The company is a startup established by industrial giant Bosch, and has a variety of solutions for the burgeoning precision agriculture market. [Read more…] about Deepfield Robotics to showcase precision agriculture technology at Agrilevante
Stibo Systems has launched the latest version of its product lifecycle management software.
Stibo says its new SpirePLM 8.2 is a comprehensive PLM solution enabling organizations to reduce the time required to introduce new products to market, compete efficiently and meet market and consumer expectations.
The company says it realised that new product introduction and product updates must be managed effectively in today’s digital world to achieve success. [Read more…] about Stibo Systems launches new version of its Spire product lifecycle management software
Aerotech has released its HEX RC, a 6-axis motion controller which it says is ideal for controlling robotic systems like hexapods.
The HEX RC is 4U rack-mountable and compatible with the Automation 3200 (A3200) motion platform. [Read more…] about Aerotech releases multi-axis robotic controller
Advantech has released two new gateways which it says enable “seamless protocol conversion” for internet of things data.
The new gateways extend the company’s Protocol Gateway Series for protocol conversion.
These new protocol gateway devices support protocol conversion from Modbus TCP to EtherNet/IP, and Modbus TCP to ProfiNet. [Read more…] about Advantech releases two new internet gateways for factories
The web application is called Insights and the company says it can measure a Universal Robots machine’s performance.
Insights also provides a real-time view of the robot’s key performance indicators in operation, says Robotiq. [Read more…] about Robotiq launches online monitoring tool for Universal Robots
SAS Manufacturing has unveiled a new advanced machining facility for design, manufacturing and assembly of aerospace components in Arvada, Colorado, in the US.
SAS Manufacturing expects to more than double the facility’s workforce of skilled machining technicians, managers and apprentices over the next 24 months.
The fully renovated 25,000-square-foot building is equipped with state-of-the-art manufacturing systems, including automated 5-axis milling and 3D printing capabilities, to serve a growing government and commercial client base worldwide. [Read more…] about SAS Manufacturing opens advanced aerospace manufacturing facility in Colorado
Industrial giant Hitachi is best known for making electronics gadgets and heavy machinery. Its annual turnover is just under $17 billion and it employs 335,000 people worldwide.
But the 107-year-old company is apparently taking a leaf out of its industrial rival General Electric’s book and creating a new digital business.
GE Digital is now one of the world’s top 10 software companies, and its industrial internet of things platform, Predix, has become ubiquitious. [Read more…] about Hitachi combines several business units to create $4 billion digital company
Spanish farm produce supplier El Dulze has reduced its human workforce from 500 down to just 100 with the use of robots, according to a report on FruitNet.com.
The company is said to be using Fanuc robots – LR Mate 200iB models – which use vision systems to even out the production line so the vegetables are not bunched up too close together for packing.
The robots also appear to be picking heads of lettuce and placing them in containers, or plastic packaging. [Read more…] about Spanish farm produce supplier reduces human workers from 500 to 100 using robots
Yamaha Motor has selected Siemens to provide product lifecycle management software to support its digitalization initiative.
Yamaha will deploy the Siemens’ Teamcenter portfolio across all development divisions of their key business, motorcycle products.
Siemens claims Teamcenter is “the world’s most widely used digital lifecycle management software”. [Read more…] about Yamaha Motor opts for Siemens product lifecycle management to digitalise industrial processes
The two companies have signed a definitive agreement for Itron to acquire all outstanding shares of Silver Spring for $16.25 per share in cash.
The transaction is valued at approximately $830 million, net of $118 million of Silver Spring’s cash. [Read more…] about Itron buys Silver Spring Networks for close to a billion dollars