Growing Automation-Software Connection
News 4/28/2011 1 comment From hardware-in-the-loop testing and PLC source code generation to concurrent engineering connecting product lifecycle management and manufacturing execution, it's becoming increasingly apparent that the next step in automation innovation lies in related software applications.
Osram IPO Planned
News 4/6/2011 Post a comment Siemens moves to publicly list Osram by fall 2011 to take advantage of the overall upswing in the lighting markets, and LEDs and green lighting in particular.
New versions of BASF's Ecovio line are both compostable and designed for either injection molding or thermoforming. These combinations are becoming more common for the single-use bioplastics used in food service and food packaging applications, but are still not widely available.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This radio show will show what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.