Articles & News on Discrete Manufacturing & Machine Control

Kaman Distribution Group Celebrates 50th Anniversary

  • News

Kaman Distribution, a leading value-added distributor of bearings, power transmission, automation, and fluid power products, celebrates its milestone of 50 years in business.

MHS Robotics Wins Robotics Innovation Award

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Multi-pick end effector solution wins for pick-and-place robotics technology in logistics.

Wyzo, the World’s First Direct-drive Sidebot, Opens Opportunities for US Producers at PACK EXPO Las Vegas

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Revolutionary approach to pick-and-place offers unrivaled speed, flexibility and ease of use.

Lynx Software Technologies and the CODESYS Group Announce Partnership

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Lynx Software Technologies and the CODESYS Group announce a technology partnership to bridge IT and OT worlds in mission-critical industrial environments.

ISAGCA: Secure PLC Coding Best Practices Released

  • by Renee Bassett
  • News

The ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance (ISAGCA), along with admeritia GmbH, announced that it is a contributing organization for the release of the “Top 20 Secure PLC Coding Practices.” This article was originally published in InTech's July/August issue.

3D Vision Enabling Automated Handling of Heavy Metal Spheres

  • by Andrea Pufflerova
  • Feature

Vision-guided robotics deploying 3D machine vision has become the cornerstone of the global race for greater automation. In contrast to 2D vision systems, which can only provide 2-dimensional output images without depth information, 3D vision technologies are able to cope with the intricacies of the 3-dimensional space, delivering a 3D point cloud with X, Y, and Z plane data.

Beckhoff to Highlight Flying Motion with XPlanar at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2021

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The mechatronics and automation innovator will showcase packaging industry updates in PC-based control, IIoT, drive technology and EtherCAT networking solutions.

June 2021 Manufacturing Technology Orders Totaled $490.3 Million in the US, a 9% Increase Over May

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Orders for manufacturing technology totaled $490.3 million in June 2021, according to the latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders report published by AMT–The Association For Manufacturing Technology.

Prudent American Technologies Announces Eric Jackson as Business Development Manager, Aerospace

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Prudent American Technologies, a premier USA-based contract manufacturer of highly engineered injection molded plastics and precision machined products, is pleased to announce the addition of Eric Jackson as business development manager, Aerospace.

Could Cobots be the Answer to the Welder Shortage?

  • by Claudia Jarrett
  • Feature

In recent years, there has been a global shortage of welders. The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) reports that almost 81% of manufacturers can’t find enough skilled welders to meet their needs. Thankfully, automation can help fill the gap. Here, Claudia Jarrett, US country manager at automation parts supplier EU Automation, explains why cobots may be the solution to the world’s welding shortage.