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Date / Time: Monday, August 27, 2012, 12:00 p.m. New York
Factory automation is synonymous with motors, drives, automation software, and so on. This also encompasses configurable and fixed components. That factory could be deployed for manufacturing components in the automotive, electronic, semiconductor, medical, or packaging industries. What it always comes down to is, can you produce products of the highest quality, at a reasonable cost, with a manageable time to delivery. Sujeet Chand, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Rockwell Automation
joins Design News' Al Presher to discuss what makes the “perfect” factory. That will cover the manufacturing equipment, the PLM software, and even the know-how that ties it all together.
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Dow Chemical and several other companies have launched a program in Omaha, Neb. to divert about 36 tons of plastics from landfills in its first phase, and convert it into energy used for cement production.
Both traditional automation companies and startups are developing technologies to improve processes on the factory floor, while smart sensors and other IoT-related technologies are improving how products are handled during transport and across the supply chain.
Remote monitoring now looks beyond the individual motor or conveyor and instead views the process from end to end.
BASF is partnering with Hyundai on a high-performance concept car that showcases both eco-friendly, sustainable materials and materials to enable lighter weight cars.
In an move to ease the use of multiple product design tools, PLM provider Aras and EDM company Zuken have integrated their products.
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