Automation & Networking - Articles, Stories & Interviews

Addressing Remote Locations and Security with SD-WAN

Think of AR in an IIoT manufacturing context: now technicians with AR can remotely monitor, change and maintain systems without putting the operator in danger; however, AR requires a massive amount of network resources.

ABB inaugurates advanced innovation and manufacturing hub in Xiamen

The Xiamen Hub is ABB’s largest and one of our most advanced manufacturing sites, and it demonstrates the potential of Industry 4.0 on our own premises.

Best Practices for Production in the Age of Advanced Manufacturing

Partnering with tech companies whose investments in the Fourth Industrial Revolution are aimed at streamlining manufacturing processes is the shortest, most reliable route to your company winning the future.

What Technologies are Transforming Manufacturing

Manufacturers, who invest in the latest manufacturing technologies and innovation ecosystems, will become more competitive than those who compete on price alone. Advanced technologies are producing better quality products, that, in turn, deliver higher margins ...

Closing the Skills Gap

Watson and Crick. Lennon and McCartney. Hewlett and Packard. Three examples of successful collaborations whose achievements had a dramatic and long-term impact on their respective industries.

Big Data, Automation and the Future of Manufacturing

Big data and automation represent two very important tools that should help us create a brand-new type of manufacturing that doesn't require as much constant human attention and effort. It should, at the same time, vastly improve the safety and accuracy ...

Intrinsic Safety: Isolated Barriers Bring out the Best in Protection

Intrinsic safety has a unique advantage over other ignition protection methods. Because trained personnel can connect and disconnect live circuits, it is possible to remove and replace intrinsically safe devices in hazardous areas.

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ABB to Build the World's Most Advanced Robotics Factory in Shanghai

Milestone investment will combine connected digital technologies, state-of-the-art collaborative robotics and cutting-edge artificial intelligence research to create the most sophisticated, automated and flexible Factory of the Future.

Unlocking the potential of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

The key to unlocking the potential of Industry 4.0 is fully harnessing information from connected assets to drive decision-making, a process known as the physical-digital-physical (PDP) loop.

Pioneering creator of collaborative 'cobots' Rethink Robotics shuts down

The company led the charge to develop robots that can safely work alongside humans

Automation & Networking - News Headlines

New Balluff Proximity Sensors Reliably Detect Objects in Temperatures Up to 230 °C

Balluff's family of high-temperature proximity sensors are designed and tested to provide reliable non-contact object detection in ambient temperatures up to 230 °C/446 °F. This level of protection is required for hot metal stamping, glass manufacturing, steel and aluminum manufacturing, steel forging, steam curing, and other high-temp processes.

Hoffmann + Krippner Launches New Miniature P53 Ultrasonic Sensor

The first ultrasonic sensor in a completely encapsu¬lated, gap-free stainless-steel housing

PTC Adds Secure Data Access to CNC and Injection Molding Machines with New Release of Kepware Industrial Connectivity Platform

New Drivers and Server Features Give Users Out-of-the-box Connectivity to Further Support Customer Digitization and Industry 4.0 Initiatives

Automation & Networking - Featured Product

Model 30MT Magnetic Encoder Module

Model 30MT Magnetic Encoder Module

The Model 30MT is a compact magnetic encoder module designed for the most extreme environments. It offers sealing up to IP69K, an operating temperature range of -40° to 120° C, and a shock and vibration rating that conforms to Mil-STD-202G. With a large air gap and tolerance to misalignment, up to 1024 CPR (4096 PPR with Quadrature Counting), and easy alignment and installation, the Model 30M or is an excellent solution where you need motion feedback in your robotics application.

Automation & Networking - Featured Company

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.