Despite efforts from some U.S. states to re-evaluate their net-energy metering policies, the impact of any potential changes on the U.S. photovoltaics industry is expected to be negligible in 2014, according to IHS Inc.
Industries specifically dealing with extraction and purification of metals have switched from traditional methods to using induction melting furnaces. The integration of HMI and PLC is proved to improve the process.
The MH50 II-series robots by Yaskawa Motoman have a flexible design and are designed for processing large parts and the extended reach models can eliminate the need for an external track in many cell layouts.
Karen Kurek, principal at McGladrey, will again be the breakfast keynote speaker at the 2014 Global Automation and Manufacturing Summit and will discuss the trends and challenges for manufacturing in the next two years.