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Working together with Sinclair Community College and manufacturers, Festo Didactic has introduced the German dual-track education model to the Cincinnati area, combining a two-year mechatronics degree with hands-on experience.
A recent Automation World survey indicates that many manufacturers are on track to meet Food Safety Modernization Act deadlines, but technology investments and a skills shortage make compliance a tedious task.
Rotate the S300 Mini Safety Laser Scanner to see how small yet fully functional it is, and to get a sense of how it can be mounted inconspicuously where needed. In fact the company says it is the smallest and lightest safety-rated laser scanner on the market.
Sight Machine takes digitalization to the next level with the latest version of its manufacturing analytics platform. Flexible data models mirror the real time performance of the physical plant, delivering views to users via contextualized dashboards.
Processing data on-premises at the edge of the network is becoming an increasingly popular tactic, as the amounts of data generated are just too massive to effectively send to the cloud for processing. New software from FogHorn Systems promises to make this process easier.