Discrete Manufacturing | Automation World
During a presentation at the 2015 Siemens Automation Summit, Tim Morrison of Dow Corning explained in detail how the company connected multiple control systems from different vendors to the corporate SAP system for bi-directional communication.
In the second part of our series on collaborative robotics, find out what to expect as robots expand their roles into domains formerly reserved for humans.
Randy Crutfield of Michelin North America explains how Michelin’s workforce development programs and close collaboration with local community colleges helps ensure the company has a steady of stream of well-qualified workers.
free download
Secrets to Automation Project Success
Secrets to Automation Project Success

Sign up to receive timely updates from our editors and download this FREE Automation Project Survival Guide. It’s packed with field-tested best practices from industry experts that can help make your next automation project a success.

Two new study guides associated with PMMI’s Mechatronics Certificate tests have been released.
Elimination of physical barriers to production equipment is key to improving productivity. To get started, however, you must begin with a safety assessment.
At The Automation Conference 2015, Jim Wetzel of General Mills explained the company’s 20-plus year journey to smart manufacturing, how it remains a work in process, and the lessons learned that can also be applied to small and medium-sized manufacturing operations.
In this presentation from the Automation Conference 2015, Art Smith from Corning explains how he uses the PackML standard for machine control applications beyond the packaging applications for which the standard is most commonly associated.
APX Labs expanded its Skylight software to support work management and voice controls on smart glasses-- and watches, helping hands-on workers access instructions without a computer or phone.
NASA’s International Space Station is adopting industrial networking technology in an effort to lower integration costs associated with the build out of an external wireless communication system.
Launch vehicle costs can reportedly be cut by more than 50 percent using 3D printing to reduce part counts nearly 90 percent.
newsletters
Don't miss intelligence crucial to your job and business!
Click on any newsletter to view a sample. Enter your email address below to sign up!
News & Analysis
Latest Automation Products
Industrial Automation Columnists
Sponsored white papers, videos and products
Oil & Gas, Chemical and More
Improve Industry Skills
Network Application of IE
Workforce Development
Technology for Discrete Manufacturing
Automation Applications & Trends
Global automation news