Articles & News on Discrete Manufacturing & Machine Control

International Federation of Robotics Announces IERA Award 2020 Finalists

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The finalists of the 16th Award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Robotics & Automation (IERA) showcase the latest skills robots have acquired to assist humans at work: OnRobot’s applicant is an intelligent gripper named RG2-FT: With the fingertips it “feels” and picks up delicate materials like thin glass or test samples and passes them on to humans.

HARTING Applied Technologies is 'Toolmaker of the Year 2020'

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HARTING Applied Technologies GmbH has won the "Toolmaker of the Year 2020" competition, emerging as the overall winner in a top-flight field of participants with more than 200 companies.

Memorandum of Understanding Formalizes Collaboration between NEMA and the Unified Bulk Joint Industry Project

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NEMA announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the NEMA Cable Tray Section and the Unified Bulk Joint Industry Project (UBJIP) to develop harmonized cable tray requirements that are within the scope of NEMA Cable Tray Standards, Metal Cable Tray Systems, and Cable Tray Installation Guidelines.

NUM Donates Advanced CNC System to Taiwan's National Formosa University

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NUM’s Taiwan subsidiary has donated a complete CNC hardware and software package to the National Formosa University in Huwei.

Harpak-ULMA Supports COVID-19 Manufacturing Initiatives

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Harpak-ULMA, an industry-leading packaging solutions provider, announced it is working with multiple medical device manufacturers commissioned to supply high volume syringe supplies as part of BARDA’s rapidly expanding COVID-19 Medical Countermeasure Portfolio.

Hitachi Industrial Equipment Taps Syncron for Service Parts Inventory Management

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Hitachi Industrial Equipment selects the Syncron Service Cloud, further expanding the partnership between Syncron and Hitachi.

Brown Machine Group Announces Appointment of Kurt Huelsman as President of NAS

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Industry veteran brings successful leadership experience in the industrial capital and medical device industries.

Manufacturing Industry Output Tracker Shows Upward Revision to US & Chinese Manufacturing Sectors

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Interact Analysis has published its newly updated Manufacturing Industry Output (MIO) Tracker report–a comprehensive and highly-detailed report on the status of the global manufacturing sector. The latest update shows a notable upward revision to key manufacturing economies, with both China and the US being much less impacted than previously predicted. This quarter’s update report is available free to all here.

225 Years of Bosch Rexroth: From a Water-Driven Forge to a Digital High-Tech Pioneer

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This global drive and control technologies company delivers, powerful and safe movements in machines and systems, and is a driver for the digital transformation of automation technologies including hydraulics, electric drives and control systems, and mobile electronics.

Robots Partnering with Humans: At APT Industrial Factory, 4.0 is Already a Reality

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What will the factory of the future be like? How will it be organized? To answer these and many other questions about the Industry 4.0 production model, all it takes is a trip to the FPT Industrial Driveline plant in Turin, dedicated to the production of transmissions and axles for heavy equipment.