Archive: Jun 2013

Vision systems for factory automation improve produce packaging identification

In the United States, there are around six billion cases of produce shipped each year and every now and then, some of it is contaminated. Factory automation technology is now being harnessed to help improve the traceability of any contamination. To identify the source of contaminated produce quickly and accurately, the Canadian Produce Marketing Association…

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Big data’s benefit to factory automation

When it comes to automating the factory and the manufacturing processes, big data has an increasing role to play. No longer just the realm of Google, Facebook, and Amazon, big data is the new norm for enterprise analytics and is pervasive across many industries: drug discoveries enabled by genomic research, real-time consumer sentiment, and social…

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Boeing moving to automation for 777 painting and manufacturing

As of this summer, Boeing will be using automation as a way to improve the quality of their planes, increase efficiency in manufacturing, and lower costs. The automation is part of a campaign by Boeing to raise quality and lower costs as it competes against Airbus for market share and prepares for a future when…

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Automation and robotics graduate education developing for women in India

As India develops into a center for automotive component manufacturing, there is a growing market for advanced degrees. One university that is taking advantage of this is the Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women. Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women has launched a new MTech programme – MTech in robotics and automation –…

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