Google Glass 'could revolutionise' industrial automation
drivesncontrols | Posted: 24 Dec 2013, 09:40
According to Thome, the demonstration (above) shows "how easy it is to get deep and profound information on machines on the shopfloor and still be able to walk around and work hands-free."He believes that the glasses "represent a good example of the fusion of Internet technology and automation technology within the framework of Industry 4.0."
It is reported that the industrial robot technology has been widely used in the overseas tire manufacturing enterprises’ logistics and intelligent production. In China, more and more industrial robots are being applied to the tire sector.
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Following the sensation created by new adaptive robots like Big Dog, research in this area continues to deliver exciting news. The newest development is a robot that can re-learn how to walk with a broken leg in less than two minutes.
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According to the statistics released by International Federation of Robotics, per 10,000 workers are equipped with more than 300 multi-functional industrial robots in South Korea and Japan. In China, however, there are only 23 robots for per 10,000 operators.
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“Rockwell Automation has granted Beckhoff Automation the license to more than a dozen U.S. and European linear motor patents. The license agreement between the two companies settled a patent infringement litigation amicably.”
Many of the technologies created for government programs have found their way into industrial applications. Now the sharing of innovation is also moving the other way, as wireless communications and computing power go from the commercial/industrial world into government equipment and facilities.
The drives-maker Control Techniques has started work on a new £1.5m engineering laboratory at its headquarters in Newtown, Wales. The company will use the 900m2 building to develop new products and technologies.
The Vision570-JTM from Unitronics is an integrated PLC with a 5.7” color touchscreen and I/O modules that snap on to the back of the unit.
The statistics shows that there are currently totaling 41 enterprises involved in robot in Shanghai and Shenzhen. The listed companies’ entrance into the industrial robot industry also represents the trend of traditional manufacturing transformation and upgrading.
The US manufacturing sector has rebounded sharply from its three-month low in July to hit its highest level since April 2010, according to the latest PMI (Purchasing Managers’ Index) survey, published by Markit.
“with rapid development, Turkish Machinery sector is increasing its export share in the Turkish economy and exports. Turkey’s machinery exports, which were USD 3.0 billion in 2003, have reached USD 14 billion in 2013. "
GE Intelligent Platforms upgrades three of its automation software products to align with the company’s vision for the Industrial Internet.
Besides, Galanz has been reported to invest RMB 3 billion last year in automation renovation through which only 2 instead of 8 workers are needed to accomplish the task in part of the new production lines.
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The ABB Full Service business, which provides outsourced maintenance, is the fifth business that ABB is letting go in less than a year. The sale to Nordic Capital is part of ABB’s strategy to focus on its core portfolio.
However you feel about behavior-based safety and its supposed shortcomings, a variety of emerging trends and factors are aligning to make an actual BBS system both more achievable and more effective.
Global sales of IE3 high-efficiency electric motors and the equivalent Nema Premium machines will almost double to more than $8bn by 2018, according to a new forecast from the analyst, IHS.
With a total investment of RMB 2 billion, the 560-mu automation equipment project, as an important part of Foxconn’s future industrial deployment in the province, will be equipped with 9 plants, 3 affiliated workshops and 2 office buildings.
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As personal computing devices began entering the industrial workspace in significant numbers through corporate deployments and adoption of BYOD programs, IT and engineering departments raised red flags.
The Control System Integrators Association partnered with Automation World to develop a survey that would provide an overview of how the manufacturing industries see system integrators.
Consideration of Robot Market Forecasts indicates that markets at $53 billion will reach $171.7 billion by 2020. Growth comes as every industry achieves efficiency by automating process robotically.
The announcement indicates that the automation production base project will be invested with RMB 990 million among which RMB 920 million will be the raised funds and the rest RMB 70 million will be self-collected funds.
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