Konrad Technologies Accelerates its Global Expansion, Growing its Presence in the Thriving North American Market.
Company adds international sales and systems engineering personnel to increase global footprint Rung-Kai Tsay to join Konrad Technologies as Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Americas
Opto 22 announces relationship with Dell to develop and deploy Internet of Things (IoT) applications
Automation manufacturer Opto 22 and Dell join forces to bridge the gap between existing industrial assets and infrastructure, and the digital world of mobile, cloud, and information technology.
For exhibitors, the one true measure of a trade shows effectiveness is the number of quality leads it generates.
Jason Siu AutoGuide.com: Audi is developing a “Smart Factory” where robots will work together with humans to build cars. The German automaker first talked about its Smart Factory last year, envisioning a plant with human-robot collaboration, 3D printed parts, drone material transport and piloted cars that drive themselves off the production lines. A new video has been released that gives us a glimpse into that factory, proving that it’s not as far-fetched as you might think. In fact, Audi appears to be making great progress with drones transporting steering wheels, although it may not seem very effective in the video. Cont'd...
Is Your Step Motor and Driver Contributing to the Inaccuracy of Your System?
The University of Manchester, the largest single-site university in the UK, has a reputation for producing some of the worlds greatest engineering and mathematical minds. Twenty-five Nobel Prize winners have either worked or studied at the University.
Christine Chou, The China Post: Â Delta Electronics,Â a provider of power management solutions, will acquire a 100 percent stake in industrial software provider Unicom (ç¾½å† ) for NT$351 million (US$10.9 million).Â In a bid to speed up its smart manufacturing operations, Delta Electronics' board of directors agreed on Friday to acquire Unicom - merging the leading Computer-Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) software provider into a wholly-owned subsidiary of Delta. Unicom, which specializes in Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), has been providing solutions to streamline factory management and equipment monitoring for almost 20 years. Delta Electronics chief executive officer Cheng Ping said with the arrival of the internet of things, manufacturers must move towards smart production to adapt to changing market demands. The development of core technologies and systems for smart manufacturing requires cross-disciplinary cooperation to speed up the transition and seize market opportunities, Cheng said. Â Cont'd...
Automotive manufacturers are seeking ways to simultaneously embrace big data, stay flexible, and continue to innovate ahead of fellow automakers and new competition from Silicon Valley.
Selecting subassembly manufacturers with specific capabilities can speed turnaround, improve product performance and functionality, and increase an OEMs bottom line.
Balluff's new compact IO-Link masters for resilient distributed modular controls architecture offer a robust IP67 housing and slim design.
Ben Rossi for InformationAge: Â Accelerated by technologies such as 3D printing and intelligent robots, the role of the human machine interface (HMI) is becoming more sophisticated. This is altering the way industries approach increasingly complex processes of machines and systems in order to improve efficiency and decrease downtime. Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things (IoT) are at the centre of new technological approaches, development, production and the entire logistics chain - otherwise known as smart factory automation. HMI is implemented in any industry where human intervention with a machine or automated device is necessary. The high rate of demand for HMI is being driven by the need for enhanced efficiency, data security and compliance, mobility, remote services and reliable hardware. Â Cont'd...
SWM integrated steppers from Applied Motion Products Inc. are IP65 rated drive+motor units, fusing step motor and drive components into a single splash proof and dustproof device. This space-saving design eliminates wiring and saves on cost over conventional motor and drive solutions.
HMI with CODESYS 3 PLC and Visualization
Companies to Focus on IoT Technologies ThingWorx and Predix
By Christopher Alessi and Natascha Divac, Dow Jones Newswires: Siemens AG’s planned acquisition of automation and industrial software provider Mentor Graphics Corp. is the German giant’s latest play to stay competitive in the race to digitize heavy industry. Siemens on Monday offered $37.25 a share in cash, equivalent to a 21 percent premium on Mentor’s closing share price on Friday, giving the U.S. company an equity value of around $4 billion.Wilsonville, Ore.-based Mentor, which has agreed to the acquisition, sells software and hardware design-automation tools for the development and testing of advanced electronic systems. The company has a field office in Longmont. Mentor’s shares gained 18.3 percent to $36.30 in recent Nasdaq trading on Monday. “It’s a perfect portfolio fit to further expand our digital leadership and set the pace in the industry,” Siemens CEO Joe Kaeser said. Cont'd...
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