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Digital manufacturing: intelligent sensors mean smart machine tools

01 July, 2019 by Boerge Wegner, Technical Industry Manager for Machine Tools in the Factory Automation Global Industry Center at SICK AG, Waldkirch

The smart factory is becoming a reality in more and more sectors — including the machine tool industry.

ABB Ability Smart Sensor for induction motors

20 June, 2019

The ABB Ability Smart Sensor for induction motors and pumps makes preventive maintenance possible by accurately monitoring and analysing data on motor operation.

Tracing farm to fork and preventing plagiarism

05 June, 2019

A Danish project is developing technologies and methods that can both document a food product's path from farm to fork and help prevent plagiarism.

Safeguarding plant automation

01 June, 2019

Change Management System (CMS) is an automatic process that can rewind time, so that whatever has been is never lost forever.

MDT AutoSave software

30 May, 2019

MDT AutoSave is a change management software package to safeguard industrial programmable equipment from loss of configuration for fast disaster recovery and configuration version archiving.

Powering offshore salmon farming

29 May, 2019

ABB has been awarded an aquaculture project to power an arctic offshore farming facility in Norway where up to 5990 tonnes of salmon will be farmed.

Yoghurt giant uses software to smooth operations

28 May, 2019

Chobani is using Ignition software to improve productivity and efficiency in three plants in Idaho, New York and Australia.

Fourth Industrial Revolution for the food industry

08 May, 2019 by Armin Fahnle, Managing Director, ATS Applied Tech Systems

How can the concept of the individualisation of the manufacturing process and 'batch size one' impact a bulk dairy, vegetable oil or grain producer?

Nestlé uses analytics to improve demand planning

06 May, 2019

Nestlé has embedded SAS Analytics into key business processes that will help it sense demand for its consumer goods more accurately and reliably on a global basis.

Giving robots a better feel for object manipulation

23 April, 2019 by Rob Matheson, MIT News Office

A new learning system developed by MIT researchers improves robots' abilities to mould materials into target shapes and make predictions about interacting with solid objects and liquids. 

Communicate product recalls quickly with GS1 Australia Recall

10 April, 2019

Managing a food product recall in the digital age means businesses need to have the right systems and procedures in place to respond quickly and effectively.

Transforming meat and baked goods packaging and distribution

01 March, 2019

A MES solution has delivered a digitalised paperless shop-floor and information stream for the supply chain of a large bakery and meat-packing and distribution operation.

Is technology growing too fast for the agriculture industry?

18 February, 2019

The rapid development of emerging technologies in the agricultural industry has created a need to better understand consumer perceptions and address regulatory challenges.

Universal Robots cobots

12 February, 2019

Universal Robots' range of collaborative robots (cobots) are Industry 4.0-enabled and can work alongside human staff without barriers and safety screens.

EtherCAT optimises horizontal conveyor system

12 February, 2019 by Nick Psahoulias

While developing its new tna roflo 3 horizontal conveyor, tna Australia chose to use a Beckhoff controller to boost system power while streamlining the architecture.

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