&A With AMADA MIYACHI AMERICA

Booth #B37012. All of our new products are developed with networking capabilities that allow us to save and record manufacturing information, broadcast it to key stakeholders and self-identify when connected to other equipment.

The complexity of mineral processing and manufacturing plants - how Artificial Intelligence can help

Industry 4.0 encapsulates not only manufacturing but also mineral processing plants and the differences between these should be considered carefully in the deployment of 4.0 solutions such as Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Case Study on 3D Theme Park Animatronics

The combination of digital pipelines, 3D printing and scanning, and advances in machining have made everything we do more precise, more reliable, and more efficient.

Encoders Hold the Key to Ultra-accurate Motion Control

Aerotech, continuing its commitment to the art and science of motion control, looks to Renishaw for versatile, high-precision laser interferometer encoders for its medical stages.

FABTECH Expo Q&A with Xometry

Xometry is excited to highlight our newest manufacturing capability, Carbon DLS. Carbon uses digital light projection, oxygen-permeable optics, and programmable liquid resins to produce products with end-use durability, resolution and surface finish. Visit us at Booth #A4343

Predictive Analytics vs Machine Learning

Machine learning is a continuance of the perceptions around predictive analytics, except that the AI system is able to make assumptions, test them and learn autonomously.

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Manufacturing and Automation - Featured Stories

SELLING MACHINES. TO HUMANS

Here, despite this drive towards automation, Tovit Neizer of Nanofabrica shines a light on the human touch that yields best results in this high tech world.

Scanning Acoustic Microscopy Analyzes 3D Packages in the Z-dimension

Non-destructive testing of 3D packages with scanning acoustic microscopes identifies defects down to sub-micron level for 100% inspection, failure analysis

Endurance lasers keep surprising maker community and 3D printing maker and CNC enthusiasts.

The idea of a laser head on 3D printer and CNC machine became quite popular among people who have 3D printers and CNC routers. The good thing was that with the laser head you could easily convert your machine into a powerful laser cutting / engraving tool.

Manufacturing and Automation - News Headlines

Bosch Rexroth launches GoSelect online ordering tool

Intuitive platform provides fast and easy selection tool for specifying linear and hydraulic components

Fine mesh gyratory screener for pharmaceutical applications

Global manufacturer of pharmaceutical products utilizes hygienic sifter for increased efficiency

Bihler 4 Slide-NC to showcase Automation Integration in Metal Stamping using servo technology at Fabtech

With the integration of servo modules, enhanced material feed, and processing tools, Bihler 4 Slide-NC® offers customizable solutions for various applications and tooling requirements.

Heilind Leading Supplier TE Connectivity Introduced Industrial Machinery Sensors

Position sensors play a critical role in many industrial machinery applications such as measurement within sawing and drilling equipment. These types of sensors are designed to provide highly precise measurements to control tool movement in industrial machinery.

MachineMetrics Announces Launch of Industrial IoT Partner Ecosystem

Collaboration with Industry Leaders to Drive Value for Discrete Manufacturers

Manufacturing and Automation - Featured Product

Rittal - Blue e+ IoT module

Rittal - Blue e+ IoT module

Rittal Blue e+ cooling units are currently the most efficient of their kind on the market. Besides being 75 percent more energy-efficient than previous cooling solutions on average, the units also excel in terms of connectivity, safety and handling.   What's more, their IoT interface enables Blue e+ units to link to customer-owned monitoring, energy management and/or superordinate systems via OPC-UA, Profinet, SNMP, Modbus TCP and CANopen, enabling predictive maintenance, data analytics and more.

Manufacturing and Automation - Featured Company

SICK, Inc.

SICK, Inc.

SICK is one of the world's leading manufacturers of sensors, safety systems, machine vision, and automatic identification products for industrial applications. From 2D and 3D smart cameras to low-cost vision sensors, SICK offers a range of high-quality vision solutions to fit your needs.