Humans and robots working in harmony at Ford Cologne factory
Used in the right way, robots they have the potential to make life much easier for humans on a production line, but most factory robots don't have the ability to stop or subtly adjust their motion, so anyone who gets in the way is at risk of injury. Ford thinks it's found a way around this problem, and is putting humans side-by-side with robots in its Cologne factory to validate its approach.
ABB celebrates 20-year milestone in DCS leadership
ARC’s 2018 market analysis report confirms ABB as No. 1 in the global Distributed Control System market for the 20th consecutive year. In a growing...
Mitsubishi Electric acquires ASTES4 SA in Switzerland
The strategic purchase of ASTES4 SA automated sheet metal sorting systems will strengthen Mitsubishi Electric’s global laser processing machine business. Based in Switzerland ASTES4 SA...
Mercedes-Benz harnesses 3D printing for on-demand spare parts
While companies like Local Motors are dabbling with the idea of a fully 3D-printed car, bigger manufacturers are embracing the technology on a smaller scale. Mercedes-Benz Trucks is harnessing the on-demand benefits of parts produced in this way, using an environmentally friendly 3D printing process to create spare parts.
HANNOVER MESSE abuzz with Industry 4.0 and Partner Country USA
After five action-packed days and with a significant upswing in attendance, HANNOVER MESSE 2016 drew to a close today in Hannover, Germany. With its keynote theme of “Integrated Industry – Discover Solutions” and the USA as its official Partner Country, the 2016 edition of the world’s leading trade fair for industrial technology reverberated around the world.
Ingersoll Rand Selected for the 2016 Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America Indices...
Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR), a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, has been named to the 2016 Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America Indices for a sixth consecutive year. Continued placement on this index series showcases the company’s position as an economic, environmental and social leader among peer companies.
Hardening up: New alloy four times as tough as titanium
A chance discovery in a physics lab at Rice University has turned up an ultra-hard material that could usurp the titanium commonly used in today's knee and hip replacements. Scientists have found that by melting gold into the titanium mix they can produce a non-toxic metal that is four times harder than titanium itself, raising the prospect of more durable, longer lasting medical implants.
Prominent visit: US President Obama and Chancellor Merkel at HARTING
Great joy at the HARTING Technology Group: The opening of the world's largest industrial trade show saw US President Barack Obama visit the company’s stand together with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, with the Harting family greeting the two heads of state. The United States is this year's partner country of the Hannover Messe.