Siemens to Host Annual Manufacturing in America Conference at Ford Field

Siemens and Electro-Matic Products, Inc. will host the Manufacturing in America conference at Ford Field March 23-24 in Detroit. The two day event will bring together manufacturing and automotive industry executives, technology leaders, educators and students to explore technologies and best practices driving manufacturing in America.

MATRIX DESIGN, LLC OPENS ADDITIONAL FACILITY IN SOUTH ELGIN, ILLINOIS

"Having this new space a few steps away from our main plant will enable our engineers, builders, and applications team to remain closely knit as product flows through operations," said Jack Chiappe production manager at Matrix Design, LLC.

Hoffmann + Krippner Expands Product Portfolio

US and Canadian Device & System Manufacturers now have access to cutting edge German Technology for Sensing and Input Systems.

At Pittcon 2016, Festo Showcases Automation Enabling Technology for High Speed Laboratory Devices

Festo modular automation systems help laboratory equipment manufacturers lower engineering costs, improve equipment performance, and bring products to market faster. (Festo Pittcon Booth #3923) Festo features at Pittcon 2016, March 6-10 in Atlanta, the companys automation subassemblies for state-of-the-art laboratory equipment.

Plattform Industrie 4.0 and Industrial Internet Consortium Agree on Cooperation

Representatives of Plattform Industrie 4.0 and the Industrial Internet Consortium met in Zurich, Switzerland to explore the potential alignment of their two architecture efforts - respectively, the Reference Architecture Model for Industrie 4.0 (RAMI4.0) and the Industrial Internet Reference Architecture (IIRA). The meeting was a success, with a common recognition of the complementary nature of the two models, an initial draft mapping showing the direct relationships between elements of the models, and a clear roadmap to ensure future interoperability. Additional possible topics included collaboration in the areas of IIC Testbeds and I4.0 Test Facility Infrastructures, as well as standardization, architectures & business outcomes in the Industrial Internet. State Secretary, Matthias Machnig, Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy: “We welcome the cooperation of both initiatives as an important milestone in the cooperation of companies internationally. The combined strengths of both IIC and Plattform Industrie 4.0 will substantially help to pave the way for a mutually beneficial development of a digitized economy for our international businesses.” Prof. Dr. Siegfried Russwurm, Technical Director of Plattform Industrie 4.0, CTO and Member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG, said„Collaborating with other initiatives is important, especially for Germany’s export-oriented economy. We are highly interested to cooperate intensively with others in order to pave the way for global standards. Cooperating with IIC – and with other consortia – is an important step in the right direction.”   Full Press Release:

Plattform Industrie 4.0 and Industrial Internet Consortium Agree on Cooperation

Representatives of Plattform Industrie 4.0 and the Industrial Internet Consortium met in Zurich, Switzerland to explore the potential alignment of their two architecture efforts - respectively, the Reference Architecture Model for Industrie 4.0 (RAMI4.0) and the Industrial Internet Reference Architecture (IIRA).

High-resolution 3 MP lenses for high-resolution USB 3.0 industrial cameras

What a sharp combination

MESA North American Conference to Co-Locate with Penton's 2016 IndustryWeek Manufacturing & Technology Conference & Expo

Collaboration will help Manufacturers "Discover Manufacturing's Tomorrow, Today"

L-509 Linear Translation Stage Combines Precision with Affordability, Newly Released by PI

The L-509 delivers precise linear motion, performance, and reliability.

New! Programmable Universal Bar Graph Meter

Bristol Instruments introduces the OMB 402UNI Series of bargraph meters. These instruments feature a 30-segment tri-color LED bar graph combined with a 6-digit numeric display. Bargraph segment colors can be set to change when preset input values are reached.

2016: Why Manufacturers Should Embrace Real-Time Data

New technologies such as IoT attract the best minds in business, but also a lot of unproven and even untested ideas. Proceed with care.

CTC Stade to Partner with Plataine to Create the 'Factory of the Future'

CTC Stade, an Airbus company, to operate Plataine's IIoT based Production Optimization Solutions as part of its effort to bring innovation, new technologies and competitive advantage to the Aerospace Community

KWS Manufacturing Launches Online Product Configurator Built by CADENAS PARTsolutions

Conveyor manufacturer to provide digital product configuration through distributor websites and home page

Lenze Americas Deploys Digitaltest's MTS 30 Combinational In-Circuit/Functional test platforms to provide the highest quality to their customers

Digitaltests MTS 30, combinational ICT and Functional systems have been deployed across Lenze Americas manufacturing plant to provide complete and automated testing of their motion controller products. The MTS 30 systems provide real-time diagnostics, functional test, board calibration and board programming.

Automotive Industry 4.0 - Disrupting the Industry?

Pascal Drescher  for The Market Mogul:  We all know what happened to Nokia and Motorola around a decade ago – are BMW, GM and Toyota the next to get disrupted? The automotive industry developed on an evolutionary path after Henry Ford’s game-changing introduction moving assembly line over a century ago, but the industry might soon get disrupted once more. There are currently several catalysts, rooted in technological advancements as well as in changes in consumer behaviours such as more and more powerful batteries and growing interest in environmentally friendly fuels, or self-driving vehicles. Furthermore, the sharing economy has reached the automotive industry with different services such as BMW’s DriveNow or autolib in Paris. Tesla is so far the most successful new entrant that took advantage of some those developments, but other companies from the Silicon Valley might put an even higher threat to established manufacturers such as BMW, Toyota or GM. What is likely to be the next big thing is the move towards automotive industry 4.0, that is marked by the convergence of automotive, technology and telecommunication industry, according to a Roland Berger study. The automotive industry is not the first to face such disruption, thinking about how iTunes revolutionised the music industry, or how Apple and Samsung with their Smartphones remodelled the telecom industry while previously leading companies such as Nokia had to face bankruptcy. And when thinking of technology and telecommunication, it is clear that it will be once more tech giants Apple and Google who are only waiting to jump into the market, leveraging their massive technological knowledge and financial base. As it is known, both already highly invested in developing self-driving vehicles, Apple under its “Project Titan” and Google’s autonomous vehicles are already driving through California.   Cont'd...

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New M12 A-Coded Connectors from binder are now Ecolab and FDA certified

New M12 A-Coded Connectors from binder are now Ecolab and FDA certified

binder USA, LP, has expanded the M12 product family with the addition of the M12 A-Coded Connector, which is now certified for both Ecolab and FDA Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 21 standards. The M12 A-Coded connectors are extraordinarily durable and IP69K-rated, ideal for harsh-duty and washdown applications in the food and beverage, pharmaceutical, and chemical industries. Available in 3, 4, 5, 8, and 12 contacts, the high quality stainless steel locking rings (V4A) and gold contact plating can also withstand UV exposure and shock and vibration.