TDM Systems’ Twitter photo contest focuses on upcoming total solar eclipse

TDM Systems, a software manufacturer, process consultant and leader in electronic management of tools and production equipment has announced the “Tweet ‘n Win” contest, on Twitter. The company will award three prizes to the participants that provide the most dramatic and interesting photo of the solar eclipse as chosen by TDM Systems. All three prizes

EZLogix, Modular Rack PLC with IIoT, USB Data logging, and Wifi Ready

The EZLogix automation controller is a low cost, advanced programmable logic controller (PLC) that is IIoT and Wifi Ready, has USB data logging up to 64 GB, unparalleled Free programming software and simulator package and much more. It is an American manufactured rugged modular rack din-rail mountable PLC with incredible features and prices with a

B&R features automation advances to maximize packaging productivity at PACK EXPO 2017

Highlights include HTML5 based HMI, Industrial Internet of Things connectivity, flexibility, open robotics integration with SuperTrak™ industrial transport, Augmented Reality and networked safety. At this year’s PACK EXPO International show, September 25- 27, Las Vegas Convention Center; Las Vegas, NV, B&R Industrial Automation Corp. will exhibit automation technologies that are trending in packaging machinery design

Industrial Mobile Operator Interface Now Provides Trending Data

Industrial automation manufacturer and Internet of Things platform developer Opto 22 has announced groov 3.4, an update to its mobile operator interface system. With this new version of groov, operators can trend a lot more data over a much longer period: up to 5 years. groov’s built in trend gadget now offers an interactive type

Medical software development – where safety meets security

The medical industry is seeing increased scrutiny for both safety and security in devices. Cyber security is becoming a must-have feature. Fortunately, there is significant overlap between the practices for safety and security, and it is vital to understand both the similarities and differences between the two principles. Andrew Caples, Senior Product Manager, Embedded Systems

Advantech Launches Wide Temperature High Capacity mSATA and M.2 Industrial SSD

Advantech’s IIoT Automation Group is pleased to announce the launch of its latest SQFlash 640 product series with SQF-SMS 640 mSATA SSD and SQF-SM8 640 M.2 2280 SSD modules. The SQF-640 series supports up to one terabyte of high capacity memory and is available in both normal and extended temperature versions. This new product series

New intelligent process control software

The Renishaw Equator flexible gauge is now offered with IPC (intelligent process control) software, providing the functionality to fully automate tool offset updates in CNC manufacturing processes. Improved capability in precision part machining, reduced setting and process adjustment time, and integration with automation systems are some of the benefits that users can now expect. IPC

Rittal Systems Canada recognized as a Great Place to Work®

Thinking out of the Box has landed the world’s largest enclosure manufacturer in this prestigious list of Best Places to Work in Canada! Rittal Systems Ltd. is being recognized as one of this year’s Best Workplaces in Canada. This list, and related stories, appeared in a special national report on Thursday April 27, 2017 in

New EPLAN Cogineer automates generation of schematics

EPLAN is launching EPLAN Cogineer, a new software package that generates schematics automatically, at the 2017 Hannover Trade Fair later this month. “We’ve developed a solution that is easy to use, yet very innovative,” says Dieter Pesch, EPLAN’s Senior Vice President of Product Management and Development. The major benefits  are time saved and error avoidance.

The JUMPFLEX® Family Adds Four New Members

WAGO has added four new signal conditioners to the JUMPFLEX® 857 Series. Packed into industry leading 6mm housing, these new modules save space but don’t sacrifice on safety or power. The Loop Powered RTD module converts RTD and resistive inputs to standard analog signals without the need for an external power supply. The dual channel

Advantech WISE-PaaS Marketplace Cooperates with ARM, Microsoft, Intel Security, and Acronis to Enable IoT Edge Intelligence

Advantech is collaborating with ARM, Microsoft, Intel® Security, and Acronis on a new sharing platform – WISE-PaaS Marketplace – to be unveiled at Embedded World 2017. It creates a new business model that enables customers to create diverse IoT software/cloud solutions easily and quickly within a collaborative software ecosystem for business growth and service innovation.

How Stratasys and Dassault Systèmes will improve additive manufacturing

Stratasys Ltd. announced that it is partnering with Dassault Systèmes to provide next generation design tools that improve the functionality, efficiency and weight ratio of additively manufactured production parts. The companies have collaborated on design and simulation capabilities for Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform which support Stratasys’ FDM 3D printers and materials. These capabilities include: Design […]

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WAGO Announces 2017 Schedule for Free Customer Training

WAGO offers customer trainings at no charge, held at WAGO Corporation headquarters in Germantown, Wisconsin. The 2017 schedule includes training on the WAGO-I/O-SYSTEM along with WAGO-I/O-PRO and e!COCKPIT Programming Software packages: WAGO provides all course materials and meals. Attendees are responsible for bringing an Ethernet-ready laptop with a RJ45 connection, as well as for transportation

High-level programs simplified with controller & engineering package

Siemens new CPU 1518 ODK advanced controller and Simatic ODK 1500S engineering package streamline the configuration and functionality of high-level language programs, including C/CC++. High-level language programs are generated in an Open Development Kit and are integrated into the Step 7 program of the controller. Existing codes, such as algorithms written in C/C++ and complex

New Software Feature For Producing Linear Patterns Of Features On Flat Surfaces

LinPerf™, short for Linear Perforation, is a new feature of the LASERDYNE S94P software. It provides an easy way to create programs that produce linear patterns of laser processed features on flat surfaces. The flat surfaces may be oriented in any plane accessible by the laser beam based on the number of axes and configuration

Xcentric Mold & Engineering Receives Growth Investment for Continued Expansion

Xcentric Mold & Engineering announced today that it has received an investment from The Riverside Company, a global private equity investment firm focused on high growth businesses in a variety of sectors. Xcentric provides technology-enabled custom injection molding, rapid prototyping, and CNC machining services for clients across numerous industries including medical devices, aerospace, automotive, consumer

Engineering students build a better steering mount

Michael SÜß, a Research Fellow at the Technische Universität in Dresden, is currently working on his PHD, which focuses on design guidelines for additive manufacturing/electron beam melting. When looking for a demonstrator to design as a portion of his research, SÜß thought back to his time working on a Formula Student team. “I wanted to […]

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3D Systems launches 3D Sprint 2.0 software

3D Systems announces the release of 3D Sprint 2.0, a productivity-enhancing print management and print optimization software for 3D Systems’ plastic 3D printers. 3D Sprint 2.0 streamlines 3D printing workflows by reducing the need for users to divide projects among multiple software programs. 3D Sprint 2.0 delivers a range of design tools specific to additive […]

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Motion and visualization capabilities headline 2017 release of solidThinking Inspire and Evolve

For the 2017 release, the solidThinking product teams focused on improving current product usability and adding multiple customer requested features. Jim Hassberger, President of solidThinking noted, “Inspire was the first tool to market that focused on putting generative design in the hands of design engineers and it continues to be a world-class product. The latest […]

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Machine Control Software from ACS Simplifies Control of Laser Processing Equipment

ACS Motion Control releases a software suite that significantly reduces or eliminates the need for user interface development and maintenance. Designed for high precision laser processing equipment, SPiiPlusSPC (smart processing commander) software provides complete machine control. The software easily integrates, manages, and coordinates the motion control system, laser, and other machine peripherals (vision, galvo, etc.).

How to ensure your part build is right the first time

Renishaw is releasing a new version of its QuantAM software. This version is based on a collaboration with Spatial Corp, a provider of 3D software development toolkits for design, manufacturing, and engineering solutions, and a subsidiary of Dassault Systèmes. The new version includes spatial software development tools such as 3D ACIS® Modeler with CGM Polyhedra […]

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GE Expands Predix Platform to Advance Industrial Internet Opportunities for Customers

Predix adoption demonstrated through deals with BP, Exelon, NEC Corporation, Port of Los Angeles, Teledyne Controls, UCSF • GE releases new suite of Predix applications and services; introduces the Predix System • Acquisition of Bit Stew Systems enables efficient data ingestion for industrial applications • Acquisition of Wise.io strengthens machine learning and data science capabilities

What’s Cooking? How Bit Stew, GE’s Latest Digital Acquisition, Spices Up The Industrial Internet Of Things

Thomas Edison famously said, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Kevin Collins can relate. By fanning the embers of a promising idea for years, he built his powerful machine learning company called Bit Stew. Now GE, the company Edison founded, just acquired it for an undisclosed sum. GE made

Stratasys and Siemens plan to take additive manufacturing to volume production

Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq:SSYS) and Siemens announced a formal partnership to integrate Siemens’ Digital Factory solutions with Stratasys’ additive manufacturing solutions. The partnership is intended to lay the foundation for the two companies to fulfill their shared vision of incorporating additive manufacturing (AM) into the traditional manufacturing workflow, helping AM become a universally recognized production practice […]

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Trumpf to use Siemens software for its additive manufacturing systems

Laser system manufacturer Trumpf and engineering technology leader Siemens announced a new partnership to help industrialize laser metal fusion technology and make the additive manufacturing process for metal parts an integral part of the production process. The two companies – who announced their partnership at the formnext trade fair in Frankfurt – are pooling their […]

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