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Robot sales soar in 2010; peak levels expected for 2011: IFR
The robotics industry experienced a comeback in 2010, and robot sales are expected to reach a new peak level in 2011, according to the International Federation of Robotics' statistical department, which presented the preliminary results of the annual detailed statistics for industrial robots at Automate 2011 in Chicago last week. Delve deeper into the findings.
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Industry veteran joins ARC Advisory Group automation team
Barry S. Young has joined ARC Advisory Group's automation team as a principle analyst. Meet the new addition.
Autodesk unveils 2012 manufacturing software portfolio
Autodesk has officially launched its new 3D design and engineering software portfolio for manufacturers. Learn more about the additions and enhancements.
Adept Technology partners with RMT Robotics
Adept Technology, Inc., a provider of intelligent vision-guided robotics and global robotics services, has entered into an agreement with Grimsby, Ont.'s RMT Robotics, allowing Adept to promote and sell RMT's ADAM mobile robot fleets. How will this arrangement benefit customers?
B&R and Cognex announce partnership
Cognex, a provider of industrial image processing sensors and systems, has partnered with automation equipment provider B&R to use POWERLINK in the In-Sight line of products from Cognex. Learn more about the collaboration.
Schneider Electric creates Energy Business
Schneider Electric Canada has created a new Energy Business to offer products and solutions specifically tailored for the electrical utilities, oil and gas, mining minerals and metals segments, and many other large electro-intensive operations. Learn more about the new business.
Features: Machine Vision and Sensors
Automate 2011 show draws biggest crowd in a decade
Automate 2011 took place at McCormick Place in Chicago last week with an estimated 7,500 attendees and nearly 170 exhibitors - the largest crowd that the show has seen in a decade. Take a look at some of the show highlights.
Machine vision standards play increasingly important role in technology adoption: AIA
The creation of new industry standards is among the factors driving the rapid growth of the adoption of machine vision technology, according to the Automated Imaging Association. Learn more.
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An environmental journey: Canadian tissue manufacturer Kruger Products recently launched Sustainability 2015, an ambitious five-year plan aimed at reducing the company's environmental footprint. Take a look at the company's targets, including how it is streamlining its manufacturing processes to become more environmentally friendly.
The greening of machining: A holistic approach to machine tool design reduces metal cutting's environmental impact.
Energy excellence: A detailed understanding of the energy consumption for specific production areas, equipment and products will allow manufacturers to better manage production planning and execution in an informed and responsible manner. Learn how to develop an effective energy management strategy for manufacturers.
A perfect match: Pepperl+Fuchs' Helge Hornis discusses five benefits of using Ethernet as the network option for RFID solutions.
Cloud computing: What is cloud computing and how will it affect manufacturers? In this article, Wally Kowal, president and founder of Canadian Cloud Computing Inc., discusses the benefits of cloud computing and how it is changing the way companies operate.
May 2011 Manufacturing AUTOMATION Lineup
Cover: Innovation through Automation
Toronto's Steam Whistle Brewery has a singular focus of making one beer of exceptional quality that Canadians can be proud of. This is possible thanks to the company's ongoing investment in technology. From the kegging line to the canning line, find out how Festo is helping this Canadian brewery "do one thing really, really well."
PLM systems have traditionally focused on engineering and product data management processes. As PLM has evolved, and its functionality has grown to encompass more information management across an organization, there is a fit for the software to support downstream processes. Omnify Software's Chuck Cimalore discusses the benefits of managing product and process records with PLM.
Feature: Overall Equipment Effectiveness
Plus: The latest news and trends, as well as a selection of the latest communications and networking products, process control offerings, wireless technologies, data acquisition products, motion control offerings, and wire and cable products.
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