Machine vision gets even more user-friendly: MVTec presents MERLIC 3

 Increased performance and robustness  Deep learning optimizes OCR  Improved reading of bar and data codes

Automate 2017 - KINGSTAR to Show How EtherCAT-enabled Soft PLC Cuts Hardware Costs in Half at Automate 2017

KINGSTAR, the industry's leading provider of EtherCAT-enabled software PLCs and the most complete motion control platform on the market, will showcase its innovative machine automation solutions at booth 349 at Automate 2017, April 3-6, in Chicago, Illinois.

Join Mettler Toledo at interpack 2017

Attendees of this year's interpack packaging fair who visit Mettler Toledo will have a chance to see new innovative technologies, interact with advanced product inspection solutions and discuss individual business, compliance and operational needs with industry experts.

Phytools adds a Revolutionary Modular Commercial PC to its Industrial Networking Product Line

Revolution Pi breaks with industry standards adopting an Open Source concept. With a transparent and collaborative approach, the RevPi community can rise to meet the challenges of the 4th industrial revolution.

How Industry 4.0 and BIM are Shaping the Future of the Construction Environment

By Mark King, EMEA BIM Solutions Manager, Leica Geosystems via GIM International:  The construction industry is on the cusp of a new industrial age. The fourth industrial revolution, or ‘Industry 4.0’, will see construction coming in line with more digitally developed industries, which will revolutionise not only how physical structures are designed, built and maintained, but also how they are subsequently used. What it means in reality is open to interpretation and the ability to future-gaze. Some anticipate it will mean the use of smart materials and technologies to make our buildings intelligent. Others envisage that it will come to mean autonomous machinery carrying out aspects of production, with minimal human input. But what is commonly agreed is that it represents the use of technology to fundamentally improve the way we design and construct the world around us.   Cont'd...

Manufacturing in America 2017 Trade Show

Over 2500 manufacturing executives, engineers and enthusiasts will meet at Manufacturing in America 2017, which will be held on March 22 and 23rd at the Detroit Marriott located at the Renaissance Center in downtown Detroit.

Hot Jobs Study Reports Manufacturing a Top Industry

For entry level manufacturing positions, higher education is not normally required. Instead, a personal and commercial driver's license, and special certifications such as an Occupational Safety & Health Administration Certification, Food Safety Program education, and HAZMAT endorsement, can make a candidate more qualified when applying to manufacturing jobs.

Ericsson and Comau partner to explore potential of 5G for smart manufacturing

Through the combination of Ericsson's leadership in 5G technologies and Comau's leadership in automated manufacturing solutions, this collaboration aims to prove the benefits of advanced Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for industrial automation.

Nebbiolo Technologies™ Launches its Fog Computing Offering to Address the Challenges of Industrial Automation

Nebbiolo TechnologiesTM launched on February 9th, 2017, its first product line, embracing fog computing (often referred to as edge computing) as a keystone for the Industrial IoT and Industry 4.0. In this context, fog computing will provide a powerful new functionality layer in the industrial automation pyramid, enabling the convergence between Information Technologies (IT) and Operational Technologies (OT).

Telit to Demonstrate Real-Time Industrial IoT Data Collection Solution at Mobile World Congress

Miniature machines will let participants experience real-world interaction between the physical world and digital world

Sensera Systems Captures the Future of the Jobsite at CONEXPO 2017

Sensera Systems' cameras are installed at the Tech Experience exhibit at CONEXPO-CON/AGG. Get a sneak peak of what's to come!

Low-cost Tin-Can Stepper Motors from Nippon Pulse feature high torque and compact size

Because of its high torque output and low profile construction, applications for tin-can stepper motors include, but are not limited to, printing, packaging, and medical devices.

Organizations Shaping the Made in America Movement

Three organizations Shop Floor Automations thinks you should hear about.

Embedded World News - Hardware vs. Software security - What Works Best for IoT Devices?

Icon Labs President Alan Grau selected to present at Embedded World Show Europe

Daifuku North America brings virtual reality to ProMat 2017

ProMat is the largest supply chain event in North America with over 37,000 pre-registered attendees and over 800 exhibiting companies.

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KINGSTAR Soft PLC - Replace Your PLC with an EtherCAT-enabled Soft PLC for Real-Time Motion Control and Machine Vision

KINGSTAR Soft PLC - Replace Your PLC with an EtherCAT-enabled Soft PLC for Real-Time Motion Control and Machine Vision

The top machine builders are switching from proprietary hardware-based PLCs, like Allen-Bradley, TwinCAT, Mitsubishi and KEYENCE, to open standards-based EtherCAT-enabled software PLCs on IPCs. KINGSTAR provides a fully-featured and integrated software PLC based on an open and accessible RTOS. KINGSTAR Soft PLC also includes add-on or third-party components for motion control and machine vision that are managed by a rich user interface for C++ programmers and non-developers alike.