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MES: The Plant Floor Data Translator

Manufacturing execution systems have long been recognized as middleware between plant floor control systems and enterprise systems. But they also serve as a middleman for data translation and structuring plant floor data for use by MES applications.
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Safety Requires a Greater Focus on Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity should be viewed as a workplace safety issue, as increasingly connected automation systems can pose a personnel risk in the most extreme cyberattacks.

Products Presented at SPE Education Day

Ethernet-APL can offer enhanced performance and simplified infrastructure when applied.

SCADA Upgrade: Incremental or Full Scale?

Each manufacturer has to do its own analysis and decide the right approach based on three factors: budget, downtime and risk.
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Sub-Zero Shares its Digital Transformation Insights

The nearly 80-year-old manufacturing company is redesigning its manufacturing processes with Snowflake’s AI Data Cloud playing a key role.

New Launches from the OPC Foundation

The OPC Foundation has announced the formation of a working group dedicated to leveraging AI within the OPC UA framework.
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Kawasaki Robotics Announces New Cobot Line and Use of Off-the-Shelf Tools

At Automate 2024, Kawasaki unveiled its forthcoming cobot line with Neura Robotics and its partnership with AMT Precision Parts around the use of off-the-shelf hand tools for ...

The Automation Business: Building and Realizing Value

Ultimation’s previous owner shares his insights on increasing the value of an automation-focused company and how to successfully exit the business.

Products

Product Spotlight: EZ5 Series Human-Machine Interface

EZAutomation, a division of the AVG Group, has released its EZTouch EZ5 series of  HMI/operator interface panels in 4, 7, 8, 10, 12 and 15-inch display sizes with free ...

Fault-Tolerant Edge Computing

Stratus Technologies has released its new Stratus ztC Endurance platform, a new family of fault-tolerant computing platforms for sustainable operations. The platform introduces...
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Robot Gripper Suction Cup

The FLIW (Foam Lip Wide) from Piab is a new addition to the company’s PiGrip series. Configurable in a multitude of combinations, it is well suited for any picking application...
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Hermetically Sealed Position Sensors

Offering rugged operations and performance with low power consumption, Newtek’s HI series of hermetically sealed 4-20 mA LVDTs ensure consistent data output and are offered with...

Videos

ABB AMR with Visual SLAM

The new T702 from ABB is a tug-style autonomous mobile robot (AMR) that uses Visual SLAM (simultaneous localization and mapping) navigation to create a 360-degree point cloud ...

Bosch Rexroth's Smart Function Kit

At Automate 2024, we caught up with Richard Vaughn, automation engineering manager at Bosch Rexroth to learn about Bosch Rexroth’s Smart Function Kit for Handling. These...

DigiKey Partners Show Top Automation Products

With more than 15 million products in its inventory, DigiKey has a level of insight into automation technology use few other companies have. This video highlights a few DigiKey...
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Micropsi Industries’ MIRAI 2 AI for Robots

A key aspect of the MIRAI 2 technology that sets it apart from traditional robot vision systems is its ability to operate without relying on CAD data. Instead, it uses data captured...

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