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    Simulation Helps Solve Supply Chain Issues
    Daniel Keyser, industry analyst, ARC Advisory Group.
    3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing

    Additive Manufacturing: A Sustainable Alternative

    March 9, 2023
    Additive manufacturing has a distinct materials advantage when it comes to producing a component or part from either a polymer or metal printer versus traditional subtractive ...
    Brian R. May, Managing Director – Industrial Lead, North America, Accenture

    How Interoperability Unlocks Industrial Reinvention

    March 1, 2023
    Adapting quickly to the constant stream of new business challenges and opportunities facing industrial companies in every vertical is essential. But this is often easier said ...
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    Supply Chain Management

    Simulation Helps Solve Supply Chain Problems

    Feb. 24, 2023
    As supply chains become increasingly perceived as strategic tools for business performance and growth, simulation technologies can help govern logistical calculations among entities...
    The Modicon 084 (original PLC) development team (from left to right): Dick Morley, Tom Boissevain, George Schwenk, and Jonas Landau.

    Peer-to-Peer FAQ: Controllers

    Feb. 22, 2023
    End user and integrator preference for different industrial controller types show both a tenacious preference for familiar technologies and openness to newer variants that incorporate...

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    The Moxa AIG-100 series of industrial-grade gateways. Source: Moxa

    Edge-to-Cloud Gateways

    Feb. 20, 2023
    Moxa’s new series of industrial gateways are designed to optimize data transfer from Modbus edge devices to Azure and AWS cloud platforms.
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    Waterproof Side-Actuated Tactile Switch

    Feb. 20, 2023
    C&K has extended its PTS645V tactile switch series to include an IP67-rated version suitable for a variety of indoor and outdoor applications. The low-profile SMT switch is available...
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    Linear Modules

    Feb. 20, 2023
    Bosch Rexroth is now offering linear modules for small handling applications with its new SHB and SHL models. These modules are designed for any lighter load application and they...
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    Multiprotocol Ethernet Switch

    Feb. 20, 2023
    Analog Devices’ ADIN2299 is a multiprotocol industrial ethernet switch platform. Key features include support for Profinet, EtherCAT, EtherNet/IP and Modbus TCP, as well as a ...
    Enrico Krog Iversen, CEO of OnRobot, explains the D:Ploy system during a preview of the technology at IMTS 2022.

    Robot Setup Gets Automated

    Jan. 31, 2023
    OnRobot’s D:Ploy hardware and software is now available to automate the process of integrating robots into palletizing, CNC machine tending, packaging, and pick-and-place applications...
    The cobot palletizing system at Nortura.

    Digital Twins for Palletizing

    Jan. 6, 2023
    Nortura, a Norwegian food producer, uses Rocketfarm’s digital twin tech to upgrade its palletizing operations.
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    What Technologies Will Industry Focus on in 2023?

    Jan. 3, 2023
    Plant floor network upgrades, legacy system migration, and exploration of new tech—such as unified namespace, analytics and artificial intelligence—will all likely play major ...
    Borg Manufacturing, a melamine and joinery manufacturer, uses Aveva MES for consistent production and maintaining the company’s next-day-delivery promise. Source: Aveva

    Democratizing MES

    Dec. 22, 2022
    The IT resources required for manufacturing execution systems use once reserved this technology for larger companies. Aveva aims to change that with its edge-to-enterprise MES...
    A Siemens Sinamics V20 VFD (left) and a Schneider Electric Altistart ATS22D47Q soft starter.

    Automation Decisions: Variable Frequency Drive or Soft Starter?

    Nov. 10, 2022
    Soft starters and VFDs both effectively control motors and are efficient users of energy. Determining which technology to use depends on understanding the performance needs of...
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    PEI 2022

    Beckhoff Updates XTS with No-Cable Technology

    Oct. 26, 2022
    At PACK EXPO International, Beckhoff exhibits its XTS linear transport system with no-cable technology for contactless, continuous power supply, and synchronous real-time data...
    Learning about the Schneider Electric EcoStruxure Micro Data Center and Stratus ftServer at PACK EXPO International.
    PEI 2022

    Do CPGs Need a Micro Data Center?

    Oct. 26, 2022
    At PACK EXPO International, Stratus Technologies and Schneider Electric demonstrate how the EcoStruxure Micro Data Center with Stratus ftServer can consolidate disparate automation...
    Heineken's brewery in Amsterdam.

    Heineken’s Event-Driven Connectivity Strategy

    July 6, 2022
    Central to its global systems connectivity approach, Heineken uses a publish/subscribe approach to connect disparate technologies such as ERP, CRM, and MES, as well as shipping...
    Veo Robotics’ FreeMove system being tested with an ABB robot in a palletizing operation.

    Industrial Cobot Technology Comes to Palletizing Operations

    June 28, 2022
    Veo Robotics’ partnership with Gray Solutions is designed to make industrial robot palletizing systems collaborative for the consumer packaged goods industry.