Tompkins Robotics Expands Product Portfolio with the Addition of t-Rail

New overhead transport system optimizes a wide range of fulfillment and distribution operations.

New EasySwitch Vac Simplifies the Process of Vacuuming Wet and Dry Materials

EXAIR's new EasySwitch® Wet-Dry Vac simplifies the filter change process when switching from vacuuming a dry material to a liquid or vice versa. Utilizing minimal compressed air, the EasySwitch is a powerful pneumatic vacuum that is ideal for any application - wet, dry, light and heavy.

Reshoring America's Manufacturing Through Smart Manufacturing

Reshoring holds great potential for companies to gain increased flexibility and responsiveness when facing supply chain disruption. During COVID-19, we saw companies forced to fly to China to pick up specific parts.

How Machine Tool Feedback Can Reveal or Hide Axis Errors

Solutions for avoiding thermally induced dimensional deviations of workpieces have become more crucial than ever for the machine tool building industry. Thermal drift is primarily caused by feed axes on the basis of recirculating ball screws.

Mistakes are sent packing - Autonomous Machine Vision improves accuracy while reducing costs

Packaging and labels contain key information on food products and drugs. A minor mistake on either could have serious repercussions that impact a product's safety, regulatory compliance and consumers' satisfaction.

2020 Processing and Engineering Scholarships Awarded

PMMI awards students three scholarships totaling $15,000 for processing, mechanical and electrical engineering.

ProMach Strengthens Liquid Filling Solutions Capabilities with Acquisition of Fogg Filler

Deal expands ProMach's wide-ranging filling solutions portfolio and further enhances capabilities for single-source turnkey packaging lines worldwide

Omron releases new GigE Vision line scan cameras with Power over Ethernet functionality

Industry-leading automation solutions provider Omron Automation Americas broadens its vision portfolio with compact GigE Vision line scan cameras featuring Power over Ethernet (PoE) and Precision Time Protocol technology.

As COVID-19 highlights vulnerabilities in global supply chains and resilience takes priority, report calculates ongoing cost of shocks and prospects for production to shift

● Industries experience month-long disruptions every 3.7 years on average ● Companies can expect supply chain disruptions to erase 40 percent of a year's profits over the course of a decade on average-and extreme events take an even bigger toll ● Up to a quarter of global trade flows could move to different countries over the next five years if companies restructure their supplier networks and governments take action. But moving supply chains is not the only way to build resilience.

PACK EXPO Canceled for First Time in 60-plus Year History

PMMI Media Group launches new live, web-based event: PACK EXPO Connects 2020

Cincoze GM-1000 Embedded GPU Computer Empowers Superior Performance for Machine Vision Applications

GM-1000 boasts market-leading technologies, featuring 9th generation Intel® Xeon® CPU, embedded MXM GPU and high-speed I/O to meet advanced embedded vision needs

Hygienic fluid handling Service Kits with spare parts: One-stop shop for faster service execution

/ins When it comes to service execution, three of the most critical factors in minimizing downtime in production process are speed, quality and reliability in the parts supply chain. Genuine Alfa Laval hygienic fluid handling Service Kits contain all the necessary spare parts to tackle breakdowns, repairs and scheduled preventive maintenance - fast!

Analysis of the respective advantages of three structures in wire forming machine

Wire forming/bending machine, the advantages of each of the three structures are analyzed. At present, the automatic equipment used in the production line is divided into three structures: turning machine, rotary plate machine and multi-axis camless machine.

USDA Investing in Water and Wastewater Infrastructure

As the coronavirus pandemic rages on, the government is taking steps toward protecting public health. On May 27, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a $281 million investment in improving water and wastewater infrastructure.

Manufacturing in a (greener) material world

Industry, society and Earth itself is facing a climate emergency. As countries around the world scramble to adopt cleaner sources of energy and shrink their carbon footprints, industry is being urged to decarbonise manufacturing processes. It might seem like a task of Herculean proportions but, here, Samir Jaber, technical writer at materials and suppliers database Matmatch, explains five approaches manufacturers can take to reduce carbon emissions.

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Discover how human-robot collaboration can take flexibility to new heights!

Discover how human-robot collaboration can take flexibility to new heights!

Humans and robots can now share tasks - and this new partnership is on the verge of revolutionizing the production line. Today's drivers like data-driven services, decreasing product lifetimes and the need for product differentiation are putting flexibility paramount, and no technology is better suited to meet these needs than the Omron TM Series Collaborative Robot. With force feedback, collision detection technology and an intuitive, hand-guided teaching mechanism, the TM Series cobot is designed to work in immediate proximity to a human worker and is easier than ever to train on new tasks.