What is a HMI?

What is an HMI?

HMI stands for Human-Machine Interface.

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Robotics as a Service Gaining Traction in Manufacturing

Robotics as a Service (RaaS), which allows manufacturers to leverage the benefits of industrial and collaborative robots in their facility without having to buy them, is becoming popular.

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Is the Pulp and Paper Industry Ready for Machine Learning?

Few industries have seen more transformation over the past decade than that of the pulp and paper industry. Gone forever is the ability of the business to rely heavily on staples such as newsprint and glossy magazine paper. Use of electronic devices and media have reduced considerably even the need for paper in the office environment.

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Technology Advances for the Industrial Robots of Tomorrow

The robots of the future will benefit from technology advances such as increased human-robot interaction, increased mobility, and multi-robot coordination.

The robots of the future will exceed the capabilities of today’s robots. They will be able to automating tasks that were previously impossible. Many of these robots of tomorrow–the ones that will transform the way we work, the way we travel, the way we purchase items and more–are under development today.

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What is a PLC?

A Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) is an electronic device used to monitor or control production processes. It is a device that a user can program to perform a series or sequence of events. These events are triggered by inputs received at the programmable logic controller through delayed actions such as time delays.

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The Internet of Things in Manufacturing: What are the Key Applications?

Across the UK and around the world, both technology experts and the media have focused a great deal of attention on the Internet of Things (IoT). Some marvel at its ability to make the lives of consumers easier. Others worry that an increasingly digitally automised world will no longer need as many jobs in manufacturing and other sectors. 

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Managing Your Obsolescence in the Manufacturing Industry

“Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.” The words of legendary innovator Alexander Graham Bell. And, of course, we know this to be true both in business and in the manufacturing environment. It is critical to plan ahead, but some things are harder to plan for than others, even when we know they’re coming. 

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Five Machine Design Challenges and How Motion Controls Help

Commercial challenges for machine designers are being address by the motion control industry. See how these five advances can help with motion control designs.

Motion control system designers are under pressure to differentiate offerings in an increasingly commoditized marketplace in a wide range of applications, such as benchtop laboratory automation, plant-floor material handling, and heavy-duty construction vehicles. Many original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) ask control component vendors for help, seeking more functionality in less space, faster time to delivery for prototypes and products, and more control and flexibility over price points with seamless integration and operation.

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How Industry 4.0 Can Be Implemented In An Affordable Way

In the world of manufacturing, Industry 4.0 is bringing exciting changes to how companies operate. When implemented correctly, the initiatives that go along with Industry 4.0 have the potential to make manufacturing safer, more cost-efficient and more effective. The combination of traditional manufacturing with the modern Internet of Things and a holistic approach is a big move forward for companies.

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5 Things to Consider Before You Install an Automated Warehouse System | Radwell International

Automated warehouse systems are a great way to streamline the functions of a warehouse to improve efficiency, flexibility, reliability and turnaround time. These systems dramatically improve a range of aspects of warehousing and the distribution of goods, as, in an automated warehouse, processes such as retrieval, storage, and movement of goods are carried out automatically. This means that the staff in the warehouse do not need to undertake monotonous and strenuous tasks, and error-rates are low.

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