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Keeping an Eye on Electronics

Wherever there is electrical current, there are always electromagnetic pulses. They can have an extremely disruptive effect, e.g. on the ubiquitous electronic devices that surround us. This is why vehicle manufacturers need to verify the EMC of their products.

The Next Era of Automation Is Intelligence

We are entering a new manufacturing era defined by AI, machine learning and vision, enabling us to teach machines to adapt and learn plans and move us toward a true “Lot Size 1” utopia. Automation’s next era will be defined not around volume, but around intelligence.

Cloud-Based Data Storage - The Future of Agile Manufacturing

Products are becoming more and more complicated—and manufacturers are having a harder time keeping up. 92% of manufacturers have reported that their products have become more complex over the last half-decade.

MFG Day 2020 to Educate Students Across the Country on the Importance of the Modern Manufacturing Industry

The 8th annual and first virtual MFG Day, organized by The Manufacturing Institute with Microsoft, PTC and Salesforce, aims to inspire the country's next generation of talent to learn about the modern manufacturing industry throughout October

Integrated Engineering Program Opens Up Opportunities for Students

“The PLTW Engineering Program at Corona High School in Corona, California, is designed to set the students up to give them the best real world breadth education to be able to go directly into the manufacturing field...”

Warehouse Automation: Pick-to-Light Systems

In the age of IoT, warehouse automation is at the forefront of many industries. In this series , we will dive into the different technologies used in warehouse automation and the important components to drive its success and efficiency.

More Efficient Bending With Parallel Shaft Gear Motors

Compared to the classic hydraulic solution, these electric drives offer numerous advantages in terms of robustness, safety, and operating convenience. They are also easier to maintain and run more efficiently to save cost.

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POLITICS AND SUPPLY CHAINS COLLIDE AS THE TREND TOWARDS LOCALISATION IS ACCELERATED BY COVID-19

Global organisations are turning to multi-sourcing and regional supply chains; COVID-19 has accelerated a rethink of supply chains, prioritising flexibility and robustness; Domestic politics and geopolitics impact supply chains as Brexit, elections and rival superpowers clas

How Does IoT in Manufacturing Drive Employee Productivity

More devices mean more data and more information. But there is a catch! Data in itself is not helpful until used in the right context. In order to gain that context, you must ask the right questions from the data.

September 2020 Guest Opinion: Keeping the Lights on for a "Lights Out" Future

Supply chain visibility and diversification have become top priorities for manufacturers, retailers and logistic providers. Today, they are faced with challenges they never expected, but – luckily – they are using new technologies to solve them.

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Next Gen Encoder Interface by HEIDENHAIN Debuts For Better Machine Motion Control

-New EnDat 3 interface is now available in ExI 1100 rotary encoders-

Neurala Announces Strategic Partnership with IMA Group to Accelerate AI Technology for Industry 4.0 Initiatives

Collaboration will improve quality inspection with AI-powered data analysis for Industrial IoT

Timico's Expertise Equips Manufacturers for the Future

Timico has released a series of whitepapers for the manufacturing industry, examining the technological solutions required to unlock productivity and collaboration in a post-Covid world.

Automation & Networking - Featured Product

Stäubli robotic tool changer solutions
Stäubli robotic tool changer solutions

Stäubli robotic tool changer solutions

Stäubli is a pioneer in the construction and development of robotic tool changing systems. Our customers benefit from our many years of expertise in all industry sectors, as well as our modular product concept, which offers three efficient solution paths: MPS COMPLETE offers preconfigured robotic tool changers for immediate use. MPS MODULAR allows the user to determine the configuration, while MPS CUSTOMIZED allows the construction of special, application-specific systems.

Automation & Networking - Featured Company

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.