LSIS offers glimpse into smart factory

Lee Min-hyung for Korea Times:  LSIS, the nation's top electric equipment maker, aims to apply integrated automation systems into all of its manufacturing facilities as a core strategy to slash operating costs and dominate the nation's energy efficiency market. The so-called "smart factory" initiative comes amid growing popularity for efficient management systems in the age of the Internet of Things (IoT). Global equipment manufacturers are jumping on the "smart" bandwagon for management efficiency, but only a few companies here have achieved significant feats on the area. LSIS's manufacturing facility, however, offers a glimpse of what automated factory is all about, ranging from assembling parts to packaging. In particular, the company's G production line is equipped with fully-automated production system operated by its programmable logic controller (PLC). The PLC is interconnected with the manufacturing execution system (MES), serving as a network hub to manage every level of manufacturing processes within the factory.   Cont'd...

Novotechnik - Basic and Programmable Touchless angle Sensors

Novotechnik U.S. introduces the Vert-X 31E Series of rotary angle sensors. The sensors are touchless magnetic angle sensors with a permanent magnet that can be secured to an applications rotating shaft, so that there is no direct mechanical linkage between the shaft and the measuring system, and therefore no wear.

Collaborative Robots Are Broadening Their Marketplaces

In a human-machine study conducted by an MIT professor, it was shown that teams made of humans and robots collaborating efficiently can be more productive than teams made of either humans or robots alone.

U.S. Manufacturing Competitiveness Rising, Set to Take No. 1 Spot from China by 2020

The rankings also reveal a shift among the world's traditional manufacturing powerhouses due to the Asia Pacific region's rising influence and declining strength in European and BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China).

Schneider Packaging Equipment Unveils State-of-the-Art Training Lab for Customers

Lab to feature hands-on training without slowing or stopping production lines

OMRON Launches New Integrated Solutions for Industrial Robots

This release includes 49 best-in-class robots developed by OMRON Adept Technologies, Inc. These have been integrated with OMRON's family of sensors, safety components and award-winning NX/NJ series machine automation controllers to simplify the introduction of robots in a production environment.

Demand-Driven Manufacturing Planning, Scheduling and Execution Software at Microsoft® Envision 2016

SyncManufacturing™ software brings real-time, synchronized manufacturing production capabilities to Microsoft® Dynamics users

U.S. manufacturing isn't dead; factories are running at close to a record pace

Rex Nutting for MarketWatch:  U.S. manufacturing sector doesn’t get any respect. Ask a random sample of people on the street and you’re likely to hear that America doesn’t make anything anymore, that China, Mexico and Vietnam took all of our factories, and that the only jobs left in America are flipping burgers and cleaning hotel rooms. “Throughout history, at the center of any thriving country has been a thriving manufacturing sector,” says presidential candidate Donald Trump. “But under decades of failed leadership, the United States has gone from being the globe’s manufacturing powerhouse — the envy of the world — through a rapid deindustrialization.”   Cont'd.. .

Developing Manufacturing Workers Who Are Job-Ready on Day One

Over the next decade, 3.4 million manufacturing jobs will likely be needed, and 60% of them are likely to be unfilled due to the talent shortage. How can we close that number (and the skills gap)?

OMRON Introduces Displacement Sensor for Micron-Level Moving Measurement; Highly Accurate and Trimming Over 50% of Measuring Time (*1)

Numina Group to Demonstrate Order Fulfillment Automation Technologies at MODEX 2016 Booth 4427

At MODEX, Numina Groups latest order fulfillment and material handling technologies will be showcased in Booth #4427, including voice directed Pick, Pack, and Ship Automation featuring camera based inspection, carton dimensioning, pack sheet print-fold-insert, and print and apply labeling managed by Real-time Distribution Software, RDS™, Numinas WES-WCS.

CAD Society Announces Its 2016 Award Winners and One Surprise Winner To Be Announced at COFES 2016

The CAD Society Awards annually acknowledge the contributions made by individuals who have significantly affected and developed the CAD, engineering, manufacturing, and architecture software industries.

Beckhoff at Hannover Messe: Hall 9, Booth F06

Experience 'Integrated Industry now: With ready-to-use products for IoT and Industrie 4.0 from Beckhoff.

Robots: A New Kind of Manufacturing Workforce

Improving the effectiveness of small and medium manufacturers could help stimulate the economy and drive job creation. Adding robotic employees to the manufacturing mix might just make manufacturers in the United States more competitive with their counterparts in Asia.

Unique Hybrid Cnc Tool Solution Uses Beckhoff Controls To Integrate Additive Manufacturing With Standard CNC Machining

Hybrid Manufacturing Technologies has developed a unique CNC-based hybrid tool control solution that enables virtually any CNC machine or robotic platform to deploy both metal-cutting and metal-adding heads in the spindle and conveniently change between them.

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