Articles & News on Discrete Manufacturing & Machine Control

Proposed Robotics Standard to Cover Mobile Manipulator Performance

  • November 29, 2022
  • News

ASTM International’s robotics, automation and autonomous systems committee (F45) is developing a standard on mobile manipulator performance for static/indexed tasks. 

Comau Selected To Support Foton Daimler’s Localized High-End 'Actros' Truck Production

  • November 29, 2022
  • News

Comau has built a state-of-the-art welding solution to produce the customer’s first heavy-duty truck in China.

Transformative Technologies Move Automation Forward

  • by Bill Lydon
  • November 28, 2022
  • Feature

System-wide Internet protocol communications, 5G wireless, OPC standards, and more are transforming industrial systems. This feature originally appeared in Bill Lydon's 7th Annual Industrial Automation & Control Trends Report.

The Implementation of Robotics within British Manufacturing

  • November 28, 2022
  • News

Automation innovations are becoming a popular key topic within multiple industries in Great Britain, including manufacturing with robotics emerging as the solution.

Essential HMI/SCADA Software: Increased Connection

  • by Bernard Cubizolles
  • November 22, 2022
  • Feature

Human-machine interfaces (HMIs) and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) software provide necessary visibility into manufacturing operations. This feature originally appeared in Bill Lydon's 7th Annual Industrial Automation & Control Trends Report.

EUnited Robotics to Join Europe's Largest Industry Association VDMA

  • November 22, 2022
  • News

EUnited Robotics and VDMA Robotics + Automation merge to create one strong platform for the European robotics industry.

Okuma America Corporation Recognized as a Top Workplace in 2022

  • November 22, 2022
  • News

Okuma America Corporation is honored to be recognized as a 2022 Top Workplace within the Charlotte-metro area of North Carolina.

KUKA to Educate on Robotic Automation at ACTE 2022 in Las Vegas

  • November 21, 2022
  • News

KUKA Robotics will bring its leading educational and software simulation technologies to the Association for Career & Technical Education CareerTech VISION 2022 conference at the Las Vegas Convention Center Nov. 30 through Dec. 3.

Essential Recovery: Restoring an HMI

  • by Bruce Billedeaux
  • November 21, 2022
  • Feature

Human-machine interfaces (HMIs) should not be taken for granted. Have a good plan to quickly restore operation setup - just in case. This feature originally appeared in Bill Lydon's 7th Annual Industrial Automation & Control Trends Report.

Manufacturing Technology Orders Up 13% in September Despite Anticipated Economic Slowdown Ahead

  • November 21, 2022
  • News

New orders of manufacturing technology totaled $519.3 million in September 2022, according to the latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Report published by AMT–The Association For Manufacturing Technology.