Change in the technology buzzword blizzard - Automation specialist explains the latest trend: hyper-automation

Hyper-automation, as the name may suggest, relates to excessive automation. This is something that Elon Musk pleaded guilty to in 2018 after the production line for the Tesla Model 3 came to a complete halt for four days.

How Are Mechatronics and Industrial Automation Different?

Mechatronics and industrial automation are two fields that overlap to some extent. But they have their differences, too. Here's a definition of each, plus how they benefit the manufacturing sector.

Retrofitting Legacy Equipment

Here Jonathan Wilkins, director at EU Automation, discusses the issues and solutions surrounding retrofitting legacy equipment with smart technology.

Accurate long-term predictions - Freudenberg Sealing Technologies' new method shows how static seals actually age

Freudenberg Sealing Technologies has now developed a method that takes material changes at the molecular level into account when predicting the long-term durability of seals.

The Three-step Guide to Buying Automation

We've all heard the phrase, 'like a kid in a candy store'. Visiting automation trade shows can leave even the calmest visitors eager to get their hands on some automation action. Before parting with your cash, Claudia Jarrett suggests three important questions to ask.

Effect of PCI Devices on Automation Systems

Industry 4.0 is changing systems architecture across all domains in industrial automation. Upcoming edge computing architectures use virtualization for scaling dedicated applications with deterministic key performance indicators (KPIs) on a heterogeneous operating systems.

Tips and Tricks for Implementing Automation in Your Manufacturing Plant

IoT and connected devices are making the development process more transparent. The technology also allows plant managers and overseers to accurately review operations, which leads to a more positive direction for everyone.

International Manufacturing Technology Show

Now, with connectivity, controls, process integration and automation, job shops and manufacturers can harness more uptime from their CNCs. Visit more than 350 companies in the Metal Cutting Pavilion.

Top 5 Reasons to Use Flat Cables Instead of Round

Flat Cables have many technical and performance enhancing advantages over round cables, so Cicoil has released a New Video to clearly illustrate "The Top 5 Reasons to Use Flat Cable in your Design"

ManufacturingTomorrow - Special Tradeshow Coverage
IMTS 2018

IMTS 2018 takes place at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL September 10th - 15th. This ManufacturingTomorrow.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event.

ABB is leaving the repair shop after transitional year - CEO

John Revill, Oliver Hirt for Reuters: "The last couple of years ABB was in the repair shop and now we are coming out. With political stability and digitalisation we have positive conditions and a better platform to participate in the upturn,"

Kuka Showcases Robotic Demos at TechCenter Grand Opening

Candace Roulo for SME: The grand opening featured 13 live robotic automation demonstrations, tours of the new TechCenter, and presentations on new technology.

Apple and GE just put iOS inside Industry 4.0

Jonny Evans for ComputerWorld: Apple and GEs new agreement opens the door for further iOS deployment across industry infrastructure and puts Apple at the core of digital transformation.

Accenture Launches Industrial IoT Innovation Center

Clients work with Accenture to design and prototype digital solutions that improve engineering, manufacturing, production and deliver new customer experiences

Achieving Lights-Out Manufacturing with Industrial Robots

Kagan Pittman for Engineering.com: The robot combo has been tasked with automating a black oxide process, which involves dipping parts in various chemical baths in a precise sequence.

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