Articles & News on Operations & Management

Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. Promotes Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing

  • News

Milton Coleman will lead regional sales, product marketing, and corporate marketing for the organization.

VDMA Machine Vision: New Board Elected, Mark Williamson Appointed Chairman

  • News

The members of the VDMA Machine Vision division elected a new board. Mark Williamson, managing director of STEMMER IMAGING Ltd. and member of the STEMMER IMAGING AG’s senior leadership team, was subsequently appointed Chairman by the newly elected VDMA Machine Vision Board.

ISA Introduces Automation Project Management Specialist Certificate Program

  • by Melissa Landon
  • News

The International Society of Automation (ISA) announced the availability of new professional certificate program covering the unique challenges of project management in the automation industry.

KUKA to Offer CMTS Attendees Innovations for Bin Picking and Machine Tending

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With a focus on flexibility, modularity and ease of use, KUKA Robotics Canada will showcase numerous innovative automation technologies and solutions at the Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show 2021 (CMTS), including bin picking and machine tending.

Cobots Come to the Rescue in Packaging and Supply Chain Industries Struggling with Labor Shortages

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As labor issues persist, Universal Robots, the pioneering leader of collaborative robotics, will show PACK EXPO attendees automated solutions for hard-to-staff tasks such as box erecting and palletizing. Powering many of these applications is the company’s most popular cobot, the UR10e, now able to lift 25% more.

Meet 2021 ISA Fellow David Strobhar

  • by Melissa Landon
  • Feature

David Strobhar, one of three ISA Fellows named in 2021, is being honored for applying human factors in control system human machine interfaces and alarm management to improve safety and productivity.

Thomas H. Lee Partners to Acquire Automation Business from Brooks Automation for $3 Billion in Cash

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Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P., a premier private equity firm investing in growth companies, today announced a definitive agreement with Brooks Automation, Inc. to acquire its Semiconductor Solutions Group business in a transaction valued at $3 billion.

Case Study: 'Quick Monitoring by DTM' for Machine Condition Monitoring Applications

  • Case Study

DTM provides functions such as graph display, trend display and log acquisition to visually confirm changes in sound levels and frequencies.

The Impact of Industrial Automation on Worker Safety

  • by Bryan Christiansen
  • Feature

The value of human life is incalculable. Our industries and manufacturing facilities have not evolved to a stage where worker injuries are completely eliminated. But we have advanced significantly in worker safety compared to the first few epochs of the industrial revolution. This was made possible by a gradual improvement in mechanization and process automation.

Asset Guardian Solutions Limited Continues to Expand as it Keeps up with Global Demand

  • News

Asset Guardian Solutions Limited (AGSL), a leading innovator in protecting Industrial Automation and Control Systems software, is pleased to announce the appointment of two employees to newly created roles within the company, as it experiences record growth due to Global demand for its Enterprise Solution.