Articles & News on Discrete Manufacturing & Machine Control

ABB’s Acquisition Of ASTI Sends A Message: AMRs Have a Big Future on the Production Floor

  • by Ash Sharma
  • Feature

The recent announcement to acquire Spanish mobile robot company ASTI by global industrial automation player ABB underlines something we all knew: AMRs (autonomous mobile robots) have a big future in the industrial sector.

Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. Welcomes New Managing Director Felipe Rivera

  • News

Newly appointed managing director will oversee business growth in Mexico and Latin America.

Bosch Rexroth to Present Industry 4.0-ready Technologies at ATX West 2021

  • News

Special system demonstrations and informative exhibits showcase the latest connected industry solutions for automation and smart manufacturing applications at ATX West 2021 in Anaheim, Calif.

Sensor-to-Cloud Enables Predictive Maintenance

  • by Craig Lentzkow
  • Feature

There is a huge base of installed machines in the world, typically referred to as “brownfield." This represents a tremendous opportunity for a predictive maintenance solution that can be “bolted-on” existing equipment to provide condition-based monitoring. For this solution to succeed, it must include: support for many machines in a single eco-system; simple, quick and remote commissioning; flexible choice of attached sensor devices; and built-in security. 

McMurray Stern: Top Quality and Cost Effective Storage Solutions

  • News

With an increase in online shopping due to the COVID-19 pandemic, McMurray Stern recognized a greater need for their expertise. Shifting to automation, they have helped a mass number of companies, and have been able to improve their solutions in order to meet everyone’s needs. 

POSITAL Kit Encoders Certified for Compliance with BiSS Interface Standards

  • News

POSITAL has received certificates of compliance for its family of kit encoders that feature BiSS C interfaces. These encoders are designed to be installed in motors or drives, providing the control system with position feedback to over single- or multi-turn operating ranges.

DENSO Announces First Quarter Financial Results

  • News

DENSO, a leading mobility supplier, today announced its global financial results for its first quarter, ending June 30, 2021, for its 2022 fiscal year, ending March 31, 2022.

ISA Transactions Names PID Advanced Control Article Best of 2020

  • by Melissa Landon
  • News

The paper “Controlling industrial dead-time systems: When to use a PID or an advanced controller” won the nomination from the editorial advisory board as the best paper published in ISA Transactions in 2020.

Thompson Duke Releases Vaporizer Filling Machine for Cannabis Oil Industry

  • News

Patented, cETLus Certified and GMP-ready filling machines are designed specifically to streamline large-scale cartridge filling and capping of manufacturer packaging.

Basler Receives Certificate as Family-friendly Employer

  • News

Basler AG is awarded the audit berufundfamilie certificate for the fourth time. The company sees an attractive and family-friendly working environment as part of its growth strategy.