Shop Floor Automations discusses the benefits of machine event monitoring
NewCo Shift: Local Motors was founded in 2007 by John “Jay” Rogers, an Ivy league-educated ex-Marine who wanted to marry his lifelong interest in vehicles with new economic models. The result: Local Motors, a company that, after eight years in business, now produces a series of vehicles built locally in a handful of facilities, but designed by a global community of enthusiasts. Local Motors’ business model is built around its microfactories. The four now in existence — and the dozens more that the company plans to open over the next 10 years — each focus on a few vehicle types. Each looks to source components locally to the greatest extent possible. And each features a modular factory floor that can be configured and reconfigured as needed to accommodate the demand for individual vehicles. Cont'd...
Microsoft teams up with IoT partners to set foot in Asia and tap into the global market
ITW Dynatec, a global leader in bonding and sealing applications, will feature smart hot melt solutions designed for 'today and tomorrow at Pack Expo 2016, McCormick Place, Chicago, IL, November 6-9, Booth N-5725.
Bihler, a leader in complex components manufacturing and automation, will feature its next-generation 4Slide NC machine at FABTECH 2016, Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV, November 16-18, Booth N-6925.
The acquisition significantly strengthens Rockwell Automations expertise in key process and batch applications to help its customers realize greater productivity and improved global competitiveness through process control and information management solutions.
Why not to use the open protocols and API of messengers to control robots, whether this be a drone or a wheeled platform, via mobile phones?
IoT Tech Expo: Manufacturers, Developers, Engineers and IoT Technology Providers arrive in Silicon Valley this month for the leading global IoT event
The show will cover the entire IoT ecosystem with topics including; predictive maintenance, smart logistics, data analytics, connectivity, digitalisation, energy, smart grids, healthcare, sustainability, developing for the IoT, smart factories, smart homes and connected cars, monetisation, Big Data and cyber security. The dedicated conferences were a huge success in London and Berlin and you can expect more real-life case studies, dynamic discussion and innovative thinking in Silicon Valley.
SFA presents a new comic strip series & humor-related Twitter account.
Now is a good time to be an engineer working in systems and control. These disciplines enjoyed a median income increase of more than double that of U.S. IEEE members in other fields.
PACK Expo - Interroll Debuts New MSC 50 Magnetic Speed Controller to Optimize Gravity Roller Conveyor Operation at PACK EXPO 2016
MSC 50 is the worlds first speed controller with integrated eddy current brake that provides a cost-effective solution for handling lightweight and heavier goods
The Model 25SP Programmable Size 25 Accu-CoderPro™ shaft encoder is specifically designed for the challenges of an industrial environment.
PACK Expo - Septimatech Features Packaging Machine and Line Changeover Performance Solutions at PACK EXPO International
Solutions from packaging line changeover efficiency expert Septimatech reduce changeovers from hours to minutes and assure accurate, repeatable setup and improved container handling. See Septimatech at PACK EXPO International, November 6-9, Booth N-5936.
Targeting high-speed real-time motion control systems, NEXCOM's latest line of NET series can accelerate the execution of complex automation schemes, intricate robot control, and sophisticated image processing, allowing deterministic control and machine vision integration of advanced motion control applications.
ABB Robotics inspires students to pursue careers in manufacturing with guided tour of its Auburn Hills facility
In celebration of Manufacturing Day 2016 students learned about the role of robotics in manufacturing, and how robots and robot systems are designed and built
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maxon motor launches new high-speed motors that are configurable online. The new ECX brushless motors are quiet and feature very high efficiency. The ECX motors are available with diameters of 8, 16 and 19 mm achieving speeds of up to 120,000 rpm. They run very smoothly and are highly efficient. With maxon motor's online configurator, it is easy to put together a customized DC motor to include gearhead, encoder and controller. The customized motors are ready to ship in 11 days!