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Kuka Showcases Robotic Demos at TechCenter Grand Opening

Candace Roulo for SME: The grand opening featured 13 live robotic automation demonstrations, tours of the new TechCenter, and presentations on new technology.

Stäubli robotic tool change systems, quality you can count on

Recently Stäubli introduced two compact fully automatic tool change systems, the MPS 130 and the MPS 260, for the medium payload segment, Stäubli Connectors rounds off the lower end of its existing series.

The Trade Show You Shouldn’t Miss – CES

There Is no experience like CES with the largest global gathering of innovation and the connected future of technology with 4,000 exhibiting companies—600 of which are new.

The Impact of the IoT Demystified Part 2 - Privacy and security

The IoT will enable us to collect more data, to know more, and to make better (“more qualified”) decisions faster. This new territory will improve the quality of our lives and create further prosperity.

SyncFab Introduces BlockChain to the Advanced Manufacturing Industry

The MFG Token provides the incentive for precision parts suppliers to be more responsive to RFQ's (Requests for Quotes) initially on SyncFab ultimately on the Smart Manufacturing Smart Contract compatible blockchain.

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Stanley Black & Decker To Open Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence in Downtown Hartford

-Names Sudhi Bangalore to lead center that will eventually house approximately 50 Industry 4.0 professionals. -Announces launch of STANLEY+Techstars Additive Manufacturing Accelerator to bring start-ups to Hartford

The Industrial IoT Risks You Must Not Ignore in 2018

Scott Allen for Sys-Con Media: Security, therefore, will ultimately be the limiting factor on how much IoT technology is deployed.

What We Can Learn From the Second Life of Google Glass

Thomas Hornigold for Singularity Hub: The difference here was the specific audience: workers in factories who need hands-free computing because they need to use their hands at the same time.

SCADAfence Secures $10 Million in Funding to Protect Smart Manufacturing and Critical Infrastructure Networks from Cyber Attacks

Investors include JVP, NexStar Partners and Japan's Global Brain; funds will be used to boost go-to-market efforts and expand research and development operations

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SPS - Industrial Automation Fair Guangzhou (SIAF) 2018 to explore future industry trends

-Experts share current Industry 4.0 forecasts at the "Global review on Industrial Digitised Transformation" and "Dialogue with Hidden Champions" conferences -"Smart Industry Solutions Summit" makes its first appearance at SIAF

Machine Vision: MVTec brings deep learning to NVIDIA Pascal architecture

• Deep learning inference in HALCON 17.12 successfully tested on NVIDIA Jetson TX2 embedded board • High execution speed, comparable to standard PCs • Extensive range of functions available on embedded devices

OptoForce Sensors Providing Industrial Robots with a "Sense of Touch" to Advance Manufacturing Automation

The company, a leading robotics technology provider of multi-axis force and torque sensors, delivers 6 degrees of freedom force and torque measurement for industrial automation, and provides sensors for most of the currently-used industrial robots.

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Wind River Leads The Way In Safety Solutions For Critical Infrastructure.

Wind River Leads The Way In Safety Solutions For Critical Infrastructure.

When it comes to ensuring the development of can't-fail systems, Wind River® is a leader with a proven track record of success. With more than 30 years of experience in embedded software and a portfolio of products deployed across more than 2 billion devices, Wind River delivers safety and security when it counts most. From industrial automation to automotive systems, as well as in healthcare devices, railway operations, and throughout the aerospace and defense sector, Wind River has extensive expertise providing built-in safety for complex, connected, safety-critical systems.

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Zaber Technologies Inc

Zaber Technologies Inc

Zaber's extensive line of computer controlled motorized linear slides, miniature linear actuators, motorized rotary stages, motorized mirror mounts, goniometers and other devices, make automating sub-micron positioning applications quick, easy, and affordable.