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The Advantages of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) in a Manufacturing Setting

I’ve worked in numerous plants and visited dozens of others. All of them had something in common: their control systems were completely driven by Programmable Logic Controllers or more commonly called PLCs. Although these systems are extremely common in manufacturing, you don’t see them elsewhere. It is thus very interesting to discuss some of [...]

By | 2017-10-21T19:44:34+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|Manufacturing|Comments Off on The Advantages of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) in a Manufacturing Setting

Plant Floor Control Network Considerations, Advantages and Innovations

Nearly every item you own has been through the manufacturing cycle at one point or another. Automation and Process Control have only been growing in the recent decades. With the introduction of technologies, commonly umbrellaed by buzzwords such as IoT, big data, connectivity and others, we see the rise and constant need to expand [...]

By | 2017-09-22T16:50:13+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|Manufacturing|Comments Off on Plant Floor Control Network Considerations, Advantages and Innovations

YuMI, Sawyer, Baxter, UR and KUKA Cobot Stories

How Robots Can Work Alongside with Humans  ABB YuMi DJ YuMi - Europe (UK) YuMi and Panda Sweets! - Europe YuMi goes to School - Europe Rethink Robotics Sawyer and  Big Brother Baxter Sawyer the Artist - ACORN, North America [...]

By | 2017-07-26T03:51:07+00:00 July 25th, 2017|Cobots|Comments Off on YuMI, Sawyer, Baxter, UR and KUKA Cobot Stories

General Motors Ready To Manufacture Chevrolet Bolt Self-Driving Vehicles for the Public

The CEO and Chairman of General Motors, Mary Barra, released a statement last Tuesday. This statement covered the readiness at which General Motors is currently standing when it comes to autonomous cars. The corporation has finished manufacturing 130 self-driving Chevrolet Bolt test vehicles. This achievement gives the automaker full confidence that it is capable [...]

By | 2017-07-12T15:20:45+00:00 July 21st, 2017|Autonomous Vehicles|Comments Off on General Motors Ready To Manufacture Chevrolet Bolt Self-Driving Vehicles for the Public

ISO/TS 15066

Humans + Robots = Real Value With the introduction of cobots (collaborative robots) humans and robots are sharing and sometimes overlapping the manufacturing workspace. The ISO/TS 15066 standard provides design and implementation guidelines that limits and controls risks associated with cobot setups. ISO/TS 15066 builds on ISO 10218-1 and -2 published in 2011. [...]

By | 2017-07-08T09:25:27+00:00 July 10th, 2017|Cobots|1 Comment

IoT Advancements Impact on Autonomous Vehicles – Smarter Driverless Cars Through Cellular IoT Vehicle Telematics

Over the next few decades, autonomous vehicles will continue evolving. The progress we’re making in this market will have a deep impact on our existing infrastructure, vehicle ownership and the whole automotive industry.   Autonomous Vehicles and IoT Technologies Although we can’t purchase a fully autonomous vehicle at the dealership as [...]

By | 2017-06-24T22:37:15+00:00 July 7th, 2017|Autonomous Vehicles|Comments Off on IoT Advancements Impact on Autonomous Vehicles – Smarter Driverless Cars Through Cellular IoT Vehicle Telematics

Self-Driving Autonomous Car Tests, Legislations & U.S. Laws

More and more automakers are seeking permission to commision autonomous vehicles on the road. Their goal is to increase their testing capacity in order to drive development & deliver the first self-driving vehicle to the market. As we speak, companies are submitting proposals to the Trump administration which request additional autonomous vehicles to be put [...]

By | 2017-06-15T23:41:06+00:00 June 25th, 2017|Autonomous Vehicles|Comments Off on Self-Driving Autonomous Car Tests, Legislations & U.S. Laws

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems & Artificial Intelligence in autonomous Vehicles

The idea of autonomous vehicles is not as farfetched as we anticipated a decade ago. In fact, many manufacturers are currently working on fully driverless vehicles. Some are even scheduled to launch as early as 2019. Although many buzzwords are present in the space, core principles such as the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) are [...]

By | 2017-06-13T15:26:22+00:00 June 14th, 2017|Autonomous Vehicles|Comments Off on Advanced Driver Assistance Systems & Artificial Intelligence in autonomous Vehicles

The race toward self-driving car market domination has started – you will be a back seat driver by 2021

Autonomous cars are no longer a distant dream. Multiple players are currently working & testing prototypes; some are getting ready to launch their vehicles as early as 2021. Will you embrace this upcoming technology or shy away from the machine reliance it imposes on us. Tesla plans to launch their driverless vehicle by [...]

By | 2017-06-14T23:57:53+00:00 May 19th, 2017|Autonomous Vehicles|Comments Off on The race toward self-driving car market domination has started – you will be a back seat driver by 2021