Articles & News on Discrete Manufacturing & Machine Control

BitFlow CoaXPress Frame Grabber Used in Groundbreaking New 3D Imaging System

  • News

Research scientists with the Energy Materials Telecommunications Center, National Institute for Scientific Research in Quebec, Canada, have developed a groundbreaking technique to acquire 3D images at over 1000 frames per second with resolution as high as 1180 x 860--far beyond the capabilities of available systems today--by eliminating information redundancy in data acquisition.

New Automate Preview Series Launches Sept. 14

  • News

The series of six executive webinars will feature a range of technologies leading up to Automate, North America’s premier automation trade show.

Tips for Choosing a 3D Vision System: The Future of Vision Systems in Manufacturing

  • by Nigel Smith
  • Feature

Nigel Smith, CEO of Shibaura Machine, formerly Toshiba Machine, partner, TM Robotics, gives three rules to live by when choosing a 3D vision system for manufacturing.

Portescap Launches Online Tools for Seamless Product Evaluation and Ordering

  • News

Portescap has unveiled two new online tools to streamline the process of evaluating and buying miniature motors. MotionCompass delivers product recommendations for brush and brushless DC motors based on user criteria, and the eStore lets users quickly and easily find, configure and order Portescap miniature motors.

Universal Robots Takes ActiNav Next-Gen Machine Loading on Tour, Adds New Systems Integrators

  • News

The leading manufacturer of collaborative robots goes on tour this summer, showcasing its new solution for flexible machine loading at live events hosted by partners across the U.S. To further address demand, Universal Robots is adding four new ActiNav Solutions Providers to assist manufacturers in ActiNav deployments.

Case Study: Cookie Packaging Machine Maker Gains Flexible Feeders

  • Case Study

Case study: Cavanna optimized its flow-pack machines with the Beckhoff XTS intelligent transport system to improve the feeder component. The results included improved flexibility for product changeovers and gentle and efficient product handling.

MassRobotics Announces Partnership with Procter & Gamble

  • News

MassRobotics has launched a new partnership with Procter & Gamble (P&G) to collaboratively explore technologies around automation and manufacturing-related applications.

AMT Executive Appointed to National Coalition of Advanced Technology Centers Board of Directors

  • News

AMT–The Association For Manufacturing Technology and NCATC, the National Coalition of Advanced Technology Centers, announced that Greg Jones, vice president, Smartforce Development, AMT, was elected to the NCATC board of directors to occupy one of two Strategic Partner seats on the board for a term of two years beginning July 1, 2021.

Southwest Utility Selects ResilientGrid's RMS Software for Transmission Control Center

  • News

The Resiliency Management System will provide advanced visualization for control center operations.

Comau and Siemens: Pioneers for a New and Easy-to-Use Robot Programming Approach

  • News

With the Comau Next Generation Programming Platform and Siemens Simatic Robot Library, companies can easily program and run Comau robots using Siemens software and systems.