Bill Lydon's Top Trends 2020-2021

Digitalization is accelerating change and integration in the factory. Driven by innovations developed for the IoT and computing, many industrial automation niches are experiencing signs of disruption. Are we closer to a tipping point towards broad disruption when it comes to system architectures, software, and edge computing devices? Find out in this 10 trends report from Automation.com.

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PTC LiveWorx on Moving Digitalization from Vision to Reality

PTC LiveWorx on Moving Digitalization from Vision to Reality


The multi-session live event, recorded and available on demand for those who missed it, described how digitalization is a competitive imperative for manufacturing and production companies that want to thrive and survive.

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How Industry 4.0 Can Get Factories Running At Full Speed

How Industry 4.0 Can Get Factories Running At Full Speed


By Chris Turlica, MaintainX
Modern factories are as sophisticated as any server farm or computer lab, and to keep them firing on all cylinders we’ll need high-tech solutions too.

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Digitalization Driving Manufacturing to New Heights

Digitalization Driving Manufacturing to New Heights


By Bill Lydon
Manufacturing and production companies are realizing digitalization requires structure, organizational changes, and integration of information technology (IT), operations technology (OT) and automation technology.

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Mobile Industrial Robots announces Søren E. Nielsen as president

Mobile Industrial Robots announces Søren E. Nielsen as president


Nielsen brought his background in mechanical engineering to his role at MiR, along with the experience gained from more than 25 years of managerial positions with major international corporations such as Danfoss and Siemens.

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Lux Research releases Building Robotics Solutions report to provide framework for selecting robots

Lux Research releases Building Robotics Solutions report to provide framework for selecting robots


In its new report, “Building Robotics Solutions,” Lux Research creates a framework for selecting robotics vendors based on the key capabilities and level of customization required.

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Lifting More Than You Can Handle?: How to prepare for an unexpected spike in demand

Lifting More Than You Can Handle?: How to prepare for an unexpected spike in demand


By Jonathan Wilkins
This article explains how the manufacturing industry can prepare for unanticipated periods of increased demand.

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Gateworks announces Google Coral TPU & Gateworks SBC combination

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Banner Engineering introduces Occupancy Monitoring System

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Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest - July 2020

Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest - July 2020


Submit a caption for July's Otto Mation comic. If your caption is selected as the winner, we will send you a newly-designed Automation.com & Otto Mation mug.

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Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest - May 2020

Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest - May 2020


Submit a caption for this month's Otto Mation Comic. If your caption is selected as the winner, we will send you a newly-designed Automation.com & Otto Mation mug.

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Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest - February 2020

Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest - February 2020


Otto Mation is moving to the new Automation.com website! As we enhance our site, Otto still wants you to enhance his comics with your captions. If your caption is selected as the winner, we will send you a newly-designed Automation.com & Otto Mation mug.

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