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Waste not, want not - rapid identification of metals in scrap

Handheld devices, such as XRF analyzers, offer recyclers tools to rapidly and accurately determine the composition and grade of incoming scrap. This eliminates the need to depend on traditional verification methods such as spark or chemical tests.

Technology Plays a Key Role in Manufacturing Sector’s Recent Resurgence

The U.S. manufacturing industry is undergoing a significant renaissance, indicating a shift toward a more advanced and sustainable domestic ecosystem. There is a renewed energy behind “Made in the U.S.A.”

Cybersecurity for Manufacturing Companies: Why It’s Vital and How to Keep Hackers at Bay in 2024

The manufacturing industry has seen a significant shift towards automation, interconnected devices, and data-driven decision-making. While these advancements have improved productivity, they’ve also made manufacturing companies increasingly vulnerable to cyber threats.

Human-Centred Digitisation: Bridging the Gap Between Technology and People in Manufacturing

Amidst this surge towards digitalization, especially on the shop floor, there exists a paradox that we at Elisa IndustrIQ find both fascinating and challenging. A human-centred digitization approach could be the solution.

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.

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The "Most Expensive Software" Holding Our Factories Back

The industry’s reliance on cumbersome tech to drive manufacturing operations (masked as “customized just for you”) – which costs millions of dollars, and in many cases, takes years to install – is not made with mid-sized factories in mind.

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:

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.

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Saelig Promotes ABI BoardMaster For Manufactured PCB Testing

The ABI BoardMaster is a versatile, easy-use all-in-one board tester, and, when combined with a custom bed-of-nails or test fixture, can quickly form the basis of an automated test station for manufactured or repetitive-test PCB assemblies.

Bally Ribbon Mills Highlight 3-D Weaving Capabilities at JEC World 2024

Booth #6M38 will display film-infused 3-D woven joints, Woven Thermal Protection Systems (TPS) and woven composite 3-D structures

New PICO® Nexμs™ Jetting System Connects Fluid Dispensing to Industry 4.0 Efficiency

Manufacturers can connect, control and monitor jetting functions using Industrial Ethernet protocols from a human machine interface of their choice at the point of dispense

Tunable Lasers Expand the Possibilities of Time-Resolved Spectroscopy One Nanometer at a Time

Optical parametric oscillators are key to cutting-edge nanosecond time-resolved spectroscopy research

EXCITING ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING ROUNDTABLE ANOUNCED AT PLASTICS LIVE

Plastics Live sees plastic manufacturing as incorporating technologies and issues that in many instances are seen as separate concerns for mainstream plastic production, such as AM, smart manufacturing, Industry 4.0, and environmental and sustainability issues.

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The maxon IDX Compact Drive with Integrated Positioning Controller

The maxon IDX Compact Drive with Integrated Positioning Controller

The compact brushless EC-i motor combined with an EPOS4 positioning controller delivers a highly dynamic, powerful drive package with field-oriented control (FOC), high efficiency, and maintenance-free components in a high-quality industrial housing. The maxon IDX drives are suitable for use across the entire speed range (from standstill to maximum speed) and have an extremely high overload capability. Together with a positioning controller, the integrated sensor (single turn) enables absolute positioning.

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Pleora Technologies

Pleora Technologies

Pleora is a leading supplier of AI, embedded, and sensor networking solutions. The company was formed in 2000 and has gained a well-earned reputation for technology leadership and innovation. Manufacturers rely on our products, standards expertise, and systems knowledge to bypass development and integration complexities in a diverse range of demanding real-time imaging application for the industrial automation, security & defense, and medical imaging markets. Visit www.pleora.com