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IMTS 2014: Moving Toward Smarter Factories

Senior Editor Patrick Waurzyniak


After making its debut at IMTS 2012, the Industrial Automation North America (IANA) pavilion is back for this year’s show, and it promises to showcase the best available choices in new factory automation controls, drives, motors and software that help manufacturers define state-of-the-art manufacturing processes. Full Article

IMTS 2014: Solutions for Machining Clean, Green and Fast

Contributing Editor Ed Sinkora


Whether you’re milling, grinding, eroding, lasing, or using any of the other manufacturing disciplines represented at IMTS, it’s a safe bet you rely on the technology displayed in the Machine Components/Cleaning/Environmental pavilion. Not just “use,” but RELY on. As in, if you screw up on these, your shop shuts down. Full Article

IMTS 2014: Satisfying Abrasive Customers

Senior Editor Michael C. Anderson


Users of CNC tool grinding machines can expect to see greater levels of automation, more sophisticated software that is easier to use than previous generations, an increased capability for multiple operations in one machine from grinding to inspection, and faster cycle times, according to the president of CNC tool and cutter grinder developer ANCA Inc. (Wixom, MI). Full Article

Solutions Come in Many Sizes and Shapes

Senior Editor Jim Lorincz


Manufacturers want to make parts and hit their schedules with a minimum of problems. Job shops, in particular, have their own need for a great deal of flexibility, enabling them to switch from one job to another with the minimum of wasted time. For medium volume, high mix production, manufacturers can benefit from the latest automation on multipallet single machines or in multiple machine cells. Full Article

Real-Time SPC Software Drives Bottom-Line Benefits

Senior Editor Patrick Waurzyniak


Widely used by the automotive, aerospace and other mission-critical industries, statistical process control (SPC) software offers its users a simple way to monitor and analyze quality data from their manufacturing processes and machines using sophisticated statistical tools. Full Article

Automating the Future Factory

Senior Editor Patrick Waurzyniak


Global competition in automotive, aerospace and many other industries is heating up, dictating a more forward-looking approach to automating new advanced manufacturing systems. At automation systems integrator Comau Inc. (Southfield, MI), a subsidiary of Fiat S.p.A. (Turin, Italy), the Global Solutions Development (GSD) team tests out its new approaches in flexible automation systems at the Comau Innovation Campus, where on Monday attendees of SME’s BIG M conference got a glimpse of the latest new developments. Full Article

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