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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 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.

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.

Women in Engineering: Embracing Diversity & Encouraging Passion to Optimize Outcomes

The topic of women in engineering is of paramount importance today because diversifying the engineering field ensures a broader range of perspectives, fostering innovation and better solutions to complex challenges.

How a Candle Maker Grew from the Kitchen Table to 7 Figures

With 70% of their business taking place during the holiday season, Fontana Candle Company relies on MRPeasy to ensure the timely production and delivery of their products. “I could never do it without MRPeasy,” says Eric Roering, Founder and COO.

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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.

Why More Manufacturers Will Turn to No-Code Platforms in 2024

What used to be exclusively the domain of software developers, programmers and IT teams is now accessible to just about anyone who has some experience with if/then logic and drag-and-drop design tools like PowerPoint.

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Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. Launches R86TB High-Performance Teach Pendant for Improved Operability

The R86TB Teach Pendant can handle a series of processes from setup to maintenance, relieving the need for an on-site computer to reduce time and costs.

SAKOR Technologies Provides New Hydraulic Cam Phaser Performance Test System for Major International Provider of Drivetrain Components

Highly configurable test system to test designs for improving engine fuel efficiency

Smart Vision Lights Unveils LHI-DO Lightgistics Machine Vision Light With Hidden Strobe Technology

Hidden Strobe technology enables LEDs to rapidly self-trigger thousands of times per second at rates imperceivable to the human eye - giving off an illusion of continuous illumination.

New guide from EU Automation: Reducing costs and boosting uptime with condition-based maintenance and real-time monitoring

Automation parts supplier EU Automation has published a new guide that is a must-read for engineers wanting to deploy condition-based maintenance (CBM) to improve operating efficiencies and increase profitability. It provides valuable insight so engineers can best implement a CBM strategy to realise its full benefits.

The Root Group Grows 379% in A Single Year

Customer-driven user group for Rootstock ERP to play a pivotal role at Rooted-In Manufacturing Conference

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NORD IE5+ Motors: Highest Gearmotor Efficiency in a Compact Design

NORD IE5+ Motors: Highest Gearmotor Efficiency in a Compact Design

NORD gear units, motors, and electronic control products focus on durability, adaptability, and high efficiency for a wide range of manufacturing applications with over 20,000,000 standard configuration options. Featuring IE5+ PMS motors that can work effectively at partial loads and low speeds thanks to their constant torque and high overload capacity. Their smooth surface and ventilated designs provide ultimate versatility and variant reduction. Combined with surface protection options, such as IP69k or NORD's state-of-the-art nsd tupH Sealed Surface Conversion System, NORD drives are ready to take on the demands of extreme manufacturing environments.

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Allied Vision Technologies, Inc.

Allied Vision Technologies, Inc.

By focusing on what counts for each customer, Allied Vision finds the best camera solution for every application. That includes a digital camera, but also the right lens, the right connectivity hardware and the right software interface. Our job is to reliably deliver the image you need, when you need it and how you need it.