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More Control & Automation features

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    Robots take their pick in plastic moulding application(03/06/2019)

    A Mitsubishi Electric robot/PLC/HMI combination has provided PCE Automation with an ideal solution for its latest take-out system for plastic injection stretch blow moulding (ISBM) machinery.

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    Welding cell is Arc de Triumph for Kawasaki robot(03/06/2019)

    Telford based automated systems manufacturer Bauromat, one of Kawasaki Robotics leading integrators, has recently supplied and installed a robotic welding system to precision pressings and stampings experts Clamason Industries of Kingswinford.

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    Combining robots and machine vision(03/06/2019)

    IVS have combined artificially intelligent machine vision with cutting-edge robot automation to provide a flexible automated vision inspection cell.

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    How to fully integrate manual assembly cells into ERP and MES systems(29/05/2019)

    Poka Yoke (the Japanese term for mistake-proofing) is used to describe pick-to-light systems for manual assembly work. Mitsubishi Electric has moved the concept several steps forward to create Guided Operator Solutions (GOS) that essentially use a controller-based system of active assembly instructions and sequenced parts supply from bins to help operators perform picking and assembly tasks faultlessly every time.

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    Güdel’s gantry robots reach out to emerging applications(23/05/2019)

    Robotics is very much at the forefront of discussions about automation and employment. Overwhelmingly the focus is on collaborative robots, and how they will establish themselves more widely within a manufacturing environment.

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    Industrial Internet of Things: revolution or evolution?(03/05/2019)

    Affecting every industry globally the “Industrial Internet of Things” (IIoT) is the melding of digital, physical, and biological environments.

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    How can manufacturers benefit from the latest machine control technology?(03/05/2019)

    What if it was possible to develop a machine learning model capable of predicting that a critical element of your manufacturing equipment is at risk of breaking down – and order spare parts well in advance? Or what if you had access to an industrial controller with built-in artificial intelligence, that uses pattern recognition to predict an unwarranted deviation on your filling line that you otherwise would never have detected?

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    Converging at the Edge(03/05/2019)

    Why should we be happy to embrace Edge computing so soon after we got used to the cloud, IoT, Industry 4.0 etc…?

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    Compact, self-contained robot welding systems(25/03/2019)

    Sparta Ltd are established as one of the UK’s leading sub-contract engineering companies’ specialising in Laser Cutting, CNC machining, Investment and Die Castings, Metal Fabrications, Rubber Mouldings and Forgings. Like any expanding, forward-thinking business, constantly reviewing and investing in the most up-to-date manufacturing processes, skills and accreditations is vital in maintaining a competitive edge.

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    Automation meets craftsmanship(04/03/2019)

    Mitsubishi Electric halves Denby Pottery's clay manufacturing times and reduces lost production with a new automation system.

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    Hannover Fair 2019: Welcome to the age of industrial intelligence(04/03/2019)

    From 1 to 5 April, an anticipated 6,500 companies from 75 nations will be exhibiting at the world's leading trade fair for industrial technology.

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    New patrolling robots to eradicate petrol plant explosions(04/02/2019)

    Autonomous robots fitted with tiny chemical sensors that listen to the ‘sounds’ coming off gases will instantly detect gas leaks in petrochemical plants and pipelines to dramatically improve disaster responses.

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    ŠKODA AUTO uses Omron’s fully autonomous transport robot(04/02/2019)

    The autonomous robot contributes to the continuous improvement of work safety in Vrchlabí and helps to minimise work risks. It recognises people crossing its path as well as other vehicles and stationary obstacles.

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    Automated water level control(04/02/2019)

    The Dyke and Main Sluice Association (DHSV) responsible for flood protection on the Eiderstedt Peninsula is also in charge of safeguarding the interests of local agriculture and nature conservation: While farmers require dry, arable land for cultivation in summer, a number of endangered bird species need higher water levels to enable nest building. The solution: a smart drainage concept based on a centrally monitored automation system.

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    Overcoming the issues of transporting dewatered sludge(04/02/2019)

    The recent Water 2020 report published by the regulator Ofwat encourages sludge trading markets between operators in order to move sludge from a company where it is expensive to treat, to one that is cheaper. Ofwat modelling suggests that if its proposed changes are implemented, around 30 percent of all sludge could move between different water companies.