Chicago-based MxD and its partners work to equip factories with the digital tools and expertise to advance innovation in manufacturing and make each part better than the last. MxD’s 100,000-square-foot innovation center features a factory floor with some of the most advanced manufacturing equipment in the world. Corporation partners including Boeing, Microsoft, Rolls-Royce, Siemens, Autodesk, and McKinsey & Company use the space for experimentation and training on everything from augmented reality to advanced simulation techniques.
To promote a safe return to work in the midst of the pandemic, MxD installed thermal temperature scanners from Antlia Systems (Chicago, IL) at the building’s entrance. In less than 1 second, the ANT-FR-Q9 thermal detection kiosk with identity verification identifies employees and guests as they enter, checks for elevated body temperature, and confirms whether they’re wearing a mask.
MxD is also manufacturing safety products in-house to give employees further confidence they can enter the building safely. This includes sneeze guards, desk dividers and door openers that promote social distancing and reduce surface contact.
“As additional members of our team return to the office, we’ve been hard at work to ensure our innovation center is a safe environment where everyone can thrive,” says MxD CEO Chandra Brown. “We wanted to integrate our mission into comprehensive return-to-workplace safety protocols through temperature scanners, streamlined registration and check-in, and digital signage.”
Antlia Systems’ suite of customizable thermal detection products are fully functional out of the box and can be integrated with existing building security systems.
AIDA-America’s 300-Ton Servo Press Increases Productivity at Graham Stamping
AIDA-America Corp. (Dayton, OH) provided Graham Stamping Co. (Hermitage, PA) with a 300-ton unitized frame servo press, the DSF-N2-3000 press.
Beckwood Delivers Hydraulic and Servo-Electric Presses to Supplier of Solid-State Batteries
Beckwood Press Co. (St. Louis, MO) has delivered a 500-ton, 4-post hydraulic press and a 50-ton servo-electric press to a U.S. manufacturer of solid-state batteries.
ATI Industrial Automation Acquired by Novanta
As of August 31, ATI Industrial Automation (Apex, NC) was officially purchased by Novanta Inc. (Bedford, MA). Novanta provides laser systems, vision systems, and motion-control components to manufacturers of medical equipment and advanced industrial equipment.