Articles & News on Discrete Manufacturing & Machine Control

John Deere Digitalization & Automation Increases Farming Productivity

  • by Bill Lydon
  • Feature

In addition to automation in factories, John Deere has applied a wide range of technologies to the difficult task of automating farming. Leading edge technologies and Industry 4.0 concepts are incorporated in John Deere’s new products, increasing productivity enabling farmers to produce more to feed a growing global population.

Markus Asch Appointed CEO of Rittal International and RSS International

  • News

Professor Friedhelm Loh, Owner and CEO of the Friedhelm Loh Group, appointed Markus Asch (49) as CEO of Rittal International Stiftung & Co. KG and Chairman of the Management Board of Rittal GmbH & Co.

Mikrotron Helps Keep Switzerland's Ceneri Base Tunnel Railway Project On Track

  • News

The Ceneri Base Tunnel in Switzerland opened in December 2020. The last section of the New Railway Link through the Alps (NRLA) serves as a southern feeder to the Gotthard Base Tunnel, the world's longest railway tunnel.

Contactless Energy and Data Transfer for Handling Tasks

  • News

Although robotic systems are sometimes limited by constraints in automation and drive technology, this issue can be easily minimized.

Level-measurement Technology and Blocking Distances

  • by Jürgen Skowaisa
  • Feature

How ultrasonic instruments compare to radar instruments when it comes to caustic liquids or submerged sensors. Food plants make extensive lab based quality measurements to ensure product quality. Coriolis flowmeters can make some of these measurements in real time, saving time and money. From January 2021 InTech Focus.

Bayshore Networks and GE Digital Expand Partnership to Secure Industrial and Critical Infrastructure Networks

  • News

GE Digital's OpShield technology to be integrated into Bayshore Networks' solutions.

U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Totaled $456.7 Million in December 2020

  • News

December orders of manufacturing technology totaled $456.7 million, nearly a 40% increase from November 2020 and a 17.6% increase over December 2019.

Robot Distributor Supplies SCARA Robots to Global Electronics Assembly Plant

  • News

TM Robotics wins large contract to supply THE600 SCARA robots.

Case Study: Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Automation with Winmate Stainless Series

  • Case Study

In the pharmaceutical industry, hygiene is of the utmost importance. From material processing to filling & packaging goods, all production facilities have to be spotless and contamination-free.

Universal Robots’ Safety Expert Recognized in '20 Exceptional Women in Robotics and Automation' List by SME

  • News

Roberta Nelson Shea, Universal Robots’ Global Technical Compliance Officer, is celebrated today by SME, the professional association committed to advancing manufacturing.