Tag Archives: digitalization

Machine Tool Days

Siemens event offers further insight on the hotly debated “remote diagnostics” trend Two weeks ago, we discussed the integration of “remote” applications permeating the plant and field maintenance industries. Centered around the release of Schneider Electric’s new platform, this item led to valuable discourse, both in our comments and e-mail inboxes, about the concerns and […]

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Why Your Plant or Shop Should Consider Robotics

More companies are turning to automated processes—which could mean opportunity for your service shop or plant. Partially due to the disastrous economic, socially-distanced, cautious climate that is 2020—and partially due to the steady advancement of technology—robotics are permeating industry at a higher rate than ever. And since many of these processes involve servomotors, robotic arms […]

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Buoy Defeats Truman

Water sensor technology from the Great Lakes to the Baltic Sea What has solar panels, lithium-ion batteries, GPS, and copper cables? Hint: it’s not the General Motors Menlo EV, which technically checks all those boxes also. Water sensor technology, as it is formally known, is being implemented worldwide nowadays, combining some of the cleverest innovations […]

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Optimatics Joins Suez

Water infrastructure company to help digital transition To help in its transition to all-digital infrastructure, a major player in the water industry has enlisted the services of Optimatics, an annual WEFTEC exhibitor. Following the acquisition of a minority stake alongside Emerald Technology Ventures in 2017, Suez acquires the entire share capital of Optimatics via Suez […]

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IMTS 2018: Full House

IMTS will occupy all of McCormick Place Sept. 10-15 Now that we’ve gotten through a summer of anticipation, IMTS is finally almost here. The powerhouse convention comes back to Chicago’s McCormick Place for another year, with everything from cobots to IoT connectivity solutions for the shop floor. Also, it looks like the organizers saved some […]

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From Shop to Show

IMTS discusses Internet of Things connections IMTS is a trade show that prides itself on connections. The most prominent of these that comes to mind is contained in its title—that of manufacturing and technology. This year’s show will emphasize connecting machines to a network for monitoring and performance analysis. “Many of the machine tools on […]

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Power Controllers

3DFS plans ahead for grid distribution in a digital world In an effort to find a permanent solution to the historically nagging problem of electricity loss during distribution, 3DFS LLC has developed an innovative energy technology with unique capabilities. It is a computer system built with a combination of computer and power electronics roughly the […]

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Sie Change

Siemens begins two major ventures for the future Siemens’ CEO Joe Kaeser announced in the fall of 2016 that the company would harbor a cautious approach in the coming year. So much for that. While Kaeser was mainly referring to mergers and acquisitions, its now clear he was playing a strategic hand of sorts. A […]

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Digitalized Heavy Machinery

Honeywell’s latest bid demonstrates prevailing trend On August 15, Honeywell International, the Morris Plains, N.J.-based manufacturing conglomerate, put $3 billion on the table in an offer to acquire JDA Software Group, Inc. The acquisition is still in limbo (challenged by an alternative offer by private equity firm Blackstone Group LP) but demonstrates an important prevailing trend […]

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