New TURNPWR Control by ACU-RITE Makes Debut

TURNPWR promises to enable the user to maximize throughput by significantly reducing set-up time, scrap and other non-productive operations, thereby increasing efficiency, productivity and profitability.

Why Standard Surge Protection is Insufficient

On average, businesses suffer 14 hours of downtime every year. Businesses cannot always determine why this downtime occurs, but they can do more to proactively mitigate the negative impacts, particularly in terms of power quality.

48 hours to digitalise - How one production plant went remote in just two days

Digitalising a production facility typically takes years of development, but one Sandvik tube site brought remote manufacturing to its stay-at-home workers in just two days.

Redefining the boundaries of automation - Identifying production problems is not rocket science

Production challenges do not wait on IT developments, and getting to the root of a problem, or identifying the conditions that hinder smooth operation, does not always have to be rocket science. Here, George Walker, managing director of Novotek UK and Ireland, points out that sometimes, it just takes blending information from different sources into the right views for the right people.

Hui Ting Has developed a model machine for wire heading and forming integrated machine

CNC Head Forming & Wire Bending Machine 1. Use the large power servo motor imported from Japan, work in cooperation with the bending machine, complete head forming and wire bending at one time, and manifest the perfect combination between intelligence and power. 2. Can be used for puction of auto exhaust pipe hooks and other wire forming products after cold heading. Note: used in connection with wire bending machine

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.

Domestic Supplies of Polyester Woven Webbings Takes on New Urgency in the Post-COVID Era

The polyester woven webbing market experienced serious short-term disruption from the closing of the last United States manufacturing plants that could supply yarn complying with the Berry Amendment. After some new domestic yarn manufacturers entered the market, some manufacturers, including Bally Ribbon Mills, stepped up to produce 100 percent Berry-compliant polyester webbing for critical safety applications. The material, used for seat belts, tie-downs, retractors, and medical supplies, is of higher quality, meets relevant specifications, and can be engineered to meet specific customer requirements. What's more, positive engineering and manufacturing changes made to adapt to the COVID-19 emergency hold great promise in streamlining and improving future polyester webbing projects.

Omron releases Soft NA HMI solution for its NY IPC Series to optimize control and visualization

Industry-leading automation solutions pioneer Omron Automation Americas recently launched a software version of its NA5 human-machine interface that will run on the Omron industrial PC series to give end-users more control over their machines.

Intel Corporation IoT exec named morning keynote speaker for Automation Alley's Industry 4.o conference, Integr8

Dr. Irene J. Petrick, Senior Director of Industrial Innovation in IoT to discuss emerging tech, global trends at Nov. 10 conference in Detroit

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.

Industrial Internet Consortium Publishes Comprehensive White Paper on Digital Transformation in Industry

Guidance to help organizations achieve better businesses outcomes

Ensuring safe design of portable medtech

One prevailing trend in the medical industry, in recent years, has been around the portability and the miniaturisation of medical devices. However, it can pose a challenge for medical device design engineers, in terms of safely balancing a compact profile with effective power.

Machine vision: MVTec strengthens distribution in Russia

• CameraIQ is MVTec's new distribution partner • Stronger commitment in Russia • MVTec continues international growth course


• Automation will enhance and complement human activity, resulting in safer and less repetitive roles for workers • 60% of manufacturers that have introduced AI are using it to support their workforce • BMW: Technology needs to serve people rather than replace them • Deloitte: Human-robot collaboration results in "the best of all worlds" • Manufacturers have used robots and AI in novel ways since the start of the pandemic • Senior representatives of BMW Group and Deloitte discuss AI Powered Robotics on the factory floor at the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit's Virtual Edition (#GMIS2020)

Red Lion's FlexEdge™ Intelligent Edge Automation Platform Integrates IT and OT

Advanced Networking and Powerful Automation in One Operating System

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maxon motor launches new high-speed motors that are configurable online. The new ECX brushless motors are quiet and feature very high efficiency. The ECX motors are available with diameters of 8, 16 and 19 mm achieving speeds of up to 120,000 rpm. They run very smoothly and are highly efficient. With maxon motor's online configurator, it is easy to put together a customized DC motor to include gearhead, encoder and controller. The customized motors are ready to ship in 11 days!