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The complexity of mineral processing and manufacturing plants - how Artificial Intelligence can help
Industry 4.0 encapsulates not only manufacturing but also mineral processing plants and the differences between these should be considered carefully in the deployment of 4.0 solutions such as Artificial Intelligence (AI).
Aerotech, continuing its commitment to the art and science of motion control, looks to Renishaw for versatile, high-precision laser interferometer encoders for its medical stages.
Xometry is excited to highlight our newest manufacturing capability, Carbon DLS. Carbon uses digital light projection, oxygen-permeable optics, and programmable liquid resins to produce products with end-use durability, resolution and surface finish. Visit us at Booth #A4343
Machine learning is a continuance of the perceptions around predictive analytics, except that the AI system is able to make assumptions, test them and learn autonomously.
Precision tools improve process control and result in higher product quality.
With shrinking margins and increasing pressure to deliver better, faster, and cheaper goods and services, manufacturers must find ways to improve efficiencies, reduce costs, and open new revenue streams - none of which can be accomplished without embracing the IIoT.
With the Smart Factory concept being driven around the globe, RFID has emerged from the shadows and taken its place in the spotlight.
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Here, despite this drive towards automation, Tovit Neizer of Nanofabrica shines a light on the human touch that yields best results in this high tech world.
The idea of a laser head on 3D printer and CNC machine became quite popular among people who have 3D printers and CNC routers. The good thing was that with the laser head you could easily convert your machine into a powerful laser cutting / engraving tool.
A shift in production capabilities and costs allow you to reconsider your market from a new perspective. Higher productivity and efficiency equals a lower per unit cost that will change how competitive you can be within your market.
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Industry leader will demonstrate variety of connection solutions focused on driving efficiency and safety at all stages of vehicle manufacture
Atlas Composites, one of the UK's most accredited composites parts manufacturers, has announced major improvements in manufacturing optimization and efficiencies through implementing Plataine's Industrial IoT solution. Atlas, which supplies a variety of industries - including aerospace, motor sports, defense and space - aspired to upgrade its manufacturing operations to support their rapid growth. Particularly important requirements included the need to digitize operations, improve factory floor visibility while maintaining its first-class reputation for on-time delivery. The Plataine solution enabled Atlas Composites to meet all objectives as well as improve quality control, reduce waste and drive labor efficiency.
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Staubli TX2-60 Industrial Robot
TX2 robots: redefining performance by offering collaborative safety and high performance in a single machine. These pioneering robots can be used in all areas, including sensitive and restrictive environments, thanks to their unique features. Safety functions are easy and inexpensive to implement. They allow a higher level of interactions between robots and human operators, while still guaranteeing protection of your people, production and investment.
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Omron Automation is an industrial automation partner that creates, sells and services fully integrated automation solutions that include robotics, sensing, motion, logic, safety, and more. Established in 1933 and currently headed by President Yoshihito Yamada, Omron's 36,000 employees help businesses solve problems with creativity in more than 110 countries. Learn more at omron247.com. Microscan Systems is now a valued part of the Omron family.