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USDA Investing in Water and Wastewater Infrastructure

As the coronavirus pandemic rages on, the government is taking steps toward protecting public health. On May 27, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a $281 million investment in improving water and wastewater infrastructure.

Manufacturers Embrace Price Alignment Technology

When corporate objectives include rapidly and repeatedly adjusting prices at the most granular level, automation must be designed to alleviate the pain by using simple rules to derive prices.

Procurement Technology – What it Can and Cannot Replace in a Manufacturer’s Journey Towards Supply Chain Resilience and Agility

This article reviews the key elements in supplier management for manufacturers and how Source-to-Pay procurement technology can support the journey towards supply chain resilience and agility in times of crisis.

Omron Helps Life Sciences Company Upgrade Prototype with Cutting-edge Technology and Cut Costs by 30% With Solution Using NX-I/O

Omron gave preference to EtherCAT over DeviceNet because the latter is a slower CAN-based protocol designed for sensors and it uses screw-type connections that can be difficult to install and maintain.

Understanding the Common Vulnerability Scoring System

The common vulnerability scoring system (CVSS) provides manufacturers a way to assess the principal characteristics of a vulnerability and produce a numerical score reflecting its severity.

Camera Specs – Not the Frontier in the Era of AI - Autonomous Machine Vision (AMV) Offers a New Approach to Visual QA

Machine vision engineers are pushing the frontiers of camera specifications to offer solutions with incredible resolution. Yonatan Hyatt explains why Autonomous Machine Vision (AMV) is pushing the boundaries of artificial intelligence, not camera specifications.

Mini factories in containers help reduce mask shortages

The factory in a box could be located in front of a hospital, next to a shopping center, or near a school. The integrated air-conditioning system with air purification filters makes production possible even in places with high risk of viral contamination.

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Production line flexibility - How to use modularization for food production increase

According to an industry survey, the majority of food manufacturing companies are expecting to increase production. However, the same study suggested automation does not offer enough flexibility to fulfil an increase in production.

As The Electronics Manufacturing Industry Slowly Recovers From The Pandemic, What Can We Learn?

Within the realm of manufacturing, one thing is abundantly clear: supply chains are intrinsically tied and vulnerable to just about everything in our world today.

COVID-19 Accelerates Digitalization in Manufacturing But Data Silos Must Go!

When the manufacturing industry emerges out of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will see the rapid trend of digitalization. However, to achieve maximum success - this will only happen if manufacturers finally deal with the challenge of data silos!

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PACK EXPO Canceled for First Time in 60-plus Year History

PMMI Media Group launches new live, web-based event: PACK EXPO Connects 2020

Cincoze GM-1000 Embedded GPU Computer Empowers Superior Performance for Machine Vision Applications

GM-1000 boasts market-leading technologies, featuring 9th generation Intel® Xeon® CPU, embedded MXM GPU and high-speed I/O to meet advanced embedded vision needs

Hygienic fluid handling Service Kits with spare parts: One-stop shop for faster service execution

/ins When it comes to service execution, three of the most critical factors in minimizing downtime in production process are speed, quality and reliability in the parts supply chain. Genuine Alfa Laval hygienic fluid handling Service Kits contain all the necessary spare parts to tackle breakdowns, repairs and scheduled preventive maintenance - fast!

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Discover how human-robot collaboration can take flexibility to new heights!
Discover how human-robot collaboration can take flexibility to new heights!

Discover how human-robot collaboration can take flexibility to new heights!

Humans and robots can now share tasks - and this new partnership is on the verge of revolutionizing the production line. Today's drivers like data-driven services, decreasing product lifetimes and the need for product differentiation are putting flexibility paramount, and no technology is better suited to meet these needs than the Omron TM Series Collaborative Robot. With force feedback, collision detection technology and an intuitive, hand-guided teaching mechanism, the TM Series cobot is designed to work in immediate proximity to a human worker and is easier than ever to train on new tasks.

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HEIDENHAIN

Many of today's disruptive technologies wouldn't be possible without a keen focus on precision. But in fast-paced corporate environments, the bottom line sometimes trumps superior engineering. At HEIDENHAIN, we're in a unique position to put R&D before net profit: In 1970, company founder Dr. Johannes Heidenhain placed his shares of the company into a foundation, enabling HEIDENHAIN to invest extensively in exciting new technologies. The result? Game-changing innovations that help our customers and their end-users gain an edge in competitive, ever-changing industries.