Discrete Manufacturing

As manufacturers cater to new customer demands and adopt flexible production processes, Product Lifecycle Management will take on a bigger role.
A matched control and drive system designed for automating the test and measurement of machinery combines National Instruments’ controller and programming environment with Bosch Rexroth’s drives and motors.
Too many factories are still operating with automation silos, leaving numerous manual steps scattered throughout their operations which create inefficiencies and greater potential for error. Given the current automation intelligence revolution in manufacturing, the time to eliminate those silos is now.
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Company adds 104 new models to the CONCEPT wall-mount enclosure line.
The MAQ20-BRDG1 strain gage input module provides four channels in a compact module that can interface to quarter, half, or full-bridge sensors using either a four- or six-wire connection.
Strokemaster cylinder-position sensors provide precision end-of-stroke sensing for hydraulic/pneumatic cylinders.
The Hornet 565 parallel robot offers ease of deployment and advanced performance for high-speed picking and packaging applications.
With consumers demanding ever more customization, manufacturers are faced with producing high volumes in hundreds of variations. Managing the lineside parts inventory to support all of that complexity can be one of their most difficult logistical challenges.
The collaborative robotic trend continues to impact the robotics industry as can be seen in Fanuc’s CR-35iA collaborative robot and Comau’s lightweight and flexible Racer3.
Results from a survey of OEM executives highlights four critical trends that will impact an industry that is on the verge of becoming dominated by IoT.
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