Machine mount I/O devices are expected to support simple digital and analog inputs and outputs and other modules with intelligence built in support motor starters, variable speed drives, communication modules and radio frequency identification (RFID) tag readers. Integrated safety can support systems more simply than hardwired solutions or separate systems.
Investing in batch automation to limit your facility’s risk in a future pandemic will most likely pay for itself in many ways that were not originally considered.
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Discrete event simulation (DES) on existing processes can help identify and unlock additional production capacity and improve operational efficiency for manufacturers.
North Carolina State and University of Buffalo researchers have developed Artificial Chemist, which is a technology that incorporates artificial intelligence (AI) and an automated system for performing chemical reactions to accelerate R&D and manufacturing of commercially desirable materials.
Officials from the WHO and Lloyd's Register Foundation said occupational accidents are still far too common and countries should increase efforts in digital technologies and tools that currently exist.
University of Missouri engineers discovered the possibility of using pencils to draw bioelectronics on human skin, which could potential use for biomedical components including electrophysiological, temperature and biochemical sensors.