October 2014 Issue
A Matter of Risk Assessment, Liability & Compliance: Machine Safety Labeling in the 21st Century
It Sounds Odd to Say, but the Good News Is that Only 12% Self-Described Their Overall Quality Programs as World-Class.
Closely Related to Ease of use is the Capability to Connect Instantly and Automatically to the Target Controller.
It's Been Helpful to Be Reminded that Machine Safety's Best Principles Can be Usefully Employed in Situations Beyond the Plant Floor
Cincinnati, Oak Ridge National Lab and University of Tennessee Students Print 3D Car Parts for Local Motors at IMTS 2014
Microsoft has Tried Hard to Protect the Online Account, But Can You Really Protect Your Assets by Trusting that Microsoft or Any Cloud-Based Vendor Will Protect Your Things?
Today's Machine Builder Has a Powerful Role to Play in Protecting the Customer Networks to Which It Connects
Panel Meters Incorporate Capabilities to Improve Process Visibility and Keep up With Transmitter Enhancements
Are There Practical Differences and Limitations Between What Some Companies Call Smart Color Cameras and Others Call Smart Color Sensors? Are We Beyond RGB at This Point?
How these innovative devices can help slash machine builders' costs.
Lead Screws and Ball Screws Still Have an Important Role to Play in Linear Motion Applications
There Will be More than 100 Exhibits Featuring Products and Services from Rockwell Automation and its Network of more than 100 Partners.
Front and center was large-scale additive manufacturing in the form of the world's first 3D-printed car, which was printed and assembled on-site at the show. The project was a cooperative effort by Local Motors, Cincinnati Inc.; Oak Ridge National Laboratory; the University of Tennessee; and IMTS' Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT).
The Internet of Things (IoT) and the industrial IoT will use increasingly intelligent network infrastructures, but this will create more risk and increase the need to protect those critical infrastructures and their data. That's why we're investing both organically and through acquisition in Ethernet, security and wireless—so we can help transform this interconnected world.
Mergers, Acquisitions & Alliances: Danfoss Makes Offer, Hardinge Acquires Assets, and Fanuc and Rockwell Collaborate
Danfoss made a public tender offer for all shares of the Finnish ac drives company Vacon. Hardinge, international provider of advanced metal-cutting solutions, agreed to acquire the assets of the Voumard internal diameter (ID) grinding business from Peter Wolters GmbH in Rendsburg, Germany. Maverick Technologies, acquired CQS Innovation, a system integrator specializing in control and information systems for life sciences, chemical and metals industries.