Announcing FlexLight LC4500 From Keynote Photonics: Extending Innovations In 3D Scanning

LC4500 production solutions offers developers new features and capabilities to integrate light into 3d scanning and industrial applications

Nobilia uses IoT to create smart factory

Kitchen maker Nobilia has rolled out IoT and automation systems in its German factories to enable real-time tracking of furniture as it progresses through the manufacturing process. The company, which has distribution in Australia, is using Beckhoff automation technology that is powered by Intel processors. A barcode that is attached to furniture is encoded with details including processing steps, components required to be added to complete it, and logistics information such as where the finished product is to be delivered. “Each processing machine scans the barcode and retrieves the associated machining data from a central database. Data connecting the whole factory together makes it possible to produce 2700 kitchens daily,” Intel said in a blog post. “Through real-time tracking enabled by Intel IoT technologies, Nobilia knows exactly where each part is in the production process at any time. “If one of the manufacturing lines shuts down, parts are automatically rerouted to another line.”

Allied Machine Announces Updates to Product Selector Online Recommendation Tool

Increased product coverage and optional constraints enable simple, accurate holemaking technology selection

Who Is Adopting IoT and Why?

We all know the Internet of Things is set to revolutionize the manufacturing industry but how will this happen? A new study of manufacturers across 12 different countries has provided quantified answers to the questions the industry is asking.

Three Reasons Why Advanced Manufacturing Institutes Matter

American manufacturing is surging with almost 900,000 new jobs created in the past six years. While thats incredible progress, how do we take manufacturing to the next level?

Microscan Demonstrates LVS Offline Verification and Print Quality Inspection at INFO*FLEX 2016

Microscan will demonstrate LVS® label verification and print quality inspection solutions from Booth #110 at the 2016 INFO*FLEX Expo, March 7-8 at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.A.

WestPack - Matrix Brings the Proven Toyo Jidoki TT-8D-N Pre-Made Pouch Filler Sealer to WestPack 2016

Matrix also features the Inever BY300, designed for low-to-medium output production of stickpacks for dosing powders, granules, solids, liquids, and pastes as well as the Morpheus continuous motion vertical form fill seal machine. (Matrix Booth # 5326)

BitFlow Announces 2016 Trade Show Schedule

Schedule underscores global reach of company's frame grabber technology

Meet Advanced Motion Control's Family of Servo Amplifiers

AMC offers hundreds of standard servo drive and amplifier models, accept various command signals, communicate over several networks and operate in many different modes. For instance, the digital product line supports several different interface options including: analog input, step and direction, encoder following, RS-232/485, CANopen or SynqNet™. These same interfaces can be found on servo drives with power output capabilities ranging from 20W up to 40KW of peak output!

Rockwell Automation to Acquire MagneMotion, a Leading Manufacturer of Intelligent Conveying Systems

Advanced Motion Technology Will Complement iTRAK Motion Solution

Study Finds 34% of Manufacturers Do Not Track Asset Data

Smartware Group, Inc. and Technology Evaluation Centers, Inc. survey highlights missing link between maintenance practices, software capabilities

Okuma Customer Precision Products Reduces Scrapped Parts with Custom Machine Tool App

Open architecture control functionality enables customer to write their own app to streamline cutting operations and reduce operator error.

Industry 4.0: What businesses need to know

By Barclay Ballard for ITProPortal:  In order for businesses to prepare for Industry 4.0, they first need to understand the technological driving forces behind it, including the Internet of Things. Although mainstream examples of IoT devices are relatively limited at the moment, in the future connected objects are expected to revolutionise a whole host of business sectors. In the same way that new manufacturing processes brought about huge upheaval during the Industrial Revolution, the Internet of Things is also predicted to bring wholesale changes to industry. “The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has been described as a crucial step in the Fourth Industrial Revolution or Industry 4.0,” explains Martyn Williams, managing director of industrial automation software expert, COPA-DATA UK. “Using IoT technology, organisations are developing smarter infrastructures and building connected networks across entire manufacturing processes.” Some of the key changes predicted to emerge as the Internet of Things is adopted by industrial firms include the following:   Cont'd... 

Four Points You Need to Consider when Thinking About Automating or Robotizing Your Operations

If your products have regular and stable characteristics, hard automation makes sense. If however each product is different, flexible automation or robotics should be favored.

Japan Embracing Industry 4.0 And IoT To Leap Into Next Industrial Automation

The challenge ahead is that not only manufacturing technologies will change drastically but the whole business environment, in which Japan may have to strive to overcome other than IoT super next generation automation.

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