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Protecting operators from the safety hazards introduced by automated machines and robotic equipment demands an understanding of both the appropriate safety guarding level and the machine safety components needed to get the job done. As always, the designer must identify the safety risks, plan the best ways of addressing them, and ensure the proper application of safety components.

 

 

 

You might be looking to see if you can operate a little leaner and lower those steep maintenance costs. With FANUC’s factory automation support, they offer a number of great benefits that can help your bottom line and keep you running. 

 

 

 

JMP Solutions, an independent robotic systems integrator, recently announced that their very own, Ken McLaughlin has been elected to the RIA Board of Directors to represent the System Integrator Category. The RIA Certified Robotic Integrator program was established in 2012 in response to an industry need for a benchmark to evaluate technical and robotics safety acumen, as well as overall system integrator business excellence.

 

 

 

Unscheduled downtime is the single largest source of lost production time for manufacturers. When equipment goes down, the entire production environment is disrupted, and an unresolved issue with one machine can result in delays, cost overruns, unhappy customers, and a loss of trust and reputation.

 

 

 

Pushing productivity to new heights today requires not only a skilled workforce but a well-informed one. And with modern HMI software, you can create more informed workers by connecting them to the timely, useful information they need to make fast and smart decisions.

 

 

 

In their effort to keep your electronics and critical process equipment safe, wallmount enclosures face numerous challenges. From extreme weather conditions and temperature fluctuations, to caustic washdowns and hazardous airborne particulates, an enclosure must be built to withstand the operating conditions of the specific environment that it’s put in.

 

 

 

 

Early this year Proax Technologies hosted Proax 4.0, an event focused on educating those in relevant industries about new products and trends within the industry. This included a number of booths showcasing new technologies from a number of Proax’s primary parterns, as well as Q&A discussion session with several industry experts.

 

 

As an OEM, you don’t need a data scientist to tell you the demand for smarter, IoT-enabled machines is intensifying. You’re on the front lines and must address customer requirements for equipment that not only collects more data – but also shares it with information systems in useful ways.

 

 

 

Take a look at your production facility. Each step in the process has the potential to produce valuable data that can be captured, analyzed, and used to make stronger and more effective decisions. Leading manufacturers are leveraging this data to identify trends, mitigate the impact of downtime and maintenance, increase output, and reduce costs. By taking a strategic approach to data and understanding its role in the organization, companies have created a competitive advantage that positions them for future success and growth.

 

 

 

As the 2010’s come to an end, the beginning of a new decade represents a symbolic moment for manufacturers of all sizes to step back and reflect on the trends, technologies, and approaches driving the industry forward. With the accelerated adoption of new capabilities and technologies such as additive manufacturing, data and analytics, and digital twin technology, combined with a shift toward a more purpose-driven approach and an increased emphasis on design and strategy, manufacturers will be tasked with creating a plan that positions their organization for long-term success and growth.

 

 

 

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One of Canada’s largest wastewater treatment plants at Annacis Island provides secondary treatment to approximately 175 billion litres of wastewater every year for over 1 million residents in 14 municipalities. After almost 20 years in operation, the variable frequency drives supporting the critical pumping systems for the primary treatment and secondary treatment facilities had to be replaced to ensure that the plant’s high operational availability and reliability will not be compromised in serving the plant, the surrounding municipalities and the environment. Metro Vancouver Regional District chose to deploy Rittal’s enclosure and power distribution solutions with E-plan software to efficiently support vital infrastructure improvements by reducing equipment replacement times and thereby minimizing risk to plant operations.

Working Together for Cybersecurity – Digging Deeper with Mike Hutchings, Vice President, Rockwell Automation Canada

CybersecurityBy Owen Hurst

The rise of connectivity and connected devices has been a major focus and the driving factor behind advancing automation and control products and solutions. And while connectivity is a shining star in terms of creating efficiencies and growth, we are all aware of the darker side of connecting devices, namely the threat posed by nefarious individuals.

 

 

 

 

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When is a Cobot Right for You?

CobotBy Blake Marchand

Robots – or more specifically cobots, may or may not be coming foryour job. But they may very well make it easier.

Robotic systems are most commonly utilized in self contained fencedRobotic systems are most commonly utilized in self contained fencedoff configurations with significant safety measures to keep workerssafe, although in recent years cobots have begun increasing marketshare.

Automated robotic systems generally take up significant floor space,are designed for a specific application or product, and requirecomplex programming to integrate into production.

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