Robotics, AI, and basic IoT digitization is the technology that will be needed to design smart factories. Abundant data and smart robotics will magnify a factory's output, while minimizing costs and defects.
Many companies believe and perpetuate the myth that AM is only a prototyping tool, innovators in a range of markets (e.g., aerospace, healthcare, consumer goods and more) are already using AM for production-grade manufacturing when design, performance and cost factors align
Healthcare Packaging EXPO shines light on achieving greater agility, record keeping and speed in maintenance.
The need for precise motion control is driven by many demands now placed on the line, from moving products around on the manufacturing floor to a variety of work stations to the logistics of moving the finished product through a facility.
Additive manufacturing enables not just personalisation but also, importantly, cost reduction and gains in success. There are sure to emerge many more potential applications.
Booth #N4936 - Dorner will be showcasing 6 different demos with 13 unique conveyor platforms. Two of the demos showcase our new redesigned AquaGard 7350 Series which is scheduled to launch this October.
Designing sensors that offer the capacity to communicate wirelessly and synthesize data with a cloud-based interface are one of the most important factors to consider when designing sensors for factories.
Operations managers report that when new workers are exposed to the latest mobile voice technologies, there is vastly higher job satisfaction and employee retention, while immediately increasing their value to new employers.
Booth #N4740 - One exciting example of flexible and interactive technology will be the new collaborative robots. The new line, brought by Omron and Techman, is safer, simpler to program and easier to integrate with other equipment
Booth #S4314 - This year we'll be introducing our AS40 conveyors with backlights. These backlights are specially designed to fit within the frame of our conveyors and, when coupled with a translucent belt, provide extra contrast for vision systems to aid in inspection
Manufacturing Management for Complex Products: The IIoT Enables Real-Time Visibility and Intelligence
Solutions that bring IIoT, analytics and cloud technologies together in easily deployed, flexible platforms are now available, and providing real business value.
Novarc Technologies Inc. creates robots for spool welding and other custom welding operations. To enhance the operator experience, Novarc turned to COPA-DATA's zenon to create a simple user interface for its robotic welding machines.
IHS Markit recently published the "Manufacturing Technology Vertical Intelligence Service", including a manufacturer survey for the transformative technologies adoption in the semiconductor, display and electronics manufacturing sectors.
Booth #E8902 - Emulate3D for Machine Builders brings together within a virtual environment the "two truths" of all automation systems - the mechanical truth (that's the CAD model), and the logical truth (that's the control system), before it becomes costly to modify either.
PACK EXPO International takes place at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL October 14th - 17th. This ManufacturingTomorrow.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event.
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