Articles & News on Discrete Manufacturing & Machine Control

Crestview-Backed Convergix Automation Solutions Acquires AGR Automation

  • September 1, 2022
  • News

The transaction represents Convergix’s third acquisition in its plan to build a market-leading automation solutions provider targeting a $500 billion+ global market.

Acquisitions by WEG and ABB Reveal Strategies Amongst Motor Suppliers

  • by Black Griffin
  • August 31, 2022
  • Feature

WEG announced its acquisition of Gefran’s motion control business. Then ABB announced its acquisition of Siemens’ NEMA motor business. In this insight, we’ll unpack both of these acquisitions and explain their implications on the broader motor and drives markets.

Top 10 Intelligent Automation Trends to Look Out for in 2023

  • by Sayantani Sanyal
  • August 31, 2022
  • Feature

Intelligent automation is gaining rapid momentum in global industries to promote efficiency.

Swedish Analytics Specialists Image Systems Opts for Codemeter-based License Management Technology

  • August 30, 2022
  • News

Wibu-Systems has been chosen by the Swedish company Image Systems to supply its IP protection and license management solution for their new TEMA platform.

Robot Sales Hit Record High in North America for Third-Straight Quarter

  • August 29, 2022
  • News

Association for Advancing Automation latest stats show the most robots sold in any quarter; automotive industry returns to historic norms, while food & consumer goods continues interest in automation to handle e-commerce logistics boom.

Automated Techniques Could Make It Easier to Develop AI

  • by Tammy Xu
  • August 26, 2022
  • Feature

A growing field called automated machine learning, or autoML, aims to eliminate the guesswork. The idea is to have algorithms take over the decisions that researchers currently have to make when designing models.

BitFlow Inks New European Distribution Deal

  • August 25, 2022
  • News

MaVis Imaging will represent BitFlow frame grabbers in Germany, France, Italy, Spain and Portugal.

How Industrial Robots Can Reduce Stress for Factory-based Employees

  • by Claudia Jarrett
  • August 25, 2022
  • Feature

Claudia Jarrett, US country manager at EU Automation, the global supplier of quality automation components, examines how the latest digital technologies can help reduce stress in industrial workplaces.

ISA Members Contribute to the Action of Automation

  • by Renee Bassett
  • August 23, 2022
  • News

The Smart Manufacturing and IIoT Division recognizes that industrial automation and control systems are vital for Industrial Internet of Things. This piece originally appeared in InTech magazine's August issue, a special edition from ISA's Smart Manufacturing and IIoT Division.

Robots With AI Will Interpret Images as Reliably as Humans

  • by Nigel Smith
  • August 23, 2022
  • Feature

Nigel Smith, CEO of industrial robot specialist TM Robotics, explains why a combination of 2D and 3D vision systems and artificial intelligence (AI) are among the latest technologies set to usher in a new phase of robotics.