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U.S. investors see more automation, not jobs, under Trump administration

David Randall for Reuters:   When U.S. President-elect Donald Trump criticized United Technologies Corp's (UTX.N) Carrier unit in November for its plan to move some 800 jobs to Mexico, the parent-company made a swift decision to keep the factory in Indiana. Yet, the move did not translate into saving jobs. Instead, the company decided it would move toward automation as a way to cut costs. "We're going to make up [the] $16 million investment in that factory in Indianapolis to automate, to drive the cost down so that we can continue to be competitive," chief executive Greg Hayes said on CNBC last month. "What that ultimately means is there will be fewer jobs." Swapping robots and software for human labor has underpinned much of the productivity gains in the United States over the last 25 years. Now, with a greater political push to keep factories at home, investors are betting that automation will gain speed in industries ranging from auto manufacturing to chicken processing to craft beer breweries.   Cont'd...

What is the Smart Factory and its Impact on Manufacturing?

The smart factory is a direct way for manufacturers to excel in a competitive and dynamic marketplace.

Machine Data Collection and Monitoring

For years, the shop floor as been an island of its own and with the latest climate from the US government and other countries, more companies are seeking integration and connection to the corporate world.

Association for Advancing Automation (A3) Announces Launch Pad Competition for Startups

Entrepreneurs Vie for Cash Award and Spotlight at Automate 2017

Mikrotron presents new family of high-resolution high-speed Machine Vision cameras

CoaXPress® cameras EoSens® 25CXP+, EoSens® 12CXP+ and CameraLink camera EoSens® 25CL+ will be showcased at SPIE Photonics West 2017

Microscan Demonstrates One Imaging Device for all Automation Needs at SLAS 2017

Microscan, the number-one brand of embedded clinical barcode readers and leading innovator of machine vision solutions for the life sciences, announces that it will demonstrate the MicroHAWK® family of barcode readers - the worlds smallest enclosed imaging devices for barcode reading and machine vision for clinical instruments - from Booth #1246 at the Society for Laboratory Automation & Screening (SLAS) Annual Conference and Exhibition, scheduled to take place February 6-8 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C., U.S.A.

One Of Europe's Top Business Schools Is Helping Executives Navigate Industry 4.0

Seb Murray for BusinessBecause:  Industry 4.0 — a slew of technologies from robotics and 3D printing to virtual reality and data analytics — is rapidly reshaping the way we manufacture, distribute and consume products. The Executive Master in Manufacturing Automation & Digital Transformation at ESCP Europe, is equipping executives with the tools they need to navigate the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Below, Giovanni Scarso Borioli, Assistant Professor of Operations Management, outlines how.  Cont'd...

Schunk - ELP Electric Linear Module

The SCHUNK ELP can be adjusted in two simple steps making it the most user friendly electric linear module on the market! The end positions can be mechanically adjusted with a screw and the speed of extension and retraction is adjusted using rotary switches on the side of the unit.

Award-Winning Television Personality and Special Effects Master, Jamie Hyneman Adds Star Power to UBM's Advanced Design & Manufacturing Keynote in Anaheim, CA

Automated Smart Inspection Station™ Now Inspecting F135 Parts for Industry Leader Level 3 Inspection

Complex Geometries and Tight Tolerances Are Quickly Measured with Computer Aided Inspection Process

Association for Advancing Automation (A3) Launches Trade Association in Mexico

A3 Mexico Will Support the Robotics and Automation Industry in Fast-Growing Market

With Continued Growth, Demco Automation Announces New Facility

Demco Automation has finalized agreements and is in the final phases of completing construction of a new facility. The larger site will support its continued growth as a leading automated systems supplier.

Sciemetric releases turnkey leak test station that cuts costs, boosts efficiency

The 3675 can combine up to three of Sciemetrics 3520 Series Leak Test units in one stand, controlled by a single sigPOD controller. This turnkey station can be used to conduct a range of leak tests, including pressure decay, mass flow and more with pressure or vacuum. It can be used in production, in a lab or wherever leak testing must be conducted.

New Linear Motor Stages with Magnetic Direct Drives and New Motion Controller, from PI

Ultra-precise linear motor stages are well-suited for industry and research positioning and scanning applications, such as found in precision automation, micro-assembly, biotechnology, laser beam control, optics, lens testing, and photonics alignment.

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