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Six-axis Articulated Robots for Light Duty
When you think of industrial robots, chances are you thinking of big, expensive robots used in industrial applications such as automotive manufacturing or warehousing. But robot applications are increasingly trending toward small, more precise applications as evidenced by the release of the new UR 5 and UR 10 robots from Universal Robots. Key to the...
Siemens Sinamics S120 drive with Ethernet connectivity
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Drive Platform with Industrial Ethernet Connectivity

The Sinamics S120 drive system has been expanded to include Profinet, Ethernet TCP/IP and EtherNet/IP connectivity, providing maximum flexibility for industrial Ethernet communication.
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Six-axis Articulated Robots for Light Duty
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Six-Axis Articulated Robots for Light Duty

Weighing 55 pounds or less and designed to handle payloads of up to 22 pounds, these new lightweight robots from Universal Robots expand the possibility of robot application in industry.
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Automation at Nestle Brings Back Baby Food Line

A range of shelf-stable, microwavable, ready meals for babies and toddlers showed promise a few years ago. But packaging operations had to be optimized to make it viable.
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Jennifer Neumann of Foley Lardner
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Tips for Filling Skilled Manufacturing Positions

The next generation of manufacturing involves a highly skilled workforce working strategically within a knowledge-based economy.
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Automation Line Designed for Change
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Automated Assembly Line Designed for Change

Flextronics’ Universal Automation Line is an assembly line comprised of multiple stations that can be changed to adapt to new products or production processes.
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The staff of Waukesha County Technical College’s Automation Technologies/Electronics Laboratory. Source: ABB
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ABB Donation Furthers Motor Drives Education

“Democases” enable Automation Technology Program students at Waukesha County Technical College in Wisconsin to use latest technology in lab work and applications.
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Ford Uses Google Earth for Manufacturing Collaboration
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Ford Uses Google Earth for Manufacturing Collaboration

Using Google Earth technology, Siemens PLM creates the IntoSite cloud-based application for Ford to navigate global manufacturing sites and share best practice information.
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It’s Not a Skills Gap
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It’s Not a Skills Gap

6 Reasons to Prepare for Industrial Mobility
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6 Reasons to Prepare for Industrial Mobility

Though many in industry remain uncertain about the use of mobile, Internet-connected devices in industry, the trend toward their greater use appears inevitable.
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IBM Cloud Network Connects Indian Automotive Industry
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IBM Cloud Network Connects India's Automotive Industry

The AutoDX cloud-based exchange is designed to standardize and automate transactions throughout India’s automotive supply chain.
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Glide-Line’s New Approach to Conveyor Design
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Glide-Line’s New Approach to Conveyor Design

Unable to get the conveyors it needed to address customer demands, a system integrator sets out to address the problem on its own and ends up creating not only a new conveyor product, but a different
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Weidmuller: Surge Detector And Recorder

The Varitector Logger 30 is designed to detect transient surges over 50 A in ground circuits of industrial control systems.
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Hammond: Stainless Wall Mount Enclosures

The 4X (IP66)-rated HWSSHK enclosures feature superior locking.
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Exlar: Linear Actuators

The Tritex II integrated linear actuator family has a new 75 mm frame size.
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Baldor: Right Angle Gear Reducer

The Dodge Quantis Ultra Kleen uses 316 stainless steel.
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Dow Chemical Wins HART Plant Award
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Dow Chemical Wins HART Plant Award

Dow’s specialty chemical plant in Deer Park, Texas, was given the 2013 HART Plant of the Year Award for its reliability improvement program that involved monitoring critical control valves.
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Forge a New Operating Model to Manage Change

Follow six key actions to help create dynamic manufacturing operations for the constantly changing global marketplace.
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Manage Reliability to Keep Your Assets Ticking

Use the information from your production equipment to overhaul your asset management and maintenance practices, becoming more proactive and decreasing unplanned downtime.
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GE Energy Licenses Simulation Software

Power organizations in New York and China have both signed licensing agreements for GE Energy Consulting’s Multi-Area Production Simulation (MAPS) software.
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Myths About Millennials in Manufacturing

Not only have young professionals misjudged the opportunities that a career in manufacturing can provide, companies need to forget what they’ve read about Millenials and invite them in.
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