2020 Processing and Engineering Scholarships Awarded

PMMI awards students three scholarships totaling $15,000 for processing, mechanical and electrical engineering.

ProMach Strengthens Liquid Filling Solutions Capabilities with Acquisition of Fogg Filler

Deal expands ProMach's wide-ranging filling solutions portfolio and further enhances capabilities for single-source turnkey packaging lines worldwide

Omron releases new GigE Vision line scan cameras with Power over Ethernet functionality

Industry-leading automation solutions provider Omron Automation Americas broadens its vision portfolio with compact GigE Vision line scan cameras featuring Power over Ethernet (PoE) and Precision Time Protocol technology.

As COVID-19 highlights vulnerabilities in global supply chains and resilience takes priority, report calculates ongoing cost of shocks and prospects for production to shift

● Industries experience month-long disruptions every 3.7 years on average ● Companies can expect supply chain disruptions to erase 40 percent of a year's profits over the course of a decade on average-and extreme events take an even bigger toll ● Up to a quarter of global trade flows could move to different countries over the next five years if companies restructure their supplier networks and governments take action. But moving supply chains is not the only way to build resilience.

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!

Analysis of the respective advantages of three structures in wire forming machine

Wire forming/bending machine, the advantages of each of the three structures are analyzed. At present, the automatic equipment used in the production line is divided into three structures: turning machine, rotary plate machine and multi-axis camless machine.

Manufacturing in a (greener) material world

Industry, society and Earth itself is facing a climate emergency. As countries around the world scramble to adopt cleaner sources of energy and shrink their carbon footprints, industry is being urged to decarbonise manufacturing processes. It might seem like a task of Herculean proportions but, here, Samir Jaber, technical writer at materials and suppliers database Matmatch, explains five approaches manufacturers can take to reduce carbon emissions.

A prolific confinement … for Rhino 3D plug-ins

The period of home confinement has been a period of intense activity for the developers of Datakit, French specialist in data transfer between CAD systems. Around Rhino 3D, no less than 4 plug-ins support new formats, while textures are now supported in the JT and CATIA V5 file import plug-ins, as well as in the export to 3DPDF and FBX.

The role of PGMs in modern applications

The six transitional elements that make up the Platinum group metals (PGMs) are used in, or have played a key role in the production of, one-quarter of all manufactured goods. The landscape, and the applications of these materials are explained in this article by Ben Smye, head of growth at materials search engine, MatMatch.

Reconsidering Composite Vents for Explosion Protection

More modern single sheet, compound dome alternatives provide greater stability, reliability of explosion venting

Service Bureau Empire Group Achieves Dramatic Time & Cost Savings with PostProcess Automated Resin Removal Solution

As seasoned users of additive manufacturing, Empire Group has been utilizing 3D printing since 1999. Though Empire has long embraced the accuracy and flexibility of SLA 3D printing, it became clear that as the company grew, the associated manual resin removal process would cause impairing bottlenecks.

AMADA WELD TECH Announces MM-410A Handheld Resistance Weld Checker

Compact unit supports process development and production applications for a range of resistance welding technologies

Current Sensor Market worth over $3.5bn by 2026

According to a recent study from market research firm Global Market Insights, The global current sensor market is projected to observe momentous growth over the coming years due to the ongoing rise in factory automation trend and the use of industrial robots.

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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!

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.