Building Cars in the 21st Century

Automobile manufacturing as we know it is failing; can microfactories be the answer to how we make the mobility products of the future?

Automatic Truck Loading for a Variety of Industries

With fewer docks required because each dock can handle higher volumes, the automatic unloading system processes up to 6,000 parcels per hour which means that the maximum capacity of the sorting machines can be utilized achieving optimal overall equipment effectiveness (OEE).

Implementing An IoT Strategy

Too often, businesses start with an "intent to connect" instead of focusing on a business model. Companies that are just looking to create a connected version of a product fail to solve actual problems that are affecting the business.

Major Components of Mass Flow Meters and Controllers

A mass flow meter (MFM) has five major components: flow body, flow conditioning section, flow sensor tube, bypass, and electronics. A mass flow controller (MFC) has the same components as an MFM, but also has an integral control valve mounted on the same flow body as the MFM

Stäubli Technology Days to Showcase the Latest Robotics and Connector Solutions

Open house event will present innovations for automotive manufacturers and packaging, pharmaceutical and food processing industries

Schneider Electric's Batam Smart Factory recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Fourth Industrial Revolution Lighthouse

Schneider Electric's Smart Factory Program has launched nine showcase factories around the world, demystifying digital transformation for industry

6 Ways Machine Learning is Revolutionizing Manufacturing in 2019

The proven impact of machine learning models has pushed more investment toward their development. Still there are plenty more gains to be realized.

Kitting Improves Productivity and Reduces Labor Costs

Logistics kitting organizes and even assembles parts used in the manufacturing of a product so they can be delivered to the point of use, saving time on the line. It is often the best example of Lean Manufacturing in practice, eliminating wasted time in production.

Is Your Data Telling the Whole Story?

Even when you can connect directly to whatever it is that you are measuring and design the system yourself, you might encounter issues. Inconsistencies can arise from power failures, wifi outages, faulty or damaged equipment.

Empowering the Manufacturing Industry Through Decentralised AI

AI is big business-US venture capital investment in the sector reached $6.6 billion in the first three quarters of 2018, compared to $3.9 billion in the same period the year before.

Technology to Optimize Your Manufacturing Plant

Without compromising quality, focusing on optimizing plant processes will reduce time and money spent, therefore increasing profits. Here are five optimization techniques for manufacturing facilities.

MFGWatch 2019 Report

Sixty-five percent of supplier companies said they received more work in 2018 than in the previous year-a huge jump from the MFGWatch 2016 results of 40 percent (the last time an MFGWatch report was published).

Sensor Data in the Cloud

UrsaLeo is an IoT platform company that aims to make it easy for companies to collect their sensor data in the cloud, store it, visualize it and integrate it with other IT systems. This is done in a highly secure and scalable fashion.

RPA: A Low-hanging Fruit in Digital Transformation?

The role of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) in Digital transformation as part of disruptive technology space is relentlessly becoming a sneak peek for FTE (Full time equivalent) benefit and ROI (Return on Investment) realization.

Implementing Cognitive Technologies in Manufacturing

Cognitive technologies can be defined as methods that perform or supplement tasks, help to make better decisions, and complete objectives that usually require human intelligence, such as planning, reasoning, and learning.

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SICK, Inc. - Low-Cost LiDAR: Higher Technology That's Easy to Use

LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) is one of the most reliable methods for parts sensing in factory automation today. SICK has made this technology affordable and easy to use! Click on the video link below to learn about the TiM1xx LiDAR sensor and how it provides: - Area scanning LiDAR technology in a standard sensor package - 200-degree field of view and 3 meter sensing range allows for 169 square feet of area scanning - Compact size and light weight enables ease of deployment in "non-standard" type applications, like end-of-arm robotic tooling - Wide area scanning without having to mount a transmitter and receiver makes installation much easier - IO Link for easy configuration