Discrete Manufacturers combine parts and subsystems to produce a product—whether it’s a computer chip or an automobile—by passing it through a series of individual machines or work cells. These highly automated operations involve Robotics, Motion Control, Vision Systems, programmable controllers and more.
 

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Emerson and PureCycle Technologies Sign Multi-year Global Agreement for Digital Technologies and Services

Emerson and PureCycle Technologies Sign Multi-year Global Agreement for Digital Technologies and Services


"Born digital" facilities to transform recycling of polypropylene, a high-volume, versatile plastic rarely recycled today.

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OTTO Motors’ Autonomous Mobile Robots Now Available Worldwide

OTTO Motors’ Autonomous Mobile Robots Now Available Worldwide


OTTO Motors, a leading provider of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), today announced a series of partnerships to extend availability of OTTO Motors’ line of AMRs to a global audience.

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ServiceNow Enters Manufacturing Sector, Enabling Siemens Energy to Help Energy Companies Track Cyber Threats

ServiceNow Enters Manufacturing Sector, Enabling Siemens Energy to Help Energy Companies Track Cyber Threats


ServiceNow recently debuted its first product designed for the manufacturing sector. The company is partnering with Siemens Energy to provide a software service that allows energy companies to monitor, identify and respond to cyber threats intended to attack critical infrastructure. 

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Emerson and PureCycle Technologies Sign Multi-year Global Agreement for Digital Technologies and Services

"Born digital" facilities to transform recycling of polypropylene, a high-volume, versatile plastic rarely recycled today.

OTTO Motors’ Autonomous Mobile Robots Now Available Worldwide

OTTO Motors, a leading provider of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), today announced a series of partnerships to extend availability of OTTO Motors’ line of AMRs to a global audience.

ServiceNow Enters Manufacturing Sector, Enabling Siemens Energy to Help Energy Companies Track Cyber Threats

ServiceNow recently debuted its first product designed for the manufacturing sector. The company is partnering with Siemens Energy to provide a software service that allows energy companies to monitor, identify and respond to cyber threats intended to attack critical infrastructure. 

Woolworths Selects Vanderlande’s STOREPICK Solution for its New Sydney DC

Vanderlande has signed a new contract with Australia’s largest food and grocery retailer, Woolworths, to deliver STOREPICK, a robotised, end-to-end automated case picking (ACP) warehouse solution.

IMTS 2022 to Occupy All Buildings of McCormick Place; IMTS Also Unveils New Logo, Updated Website

Following the announcements that Chicago’s McCormick place will hold events starting in July and that the state of Illinois lifted capacity limits and social distancing requirements on June 11, IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show continued the positive momentum by unveiling the floor plan for IMTS 2022.

High Duty Plastics Mold Monitoring

Though some plastic raw materials can be inexpensive, the molds are always costly, irrespective of the product. The high precision, intricate and high-duty plastic molds are orders of magnitude more costly. Damaged molds are very costly and production down time is a cause of reduced profits. Preventing damage or avoidable wear is therefore a top priority.

How Encoders Provide Motor Speed and Position Control

In many mechanical systems, precise motion hinges upon effective monitoring and control of the motor. Encoders make motion control possible by sensing the motor’s speed and position and sending feedback signals to control components. This article will provide an overview of two common types of encoders: optical encoders and magnetic encoders.

Unlocking ROI and Compressed Air System Capacity with Acoustic Imaging

In compressed air, gas and vacuum systems, maximizing capacity is better than adding, according to Jason Dupriest, Industrial Systems Analyst/Designer, of ADG Concepts out of Fort Worth, Texas. 

VDMA R+A and Startup Platform 'GO2automation' Agree on Strategic Partnership

The VDMA Robotics + Automation Association and the platform “GO2automation” operated by the startup andugo agree on strategic cooperation.

Okuma America Corp Welcomes PDQ Workholding & Tooling to the Partners in THINC Network

The management team of Okuma America Corporation, a world-leading builder of CNC machine tools, controls and automation systems, is pleased to announce that PDQ Workholding & Tooling has recently joined the Partners in THINC network.

Electromate Recognized with 2021 AHTD Foundation Award

Electromate received a Foundation Award from the Association for High Technology Distribution (AHTD), recognizing the company’s 25 years of membership and support.

UL's Industrial Automation Event to Help Manufacturers Innovate While Prioritizing Safety, Reliability and Performance

Three-day virtual event showcases industry-leading safety experts and engineers providing insights on achieving regulatory requirements, determining optimal component selection and broadening market access.

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Delta Cotton Swabs’ Automatic Inspection and Packaging Solution Enhances Product Quality

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Fluke Reliability Introduces the Fluke 3563 Analysis Vibration Sensor

Fluke Reliability Introduces the Fluke 3563 Analysis Vibration Sensor

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Keller's Econoline is a cost-effective multipurpose pressure transmitter for efficient process controls.

Keller's Econoline is a cost-effective multipurpose pressure transmitter for efficient process controls.

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Take control of data generated from your processes using intelligent networking and sensor solutions from SICK. The Telematic Data Collector (TDC) allows you to connect sensors, machines, systems, and vehicles using IIoT platforms.

Take control of data generated from your processes using intelligent networking and sensor solutions from SICK. The Telematic Data Collector (TDC) allows you to connect sensors, machines, systems, and vehicles using IIoT platforms.

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Discover the revolutionary possibilities of XPlanar®, the planar motor system from Beckhoff. Learn how your machinery can be transformed with levitating movers, flying product movement, 6 degrees of freedom and a nearly limitless array of tile paths.

Discover the revolutionary possibilities of XPlanar®, the planar motor system from Beckhoff. Learn how your machinery can be transformed with levitating movers, flying product movement, 6 degrees of freedom and a nearly limitless array of tile paths.

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The safety requirements of sensors in hazardous areas have increased significantly. The "human-machine" interface must not be neglected in this case. That’s why Endress+Hauser developed a new generation of pressure transmitters.

The safety requirements of sensors in hazardous areas have increased significantly. The "human-machine" interface must not be neglected in this case. That’s why Endress+Hauser developed a new generation of pressure transmitters.

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Download the latest edition of InTech to read more about motion control programming, petrochemical asset management, smart sensors for gas detection, cloud computing for analytics, flowmeter calibration, and more.

Download the latest edition of InTech to read more about motion control programming, petrochemical asset management, smart sensors for gas detection, cloud computing for analytics, flowmeter calibration, and more.

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How to avoid design mistakes and improve performance when implementing automation for the bio-pharmaceutical industry.

How to avoid design mistakes and improve performance when implementing automation for the bio-pharmaceutical industry.

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Dick Caro will help you understand the options and select the "right" network for a given application.

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This is an essential tool for achieving the cost and production benefits of implementing ISA-88 batch control standards.

This is an essential tool for achieving the cost and production benefits of implementing ISA-88 batch control standards.

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