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There are several different architectures and protocols that can be used to gather data on the factory floor. The two most common protocols are very different, which makes them worth comparing for their effectiveness in IIoT – OPC UA and MQTT/Sparkplug.
Camera Specs – Not the Frontier in the Era of AI - Autonomous Machine Vision (AMV) Offers a New Approach to Visual QA
Machine vision engineers are pushing the frontiers of camera specifications to offer solutions with incredible resolution. Yonatan Hyatt explains why Autonomous Machine Vision (AMV) is pushing the boundaries of artificial intelligence, not camera specifications.
Supported by an integrated ecosystem, the technologies are composed of augmented reality, rapid application development, autonomous robots, digital simulation, and additive manufacturing.
The increasing availability and affordability of technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT) enabled devices, data interpretation software and bandwidth mean that more manufacturers can use digital twins to improve their processes.
Put simply, vertical integration is a strategic structure which means that a company owns the supply chain for its products or services. Fundamentally, this is considered to be important as it implies a certain and robust degree of control over operations.
While the IoT has shown incredible promise within the corporate and consumer environment, the true value of the IoT can be found in the industrial space, which has aptly become known as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
A downside of so much automation is that there is now a heavier dependence on machinery/robots to perform action. For some lines, if one of robot goes down, the entire line does.
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Manufacturers, engineers, and designers are looking for processes that are less costly and have a smaller impact on the environment. Cast urethane manufacturing is one way that manufacturers and other stakeholders can do both.
In general terms, however, micro-optics are typically tiny lenses, beam-splitters, prisms, light-pipes, and other optical components in the range of 20 microns to 1 mm in size, or larger optical components with micron features.
Smith College Team From Massachusetts Wins CoVent-19 Challenge to Design New Ventilator for Developing World
-“We came into this not knowing anything about ventilators,” SmithVent team lead says -Top 3 teams from over 200 submissions win on-demand 3D printing services from Stratasys
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New Strategic Partnership Designed to Aid Manufacturers as Supply Chains and Jobs Begin Returning to the U.S.
Learn How Edge AI and Streaming Analytics Help Ensure a Healthy Workplace Amid COVID-19 and Beyond
Koch Industries Turns to Metal 3D Printing From Desktop Metal to Accelerate Manufacturing Solutions for John Zink
Deploying Additive Manufacturing Technology Results in Innovative New Designs, Reduction of Emissions and Dramatic Cost Savings
EXAIR's new 1/4 NPT FullStream™ liquid atomizing spray nozzle provides a full cone spray pattern for pressurized liquids. They are applied to solve cooling, cleaning, washing, rinsing and dust suppression applications for industry.
As managing huge inventory is a complex process, organizations use the inventory management software, which enables them to keep track of a large volume of goods as they move through their supply chain.
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