OMAC To Develop Remote Interface Guidelines
OMAC, The Organization for Machine Automation and Control, has formed a Workgroup to be comprised of end users and service providers to create a comprehensive best-practices handbook for remote monitoring services.
Jun 29th, 2020
Bosch Updates Industry 4.0 Software to Digitalize Manufacturing
Jun 19th, 2020
Software as a Service Enters Engineering and Manufacturing Circles
Jun 11th, 2020
PLCs Gain Esteem as the Brains Behind the Machine
Jun 11th, 2020
FDT Group Releases Data Exchange Standard for Next-Gen Automation
Jun 8th, 2020
Bosch Rexroth Reinvents Automation
The automation supplier went back to the drawing board to create ctrlX Automation, a software-driven open automation platform that provides flexibility and scalability through app-based functionality.
Jun 4th, 2020
Power Over Ethernet Bridge Withstands Washdowns and Wet Manufacturing Processes
Eliminates the need for additional hardwiring
Jun 3rd, 2020
Technology Steps Forward for Social Distancing
As more manufacturers are allowed to resume production amid the COVID-19 pandemic, keeping their workers distanced will be key to keeping them healthy. Here are some innovations to help achieve that.
May 28th, 2020
New Technologies Feed the Hunger for Information
Trying to keep up with productivity, quality, safety, sustainability, and other industry demands, food and beverage plants are turning increasingly to the innovations found in today’s sensor instrumentation.
May 19th, 2020
IO-Link Connects the Food and Beverage Industry
The proliferation of digital protocols has made it easier for producers to get the information they need from their instrumentation. Sensor suppliers explain why IO-Link is gaining particular traction.
May 18th, 2020
COVID-19 Brings Increased Visibility to the Role of Robotics
Presidents and CEOs of Fanuc, Universal Robots, Fetch, and Schunk discuss how robotics and automation are helping manufacturers through the pandemic and what the lasting effects might be.
Apr 28th, 2020
Autonomous Bin Picking and Placing Moves Cobots Into Machine Tending
Universal Robots’ ActiNav is a UR+ application kit that not only picks parts from bins, but is able to precisely place that part into a machine for further processing.
Apr 10th, 2020
Flexible Production Makes Roche’s HIV Test Innovation a Success
Roche designed a plasma separation card that greatly simplifies blood sampling and transport. Beckhoff Automation made production of the card cost-effective with its flexible, compact eXtended Transport System.
Mar 6th, 2020
CPG Manufacturers and OEMs Collaborate on Digital Transformation
In a meeting co-hosted by PMMI’s OpX Leadership Network and Industry Relations Committee, manufacturers and machine builders shared their plans and concerns about IIoT in a discussion aimed at creating a digital transformation roadmap for PMMI members.
Feb 27th, 2020
Tools to Help the Digital Transformation
Inductive Automation rolled out enhancements to its Ignition Edge industrial application platform and new partner and development communities that will help turn data into actionable information.
Feb 9th, 2020
Balancing Production Optimization in a Changing World
An explosion in SKUs, workforce challenges, and increasingly complex supply chains require food and beverage makers to turn to technologies such as advanced data analytics, flexible conveyors, and augmented and virtual reality to improve efficiencies.
Feb 10th, 2020
Seeking an End to Pilot Purgatory
Launched in 2016, the Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute is ready to unveil an information infrastructure that promises to provide the frictionless movement of democratized data.
Feb 5th, 2020
Wireless Goes Mission Critical
Startup company CoreTigo brings wireless products to end users and technology suppliers and delivers IO-Link Wireless capabilities to legacy systems and new devices.
Feb 5th, 2020
Line Integration and Data Collection on the Rise for Food Manufacturers
Full line integration is one operational improvement that food manufacturers are looking for in upcoming years, and the majority are already collecting data along the manufacturing line.
Jan 30th, 2020
Preference for Electromechanical Actuators on the Rise
Though the initial price point for electromechanical actuators tends to be higher than hydraulic cylinders, their popularity is growing due to energy efficiency, increased uptimes, simplified maintenance, and other key factors.
Jan 29th, 2020
Food Manufacturers Top Two Improvement Priorities
Operational improvements that impact food manufacturers the most continue to focus on automation and robotics.
Jan 24th, 2020
CPGs Need to Adapt to Meet Growing Food Demand
Global food packaging to hit $400 bn by '25, those who don't evolve could be left behind
Jan 15th, 2020
U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Fell 15% Last November to $320 Million, But There is Still Optimism.
According to the latest report from the Association for Manufacturing Technology, the Pending China trade deal and anticipated approval of the revamped NAFTA (USMCA) should see the manufacturing technology market pick up in the second half of 2020.
The Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT)
Jan 14th, 2020
Digital Twin Double-Take
Most OEMs aren’t embracing the idea of creating a digital twin for the machine, but the benefits—including design flexibility, faster time-to-market, and virtual training—deserve a second look.
Dec 17th, 2019
How to Safely Implement Collaborative Robots
As collaborative robots continue to be introduced in manufacturing, some key safety hazards need to be addressed before collaborative robots can be safely implemented on the line.
Dec 16th, 2019
Robots and Cobots Chip in to Pack Food for Hungry Kids
Showcasing the capabilities of several automation suppliers in the Robotics Zone at PACK EXPO Las Vegas, a PMMI cooperation with Blessings in a Backpack filled more than 6,000 bags of food for kids facing food insecurity.
Dec 4th, 2019
Flexibility Demands Push New Technologies Forward at PACK EXPO Las Vegas
From material handling to pick-and-place, innovations are aimed at agility and mobility in packaging applications.
Dec 3rd, 2019