How Small Manufacturers Can Leverage Smart Manufacturing

Andrew Waycott for Industry Week:  I see three ways in which smaller manufacturers can leverage Smart Manufacturing.  The first is the way applicable to all manufacturers—using today’s affordable sensors to get better data, then using that data to fine-tune the process, decrease variability and remove bottlenecks. All of these bring costs down and drive quality up. Now let’s talk about the other two ways—ways that are specific to the smaller manufacturer. Smaller manufacturers have the edge in building volumes of one—in other words, customized orders. For many smaller manufacturers, the look is less assembly line and more set of work stations. This means that the operator in a smaller plant typically makes more decisions. It’s a more people-oriented process.   Cont'd...

MT-FOCUSED A Unique Multi-Task Flow Control Valve

CVMR Corporation and Proteus Systems Inc. in a gathering of chemical industry professionals in Toronto, in anticipation of the Second World Congress on Automation and Robotics to be held in mid-June in Philadelphia, USA, and the International Conference on Design and Production Engineering in Berlin, Germany, in July, announced the success of their joint venture in providing a new generation of "control valve/flow sensor" in a "one unit fluid flow control system" used specifically for minerals processing market, from beneficiation of ores to slurry flow control.

Harmonic Drive LLC Introduces Harmonic Planetary® Gearheads

Quick Connect™ coupling for easy mounting to servo motors

More than 11,000 Attendees Expected to Explore Industry 4.0 Technologies at East Coast's Largest Advanced Manufacturing Event, June 14-16 in New York City

Manufacturing Community Gathers for Seven Co-Located Expos, Featuring more than 900 Top Suppliers across Medtech, Packaging, Automation, Plastics and more

Äpre Instruments Introduces New Affordable, High Performance Interferometer

S100 | HR model offers accurate, fast measurement and custom reporting

AUTOMATICA TREND INDEX: EIGHTY-ONE PERCENT OF INDUSTRY MANAGERS PREDICT ROBOT BOOM IN GERMAN SMES

A total of 100 decision-makers were surveyed who are responsible for the use of automation technology in their companies.

Leading OEMs Discuss How Collaborative Robots & Automation Technologies Shape Automotive Manufacturing

Future Directions For Changeover, Traceability, New Materials, Joining Techniques As Well As Data Management & Controls Architecture.

BitFlow's BitBox™ Simplifies Integration and Control of Multiple Machine Vision Devices in High I/O Applications

Machine makers in high-density I/O vision applications are challenged daily to find cost-effective, reliable ways to continuously control dozens of devices such as strobes, solenoids, and actuators, as well as to acquire data input from equipment ranging from photo detectors to triggers. Until now, the answer has been to purchase an I/O card yet this step requires additional costs, software, system complexity, and the use of a PC slot.

Bosch Rexroth launches Industry 4.0 training rigs

The Engineer:  Bosch Rexroth has launched a new range of training rigs designed to help students get up to speed with the internet of things (IoT) and Industry 4.0. The rigs will form part of the company’s Drive & Control Academy programme and are built with industry-grade components. Aimed specifically at educational and industrial institutions, the rigs are tailored towards students and teachers as well as customers and employees, designed to assist with the adoption of Industry 4.0 practices. According to Bosch Rexroth, the modular hydraulic, pneumatic and mechatronic systems simulate a complete production process, combining several elements that can be operated individually or together. The physical rigs are accompanied by corresponding exercises, eLearning, project manuals and other supporting material. “The launch of our new training rigs offering is market leading and aims to provide the younger generation with a better understanding in the future of manufacturing,” said Richard Chamberlain, product manager service at Bosch Rexroth. “We firmly believe our industry grade training rigs will equip students with the ability to stay ahead of the curve. Our course material helps guide trainees through consecutive steps that build on one another, which means motivation remains high.”   Cont'd...

The Latest Generation of Digital Factory Solution

CENIT at IMTS 2016, East Building - E-3331 / September 12-17, 2016

LASYS 2016 showcases laser innovations from all over the world over three days

Statement from Gunnar Mey, Department Director, Industrial Solutions, Messe Stuttgart, as part of the opening press conference on 31 May 2016

OMRON Introduces Sensors Enabling Stable Detection of Color Marks on Food Packages, Better Productivity in Packaging Process

Used in combination, the E3S-DC and E3NX-CA can stably detect color marks which are printed on glossy or colorful materials with subtle differences in colors and previously difficult to detect, cutting back on time necessary to start production and do maintenance work, contributing to an overall productivity increase in the packaging process.

IoT Tech Expo: Manufacturers, Developers, Engineers, IoT Technology Providers and Demos arrive in Berlin next month for Europe's leading Internet of Things event

What to expect at the IoT Tech Expo in Berlin, 13-14 June 2016:Live demo's, robotics, networking, innovative topics, discussion and more

Foxconn Replaces 60,000 Labourers With Robots in China

Subhrojit Mallick  for GIZMODO India:   Apple and Samsung phone manufacturer, Foxconn has already taken a step towards the dystopian future. The South China Morning Post reported the manufacturing giant has replaced 60,000 laborers with robots. The total strength of Foxconn factory workers reduced from 110,000 to 50,000, marking a huge shift towards automation of routine jobs.  The Foxconn technology group confirmed to the BBC that they are automating many of the manufacturing tasks associated with their operations by introducing robots. However, they maintained the move will not affect long-term job losses.    Cont'd...

Lapp's New Flexible Cable For Drives, Motors and Assemblies

The Lapp Group is now offering its new -LFLEX® VFD 2XL symmetrical motor and drive cable for high horsepower applications-including pumps, compressors, conveyors, elevators, extruders and more. Rated for voltages as high as 2,000 V, this large gauge cable offers three symmetrical grounds and features a helical copper tape shield.

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Midwest Motion Products Inc - “GRA52” Right Angled Gearmotor System

Midwest Motion Products Inc - "GRA52" Right Angled Gearmotor System

Midwest Motion Products Inc., based in Howard Lake, Minnesota, is pleased to announce the release of the new "GRA52" Right Angled Gearmotor System. This new 1:1 Right Angled Gearbox allows for significantly increased versatility, and design whose geometry allows for the unit to be mounted in tight spaces. We employ our Standard Brushed or Brushless DC Motors and Planetary Gearheads to complete the new R/A Design. Features/Benefits: Cost effective design - as low as $250*, Very Versatile - Output Ratios ranging from 3.7:1 to 2076:1, Fully Reversible Design, Readily available - Samples can be built from Stock Material, High Volume capacity.