Why traditional manufacturing theories don't work

Complexity and variability are the new norm in modern business. Changing customer behaviour, shorter product lifecycles and a rising complexity in global supply chains is making life increasingly difficult for production planners. Here, Roger Fleury, Managing Director of resource management software specialist Ardent Solutions, explains why the traditional theories of manufacturing are outdated and how taking a demand-driven approach is the answer.

Megger Donates Oil Test Set to Wind Energy Technology Program at Mesalands Community College

Megger gives students the opportunity to use industry-leading equipment to gain real-world training experience

Bulgin introduces the M-Series - a diverse range of industrial automation connectors

Featuring an M-style threaded locking nut, the M-Series offers an extensive choice of robust industry standard interconnect solutions for automation and control applications including: M5, M8, M12, M16 and M23 variants.

Spray Nozzle Coats, Cools, Treats and Paints in Tight Spaces

EXAIR's 1/4 NPT internal mix deflected flat fan atomizing spray nozzle atomizes fluid and sprays at a right angle to the nozzle orientation. This allows spray to be placed precisely where it is needed when the mounting and work areas are limited. These nozzles are ideal for coating the inside of enclosures and ductwork. They combine liquid and compressed air inside of the air cap to produce the finest mist of atomized liquid that can be easily adjusted to meet the needs of your application. These spray nozzles provide liquid flows from 1.8 to 6.9 gallons per hour.

Mirroring efficiency

In Europe's most efficient car production plant, 115 cars are created every hour. Through a mixture of robots, experienced staff and lean manufacturing principles, the process is highly efficient, leading to the high output. Here, Hugh Freer, a director of electric tug specialist MasterMover, explains how suppliers to the automotive industry can mirror this efficiency.

Avoiding cross contamination on conveyors

In the twelfth century, workers in the Venetian Arsenal produced naval vessels by moving them down a canal, affixing a new part at each stop. This early version of the production line allowed shipbuilders to produce a ship a day. Since then, the modern assembly line has become much more complex, with stricter regulations, particularly concerning contamination in the food processing industry. Here, Rob Rogers, technical director at materials handling specialist Gough Engineering, looks at how factory managers can avoid products being contaminated as they move through the assembly line.

Veo Robotics raises $12 million to help machines and humans collaborate more efficiently

BÉRÉNICE MAGISTRETTI for VentureBeat: Sobalvarro and his team are trying to reduce the manual labor humans shoulder in industrial work settings, leaving the heavy lifting to the robots.

Highly Successful Bihler 4 Slide-NC on Display at FABTECH 2017

Bihler of America, a complex components manufacturing and automation innovator, will showcase its highly successful 4 Slide-NC at FABTECH 2017, McCormick Place, Chicago, IL, November 6-9, Booth A-5253.

Cooperation between SICK and Silicon Software implements VisualApplets

With VisualApplets providing SICK with a wide range of new possibilities for application solutions, SICK's customer requirements can be adapted to their systems for a wider gamut of image processing applications.

SPS - Industrial Automation Fair Guangzhou: Industrial Robotics and Machine Vision Zone reaches sold-out status for 2018

-A number of global brands confirm their first attendance -Booming market of advanced machinery and robots in China driven by intelligent manufacturing trends

Elmo Motion Control Introduces Ready-to-use Inertial Platform Stabilization Solution

The off-the-shelf solution stabilizes inertial platforms for any application in any environment with precise synchronization and absolute accuracy, speeding up implementation and reducing time to market

ATI Develops New Low-cost Force/Torque Sensor

Axia80 Provides High Resolution with Outstanding Overload Protection

NDT Company Launches Exclusive High Energy CT Inspection Service

Jesse Garant Metrology Center launches exclusive high energy industrial CT service for rapid inspection of larger 3D printed/AM parts and assemblies

Donaldson® Introduces Plug-and-Play Dust Collector

Packaged Downflo® Evolution is a Turnkey System for Metal Fabricators, Other Industries

Basic BES Q40 Inductive Sensors from Balluff

Economical sensor for automation applications

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Sierra Introduces One Complete Industrial Flow Energy Solution

Sierra Introduces One Complete Industrial Flow Energy Solution

Sierra Instruments announces the launch of its new flow energy solution for managing and optimizing flow measurement for industrial facilities of all sizes. It features Sierra's QuadraTherm 640i/780i thermal flow meters, their InnovaMass 240i/241i vortex flow meters, and their new InnovaSonic 207i ultrasonic flow meter. Designed, built, and calibrated in the USA by Sierra, the Big-3TM share the same revolutionary Raptor firmware and many of the same software apps. They are a complete flow energy solution for flows like compressed air, natural gas, steam, and hot and chilled water. Together, they set a new standard in ease-of-purchase, performance, accuracy, reliability, and ease of use.