WEBINAR: How IoT solutions provide impressive gains for manufacturing processes

Manufacturers are facing increasing pressure to improve productivity levels and quality whilst reducing costs. Intelligent factory monitoring solutions can be easily incorporated with existing systems and equipment to provide the visibility needed to streamline processes and drive up efficiency. Sign up for the webinar here 

Empowering additive manufacturing with material intelligence through machine learning

Machine learning specialist Intellegens and engineering simulation leader Ansys have announced a collaboration to integrate machine learning methods into Additive Manufacturing (AM) workflows, accelerating the development of reliable and repeatable AM processes. The combination of the two companies’ technologies will make it quick and easy for AM project teams to analyse data from experiment, simulation, or production generating models that capture vital insights. These …

Siemens steps up Industrial Network training to plug skills gap

Siemens has boosted its professional training offering in industrial networks to combat the skills shortage among manufacturers modernising networks and becoming 5G ready. Powerful, reliable and secure industrial networks are a cornerstone of industrial digitalisation and essential in bringing together machines, processes, people and data. A number of manufacturers are investing in ensuring their networks are upgraded and secure, whether …

Bringing connected metrology to the Digital Manufacturing Centre

The Digital Manufacturing Centre (DMC) is further expanding its partnership with manufacturing technology leader Renishaw, through the addition of state-of-the-art connected metrology solutions. This new agreement is critical to the DMC’s on-site machining and inspection capabilities, delivered via precision engineering specialist Produmax.   The partnership will see Produmax’s machining and inspection services linked into the DMC’s intelligent, connected process chain. …

New products extend the application flexibility of AMR

ROEQ mobile robotic equipment allows RARUK Automation to team its range of MiR (Mobile Industrial Robot) autonomous mobile robots (AMR) with handling accessories to meet customers’ individual application needs.  AMRs can be customised with bins, racks, lifts and conveyors and several new products have now been added to the range of available options. Each MiR can be customised with a …

New OMRON terminal blocks improve assembly efficiency

OMRON Electronic Components Europe has launched a new range of Push-In Terminal Block PCB Connectors to significantly improve the efficiency of connector insertion and removal and cable wiring during assembly. These products will be invaluable to factory automation applications, such as robot controllers, AC servo drivers and CNC machines. The new OMRON XW4M and XW4N have a very low board …

Learning robot could transform multiple sectors

A robot that can teach itself how to pick up unknown objects has been developed by automation experts at the Coventry-based Manufacturing Technology Centre. The state-of-the-art development allows single objects to be picked out of a random tray or bin, without the need for high cost sensors or lengthy programming. The process could bring huge benefits to the manufacturing, agri-food, …

Deep Learning Brings Simplicity to Complex AI Inspection

SICK has launched a suite of Deep Learning apps and services to simplify machine vision quality inspection for challenging components, assemblies, surfaces or food produce, especially those that have previously defied automation and remained distinguishable only by human inspection. SICK Deep Learning radically reduces set-up time and cost by enabling Artificial Intelligence image classification to run directly onboard SICK smart …

Mobilizing 3D Printing Solutions to Battle COVID-19

Many 3D design files to be made freely available to accelerate critical parts production HP Inc. and its global digital manufacturing community are mobilizing their 3D printing teams, technology, experience, and production capacity to help deliver critical parts in the effort to battle the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 1000 3D printed parts have already been delivered to local hospitals.  HP’s …