Industry 4.0: Cloud driving the rise of machines

From BizCommunity:   The technologies defining the 'Fourth Industrial Revolution', more commonly referred to as Industry 4.0, are being powered by cloud infrastructures. The Oracle Cloud: Opening up the Road to Industry 4.0 report has found that from robotics to artificial intelligence, businesses view the cloud as a blank canvas upon which to build their innovation strategies. [Industry 4.0: Cloud driving the rise of machines] The research investigated how companies in EMEA are managing the transition to Industry 4.0 and sheds light on which technologies they are investing in to continue succeeding in the data-driven age.  The majority of businesses are currently implementing, or plan to implement new innovation strategies: • 62% have or plan to implement robotics technology • 60% have or plan to work with artificial Intelligence Most companies also recognise a cloud infrastructure is required to bring these technologies to life – 60% believe an enterprise cloud platform provides the opportunity for organisations to capitalise on innovation such as robotics and artificial intelligence.   Cont'd...  

Siemens Showcases Digital Enterprise at Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute

As manufacturing continues to experience a disruptive shift toward digitalization, Siemens is investing in initiatives to help transform U.S. manufacturing

PACK Expo - New Full-featured Palletizer for under $60,000

TopTier introduces the industrys most compact and cost effective palletizing solution at PackExpo 2016. Fully automated palletizer delivers one layer per minute.

Kentucky Firm Showcases Innovative Internet of Things Approach Defining the Future of Connected Manufacturing at AutoVision 2016

IGear to Offer Automotive Show Attendees a First-Look at New Messaging Platform that Harnesses the Power of the Internet of Things for Smart Manufacturing

Expo Floor Presentations, Hands-On Learning, Meet-n-Greets, Networking and Innovation Tours Lead UBM's Minneapolis Advanced Manufacturing Event

The event is made up of six shows, including Automation Technology Expo (ATX) Minneapolis, Design & Manufacturing Minneapolis, Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) Minneapolis, Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) Minneapolis, MinnPack, and PLASTEC Minneapolis.

AMT and SME Announce Major Partnership to Co-Produce Five Manufacturing Events

The Association For Manufacturing Technology and SME have announced a major new partnership for a series of regional co-branded trade shows focused on the manufacturing technology industry. The collaboration encompasses the existing EASTEC, WESTEC, SOUTH-TEC, HOUSTEX, and Mfg4 events.

Safety solutions for intelligent human-robot collaboration

Fanny Platbrood for SafeToWork:   Human-robot collaboration (HRC) describes a work scenario in which humans and automated machines share and work in the same workspace at the same time. Driven by Industry 4.0, this model of collaboration promises highly flexible workflows, maximum system throughput and productivity, as well as economic efficiency. However, ensuring that HRC is actually able to live up to this promise requires exactly the right safety technology for the application in question. One of the major issues associated with Industry 4.0 is making work processes flexible. At the extreme end of the spectrum, this may involve manufacturing products in batch size 1 under industrial mass-production conditions – that is, manufacturing unique items on a conveyor belt.    Cont'd...

IMTS - KUKA Announces KUKA Connect at the International Manufacturing Technology Show 2016

The Internet of Robotics comes to life with KUKA Connect - KUKAs all-new cloud software platform that securely transforms robot data into insightful information accessible from any device at anytime

Automatic Lubrication Systems That Stand Up to Corrosive, Caustic Environments

The latest in automated lubrication systems ensure optimum equipment performance, even in harsh plant environments, and reduce unscheduled maintenance. Corrosive plant environments are among the most serious threats to many industries today, contributing to extensive production downtime and exorbitant maintenance costs.

Sensors Expo - Sierra Monitor Corporation Shares Best Practices at the Industrial IoT University Program

What are the real world benefits of IoT connectivity for 20 Industrial OEMs? SMC to Demonstrate FieldPoP™ and FieldServer for Building Automation OEMs at Sensors Expo

IMTS - Autodesk Introduces Portfolio for the Future of Manufacturing

At IMTS 2016, Company Brings Together Autodesk, Delcam, HSM, Netfabb, Pan Computing and Magestic Systems for Complete Set of Additive and Subtractive Manufacturing Solutions

IMTS - CoroPlus™ brings connectivity to manufacturing plants, Sandvik Coromant enables production facilities to enter Industry 4.0

CoroPlus is the umbrella name for a new platform of connected tools and software; essentially comprising technologies that can send and/or receive data.

IMTS - Delta Presents Integrated Automation Solutions for Industrial Machinery at IMTS 2016

Bring your "Delta Passport" to booth E-4338 to join Delta's journey to smart manufacturing and experience hands-on floor demos

Dorner Introduces Next Generation 2200 Series Modular Belt Conveyors

Dorner's newly redesigned 2200 Series Modular Belt Conveyor features additional belt options, a sleek open frame design, a universal T-slot and is ideal for applications within the metalworking, packaging, assembling and general manufacturing industries.

MFG.com Offers Manufacturers and Suppliers a Powerful Analytics Tool

ShopIQ Gives Small and Medium Shops the Ability to Benchmark Quotes for Greater Success

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Staubli TX2-60 Industrial Robot

Staubli TX2-60 Industrial Robot

TX2 robots: redefining performance by offering collaborative safety and high performance in a single machine. These pioneering robots can be used in all areas, including sensitive and restrictive environments, thanks to their unique features. Safety functions are easy and inexpensive to implement. They allow a higher level of interactions between robots and human operators, while still guaranteeing protection of your people, production and investment.