Hexapod 6-Axis Motion Platform with Absolute Position Encoders Introduced by PI

New 30kg-class hexapod added to family of 6-axis parallel positioning systems providing precision and versatility for loads from 2kg to 1,000+ kg.

The Next Wave of Job Opportunities, Brought to You by the IoT
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It's also important to look at the bigger picture. When machines do the grunt work, humans are able to solve bigger problems or spend their time in more interesting ways. This shift may well enable the next level of creative culture - the next space race, or a new Enlightenment, perhaps?

Speeding the Industrial Design Process with Modern Calculation Management

In the current climate of industrial trucking products, truck manufacturing companies are striving to improve their products in more efficient ways than ever.

Siemens strengthens IC market commitment with acquisition of Solido Design Automation

- Siemens to acquire the leading provider of machine learning-based variation-aware design and characterization software, growing its commitment to Mentor's integrated circuit (IC) design and verification technology - Siemens continues to build upon its digitalization strategy and to expand its software business in North America and Canada

Xilinx to Showcase Innovations for Industrial IoT Solutions at SPS IPC Drives 2017

Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX), the leader in scalable and comprehensive All Programmable Industrial IoT (IIoT) platforms from Edge to Cloud, will showcase the latest solutions for Factory Automation, Smart Grid and Robotics applications at SPS IPC Drives 2017.

Leading2Lean's Groundbreaking Lean Execution System Enhanced with the Release of Kaizen and Yokoten Software Product Allow Customers to Achieve Continuous Improvement

"Manufacturing is evolving quickly and the winners in this fast-changing landscape are the companies that recognize and act on the fact that true Lean performance comes from leveraging not only technology, but also human creativity and problem solving,"

Emerson sweetens bid for Rockwell Automation to $29 billion

Greg Roumeliotis for Reuters: The new offer follows Rockwell's rejections of Emerson's overtures for much of this year.

What is the value of bucket elevators?

Materials management specialist Gough Engineering has created an infographic that follows the factory journey of everyday foods such as cereal, sweets and dog biscuits. The infographic highlights the value of using bucket elevators in the process and is available to download from Gough's website.

Bringing IoT to power distribution

Power distribution specialist ide Systems has appointed Wayne Woodhead to the role of operations director. In one of his first public actions in the new role, Woodhead - who has 31 years of experience in the product design, testing and engineering sectors - is calling on business leaders in the construction, events and offshore oil and gas sectors to make the shift to IoT-enabled smart monitoring of power distribution, a practice many have yet to adopt.

Can US Boost Manufacturing 25% By 2025?

Industry Week: A new McKinsey report predicts that manufacturing GDP would climb to $3 trillion in real terms by 2025-a boost of some $530 billion, or 20%, above the current trend.

The future of moving loads

Now in its twentieth year, electric tug specialist, MasterMover, has added two new divisions to the business. The company, based in Ashbourne, Derbyshire, now features an automated guided vehicles (AGV) division and a special projects division. The two new divisions, headed by special projects director James Jones, provide increased customisation and automation of the company's existing range of electric tugs for the manufacturing, retail, and warehousing sectors.

Top Smart Factory Capabilities Today for the Manufacturers of Tomorrow

Overall, the capabilities afforded by IIoT mean that these technologies are not just short-term investments or solutions to immediate problems; rather, they enable continuous improvement by providing companies with the ability to solve new problems as they arise-compounding the value of the investment over time.

Romeo Power Technology Inaugurates the West Coast's First Dedicated Electric Vehicle Battery Pack Manufacturing Facility

200+ Jobs Created; Automated Factory to Produce 4 Gigawatt Hours of Energy by 2018

Thousands Convene in Houston to Learn About the Latest In Automation Technology While Helping to Support Area Recovery

Rockwell Automation welcomes thousands to annual Automation Fair event dedicated to industrial automation and information

The Revolutionary Industry 4.0/IIoT Ready Festo VTEM Digital Pneumatic Valve Terminal Debuts as an Encompass Referenced Product at Automation Fair 2017

The VTEM's first-of-its-kind digital valves change functionality based on various combinations of downloadable apps and conform to the National Science Foundation's definition of a cyber-physical system*. (Festo Booth # 1307)

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