Manufacturing and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

Taking an Incremental, Multi-Stage Approach When Upgrading Aging DCS Systems

Addressing gaps, potential risks and islands of automation on a staged basis minimizes costly disruptions to operations and provides greater flexibility as equipment and data needs evolve over time

How to Safely Manufacture and Ship Vaccines

Vaccines can easily become damaged or unusable at almost any step of the manufacturing and shipping process. Pharmaceutical companies wanting to maintain their margins and high standards of quality need to take measures to prevent error and contamination.

How to Choose the Right Edge Computer

Choosing the right edge computer is not always easy. Every application has unique requirements that require thoughtful planning, especially for large scale deployments.

5 Continuous Improvement Tools to Help Streamline Manufacturing Processes

Continuous improvement tools can enhance and streamline your lean manufacturing process. Leveraging the right tool at the right time can increase your profitability, reduce process errors and improve productivity.

Pick-by-Vision Has Arrived

There is very little new to witness at MODEX 2020 regarding pick-to-light or voice-picking. The same vendors in these product categories have been selling the same products for a decade or more. The good news is that pick-by-vision has arrived.

5 Electrical Innovations at The Mendota ADM Facility

Not just large from our perspective, this project was the largest flour mill constructed at one time in the United States of America. It was a massive undertaking for everyone involved, and we loved every minute of it.

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ATX West, MD&M and Design & Manufacturing

Design & Manufacturing, ATX West, MD&M, Plastic West and West Pack take place in Anaheim, CA February 11th - 13th. This ManufacturingTomorrow.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years events.

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Save Your Manufacturing Business by Giving Employees Ownership Opportunities

If your business has been walloped by the various challenges in the sector, converting the company to an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) could be a way forward.

Micro Molding - The Need for Collaboration and DfM

This article examines the ways in which companies looking to achieve significant product miniaturization need to approach their product development process, and how they need to adapt their thinking when embracing micro molding.

Automation - no need to rip and replace

The concept of full automation could be daunting, especially considering the cost, time and disruption that go into building a brand new factory or warehouse – this just isn’t a viable option for a large proportion of businesses.

Manufacturing and Automation - News Headlines

FASTSUITE Prima Power Edition exclusively available for Prima Power customers

We have a long-standing partnership with PRIMA POWER, a leading manufacturer of 2D and 3D laser cutting systems. The portfolio of PRIMA includes machines, components, technologies and complete automatic manufacturing lines for sheet metal processing. PRIMA POWER builds cutting-edge machinery that achieves outstanding production performance compared to competitor machines. Nevertheless, software will play an increasingly important role in the machine tool business.

Partnership between SIASUN and CENIT

SIASUN chooses CENIT to develop software for simulation and programming of their new 3D laser machine SIASUN, China's leading manufacturer of Robot and Automation Equipment, decides to cooperate exclusively with CENIT AG to create a state-of-the-art software for their new 3D laser machine. The development is based on CENIT's FASTSUITE Edition 2 software, which will be customized to work in perfect synchronization with the newly built machine.

Integration Objects' OPC UA Latest Release: Rapid development of free runtime distributed OPC UA Server software

Integration Objects is pleased to announce the release of the new version of OPC UA Server Toolkit. It is a powerful and highly optimized toolkit for OPC UA.

Binder USA Launches M16-X 415 Series Male/Female Cable and Panel Mount Connectors

The M16-X has a rated voltage of 50 V AC/60 V DC and is available with an optional female panel mount connector. The 8 gold-plated contacts have a current rating of 0.5 A. Applications include control and measurement, Industry 4.0 automation, and high-speed video imaging.

Omron Automation and Hartfiel Automation welcome new partnership

Automation technology and solution providers Omron Automation Americas and Hartfiel Automation recently announced a strategic partnership in which Hartfiel will be an authorized distributor of Omron products.

Manufacturing and Automation - Featured Product

Pilz Safety sensors for industrial use

Pilz Safety sensors for industrial use

Pilz offers a wide range of safety sensors that conform to international standards and have been tested by certification bodies. Our sensor technology portfolio includes safety switches for monitoring positions, as well as guards. Optical sensors are ideally suited for area and zone monitoring. Choose from our wide range of light barriers, camera systems or tactile sensors, such as pressure-sensitive safety mats. Use our safe sensors in conjunction with our safe control technology! What you'll get from Pilz is an economical and safe complete solution. As well as being able to guarantee high efficiency for plants in an industrial environment, it is also especially important for us as a sensor manufacturer to protect humans, machinery and the environment.

Manufacturing and Automation - Featured Company

Pilz Automation Safety, L.P.

Pilz Automation Safety, L.P.

Pilz is a leading, innovative automation technology company offering automation solutions integrating safety management. As experts in automation safety, Pilz offers innovative products and services in the areas of safe sensor technology, control technology, drive technology, operator and visualization systems, consulting, engineering and training. As a solution supplier, Pilz services encompass the entire machine lifecycle, including risk assessment, safety concept, safety design, and more.