Automation & Networking - Articles, Stories & Interviews

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).

Encoders Hold the Key to Ultra-accurate Motion Control

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.

FABTECH Expo Q&A with Xometry

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

Predictive Analytics vs Machine Learning

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.

Innovative Manufacturers Should Embed Automated Systems in Production Processes

Precision tools improve process control and result in higher product quality.

Deciding Whether to Build or Buy an IIoT Solution

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.

Why RFID is the VIP of 2019

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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SELLING MACHINES. TO HUMANS

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.

Endurance lasers keep surprising maker community and 3D printing maker and CNC enthusiasts.

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.

How the Model T Can Influence Your Current Industrial Automation Needs."

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.

Automation & Networking - News Headlines

Stäubli to Demonstrate Industry-Leading Connection Solutions Geared for Automakers

Industry leader will demonstrate variety of connection solutions focused on driving efficiency and safety at all stages of vehicle manufacture

Atlas Composites Optimizes Manufacturing Operations with Plataine's IIoT Solution

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.

Industrial Internet Consortium and Fira Barcelona Present Fifth Annual IoT Solutions World Congress

Focus on End Users with Use Cases, Testbeds and Workshops

Automation & Networking - Featured Product

Staubli TX2-60 Industrial Robot
Staubli TX2-60 Industrial Robot

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.

Automation & Networking - Featured Company

Omron Automation

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.