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Welcome to the Internet of Things

On this playing field, anything that can be connected, will be connected. Those who can adapt to connecting will thrive. Those who can’t, well . . .
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Software: Articles

Big Data in Manufacturing: A Compass for Growth

Data is now all grown up, with new multi-dimensional capabilities and broader horizons. It serves like a compass, pointing the way for manufacturing growth. Shops must embrace Big Data in order to remain competitive. Those that make the most of the customer, product, and equipment data they capture, stand to improve their ability to innovate, please their customers, and bring more profitable products and services to market more quickly.
Big Data analytics is taking over manufacturing and providing a totally new dimension to the value of research and trend analysis. Instead of only reporting past activities, data now predicts future events, foresees risk and helps shops build and deliver not only better products, but a richer overall experience for their customers.

Analytics: The New Frontier in Manufacturing

In the Internet of Things, manufacturers must navigate through a complex landscape of challenges in order to provide unprecedented gains in agility, productivity, quality, responsiveness, risk mitigation, and economic value generation. Data analytics is the way to do this.
Data analytics is a key technology that is creating new frontier for manufacturers to uncover new insights that can speed their decision-making and improve their business performance.

Harnessing the Power of CNC Software for Plasma Cutting

The intelligence built inside today’s CNC controls enables it to provide real-time instruction to all elements of an automated plasma cutting system. Here, the CNC has optimized parameters for cutting bolt-ready holes.
What if you could get real time orchestration between the power source, the accessories connected to it and all of the other key elements of your cutting system? 

From Days to Minutes

The advanced 3D simulator provides realistic real-time visualization of the tube bending process to help designers create production-ready control programs. (first view)
To dramatically shorten design-to-manufacture time, this advanced 3D simulator unveils powerful real-time visualization with collision detection that speeds tube bending program development so that shops can optimize their computer-controlled bending machines.

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Software: Industry News

Bystronic and Lantek Announce Partnership

A manufacturing execution system (MES) solution is already under development that will enable Bystronic to expand their existing range of software solutions with an integrated MES. This system will help shops to optimally integrate automation solutions and digital processes into their production landscape.
Their goal is to pioneer software innovations for digitally-networked manufacturing.

Smart Manufacturing Systems Test Bed and the Digital Thread

This innovative digital factory will inventory and transfer advanced process information through MTConnect to manufacturers for competitive advantage in their business performance.

Global Shop Solutions Names New Senior Director of Customer Services

Nick Knight now oversees their consulting group, custom group, account representatives and four international offices.

 

Software: Products

FABTECH 2016: Metalform

Booth C-17088: Ideal for repetitive work because the chain does not have to be dismounted, the new Chain Clamp from Lenzkes provides an easy, fast and safe way to hold round or cylindrical work pieces such as valve bodies, flanges, pump housings and pistons.
Take a closer look at some of the metal forming and fabrication technologies that will be exhibited November 16-18 on the show floor in Las Vegas.

Shop Floor Automation Solutions

Booth C-13109: The Multi Connect from Shop Floor Automations was developed in partnership with Moxa and will be on display along with the functional and flexible Touch HMI, and Predator Software updates for machine monitoring, DNC communication, CNC program editing, document control, and tool management.
Predator Software updates from Shop Floor Automations provide specific solutions for machine monitoring, DNC communication, CNC program editing, document control and tool management.

Next Generation Safety Certified Robot Monitoring Software

With SafeMove2 software, the tools to facilitate collaboration between man and machine are a reality. If an operator needs to interact with the robot system, safety sensors can be incorporated into the robot cell to detect the person’s presence. After being detected, it will either supervise the robot’s speed or monitor it while it is standing still. Once the person clears the zone, the robot can resume operation. The end result is less down time and increased productivity.
SafeMove2 from ABB Robotics integrates safety features directly into the robot controller, such as cutting-edge safe speed limits, safe standstill monitoring, safe axis ranges and position, and orientation supervision.