White paper from Numatics presents controls engineers, specifiers, and
buyers with new insights into five crucial factors they must consider
before selecting pneumatic fieldbus valve manifolds — commissioning,
distribution, modularity, diagnostics, and recovery — while also
outlining some shortcomings of conventional approaches.
The Organization for Machine Automation and Control (OMAC) held its annual meeting in conjunction with the annual ARC Manufacturing Forum in Orlando Feb. 7–10. The organization has seen some major accomplishments during its 14-year life, but recently, it has struggled with ownership and mission.
The commercial printing industry has a technology that could migrate to packaging and have a sizable impact. It’s called personalization, and it rests on a three-legged stool of variable printing, affinity marketing, and automated route sequencing.