IMTS 2016 -- SPRING Technologies highlights NCSIMUL MACHINE and NCSIMUL CAM as manufacturers usher in Industry 4.0

See full demonstrations of these advanced, award-winning software solutions and more in Booth E-3267

Tolomatic hygienic electric cylinder delivers more force, longer service life

Tolomatic ERD all-stainless hygienic electric actuators with new roller screw choices are designed for 100 percent duty cycle and can be deployed in the most demanding of food and beverage processing applications

Robotics Process Automation & Artificial Intelligence Take London by Storm!

The event taking place in London, from 14th - 16th November is set to bring together those furthest along the maturity curve in automated and intelligent service innovation with those who are just starting out, for a frank and open discussion surrounding the best ways to compete in the digital business era.

ABB expands collaborative portfolio with the introduction of SafeMove2, its latest generation robot monitoring system

The new safety certified software delivers greater flexibility, space savings and cutting edge commissioning tools for greater productivity at a lower total investment cost.

1000 Series Automatic Splicers Improve Uptime for Wide Non-Woven Substrates

Butler Automatic, the inventor and global leader of automatic splicing solutions, announces that its 1000 Series Automatic Film Splicer is ideal for improving uptime and increasing throughput in applications utilizing wide, non-woven substrates. The 1000 Series is used in applications including printing, packaging, building insulation, automotive air filters, and medical wound care products.

Companies, employees not quite ready for cognitive technology wave of robotics, AI, machine learning

Larry Dignan for Between the Lines:  Robots, artificial intelligence, machine learning and other cognitive technologies will replace about 7 percent of U.S. jobs by 2025 with office and administrative staff taking the biggest hit, according to a Forrester Research forecast. The bad news is jobs will be lost. The good news is that new gigs will be created as cognitive technology takes hold. One reason the disruption won't be larger or happen sooner is that companies aren't ready for the change related to the new automated workforce, said Forrester. Among the key items: 16 percent of U.S. jobs will be replaced, but 9 percent of jobs will be created. That's how Forrester gets to the 7 percent job loss by 2025 figure. Emerging jobs will be robot monitoring pros, data scientists, automation specialists and content curators. 93 percent of automation technologists feel unprepared to take on smart machine technologies. 83 percent saw cognitive computing as critical to their companies' future. 32 percent of respondents said they are prepared for the cognitive technology changes ahead, but only 12 percent are prepared to deal with the human and organizational fallout. 46 percent say the number of jobs will remain about the same and 43 percent of respondents thought jobs would decline. Full Article:

Oriental Motor Introduces New 200 W (1/4 HP) & 400 W (1/2 HP) BMU Series Brushless Motor and Drive Package

Our Popular Easy to Use Brushless Motor Just Received a Boost in Power and Performance

Four Dorner Industrial Conveyor Platforms Receive Cleanroom Certification

Cleanrooms and other controlled environments provide management of airborne particulate contamination to appropriate levels for accomplishing contamination-sensitive activities.

IMTS 2016 TOOLING & WORKHOLDING PAVILION SHOWCASES ADVANCES IN ACCURACY AND EFFICIENCY

Innovative machinery from around the world will be on display at IMTS - The International Manufacturing Technology Show. Key to maximizing the efficiency and effectiveness of those machines are the tooling and workholding products on display in the West Building at McCormick Place.

Microscan Introduces the World's Smallest Platform for Barcode Reading to Advanced Machine Vision

Microscan, a global manufacturer and pioneer of miniature barcode imagers and machine vision smart cameras for industrial automation, redefines imaging technology as a single, omni-capable platform for any automation task. With the scalability to accomplish basic to high-performance auto ID as well as simple to advanced machine vision in one, MicroHAWK® offers the breadth of Microscan software and hardware options on the smallest smart camera suite ever developed. The MicroHAWK family includes a fully-integrated imaging engine and three industrial-rated miniature imagers with unrivaled flexibility, ease of use, and universal application potential.

Microscan Visionscape® GigE Camera Performs Precision Measurement of Apertures in Digital Camera Housing at Foxconn

his case study from the electronics manufacturing industry could be applied to other sectors, and as vision technology advances and experience from its practical application is accumulated, there are sure to be even more challenges addressed using precision machine vision solutions.

'UK manufacturers fail to understand Industry 4.0'

Ian Vallely for Works Management:  There isn't enough understanding of Industry 4.0 by UK manufacturers, according to a report by BDO in partnership with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.  It said just 8% of UK manufacturers have a significant understanding of Industry 4.0 processes despite 59% recognising that the fourth industrial revolution will have a big impact on the sector, according to the report . As the increasing use of automation, data exchange, technology and wider supply chain communications driven by Industry 4.0 provides both huge opportunities and threats to UK manufacturing, there remains a ‘gaping hole’ in the education and understanding of Industry 4.0. According to the BDO Industry 4 0 Report, increased productivity, better data analysis, increased competitiveness and lower manufacturing costs are the top ways in which Industry 4.0 will affect UK manufacturing.   Cont'd...

MDT Exhibits TMR Sensors at Sensors Expo

Advanced TMR Technology Realizes Outstanding Performance Benefits for High-End Sensor Applications

VPT Adds Industrial Level VHR Series DC-DC Converter Line

High reliability DC-DC converters and EMI Filters for industrial level applications available from VPT

Tripwire Announces Cyber Security Solution for Industrial Automation

Tripwire provides unified visibility for networks, endpoints and controllers in manufacturing environments

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