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The Future of Manufacturing Plants: Self-learning, Self-adapting, and Self-sustaining

The Future of Manufacturing Plants: Self-learning, Self-adapting, and Self-sustaining


AspenTech is working toward what is called an SOP, or Self-Optimizing Plant.

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Pandemic Accelerates Manufacturing Digitalization

Pandemic Accelerates Manufacturing Digitalization


Attending the AVEVA World Digital Virtual Press Roundtable provided thoughts and insights about the impacts of the pandemic and recovery.

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Interdisciplinary Center for Advanced Manufacturing Wins $4.26 Million DOD Award

Interdisciplinary Center for Advanced Manufacturing Wins $4.26 Million DOD Award


Center's research to improve technology adoption in the manufacturing supply chain.

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The Future of Manufacturing Plants: Self-learning, Self-adapting, and Self-sustaining

AspenTech is working toward what is called an SOP, or Self-Optimizing Plant.

Pandemic Accelerates Manufacturing Digitalization

Attending the AVEVA World Digital Virtual Press Roundtable provided thoughts and insights about the impacts of the pandemic and recovery.

Interdisciplinary Center for Advanced Manufacturing Wins $4.26 Million DOD Award

Center's research to improve technology adoption in the manufacturing supply chain.

CODESYS Tech Talk User Conference Debuts Online in October

Registration open! Book your spot at the CODESYS Tech Talk Users Conference Oct. 16-22, 2020.

Finally a Consensus on the M12 PushPull?

After a lengthy period of connector manufacturers pursuing various approaches with regard to M12 PushPull locks, IEC 61076-2-010 is now finally bringing a system that is consistent across the industry.

Deloitte and Wichita State University Join Forces to Launch New Smart Factory

Brand-new Industry 4.0 immersive experience center demonstrates smart factory technologies reshaping business today.

ISA Megatrends Predict Key Catalysts for the Future of Automation

The International Society for Automation’s (ISA) 75th Anniversary has inspired a look into the future at the megatrends that will drive the automation industry during the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Object Oriented Industrial Programming (OOIP), Part 1

Your plant or machine is assembled from objects–your control should be, too. New tools deliver the productivity of OOP without the complexity.

IDTechEx Report: Sensors in a Post-Covid World

The new IDTechEx report, "Sensors 2021-2041" uniquely analyses the whole subject in the light of such seismic changes as the COVID-19 virus.

Case Study: Prepared for the Future with Software-Supported Robotics

ZF Friedrichshafen relies on a special programming software environment for the simulation of robot applications, the generation of program code using a modular principle, and the reduction of maintenance costs as well as the ability to work independently of manufacturers.

Ametek Surface Vision Inspection System Helps Major Aluminum Manufacturer Meet Customer Quality Targets

AMETEK Surface Vision, the leading provider of online surface inspection solutions, has supported aluminum manufacturer Laminazione Sottile S.p.A. in meeting customer specifications for product quality.

Columbia/Okura’s miniPAL® Now Featured as Part of Universal Robots UR+ Application Kits

Columbia/Okura LLC is pleased to announce the miniPAL®, a collaborative palletizer featuring the UR10e robot, has been certified and added to the Universal Robots UR+ Applications Program.

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Smart Transmitters Enable Smart Sensors

Smart Transmitters Enable Smart Sensors

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Siemens Introduces New Servo-drive System for Extra-low-voltage Applications

Siemens Introduces New Servo-drive System for Extra-low-voltage Applications

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Yaskawa, Phoenix Contact Partner for Controller and PLC Platform

Yaskawa, Phoenix Contact Partner for Controller and PLC Platform

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Quantum Automation Supports Off-Grid Automation with QRTU and QSolarBattery

Quantum Automation Supports Off-Grid Automation with QRTU and QSolarBattery

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IT networking complexities gone.  Ethernet Networking for control engineers is here with Phoenix Digital communications.

IT networking complexities gone. Ethernet Networking for control engineers is here with Phoenix Digital communications.

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Reduce Cost, Drive Innovation and Shorten Time to Market with Commercial Hardware Platforms

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New Edge Designs Redefining Data and Storage Requirements

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Obtain accurate data in real time to improve process efficiency, ensure product quality, and achieve the desired ROI.

Obtain accurate data in real time to improve process efficiency, ensure product quality, and achieve the desired ROI.

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This new edition reflects the continuing evolution of technology and its effects on automation and control.

This new edition reflects the continuing evolution of technology and its effects on automation and control.

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Learn about the crucial tasks CSTs are responsible for and the skills they need when implementing a new system or plant.

Learn about the crucial tasks CSTs are responsible for and the skills they need when implementing a new system or plant.

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