Can Industrial Ethernet replace dedicated motion networks?

Ethernet and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is driving manufacturing convergence with integration between the plant floor and the wider enterprise. Open communications from machine to machine and device to device are becoming commonplace. Now offering Gigabit speeds and deterministic response, it may seem there is nothing that Ethernet can’t do.   Impact of […]

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Integrating Omron Automation extends die-cutter performance.

  How integrating Omron Automation extends die-cutter performance.   Developing an integrated drives and machine control solution from Omron Automation has allowed UK producer of label die-cutting and finishing equipment Daco Solutions, to meet converting industry needs for fast and precise changeover between die-cutting options for high output and lower-output digital print.   As Daco […]

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Pick-to-Light reduces production operator picking errors

  Pick-to-Light reduces production operator picking errors.   Pick-to- Light is Mitsubishi Electric’s guided operator system for reducing picking errors by manual operators. It is designed to be deployed across many industry areas that include; automotive, logistics, semiconductor and life science sectors. It significantly reduces the risk of quality issues occurring in manufacturing processes.   […]

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How to eliminate manual picking errors in production processes

  At parts assembly production sites, where parts are picked from stock, it is almost inevitable that picking mistakes will occur. As parts become more complex and their component types increase, the problem of picking mistakes grows. With Mitsubishi Electric’s Guided Operator Solutions, such mistakes can be easily eliminated, helping to reduce waste, improve quality […]

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Robot automation takes the edge off new cake slicing machine

    Robot automation takes the edge off new cake slicing machine When Bedford based machine builder Newtech was looking to develop a fast and accurate cake cutting machine for the bakery industry it combined an ultrasonic cutter with a robot for an efficient and flexible solution.   Cutting cakes can be messy Cakes, in […]

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