Investments in cloud computing are expected to play a significant role in increased spending on technology expected over the next several months. And it looks like manufacturing could be along for the ride in a big way.
Apple has found itself, surprisingly since it isn't a manufacturer, at the top of Industry Week's 50 Best Manufacturers list.
The AS-International Association has announced the release of a new Developer Kit for AS-interface (AS-i). This toolkit is the first step towards integrating AS-i into a device. Within minutes of set up, the user can create a fully functioning AS-i network and begin to gain experience with basic communication. Developers can then investigate more deeply and build a working knowledge of the technology.
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Savigent Software Inc. (, the Minnetonka-based company specializing in event-driven manufacturing operations management software, released Catalyst Platform version 4.0. The updated version delivers significant enhancements to the software, most notably a fully managed infrastructure for the development, deployment and management of composite applications. Catalyst Platform also provides a central repository for revision controlled management of composite applications and a new, highly scalable Catalyst Bus with real-time information access via OData services.
New Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) ideal for industrial control, point-of-sale, medical appliance and transportation markets. Said to deliver three times the performance, reduce power consumption by up to seven percent and chip footprint by 58 percent compared to AMD Geode LX processor.
Most companies in the medical device industry are growing, but only a quarter have managed to both grow and make major improvements in business performance.
Designed for use under harsh industrial conditions as “built-in” or mounting arm devices, Beckhoff Automation’s new CP2xxx and CP3xxx Control Panel and Panel PC series feature a modern operating concept with multi-touch technology as well as a contemporary, elegant device design.
Martin Grosser, Technology Manager for Functional Safety at Lenze, provides an update and overview of the impact of current and pending machine safety standards on OEMs and manufacturing end users. (Approximate Time - 28:55)
Dean Ford, Vice President Automation and Information Solutions at Glenmount Global Solutions, explains how automation has become a profession, not just a technology, and what that means to engineers across industry.
Professor Clark Radcliff of Michigan State University explains how to develop distributable models in a mechatronic environment for simulation and assembly.
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