Automation Technology Digest


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Industry Events

Feb. 11-13, 2014
ATX West
Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim, CA

April 15-16, 2014
ATX South
Charlotte Convention Center
Charlotte, NC

May 7-8, 2014
ATX Texas
Fort Worth Convention Center
Fort Worth, TX

June 10-12, 2014
ATX East
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
New York, NY

October 15-16, 2014
ATX Midwest
Schaumburg Convention Center
Schaumburg, IL

November 13, 2013

New Metropolis blog: What is this thing, anyway?
Woodbridge Winery bulks up production and takes up boxing
Slideshow: Artsy robots take center stage
Control cabinet computer
Welcome to ATD!
Automation is making a growing contribution to the productivity and profitability of manufacturing operations across all industries. Let Automation Technology Digest, the newest newsletter from UBM Canon, be your go-to source for the latest developments in computerized and mechatronic automation, covering topics such as robotics, assembly systems, CNC machine tools, storage and retrieval systems, security systems, CAD/CAM systems, logistics support tools, inspection systems and material handling. This newsletter draws its content from articles by automation industry experts published in well-known UBM brands—Design News, Packaging Digest, EE Times and others—as well as from specialized partner publications, such as Control Engineering and Plant Engineering. Look for it twice each month – and tell a friend, too.

This super compact Narrow Trak Spiral is designed to handle small loads with a new 5” wide slat design. It can end-transfer small cartons, or side-transfer small bottles and containers in a single file or in mass.

New Metropolis blog: What is this thing, anyway?
I thought it might be fun-and maybe even useful-to catalog the classifications of these things we call "robots." more »
Automation in Action

Woodbridge Winery bulks up production and takes up boxing
Source: Packaging Digest—A move to bulk glass that includes on-site box forming gives this Constellation Brands winery better control of packaging and of production where bottles are filled at speeds to 600+ per minute. The corker at the huge Acampo, CA, facility is the magnum-sized cost savings. more »
Tech Talk

Slideshow: Artsy robots take center stage
Source: Design News —Once the realm of just science and technology, robots now are turning up more and more in the world of fine arts, making appearances in art exhibitions, creative promotional campaigns, and even on stage in the theater. more »

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Inspection system improves productivity in beer industry
Source: Packaging Digest—To improve efficiency and productivity, while remaining competitive, many companies now rely on the power of machine vision. more »

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ISA Automation Week wraps up in Nashville
Source: Control Engineering—Rebooted program reaches out to a broader audience. Video: Maverick Technologies’ Paul Galeski explains his strategy for drawing higher more »
New Products

Control cabinet computer
This intelligent system offers customers a compact sized industrial computer with all the flexibility of a modular 3U CompactPCI server. more »

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Distance sensors
OPT short-range diffuse distance sensors utilize high-resolution CMOS line array technology, eliminating material, color and brightness-related measurement differences. more »