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Nanopositioning and Motion Control Solutions for the Semiconductor Industry

Recently, the convergence of photonics and electronics, known as Silicon Photonics, has marked a significant advancement in both performance and the reduction of power consumption.

LUCID Showcases its Latest 3D Time-of-Flight Cameras for Enhanced Logistics and Automation Efficiency at MODEX 2024

LUCID will demonstrate the Helios2+ Time-of-Flight camera, offering two on-camera depth processing modes: High Dynamic Range Mode (HDR) and High-Speed Mode.

Why Do Hardware Startups Fail?

Hardware businesses are notoriously challenging in the vast, dynamic world of startups. There are over 72,500 startups in the U.S. alone, yet only half have a survival rate beyond five years. In hardware startups, the stats are even worse.

Those who adapt the fastest win.

A new type of tool changer now turns the specialist for large series into a flexible all-rounder, with which even small series and individual pieces can be produced economically.

Troubleshooting Robots - Enhancing Manufacturing Security Through Innovative Troubleshooting

Here, Ryan Guthrie, vice president at TM Robotics, distribution partner of Shibaura Machine, explains how advanced robot controllers can provide enhanced troubleshooting in smart factory settings — while prioritizing data security.

Multi-couplings reduce down time and improve efficiency

The multi-coupling system helped Eaton cut down on the time needed for switching hoses and connections by almost 40 percent.

Safeguarding Your PCBA Design From Electromagnetic Interference

With our increasing dependence on electronic devices, it is imperative that these systems seamlessly operate within their electromagnetic environments. Addressing Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) and fostering Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) emerge as critical concerns

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IMTS 2024 Offers Hidden Technology Gems, New Exhibitors

The International Manufacturing Technology Show offers an opportunity to discover unexpected solutions at more than 1,500 booths, including more than 65 first-time exhibitors offering innovative solutions.

Addressing the Skills Gap in Manufacturing through Robotics Training

Louis Columbus, Senior Industry Marketing Manager at DELMIA, delves deeper into the ever-growing skills gap in manufacturing and how robotics training could be the catalyst for change.

How to Handle Post-Holiday Returns with Warehouse Automation

For retail warehouses, processing this flood of returns tests capacities and efficiency. But technologies like warehouse automation and robotics can transform returns management into a streamlined operation.

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Dorner to Showcase Innovative Automation Technologies at Booth 1527 at PACK EXPO East 2024

Dorner is set to unveil its latest innovations in material handling technology at Pack Expo East 2024 in Philadelphia alongside their partner company Garvey. With a focus on enhancing efficiency and reliability in production environments, Dorner & Garvey will present a lineup of demo conveyors designed to meet the diverse needs of various industries.

Kawasaki Robotics partners with Olis Robotics to offer remote monitoring and control of its industrial robots

Companies present an interactive demo at MODEX 2024 showcasing how Kawasaki robots equipped with Olis' remote monitoring and error recovery drastically reduces unplanned downtime.

Online Beauty Retailer flaconi Chooses GreyOrange Omnichannel Fulfillment Solutions for Increased Productivity

---GreyOrange's GreyMatter fulfillment orchestration platform and Ranger Assist robots to scale flaconi's warehouse operations---

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MVTec MERLIC 5.4 now available
MVTec MERLIC 5.4 now available

MVTec MERLIC 5.4 now available

MVTec has launched the newest version 5.4 of its easy-to-use machine vision software MERLIC on Oct. 25. Its focus is on easier process integration. MVTec MERLIC 5.4 includes state-of-the-art machine vision technologies, plug-ins for direct communication with different PLCs and can be used to create complete machine vision applications. Try the new MERLIC 5.4 now!

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PI USA (Physik Instrumente)

PI is a privately held company that designs and manufactures world-class precision motion and automation systems including air bearings, hexapods and piezo drives at locations in North America, Europe, and Asia. The company was founded 5 decades ago and today employs more than 1300 people worldwide. PI's customers are leaders in high-tech industries and research institutes in fields such as photonics, life-sciences, semiconductors and aerospace.