Manufacturing and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews
SBIR Phase III Contract Furthers ICON's Space-based Construction Technology Developments & Will Target Humanity's First-ever Construction on Another Planetary Body
This cell included four robots picking lids and packing them into one of four SKUs. This cell, encapsulated in a small footprint, also included an auto adjustable case sealer to accommodate the four different SKU boxes, a palletizer and stretch wrapper.
Remote inspections with smart glasses bundle the know-how of specialists from various fields in only one carrier who must be on site. This saves time and costs and lowers emissions.
The Cloud is driving business value by breaking down barriers, improving collaboration, and opening new business possibilities. I expect that the trend of cloud adoption will only increase in 2023, driving a revolution in smarter decision support by manufacturers.
General Purpose Programming Languages Are the Future for the Industrial Automation Industry and Are Overtaking Traditional PLC IEC 61131-3
IEC 61131-3 is the de facto standard in the industrial automation industry. It encompasses 5 different programming “languages”. It makes designing simple programs straightforward and easy, and it does this very well.
When thinking about costs of a part, many engineers and purchasers tend to only have one thing in mind: production costs. Like this, new technologies such as 3D printing/AM are often seen as expensive. However, production costs are just the tip of the iceberg.
Manifolds are complex parts that require several levels of expertise to optimize. At Inkbit, we are optimizing the manufacturing of manifolds that finally unlock the geometric freedom of additive manufacturing.
Manufacturing and Automation - Featured Stories
Decision-makers developing their Industry 4.0 strategies must consider how to ensure their facilities stay running during electricity disruptions. One possibility is to explore automated smart power sources.
Mouser Gives a Closer Look at Autonomous Mobile Robots in New Installment of Empowering Innovation Together
The final installment of Mouser’s 2022 Empowering Innovation Together program explores the cutting-edge applications of autonomous mobile robots and includes a new episode of The Tech Between Us podcast.
How much computing power is needed at the edge? How much memory and storage are enough for AI at the edge? Minimum requirements are growing as AI opens the door to innovative applications that need more and faster processing, storage, and memory.
Manufacturing and Automation - News Headlines
Mitsubishi Electric's Factory Automation Systems Business to Launch "Automating the World" as Global Slogan
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced today it will launch "Automating the World" as the global slogan for its Factory Automation Systems business.
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Dutchland offers clients a unique combination of engineering and process design, operations expertise, and control systems implementation to allow for the efficient execution of water and wastewater projects. Dutchland uses its in-house design capabilities to work with engineers to tailor preliminary specifications for each solution.
The intuitive design offers users an immediate overview of the right components and more than 100 cost-effective automation solutions
In addition, the company detected a building momentum behind the industrial use of metal AM processes, and an overtly better-informed visitor base looking for pragmatic solutions for real industrial applications.
Manufacturing and Automation - Featured Product
Pleora's Visual Inspection System helps operators detect errors and defects for unique component types, assembly steps, and custom low-run products where automated optical inspection (AOI) is too complex and expensive. The system helps DICA Electronics: Avoid costly, errors as a result of detecting errors at different phases in production, Speed time in detecting the root cause of the in-field errors with Tracking & Reporting apps for traceability, Maintain consistency in training new employees on requirements or with staff any time a new product is added, Easily train the system using 'good product' images for multiple product lines with no programming skills required, Reduce subjective decision-making, especially over a long shift, reducing error-escapes.
Manufacturing and Automation - Featured Company
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