Articles & News on Operations & Management

Women in Manufacturing Association announces virtual format for 10th annual event

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The Women in Manufacturing Association (WiM) will hold its 10th annual SUMMIT on September 28 – October 1, 2020 in a virtual format. The virtual conference will harness the latest in technology to deliver the content and interactive experiences for which WiM conferences are known.  

Pushing Plant Computing to the Edge and to the Cloud Factories

  • by Bill Lydon, Automation.com
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By Bill Lydon
Time synchronization and accelerate the continued integration of Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) groups. This trend has been facilitating changes in organizational structures, and the creation, in many cases, of integrated IT/OT groups.

Sophie Borgne named Engineer Powerwoman 2020

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The prize, which is usually awarded during the opening of the WomenPower career conference, became part of the digital event after the corona pandemic caused the cancellation of HANNOVER MESSE. Engineer Powerwoman 2020 marks the eighth time that Deutsche Messe is honoring a pioneer in the STEM field who through her commitment, her ideas and her work promotes technical innovation within her company.

Phoenix Contact announces Smart Communities online conference

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During each one-hour session, industry experts will lead discussions about the latest technology developments in smart infrastructure and buildings. The free events will be held every other Tuesday, beginning on July 14, from 11 a.m. until noon.

Digital Transformation Leads to Integrated Factories

  • by Bill Lydon, Automation.com
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By Bill Lydon,
Implementing Digital Twin concepts is quickly becoming fundamental for organizations achieve real-time integrated manufacturing.

Beckhoff Automation announces Hank Lee as West Region District Manager

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To accelerate market share gains for Beckhoff, Lee will work directly with strategic accounts as well as with the experienced local sales and applications engineering team. He reports to Joe Martin, West Region Manager.

Three Ethical Considerations for Manufacturers Investing in Artificial Intelligence

  • by Antony Bourne, IFS
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By Antony Bourne
This article highlights what he believes are three major ethical issues facing the industry, as manufacturers weigh up their AI investments and embark upon this new technological direction in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

EU Automation announces online Knowledge Hub

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At the click of a button, visitors can download resources on additive manufacturing (AM), artificial intelligence (AI), Industry 4.0, cyber security, obsolescence, sustainability and the circular economy.

Mitsubishi Electric announces three additions to executive team

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Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. has named Milton Coleman as its new Vice President of Sales, Katsutoshi Urabe as Sr. Vice President of Strategic Planning and Corporate Development, and Ken Innami as Vice President of Business Development.

Universal Robots announces The Cobot Expo

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The Cobot Expo is free to attend and is open for anyone with an interest in collaborative robotics, July 28-30, 9am-4pm EDT. Attendees are invited to visit booths that feature new insights and resources on the most common cobot applications such as machine tending, packaging and palletizing, product inspection, assembly, welding, dispensing, and finishing.