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    Robot Safety Awareness

    Jan. 4, 2023
    Festo and Sick develop a robot-agnostic curriculum to teach students and industry workers about robot risk assessments, safe system design, and protective measures.

    Does Data Need to be Standardized?

    Dec. 20, 2022
    If you want to share data between systems, it does. To do so effectively, the data will need to be formatted so that it’s sharable and digestible. The good news is, there are ...

    The Smart Sensor/Predictive Maintenance Connection

    Dec. 15, 2022
    Understanding how smart sensors and the coupling of their data with machine learning algorithms enables the transition from condition monitoring to predictive maintenance is key...
    When assembling printed circuit boards at the Amberg facility, AI provides insights into the probability of errors in the printed circuit boards. Source: Siemens

    How Siemens’ Amberg Factory Uses Red Hat OpenShift

    Dec. 9, 2022
    To improve predictive maintenance, quality assurance, and cybersecurity at its Amberg, Germany, factory, Siemens has created a cloud-native, modular architecture using Red Hat...

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    Aveva's Rob McGreevy explaining the company's technology vision at Aveva World San Francisco 2022.

    Aveva Outlines Its Technology Plans

    Dec. 7, 2022
    The first step in fulfilling Aveva's vision for an end-to-end, artificial intelligence-infused software for engineering and operations accessible via one pane of glass involves...
    Supply Chain Management

    Amazon Now Offers Supply Chain Software

    Nov. 30, 2022
    The cloud-based AWS Supply Chain application requires no upfront licensing fees, long-term commitment requirements or the need to re-platform legacy software.

    Quality Assurance Using Scanning Acoustic Microscopy

    Nov. 29, 2022
    New developments in scanning acoustic microscopy, also known as ultrasonic non-destructive testing, position the quality inspection technology for use by manufacturers of all ...

    Emerson’s Plantweb Incorporates AspenTech Software to Expand Automation Capabilities

    Nov. 16, 2022
    A vision of “boundless automation” underscores Emerson’s expansion of Plantweb capabilities to more easily manage, connect, and deliver operations and IT data across the enterprise...
    The Siemens AI picking software is robot and end-of-arm tooling agnostic. In its exhibit at PACK EXPO 2022, Siemens used a KUKA Agilus KR3 robot and a Robotiq EPick vacuum gripper to demonstrate the technology.
    PEI 2022

    Robot Piece Picking Advances with Artificial Intelligence

    Nov. 8, 2022
    At PACK EXPO International, Siemens previewed its forthcoming AI-driven software for the development of pick-and-place robot systems that can grasp objects previously unknown ...

    Industrial Companies Move Toward Open Automation Tech

    Nov. 2, 2022
    ExxonMobil, Intel, and Wood PLC share their experiences with UniversalAutomation.org’s shared source runtime execution engine for interoperable, plug-and-produce automation.
    The HG-KR23K servo puts motion control logic within the drive itself, taking the load off of the PLC and simplifying programming.

    Precise Automation Required for Pick-and-Pack Machine

    June 7, 2022
    Using Mitsubishi Electric servo motors and intelligent drives enabled Hamrick Manufacturing to create a machine with a lower cost controller that reduced changeover times by nearly...