Retrofitting Legacy Equipment

Here Jonathan Wilkins, director at EU Automation, discusses the issues and solutions surrounding retrofitting legacy equipment with smart technology.

Accurate long-term predictions - Freudenberg Sealing Technologies' new method shows how static seals actually age

Freudenberg Sealing Technologies has now developed a method that takes material changes at the molecular level into account when predicting the long-term durability of seals.

The Three-step Guide to Buying Automation

We've all heard the phrase, 'like a kid in a candy store'. Visiting automation trade shows can leave even the calmest visitors eager to get their hands on some automation action. Before parting with your cash, Claudia Jarrett suggests three important questions to ask.

Effect of PCI Devices on Automation Systems

Industry 4.0 is changing systems architecture across all domains in industrial automation. Upcoming edge computing architectures use virtualization for scaling dedicated applications with deterministic key performance indicators (KPIs) on a heterogeneous operating systems.

Tips and Tricks for Implementing Automation in Your Manufacturing Plant

IoT and connected devices are making the development process more transparent. The technology also allows plant managers and overseers to accurately review operations, which leads to a more positive direction for everyone.

International Manufacturing Technology Show

Now, with connectivity, controls, process integration and automation, job shops and manufacturers can harness more uptime from their CNCs. Visit more than 350 companies in the Metal Cutting Pavilion.

Top 5 Reasons to Use Flat Cables Instead of Round

Flat Cables have many technical and performance enhancing advantages over round cables, so Cicoil has released a New Video to clearly illustrate "The Top 5 Reasons to Use Flat Cable in your Design"

ManufacturingTomorrow - Special Tradeshow Coverage
IMTS 2018

IMTS 2018 takes place at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL September 10th - 15th. This ManufacturingTomorrow.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event.

ABB is leaving the repair shop after transitional year - CEO

John Revill, Oliver Hirt for Reuters: "The last couple of years ABB was in the repair shop and now we are coming out. With political stability and digitalisation we have positive conditions and a better platform to participate in the upturn,"

Kuka Showcases Robotic Demos at TechCenter Grand Opening

Candace Roulo for SME: The grand opening featured 13 live robotic automation demonstrations, tours of the new TechCenter, and presentations on new technology.

Apple and GE just put iOS inside Industry 4.0

Jonny Evans for ComputerWorld: Apple and GEs new agreement opens the door for further iOS deployment across industry infrastructure and puts Apple at the core of digital transformation.

Accenture Launches Industrial IoT Innovation Center

Clients work with Accenture to design and prototype digital solutions that improve engineering, manufacturing, production and deliver new customer experiences

Achieving Lights-Out Manufacturing with Industrial Robots

Kagan Pittman for Engineering.com: The robot combo has been tasked with automating a black oxide process, which involves dipping parts in various chemical baths in a precise sequence.

Special Tradeshow Coverage for Automate 2017

Automate 2017 will be held from April 3rd - 6th at Chicago's McCormick Place. This ManufacturingTomorrow.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event.

Do the benefits of robotics outweigh the heavy demands on infrastructure?

Ben Rossi for Information Age:   Robotics has already been deployed in manufacturing to great effect for over a decade, performing delicate and precise tasks with greater accuracy than humans. But now cutting-edge robots and other smart machines are set to join forces with the rapidly expanding Internet of Things, which Gartner estimates will total 25 billion devices by 2020. In healthcare, robotic services are already operating pharmacy dispensers and robotic trolleys are now deployed in a growing number of hospitals. In hospitality, robots deliver services such as drinks dispensing and automated trolley deliveries. Robots have even made their way into education, where they are being deployed successfully as a tutor, tool or peer in learning activities. But what impact will this large-scale adoption of robotics have on existing networks as they encounter inevitable further strain?   Cont'd...

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