Pro Mach Expands Sales and Support for Latin American Customers with a New Business and Facility in Mexico

The new Pro Mach Mexico Shared Services business will open a sales, technical support, equipment, and parts stocking facility in Monterrey, Mexico, this summer. See Pro Mach and 14 of its more than 20 brands at Expo Pack Mexico June 16-19.

Rockwell brings factory-automation tools to smartphones, tablets

By John Schmid of the Journal Sentinel:  The Texas facility that mass-produces State Fair corn dogs and Jimmy Dean Pancakes & Sausage on a Stick retooled itself recently as a hyper-automated smart factory. It installed 1,500 sensors to collect gigabytes of data on everything from raw meat inventories to wastewater and electrical usage.
Then the Fort Worth factory took one extra step into the future of industrial technology: It added software that transmits all of that real-time data onto smartphones and tablets, making it possible for plant managers to monitor their production network from anywhere on the factory floor — and during coffee breaks or vacations, as well.
If they choose — so far, most don't — this new breed of mobile managers can even operate factory equipment remotely, shutting off pumps or speeding up production lines. Technology has made that sort of operation as easy as playing a smartphone video game, but it can be reckless because a lot of equipment can interfere with or hurt those who are physically present.
It's only a matter of time, some say, before factory controls migrate to Google Glass, the wearable displays mounted in eyeglass frames, or smart wristwatches. Cont'd...

Machine Automation under Scrutiny for High-Volume, High-Quality Manufacturing

Designed for many industrial automation, quality assurance, security, and medical applications, NEXCOM's new ROKA series of Gigabit Ethernet cameras is a low cost yet highly versatile imaging solution.

Banner Engineering Wireless Vibration and Temperature Sensor Provides Superior Machine Monitoring

Designed to effectively monitor machines for increases in vibration and temperature.

R.M. Hoffman Company designated official United States distributor for the Moenninghoff product line.

German-based Moenninghoff and R.M. Hoffman Company are introducing a new partnership that will bring Moenninghoff tooth clutch, high-precision voice coil actuator, and robust flexible coupling products to new markets.

Machine Automation Under Scrutiny for High-volume, High-Quality Manufacturing

Designed for many industrial automation, quality assurance, security and medical applications, NEXCOM's new ROKA series of Gigabit Ethernet cameras is a low cost yet highly versatile imaging solution.

New MU-8000V 5-Axis Vertical Machining Center Delivers Versatility and Superior Accuracy

Innovative 5-Axis VMC from Okuma has extensive CNC machining capacity for heavy-duty cutting.

Coldwater Machine Company Announces SpinMeld For Friction Welding of Dissimilar Materials

New joining system reduces cycle time and defects as compared to traditional welding techniques and can join a variety of materials, helping companies focused on lightweighting.

Glide-Line Introduces IMPACT Interactive Configuration System

"Powerful Tool to Optimize Designs." - DeWayne Merritt, Tool Design Engineer, Autoliv

Glide-Line™ Introduces IMPACT Interactive Configuration System

"Powerful Tool to Optimize Designs." - DeWayne Merritt, Tool Design Engineer, Autoliv Souderton, PA, April, 2015 - Glide-Line™, manufacturer of the most versatile multi-strand panel and pallet-handling conveyor solution available for the industry, introduces the IMPACT Interactive Configuration System. IMPACT (Interactive Modeling Program and Application Configuration Tools), goes far beyond a typical 3D CAD conveyor configurator.

OCTOPUZ website now available in German

In-House Solutions has launched the German version of its OCTOPUZ website, aimed at providing expanded service to customers worldwide. The development of the bilingual site follows in the footsteps of In-House Solutions, Europe GmbH's opening last November - the company's first European location being led by Managing Director Dieter Ottman in Spalt, Germany. OCTOPUZ is an intelligent offline robotic programming and simulation software ideal for both tech and sales teams.

Spiroflow Acquires Food Control Solutions

Spiroflow acquires Food Control Solutions, the leading systems integration and automation company in the food industry.

EASTEC 2015: SPRING Technologies showcasing NCSIMUL Machine ' the mobile and synchronized NC simulation solution

The latest generation software features the shop floor appropriate Panasonic Toughpad equipped with NCSIMUL Player 9.2, the CNC simulation reviewer of NCSIMUL Machine

OMRON Releases Industry's Fastest* Machine Automation Controller NX701

- Also Adds NJ101 to Expand Sysmac Automation Platform Lineup -

Patti Engineering Upgrades Motion Control to Double Production Speed for Customer in First Month

Thermon manufacturing plant has increased production speed as result of ECLF upgrade after Siemens phased out the Simovert MASTERDRIVES drive family.

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