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Remote Monitoring March 26, 2020

Take remote monitoring to the edge

Advanced edge controllers enable remote monitoring techniques to supplement standard industrial automation practices

By Kyle Hable
Mobile access enriches the communications link between field and office and allows field technicians have access to asset data in the right place, at the right time. Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology/Infor
Asset Management March 24, 2020

Your questions answered: The power of mobile in maintenance and operations

Webcast presenter Kevin Price answered questions on enterprise asset management (EAM) solutions and how they help mobile operations.

By Kevin Price
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Mobility February 21, 2020

Enhancing safety with mobile devices

The use of intrinsically safe smart devices can help improve productivity and the safety of employees while providing data efficiently.

By Dietmar Deppisch
Robotics February 19, 2020

Autonomous mobile robot market expanding at record pace

The market for autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) is growing fast, and there is a lot of demand globally for them in traditional automation, in non-automotive sectors.

By Michael Majchrzak
A total of 24 movers with light, 3D-printed blister grabbers travel along an 11-meter-long XTS circuit between one HSPP system, the laser labeling system and the second HSPP. Courtesy: Beckhoff Automation
CNC Motion Control February 17, 2020

Machine module provides software-supported product changeovers

Koch Pac-Systeme designed a labeling and grouping unit in a toothbrush packaging line with a transport system at its core.

By Frank Würthner
Attendees of the inaugural Autonomous Mobile Robot Conference got to interact with autonomous mobile robots throughout the day in the exhibit area. Courtesy: Robotics Industries Association (RIA)
Robotics December 16, 2019

System integrators and autonomous mobile robots working together

System integrators should know an autonomous mobile robot's (AMR’s) programming and implementation capabilities make them attractive to end users.

By Bob Doyle
Figure 4: AutomationDirect’s C-more HMI mobile app works securely when used in conjunction with the secure StrideLinx VPN router. It’s also available for Google Android. Courtesy: AutomationDirect
HMI, OI September 20, 2019

Selecting HMI remote access options

Two leading methods exist for establishing mobile human-machine interface (HMI) connectivity; one providing more cybersecurity. See table comparison of remote access HMI connections.

By Jonathan Griffith
While traditional maintenance teams completed manual routes, organizations that capitalize on modern technologies can stream asset data to the cloud. By eliminating manual measurements, personnel can attend to needed repairs and the ever-expanding backlog of work orders. Courtesy: Fluke Corp.
Analytics September 4, 2019

Evolution of modern manufacturing: more data

Automation future: The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industry 4.0 are widely known concepts, have not been widely adopted. On the way, physical device data connectivity can increase information flow to add efficiency, eliminate errors and increase uptime

By John Bernet
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Mobility September 1, 2019

Mobideo Digital STO by Mobideo Technologies

Digital STO provides managers with real-time visibility, dramatically improved manageability and enhanced decision-making capabilities.

By Mobideo Technologies
To test how well the algorithm might work in a warehouse, the researchers had a robot (white arm) monitor participants performing activities in a warehouse-like setting. Within three seconds of the end of each activity, the robot showed a score on its display (right). Courtesy: Parsa et al./IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters/University of Washington
AI and Machine Learning August 23, 2019

Machine learning used to determine warehouse ergonomics for worker safety

Researchers at the University of Washington used machine learning to develop a system that monitors factory and warehouse workers and tell them, in real time, how risky their behaviors are.

By Sarah McQuate