Articles & News on Smart Manufacturing & Industry 4.0

Ergonomic SaaS Automation During COVID-19

  • by Sam Bradbury and Mark Heidebrecht
  • Opinion

By Sam Bradbury and Mark Heidebrecht
Until now it was nearly impossible to cost-effectively automate ergonomic functions. In-depth plant-site visits and evaluations were needed. That has all changed in this era of COVID-19.

e-Magic enables cloud-based energy metering

  • News

The University of Colorado (CU) will be using e-Magic TwinWorX software on Microsoft Azure IoT to implement a scalable cloud-based solution to manage real-time energy usage data.

Industrial Digital Transformation Made Easy with MQTT

  • by Arlen Nipper
  • Opinion

By Arlen Nipper
This article will look at the problems with proprietary manufacturing protocols and discuss how the open-standard MQTT can enable Digital Transformation.

Pleora Technologies announces technology partnership with Neurocle

  • News

The technology partnership will work to simplify the deployment of deep learning-based classification, segmentation, and object detection capabilities for visual inspection applications.

Bentley Institute announces Digital Infrastructure Student Idea Challenge 2020

  • News

To participate in the challenge, students must register before May 15th, 2020 and submit their projects by June 15th, 2020.

Festo partners with MassRobotics to enhance robotic development

  • News

Festo has entered into a strategic partnership with MassRobotics, based in Boston, to further global market growth and innovation initiatives dedicated to the development of the next generation of robotics.

Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT) announces two additions to Board of Directors

  • News

Newly elected to the board were Glynn Fletcher and Blake Consdorf for three-year terms effective April 2. 

 

Ultimation Industries releases video on how to build overhead conveyor system

  • News

The video shows manufacturers, distributors and others how to build an overhead conveyor system that takes advantage of generally unused vertical space above the working area.

ODVA announces enhancements to EtherNet/IP Specification

  • News

The latest enhancements to The EtherNet/IP Specification provide network diagnostics, methods to lower bandwidth and resource requirements for devices, and the addition of IIoT building block infrastructure.

Wurth Elektronik announces task force for medical device manufacturing

  • News

As a European supplier of electronic components, the Waldenburg based company thus wants to ensure that the production of urgently needed medical technology can be further expanded worldwide.