Discrete Manufacturing

Hilscher marks the announcement of its Industrial Internet of Things strategy with the release of a family of “Industrial Cloud Communications” products and an IBM partnership.
How Doerfer Companies automates its Wheelift self–propelled modular transporters using Beckhoff Automation technologies for precise control and coordination of NASA Space Launch System assembly and transport operations.
New sensor advances highlight how the one realm of industrial technology that many once thought would remain unconnected to Ethernet is now also following the industrial Ethernet path.
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The challenge in choosing a robot for your operation is often not in knowing whether or not you need a robot, but choosing which applications are well suited for a robot to provide the best return.
Traditionally applied to business functions, analytics have begun to play a more strategic role in helping OEMs and auto companies drive greater innovation, gain a competitive advantage and improve profitability.
A major automotive OEM expands the robotic footprint for its body-in-white assembly facility and reduces commissioning time for the control system by 50 percent.
Looking to add cost-effective automation to capacitor manufacturing with collaborative robots, Cornell Dubilier doubled labeling speed, improved inspection quality, and the efficiency benefits keep coming.
Using Siemens NX computer-aided design and Teamcenter product lifecycle management software, along with Hewlett Packard Enterprise servers and supporting software, Nissan creates an engineering virtual desktop infrastructure for improving its global vehicle design operations.
Lenze’s new i500 inverter series is the latest example of the trend toward readying automation products for Industrial Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 initiatives.
The more understanding an operator has about his impact on the process and, ultimately, the performance of the line, shift, and plant, the more likely the operator is to make better decisions.
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