DENSO Updates West Coast Training Center

Facility features new courses in an upgraded state-of-the-art setting

Novotechnik - New Angle Sensors With CANOpen Output

RFC4800 Series now features a CANopen ouput version that is CiA DS-301 compliant.

CUSTOMIZED CNC UPGRADE SIMPLIFIES RAILCAR AXLE GRINDING

* novel task-oriented HMI simplifies control of plunge grinding operations

Ross Controls Announces New and Improved Pneumatic Counterbalance

ROSS Controls, Troy MI, introduces a new and improved 1-1/4" pneumatic automatic counterbalance for large mechanical stamping presses.

Adept Technology to Present at the Canaccord Genuity 35th Annual Growth Conference

Canaccord Genuity 35th Annual Growth Conference in Boston on Thursday, August 13, 2015

Double E Introduces New "Solis" Accumulators to Ensure Constant Web Tension During Manual Splicing

Double E Company's new "Solis" web material accumulators deliver stored web material when part of a production process must come to a stop while the rest of the line continues to run. They stand apart from other accumulators by offering closed loop tension control throughout the cycle and by allowing programmable storage amounts that can be changed on the fly.

Packaging Automation Leaders Announce Strategic Alliance

Rethink Robotics and Sonoco Alloyd Partner to Provide Collaborative Robots and Advanced Packaging Technologies as a Complete Solution for Customers

Evana Automation Provides Turnkey Robotic Cell Solution to a Manufacturer of Automotive Molded Parts

Evana integrates customer robot and bowl feeder to improve clip insertion process for automobile sills

New Nanoscale Programmable Switches Promise Faster, More Versatile Chip-scale Devices

DARPA's YFA program identifies and engages rising research stars in junior faculty positions at U.S. academic institutions and introduces them to Department of Defense needs and DARPA's program development process.

Mouser Electronics Congratulates TI Innovation Challenge Contest Winners

Mouser was the exclusive sponsor of the contest, which encourages engineering students to submit design projects that utilize TI technology.

Robotics firm GreyOrange raises $30 million, to expand overseas

GreyOrange, a robotics firm that is in the business of automating warehouses, has raised $30 million (Rs 191.6 crore) in a round led by Tiger Global Management, with participation from existing investors Blume Ventures.
The funding, which the company says is one of the largest for robotics company globally, will be used to invest in developing new products, expand internationally into Asia Pacific, Middle East and Europe. The company says it has a 90% market share of India's warehouse automation market and it powers over 180,000 square feet of warehouse.
"We are doubling our team size globally as we steer the company and our products beyond India and into international markets," said co-founder and CEO Samay Kohli, who founded the company with Akash Gupta in 2011.
The company has two products: The Sorter and the Butler. The former is a high-speed system that consolidates orders and routes parcels. By Diwali, the company will have installed sortation capacity of 3 million parcels per day.
The second product, the Butler, is an order-picking system that is tailored for high-volume, high-mix orders characteristic of e-commerce and omni-channel logistics fulfilment.  Cont'd..
 

Schunk - New planning tools for assembly systems

1,700 new combinations

Sierra-Olympic's New Thermography Camera System - CX640

Specially designed for use in process monitoring, machine vision, benchtop, laboratory, and OEM applications.

George Brown College Launches a New Online Program: Automation Technician

New program offers flexible, introductory training in automation technology for manufacturing

Foxconn Seeks Manufacturing Sites in India

SEAN MCLAIN for WSJ.com:  Foxconn became the latest global giant to declare its intention to tap into India’s budding manufacturing potential.

The company is looking for manufacturing sites in India. So far it hasn’t been able to settle on any in particular, Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou told a news conference in New Delhi.

“India is a big, big country. Too many places, too many states, too many cities. The choice is difficult,” he said.

Foxconn is the world’s largest contract electronics manufacturer by revenue. The Taiwanese company—known officially as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co.—is looking to tap India’s massive labor pool and has big ambitions for its Indian investments. It has long-term plans for Asia’s third-largest economy and hopes to do more in India than simply assemble smartphones and laptops. “We want to bring the whole supply chain here,” Mr. Gou said.

Analysts say Foxconn is looking to diversify its global network of factories as the company faces more competition and rising wages in China, where it has most of its manufacturing operations.  Cont'd...

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