The complexity of mineral processing and manufacturing plants - how Artificial Intelligence can help

Industry 4.0 encapsulates not only manufacturing but also mineral processing plants and the differences between these should be considered carefully in the deployment of 4.0 solutions such as Artificial Intelligence (AI).

SELLING MACHINES. TO HUMANS

Here, despite this drive towards automation, Tovit Neizer of Nanofabrica shines a light on the human touch that yields best results in this high tech world.

Encoders Hold the Key to Ultra-accurate Motion Control

Aerotech, continuing its commitment to the art and science of motion control, looks to Renishaw for versatile, high-precision laser interferometer encoders for its medical stages.

FABTECH Expo Q&A with Xometry

Xometry is excited to highlight our newest manufacturing capability, Carbon DLS. Carbon uses digital light projection, oxygen-permeable optics, and programmable liquid resins to produce products with end-use durability, resolution and surface finish. Visit us at Booth #A4343

Endurance lasers keep surprising maker community and 3D printing maker and CNC enthusiasts.

The idea of a laser head on 3D printer and CNC machine became quite popular among people who have 3D printers and CNC routers. The good thing was that with the laser head you could easily convert your machine into a powerful laser cutting / engraving tool.

Predictive Analytics vs Machine Learning

Machine learning is a continuance of the perceptions around predictive analytics, except that the AI system is able to make assumptions, test them and learn autonomously.

Innovative Manufacturers Should Embed Automated Systems in Production Processes

Precision tools improve process control and result in higher product quality.

How the Model T Can Influence Your Current Industrial Automation Needs."

A shift in production capabilities and costs allow you to reconsider your market from a new perspective. Higher productivity and efficiency equals a lower per unit cost that will change how competitive you can be within your market.

Trends in IoT Manufacturing

The IoT ecosystem connects heterogeneous processes, personnel, resources, devices, sensors, robotics, heavy machineries, and business procedures in a cohesive way to attain optimum resource usage and enhance the productivity of business processes.

Deciding Whether to Build or Buy an IIoT Solution

With shrinking margins and increasing pressure to deliver better, faster, and cheaper goods and services, manufacturers must find ways to improve efficiencies, reduce costs, and open new revenue streams - none of which can be accomplished without embracing the IIoT.

Five Questions Every Manufacturing CEO Should Be Asking Their IT Team

KEEPING TABS ON TECHNOLOGY FOR NATIONAL MANUFACTURING DAY. More than ever, today's manufacturing leaders need to stay ahead of the technology that can make or break not just their businesses, but disrupt their entire industry.

Why RFID is the VIP of 2019

With the Smart Factory concept being driven around the globe, RFID has emerged from the shadows and taken its place in the spotlight.

3+2 Vs. 5-axis: What's the Difference?

Adding two axes to the conventional three axes does technically create a machine with five axes, but this 3+2 mechanism does not exactly equal a 5-Axis machine.

Why Co-Manufacturing Is The Future of Cannabis

In a co-manufacturing facility brands are able to scale and launch more effectively through the use of pooled resources on one vertically integrated facility that can meet all of their business needs.

Geek+ Launches Smart Factory with Robots Making Robots

Based in Nanjing, the factory uses Geek+' robots, AI algorithms and other automated solutions to manufacture new Geek+ robots. 100% of the Company's robots are produced by the factory, a testament to performance and strength of the solution.

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Dynatect Automated Machine Safety Roll-Up Doors

Dynatect Automated Machine Safety Roll-Up Doors

Need to increase safety? Are you using light curtains? Is space a concern? Dynatect's Gortite® VF Automated Machine Safety Door combines safety technology, speed, and a physical barrier to isolate hazardous operations. Use of a physical barrier with safety sensors can save up to 30 square feet of manufacturing space. Using the ANSI minimum safety distance formula, the Gortite® VF Door limits the depth penetration factor and average approach speed, allowing closer location of the safeguarding device. Unlike light curtains, which can't contain process hazards, an automated machine safety door can isolate common workplace debris. This physical barrier is designed to contain process driven hazards such as weld sparks, UV flash, and light debris. Thus, the operator can maintain closer proximity to the work area improving ergonomics and productivity.