Automation & Networking - Articles, Stories & Interviews

How CIO's Can Make Their Organizations More Agile Using Digital Transformation and Roadmaps

As the market becomes more technologically advanced, CIO’s need to keep up to date on digital transformation efforts to facilitate a more efficient organization and ensure their wider business goals are achieved.

Digital Insights: Improving Collaboration Across Sites and Global Teams

Insights are more than data, it’s about improving how your teams and production lines work together. Insights are crucial as they let cross-functional teams see the same data and understand the real-time state of the entire operation. Learn more in this Q&A.

Three Ways Authentication Technologies Help Smart Factories Cut Costs

Modern authentication and access control systems can help by preventing unauthorized use of machines and ensuring that the correct parts and consumables are used.

A Turn Toward Manufacturing Perfection with CNC Digital Twins

Manufacturers with a digital twin of a prototype can be tested across multiple simulations or designs to reduce the number of physical iterations needed before production or they can be used to analyze product performance.

5 Advantages of Using EtherCAT for Motion Control

EtherCAT is proven to optimize machine performance with its deterministic performance, flexible topology, and diverse set of features. To better understand why users should use EtherCAT, let’s review its history, how it works, and the problems it solves.

Performance Solutions by Milliken - Safety Bootcamp

Attendees will acquire skills and methodologies to support their organization’s change readiness, discover how to engage employees and learn practical communication skills which will empower them to deploy and maintain their safety system.

IMTS 2022 Product Preview

IMTS 2022 takes place September 12th - 17th in Chicago, Illinois. The Exhibit hall floor will be loaded with new products and services. Here is a preview of some things to look forward to at this years event.

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Automation & Networking - Featured Stories

Automating Risk Management to Improve Employee Safety in Warehouses

In Guidance Automation’s 2022 research, 64% of respondents said that safety concerns around physical accidents caused by automated systems were preventing them from implementing warehouse or manufacturing plant automation.

Could automation be the answer to the Great Resignation?

Wage stagnation in the midst of a cost-of-living crisis, job dissatisfaction and safety concerns due to COVID-19 are all contributing factors as to why staff resignation levels are persistently on the rise across the globe.

IMTS 2022 Opens Sept. 12, Showcases Digital Tech That Address Manufacturing's Biggest Challenges

Nine technology pavilions feature solutions such as multi-tasking machining centers, robots/cobots, digital twin, manufacturing software, controls, additive manufacturing, and quality control/inspection.

Automation & Networking - News Headlines

Going Beyond the Basics to Ensure Quality

Product quality is a critically important consideration when purchasing electro-mechanical components, such as electric gearmotors. But what does quality mean and how do you evaluate it as a customer?

MVTec is setting new standards in machine vision with HALCON 22.11

• Synergy of classic machine vision and deep learning reaches a new level • New feature allows bin picking of unknown objects • To be released on November 22, 2022

ÉLITER Packaging Machinery Launches ESTRENA™ Wrap-Around Sleever

ESTRENA™ Wrap-Around Sleever is all servo driven and of high-speed performance for carton sleeving. An unprecedented innovation by a packaging machine manufacturer in China.

Automation & Networking - Featured Product

Model TR1 Tru-Trac
Model TR1 Tru-Trac

Model TR1 Tru-Trac

The Model TR1 Tru-Trac™ linear measurement solution is a versatile option for tracking velocity, position, or distance over a wide variety of surfaces. An integrated encoder, measuring wheel, and spring-loaded torsion arm in one, compact unit, the Model TR1 is easy to install. The spring-loaded torsion arm offers adjustable torsion load, allowing the Model TR1 to be mounted in almost any orientation - even upside-down. The threaded shaft on the pivot axis is field reversible, providing mounting access from either side. With operating speeds up to 3000 feet per minute, a wide variety of configuration options - including multiple wheel material options - and a housing made from a durable, conductive composite material that minimizes static buildup, the Model TR1 Tru-Trac™ is the ideal solution for countless applications.

Automation & Networking - Featured Company

Turck Inc.

Turck is a pioneer in industrial automation technology, providing customers with a comprehensive line of quality and advanced technology in a fast, flexible and accurate manner. With more than 4,650 people working in 30 countries, Turck has built global partnerships with customers based on engineering expertise, flexibility and a willingness to take on engineering challenges that others won't.