The Automation Conference & Expo 2018 welcomed 300 attendees May 22-23 in Chicago, filling seats as presenters explored digital manufacturing strategies and automation technologies.
With the lack of qualified, skilled labor reaching critical levels, product handling is perhaps the most pressing issue that has emerged as a by-product of the expanded e-commerce supply chain.
After discovering it was not as far along its IIoT journey as it once thought, Trelleborg put into place specific plans to drive its decentralized operations forward together.
Siemens partners with Hackrod to demonstrate how digitalization can bring custom engineering and manufacturing to everyone.
Creating a digital twin of production equipment fueled by real-time data to have a simulated environment in which to experiment with different controls strategies for energy consumption.
From cobots to augmented reality, new technologies are enhancing rather than replacing factory floor workers, empowering them to shift time and energy to more value-added work.