August 2014 Issue
One of the Top Concerns for This Year's Show Visitor is Resource Efficient, Cost-Effective Manufacturing.
The Scanner Has a Fast Ethernet Interface Capable of Transmitting Data at 100 Mbps
As Part of a Five-Year Plan to Overhaul the Supply Chain and ERP Puzzle, Rockwell Formed an APOS (advanced process operations support) Group With Subject Matter Experts
Selecting the Right Sensor or Instrument to Measure Each Process Variable Can Be a Daunting Task Because There Are Hundreds, if Not Thousands, of Options on the Market. As With Many Applications, the Key is to Fit the Right Component to the Task.
Using Servos Enabled Maplan to Adapt its Pump Activity and Motor Speed to How Much Power was Actually Required to Perform its Rubber Injection Molding and Save that 70% on its Drive-Side Power, Change Oil Less Often, Reduce Water Consumption and Cut its Overall Energy Costs in Half
Since the Intent of the Legislation is to Remove the Spam Lists so You Simply Can't Fire Out Thousands of Emails to Unknown Entities, Any Small Business That Might Rely on Email Address Lists from Accredited Sources Could Find Itself in Hot Water
Fori Automation's AGVs and Integrated Systems Meet Automotive, Aerospace and Other Requirements With Care and Global Planning
Thanks to the Power of Computers and the Fidelity of Simulations, an Entire Mechatronics Solution Sometimes Can be Tried Out and Verified Before Anything is Actually Built
Current and Upcoming Food Traceability Legislation Requires that Food-Processing Companies Have Systems in Place to Provide a Trail of Information that Follows Each Food Item Through the Supply Chain
Traditional Breakers Can Monitor for Short Circuits or Over-Current Conditions, But Not Both.
Are There Applications for Which There Are Justifiable Reasons not to Make This Change?
Despite a growing reliance on complex industrial automation technologies, there is still a need for discrete, standalone devices such as buttons, switches and indicators.
Consider How Building a Metal Part from Inside out With Very Little Waste Compares to Turning a Solid Metal or Metal-Alloy Cube into That Same Part by Grinding it Into Waste Metal Shavings
The Remaining Challenge is How to Bring Engineers and Other Technical Professionals into Their Local Schools
Truchard reported that NI divides IoT into industrial IoT and consumer IoT, and this industrial side is focused on using big analog data, analytics, distributed timing and synchronization, and intelligence via cyber-physical systems to help factories, power grids, cities and machines work better.
The IANA pavilion will showcase the newest technologies focusing on new ideas and topics ranging from resource-efficient manufacturing and network security to secure industrial control systems and big data. In addition to more than 120 vendors from 16 countries, who will demonstrate their products and services, IANA will host the Global Automation and Manufacturing Summit, Motion, Drive & Automation Conference, and ISA training program.
A record 14,135 robots, valued at $788 million were ordered from North American robotics companies in the first half of 2014, an increase of 30% in units and 16% in revenue over the same period in 2013.
Expectations for the 2014 manufacturing technology market were for a soft first half of the year, followed by a stronger second half. The fluctuations seen in the past few months are on track with forecasts, and all indications are that U.S. manufacturing activity is and will remain strong