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ABB To Add 300 Jobs At Tennessee Facility

March 4, 2015 10:29 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Power systems and automation company ABB expects to add 300 jobs at its Low Voltage Products division near Memphis, officials announced Tuesday.

Volvo To Test Self-Driving Cars On Swedish Roads In 2017

February 25, 2015 10:34 am | by Andrew Szal, Digital Reporter, Manufacturing Business Technology | News | Comments

One hundred people will get behind the wheel of self-driving Volvo cars in 2017 for the first...

Drones Rule: Proposed Rules For Commercial Unmanned Aircraft

February 17, 2015 9:27 am | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

Long-anticipated rules proposed Sunday will open an era in which small (under 55 pounds)...

Britain Starts Public Trial Of Driverless Cars

February 11, 2015 11:13 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Britain has begun testing driverless cars in four cities, launching the first official trials...

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Robots Replacing Human Factory Workers At Faster Pace

February 10, 2015 9:23 am | by Paul Wiseman, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Cheaper, better robots will replace human workers in the world's factories at a faster pace over the next decade, pushing labor costs down 16 percent, a report Tuesday said.                       

The World Of ME-Commerce

January 28, 2015 12:22 pm | by Derek Rickard | Articles | Comments

Automation levels the playing field for goods-to-person distribution against the mobile and electronic commerce explosion.                                     

Industry 4.0: Turning The Vision Into Reality

January 8, 2015 10:32 am | by Mike Hannah | Articles | Comments

The future of automation is inextricably tied to the rise of Why IP. That reality has been recognized by leaders around the world, including those in private industry, academia and government, who have formed initiatives to accelerate the Internet of Things (IoT) revolution.

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Meet Amazon’s New Robot Army

December 4, 2014 11:19 am | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

Amazon Senior Vice President Worldwide Operations Dave Clark discusses the company’s army of Kiva robots that help box and ship products.                                 

Amazon's New Robot Army Is Ready To Ship

December 1, 2014 10:20 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The e-commerce giant boasts that it has boosted efficiency — and given workers' legs a break — by deploying more than 15,000 wheeled robots to crisscross the floors of its biggest warehouses and deliver stacks of toys, books and other products to employees.

PROFIBUS DP-V0 Slave Communication Modules

November 20, 2014 9:57 am | by Molex Incorporated | Product Releases | Comments

Molex Incorporated plans to highlight its recently released Brad SST Communication Modules SST-PB3S-CLX-RLL, SST-PB3S-CLX-RLL-CC and SST-PB3S-CLXT-RLL for Rockwell ControlLogix at the 2014 Rockwell Automation Fair.

RMT Robotics Joins Muratec Group

November 4, 2014 9:08 am | by RMT Robotics | News | Comments

RMT Robotics, a Cimcorp Oy company that manufactures and integrates robotic gantry-based order fulfillment and tire handling solutions, has announced that it has joined the Muratec Group as part of the acquisition of Cimcorp Oy (Cimcorp) and its subsidiaries by Kyoto, Japan-based Murata Machinery, Ltd. (Muratec).

Lowe's Using Robots To Improve Customer Service

October 28, 2014 1:17 pm | by Mae Anderson, Associated Press | News | Comments

The robots are coming. Lowe's is testing whether new bots on wheels can improve its customer service, like helping a shopper find a match for something as simple as a nail.                       

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Using Automation To Leverage Existing Assets & Accommodate Growth

October 15, 2014 12:14 pm | by Gary Frank | Articles | Comments

By retrofitting your warehouse with the right automation technology, you can easily leverage your existing assets and real estate to accommodate growth.                            

4 Trends For A&D Value Chains: New Opportunities, New Challenges

October 13, 2014 12:00 pm | by Su Doyle | Articles | Comments

Within the aerospace and defense segment, four trends are driving the adoption of RFID to achieve improved process automation, efficiency and traceability.                           

Are HMI And Mobile Devices On The Menu For Your Plant?

October 6, 2014 12:27 pm | by Mike Pantoleano | Blogs | Comments

Consumer mobile devices are proliferating in the commercial sector. But in the industrial sector, their use has been limited to remote diagnostics and maintenance visualization in SCADA solutions — so far.             

Advanced Robotics To Revolutionize The Manufacturing Industry

October 2, 2014 1:31 pm | by PwC US and The Manufacturing Institute | News | Comments

As industrial robots become smarter, faster, more affordable, and develop advanced capabilities such as sensing, dexterity, memory and trainability, industrial manufacturers across industries are looking to advanced robotics to gain a competitive business advantage.

Distributing Computing Resources Closer To The Decision Point

August 18, 2014 1:01 pm | by Andy Banathy | Articles | Comments

Internal and external factors — namely plant optimization and regulation compliance — are driving plants to bring more industrial computing resources onto the plant floor.                       

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5 Manufacturing Business Benefits Of Shifting Paper Forms To Mobile Apps

July 1, 2014 12:32 pm | by Jason Peck | Articles | Comments

The costs and inefficiencies of paper forms are no longer lost on manufacturing businesses that are ramping up efforts to shift paper forms and manual processes to mobile apps — and to integrate mobility with key business processes.     

Robotic Dairies: The Future Of Production

June 17, 2014 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Videos | Comments

The old fashioned farm hand is being replaced by a set of high-tech robots that clean, feed and milk dairy cows. Farmers can take a break and let the machines do the work.                       

Meet Manufacturing's Latest Recruit

June 10, 2014 1:08 pm | by Financial Times | Videos | Comments

Rethink Robotics thinks its latest creation, Baxter, will redefine how robotics are used in manufacturing. It can be trained to perform more delicate operations. Find out how the makers envisage it being used in the workplace.       

Buffett On Technology Replacing Jobs

April 28, 2014 12:47 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Warren Buffett explains why he thinks it's progress to have technology replacing human jobs, but acknowledges that people who are left behind need support.                           

Strategically Automating The Warehouse

April 23, 2014 11:30 am | by Randy Marble | Articles | Comments

The high-tech warehouse is taking shape as organizations seek to get ahead of the material handling systems challenges of the 21st Century supply chain. A big component of that formation is automation, but it has to be more strategic than just throwing machines at a problem.

Systems Consolidation Saves Time, Improves Work Flow

April 7, 2014 11:18 am | Videos | Comments

Assa Abloy benefitted from the expertise of Columbus as the manufacturer made Microsoft Dynamics the exclusive platform for their global enterprise.

Save Costs On Press Upgrades

April 4, 2014 12:56 pm | by Pilz | Articles | Comments

The competency of the plant and machine builder are in demand when machinery is bought new, but where retrofit measures are concerned, it is the design engineers that are faced with a wide range of challenges.           

How To Reap The Gains Of Business Process Automation

March 28, 2014 10:30 am | by Chris Thierry & Robert Al-Jaar, Etelesolv | Articles | Comments

There are diverse views on the impact that automating business processes can have on organizations. Though there may be some debate about the depth and breadth of process automation benefits, once fact is indisputable — Business Process Automation is on the rise.

Control System Upgrade Saves Manufacturer Millions, Reshores Production

March 28, 2014 10:14 am | by Lyle Miller, Architecture Solutions Architect, Rockwell Automation | Articles | Comments

CommScope management realized the company could save upward of $6 million per year in shipping costs if it moved production from Suzhou, China to its facility in Claremont, N.C. But in order to make the move, the company needed to upgrade its automation equipment.

AT&T, Cisco, GE, IBM And Intel Unveil The Industrial Internet Consortium

March 27, 2014 12:54 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | News | Comments

AT&T, Cisco, GE, IBM and Intel unveiled the formation of the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), an open membership group focused on breaking down the barriers of technology silos to support better access to big data with improved integration of the physical and digital worlds.

Lenze g500 Gearbox Transforms Smart Motor Speed Into Torque

March 27, 2014 9:40 am | by Lenze Americas | Product Releases | Comments

Leading global manufacturer of electrical and mechanical drives, motion control and automation technology, Lenze Americas has introduced its new g500 gearbox range, developed to transform motor speed into torque as intelligently and accurately as possible.

The Enlightened Plant

March 26, 2014 12:51 pm | by Peter G. Martin and Grant Le Sueur | Articles | Comments

How a modern process automation system delivers new insight to plant operations.                                                 

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