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Measures to Cope With Reversed Energy

A proper choice of an industrial power supply can already solve problems and error messages caused by reversed energy.

Red Lion Case Study: Blizzard Ski

In addition to production metrics, manufacturing equipment statuses are also displayed. Operators or maintenance workers can quickly see and react if a machine is operational, being resupplied or out of service based on the icons and colors associate to the equipment on the

Why Risk Assessment is Important in Machine Safety

Competent consultants can greatly enhance the risk assessment process, but the final responsibility for personnel safety is still that of the employer. Employees should also be trained to recognize hazards and act appropriately.

Talking FABTECH 2017 with Turck

We’ll be showcasing a smaller 4 mm nut sensor, an aramid fiber high temperature and flame resistant cordset, and the recently released TBIP CIP Safety Hybrid Block I/O Module.

DowDuPont's Andrew Liveris: How America Can Bring Back Manufacturing

From Knowledge@Wharton: Manufacturing accounts for about 13% of the U.S. economy. Should we even focus on trying to “bring it back,” now that information and services — the “knowledge economy” — seems a more promising path?

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Capgemini: Smart factories could add $1.5trn to global economy

Jonathan Dyble for Manufacturing Global: In its latest report, multinational consultancy firm Capgemini predicts that smart factories are set to become revolutionary within the manufacturing industry.

CSAIL team pairs robots with VR for smart manufacturing

Malek Murison for Internet of Business: Telepresence robotics and virtual reality are two exciting technologies, and by combining the two in a relatively inexpensive way, engineers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have developed a s

3 Revolutionary Advances in IoT Machine Learning

Manuel Nau for IoT Business News: Oracle is taking the IoT to a new level with the announcement that its IoT cloud service will now incorporate artificial intelligence and machine learning to provide clients with better business data insights than ever.

Why STEM needs fresh ideas to bring about the fourth Industrial Revolution

Alan Tovey for The Telegraph: The ‘fourth Industrial Revolution’ is upon us and there is an urgent need for STEM experts and their fresh ideas, says the Telegraph’s industry editor

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SMAC Introduces Graphic User Interface for Thread Checking and Other Apps

GUI's make popular applications easy.

Grand Opening of Daifuku North America new HQ in Novi, Michigan

The new facility will be dedicated to showcasing the company's vast array of material handling solutions and equipment and will also be utilized for testing and design purposes. The nearly 77,000-square-foot facility houses over 300 employees and includes the company's in-house demonstration center showcasing the newest innovations and state-of-the-art Factory Acceptance Testing Center.

SPS - Industrial Automation Fair Guangzhou: Industrial Robotics and Machine Vision Zone reaches sold-out status for 2018

-A number of global brands confirm their first attendance -Booming market of advanced machinery and robots in China driven by intelligent manufacturing trends

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