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GE and Microsoft expand partnership to accelerate IIoT adoption

Malek Murison for Internet of Business: GE and Microsoft will co-sell their combined IIoT solutions across a range of verticals. Meanwhile, GE will be harnessing Microsoft Azure to streamline its own business processes

Projection Welding of Fasteners to Hot Boron Stamped Components

There are a number of manufacturing issues that come up when projection welding fasteners onto hot stamped boron steel components. In most cases, the weld nuts and studs used are considerably softer than the 1500 MPa stamping.

Are We Preparing Our Workforce for Industry 4.0?

Unless we start investing in digital tools that connect our workers and help foster knowledge sharing and communication, we are not helping them take on more advanced equipment and complex problem solving.

How Weighing can Improve Production in Lean Manufacturing

Lean manufacturing primarily focuses on eliminating waste of different kinds. Let us look at the seven ‘wastes’ that plague various industrial processes and how you can eliminate them by using industrial scales.

Slotless Brushless Servo Motors Improve Machine Performance.

From the outside it looks just like any other industrial brushless servo motor but inside it utilized advanced manufacturing techniques to provide higher torque, higher speed, smoother operation, higher efficiency, and better inertial matching in a smaller package.

Imperiled SCADA Systems

Industrial Control, like many other systems, are vulnerable to insider attacks. However, they have the additional challenge that they are still largely based on technology from several decades ago, when systems were totally air-gapped from the rest of the world.

Uncovering the New Wave of Manufacturing Service Leaders

Future Leaders Must be Prepared for the Role that Will Be. Not the Role that Is.

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ABB launches OmniCore, a new era of digital robot control to increase flexibility, reliability and performance

New ABB OmniCore™ robot controller family offers broadest motion control options, more tailored solutions for the connected “Factory of the Future”

10 Trends in Digital Manufacturing Revealed in Latest Industrial IoT Survey Jointly Conducted by SME and Plataine

New digital manufacturing survey, completed by nearly 400 C-level manufacturers, reveals 10 trends changing the Industry IoT landscape and building the digital factory.

The Industrial Internet Consortium Announces the Optimizing Manufacturing Processes by Artificial Intelligence Testbed

The IIC explores AI and IIoT technologies to optimize automotive manufacturing

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Trust Automation To Provide Cybersecurity Solutions For Legacy Industrial Control Systems

AICS brings autonomous, real-time cybersecurity measures to the legacy ICS networks that still control much of the United States' critical energy, water and transportation infrastructure.

Emerson Completes Aventics Acquisition

Deal expands Emerson's reach in the fluid control and pneumatic devices space

Renishaw to Feature InfiniAM Spectral Software at IMTS 2018

Developed for use on Renishaw systems, the software package helps AM users gain a greater understanding of their processes and overcome the difficulties with AM in critical applications, process stability and part quality.

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Dynatect Automated Machine Safety Door

Dynatect Automated Machine Safety Door

Dynatect's Gortite VF (Vertical Fabric) Automated Machine Safety Door is intended for automation and safe machine access to minimize cycle time and maximize production time. The automated roll-up door separates machines with hazardous operations from other processes, material handling equipment, and people. The Gortite VF Door contains typical machine/process generated hazards including light debris, fluid splatter/mist, and weld smoke/sparks/flash.

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CENIT North America Inc.

CENIT North America Inc.

CENIT provides state-of-the-art software and service components to develop and implement reality-based digital manufacturing solutions. Our simulation suite contains all necessary tools for system integration companies and end users in the areas of sales and marketing, robot & work cell offline programming and simulation, controller validation / virtual commissioning as well as factory simulation.