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Published: 8/27/2018

NPE2018 Tooling: Molds Join the Industry 4.0 Conversation
At NPE2018, multiple companies displayed mold monitors that would allow the tool in an injection molding cell to “talk” to other equipment and remote computers.

Published: 8/9/2018

Technology Showcase at Wittmann Battenfeld’s 10th Anniversary Event
New injection machines, robots, auxiliaries, and software highlighted the two-day gala, along with some peeks at the future of “smart factories.”

Published: 5/10/2018

Home-Grown Production Monitoring System Brings Industry 4.0 to Smaller Shops
An automotive molder’s need for simple, affordable, easy-to-use production monitoring resulted in a system that brings data-driven decision making to plants of all sizes.

Published: 5/7/2018

NPE2018 New Technology Focus: The ‘4.0’ Revolution
Injection and blow molding and robot suppliers are making Industry 4.0 the most prevalent theme of the show.

Published: 12/27/2017

Priamus Relocates
Priamus moves in with sister company Gammaflux.

Published: 10/30/2017

Robot Controllers Evolve Toward Greater Flexibility, Connectivity, Ease of Use
Robot controls have undergone steady and fairly rapid evolution. If all your robot controls are not of the latest generation, this overview could convey what opportunities upgrading may offer, as well as a sense of where the technology may be going ...

Published: 10/11/2017

Smart Attend Gets Innovator Award
Canadian plastics group recognizes firm for its real-time production data technology.

Published: 8/31/2017

Injection Molding: How Repeatable is Repeatability?
Process repeatability is not a constant, but varies over time in response to a number of variables. That variation is not captured by a snapshot in time—measuring a discrete sample of parts. And the only way to manage that variation is with pr...

Published: 6/20/2017

Engel Bundles Its MES Expertise Into T.I.G.
T.I.G. now handles Engel's plantwide monitoring solution.

Published: 4/25/2017

High-Tech Blow Molding At Agri-Industrial Plastics
This family-owned custom molder stands out in its use of advanced computer and automation tools to claim a niche in large, complex, and multi-layer parts.