Schneider Electric's three steps for implementing Industry 4.0

Eric Emin Wood for IT World Canada:  Manufacturing companies with visions of incorporating the latest automated, cloud-based, analytical tech into their production process need to recognize the value of a measured approach, an original equipment manufacturing (OEM) veteran says. Martin Stephenson, vice president of process automation for OEM Schneider Electric Canada, which specializes in power management, building management, datacentres, and process and automation control, says that while some firms are equipped to embrace the change right away, others might find that implementing what he calls “Industry 4.0” isn’t a good fit for them at all. “Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should,” he says. “Customers need to have a truthful conversation with themselves and say, ‘How do we manage what we do now? Are we ready for this step? … Do we have the right infrastructure? Do we have the right cybersecurity in place?’ There are a lot of discussions to be had before this leap of faith happens.”   Cont'd...

IMTS - Mitsubishi Electric Automation to Exhibit CNC Controls and Enterprise Connectivity Solutions at IMTS in Chicago

"The M8 Series features a CNC-dedicated CPU, which substantially increases the processing speed of the controller for high-speed, high precision machining," said Scott Strache, CNC product manager, Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. "This results in reduced cycle times, netting more quality parts in a work shift."

SAKOR TECHNOLOGIES PROVIDES DUAL-DYNAMOMETER TESTING SYSTEM TO MAJOR GLOBAL POWERTRAIN MANUFACTURER

POWERTRAIN TECHNOLOGY MANUFACTURER TO BENEFIT FROM SYSTEM'S INDUSTRY-LEADING EFFICIENCY, FLEXIBILITY, AND RELIABILITY

ConXtech Announces Membership in Fiatech™ Consortium of Capital Project Stakeholders

ConXtech, manufacturer of the modular, prefabricated ConX® structural steel building system, announces it is now a member of Fiatech™. Fiatech is a global nonprofit consortium of industry stakeholders chartered with identifying, developing and adopting new technologies and practices that can improve field safety, increase quality, accelerate schedules and reduce costs in the construction of large industrial and commercial projects.

SME's Advanced Manufacturing Media Recognizes "30 Under 30" Future Leaders of Manufacturing

The July issue of Manufacturing Engineering magazine shares the stories of these 30 young manufacturing professionals and students.

The version 2016.3 of Datakit's conversion tools enables to write NX™ assemblies

The Datakit NX write interface is now also able to keep wireframe data and to write assemblies.

IMTS - MachineWorks New Software Development Presented at IMTS 2016

The forthcoming MachineWorks release contains many exciting developments, one of them being the support of cloud-based applications for CNC simulation and verification.

10 Ways Machine Learning Is Revolutionizing Manufacturing

Louis Columbus for Forbes:  Every manufacturer has the potential to integrate machine learning into their operations and become more competitive by gaining predictive insights into production. Machine learning’s core technologies align well with the complex problems manufacturers face daily. From striving to keep supply chains operating efficiently to producing customized, built- to-order products on time, machine learning algorithms have the potential to bring greater predictive accuracy to every phase of production. Many of the algorithms being developed are iterative, designed to learn continually and seek optimized outcomes. These algorithms iterate in milliseconds, enabling manufacturers to seek optimized outcomes in minutes versus months. The ten ways machine learning is revolutionizing manufacturing include the following:

SME's Media Division Launches New Website for Manufacturing Professionals

AdvancedManufacturing.org features manufacturing news and feature articles about manufacturing technologies, lean strategies and workforce development for all manufacturing professionals

Industrial Meets the Internet: ABB opens Silicon Valley Campus as Company Ushers in the Next Industrial Revolution with Connectivity and Smart Data

The new 94,170 square foot office and lab facility is 20,000 square feet larger than the previous cumulative locations and will ultimately house nearly 200 employees when at full capacity.

3D scanning market size is projected to be valued at USD 6.05 billion by 2022

3D scanning market size is expected to exceed USD 6 billion, growing at a CAGR of 11.5% from 2015 to 2022.Attributes such as affordability, high efficiency, ability to generate fast and accurate results is to drive the 3D scanning market over the forecast period.

Tolomatic belt-drive actuator designed for harsh environments, loads up to 520 lbs (235 kg)

New trapezoidal solid-bearing actuator design optimizes performance in moderate-loading applications requiring high duty cycle and high speed over long strokes.

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.

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Thomas R. Cutler: Leading Manufacturing Journalist Worldwide

Thomas R. Cutler: Leading Manufacturing Journalist Worldwide

Cutler has authored more than 7000 articles for a wide range of manufacturing periodicals, industrial publications, and business journals including most of the leading monthly trade publications.