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Implementation and Operating Strategies for Automation Projects

The Manufacturing Automation and Robotics Symposium 2021 took places on 20th May and had a stellar line up of speakers. Over the next few days, we will be recapping the virtual event and bringing you the key takeaways to help you on your business on your own automation journey. At a breakout discussion on Implementation… Continue reading Implementation and Operating Strategies for Automation Projects

‘Human-in-the-Loop’ Approach to Machine Vision Robotics

BMW i Ventures recently announced an investment in Plus One Robotics, a leading provider of vision software for logistics robots. The Company, co-founded by industry veterans including CEO Erik Nieves, deploys technology enabling any robot hardware to intelligently and autonomously complete monotonous logistics tasks, such as package sortation and depalletization. Plus One also incorporates a… Continue reading ‘Human-in-the-Loop’ Approach to Machine Vision Robotics

Applying Digital Technology to Manufacturing

For Audi, the secret to success is a commitment to using cutting-edge technology to build high-quality vehicles that deliver precision engineering, exceptional performance, and luxury. Audi auto manufacturing is very advanced with many production jobs, from spot welding to riveting, fully automated. But their ultimate goal is to create smart factories and achieve an Industry 4.0… Continue reading Applying Digital Technology to Manufacturing

Collaborative Production Robot offers Gauging Automation Opportunities

The recently introduced Wyzo Sidebot is a collaborative delta robot developed for the application of ‘pick and place’. The Wyzo Sidebot can work at high speed and in proximity to humans, without any guarding, and can be used to automate the loading and unloading of gauging stations and coordinate measuring machines (CMM). Sidebots can assist… Continue reading Collaborative Production Robot offers Gauging Automation Opportunities

Intelligent Software-Defined Manufacturing – Bright Machines to go Public via Merger

Bright Machines, an industry leader in intelligent, software-defined manufacturing, and, a special purpose acquisition company, have announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement that will result in Bright Machines becoming a publicly listed company. Upon completion of the transaction, which is expected to occur in the second half of 2021, the combined… Continue reading Intelligent Software-Defined Manufacturing – Bright Machines to go Public via Merger

Inside Allied Electronics & Automation Distribution Center: Automation electronics distribution

Allied Electronics & Automation Fort Worth, Texas Square Footage: 520,000 square feet Products Handled: Industrial automation, interconnect, cabling and electromechanical products SKUs: 200,000 Throughput: Currently processing 11,000 order lines a day, with capability of delivering 23,000 Shifts: Presently two 8-hour shifts, 5 days per week You can read the Allied Electronics & Automation Systems Report… Continue reading Inside Allied Electronics & Automation Distribution Center: Automation electronics distribution

Industrial Automation 6DoF Alignment Data Capture

INSPHERE Ltd has announced the launch of a flagship new product that will create a step change in the productivity of industrial automation and generate process data to unlock the potential of a wide array of digital manufacturing technologies. IONA comprises a network of sensors and software that can simultaneously capture alignment data from industrial… Continue reading Industrial Automation 6DoF Alignment Data Capture

Automated storage steps in to help

Focused on optimizing picking processes and improving efficiencies, automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS) are helping companies maximize floor space, increase storage capacity, and make better use of vertical space in an era where many facilities are running out of space and grappling with a persistent national labor shortage. By reducing the amount of time… Continue reading Automated storage steps in to help

Delivering IoT-Centric Factory Automation with Wi-Fi HaLow Technology

Assessing the health of capital equipment used to produce and move these goods minimizes cost repairs, downtime and outages. Businesses gain a big picture of the logistics chain using wireless sensors that provide data on the location of high-value cargo. Delivering IoT-Centric Factory Automation with Wi-Fi HaLow Technology Kevin Daly, Vice President of Sales |… Continue reading Delivering IoT-Centric Factory Automation with Wi-Fi HaLow Technology

Top tips for automating your manufacturing processes

Ahead of the Manufacturing Automation and Robotics Symposium on 20 May 2021 we asked some of this year’s speakers for their top tips to help manufacturers who are thinking about automating their production processes. If you are considering automating aspects of your production processes, it is worth learning from those who have been there before… Continue reading Top tips for automating your manufacturing processes