Discrete Manufacturing

Discrete Manufacturing September 14, 2022

Protecting the digital manufacturing supply chain while promoting innovation

Organizations must be constantly vigilant with not only their own cybersecurity practices, but also with those of their suppliers.

By Gary Cohen
Most of the more than 100 guests at the Festo 50th Anniversary Gala held in Cincinnati had their pictures taken with the Bionic Swift and Butterfly – Festo flying robots modeled after nature. From left to right: Frank Notz, Festo Management Board Member; Bill Gerbig, President of Ralph W. Earl; and Mark Snyder, Director of Festo North America Channel Management. Courtesy of: Festo U.S.
Discrete Manufacturing August 16, 2022

Manufacturer marks 50 years with manufacturing, R&D expansions

Festo marks its 50th anniversary with expansions to its Mason, Ohio, campus, which will be the site of a global production center and expanded technology engineering center.

By Festo Corporation
Courtesy: Bosch Rexroth
Mechatronics February 9, 2022

Product advice: Smart mechatronics platforms offer new handling solutions

Intelligent mechatronics components, such as linear motion products, controllers, servo drives and operator software with easy-to-use configuration tools, are necessary to build complete, high-performance mechatronics solutions, according to a company with a Control Engineering Engineers’ Choice Award product.

By Richard Hansen
Courtesy: Virtual Training Week from CFE Media and Technology and Applied Manufacturing Technology
Machine Safety October 15, 2021

How safety validation is changing in an IIoT, Industry 4.0, smart manufacturing world

Modern advances in controls and connectivity are increasing considerations for safety validations, according to an Oct. 20 CFE Media and Technology Virtual Training Week course.

By Mark T. Hoske
Image courtesy: Brett Sayles
Motors, Drives August 31, 2022

Acquisitions reveal motor supplier strategies

The top three suppliers of low voltage ac motors made waves in the motor and drives space with a string of acquisition announcements in early August. First, WEG announced its acquisition of Gefran’s motion control business.

By Blake Griffin
Sensors in robots are the eyes, ears and fingers.
Sensors, Vision September 21, 2022

Improved methods for using sensors in robots

Efficiency, flexibility and visibility can be improved in manufacturing plants by using sensor-level networks to enable sensors in robots to collect better data and more of it.

By Christina Miller
Chinese government supports robotic automation. Courtesy: IFR
Robotics September 23, 2022

Robot installations in China grew in 2021

The International Federation of Robotics reported the industrial robotics market grew by 44% compared in 2021.

By International Federation of Robotics (IFR)