ESPRIT for Profit Unlocks the Full Potential of Tools

  ESPRIT for Profit is a new, special edition of the popular software that works for tools which require specific toolpaths generated only with CAM systems.   Montpellier, France (15 October 2020)—Thomas Edison is quoted as saying, “There’s a way to do it better—find it.” This is the continuous challenge in which ESPRIT for Profit was born. Tool manufacturers offer innovative tools with high potential to save time and money and to machine difficult parts and materials. Those tools could be valuable for machine shops. Unfortunately, it isn’t always easy…

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South Africa’s auto industry highlights the social and employment cost of innovation

In South Africa, local operations of international motor manufacturing companies must constantly innovate to meet global demands and offer competitive value. The way work is done is constantly changing. The current technologies adopted in the workplace are ever smarter than those that went before. This trend, driven by economic forces, does not always lead to social improvements. Automation and the use of robots in manufacturing, combined with new working methods and systems, can have negative social impacts on workers. Job automation in South Africa There has been an increase in technology in South Africa’s automobile sector since 2003. Most…

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Jendamark evolves from machine builder to global tech company

Partnerships key to automation success, says Jendamark Automation Group MD Quinton Uren (right) and Jendamark India CEO and director Himanshu Jadhav at the company head office in Port Elizabeth. Image: Supplied/Jendamark Building both strong partnerships and world-class production facilities has been the key to Jendamark Automation surviving and thriving over three decades of business in Nelson Mandela Bay. What started as a small sideline machine-building business for group MD Quinton Uren in 1989 has grown into a global tech company with more than 600 employees serving automotive customers worldwide. In 2008,…

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OPINION: How automation can help people add value

    OHANNESBURG –  Mention automation in any conversation these days and the first thing that springs to mind is job losses. In much the same way that AI is inextricably associated with the rise of the machines and the fall of humans, so automation is inevitably linked to job losses.   For a country like South Africa, which just released its highest unemployment figures since 2003, this is potentially devastating. Or is it?   Automation – and specifically robotic process automation (RPA) – is indeed seeing back office processes and…

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Big Data in the Production Environment?

Big Data has been one of the hyped topics in the IT field for some time. But what’s the situation in automation infrastructures? Is the handling of large amounts of data also becoming more significant in the industrial production environment? In the recommendations for implementing Smart Factory, Big Data is named as one of the future technology requirements. But where are we now? Handling data amounts in petabyte dimensions is currently the exception in production. However, today there are already application scenarios that lead us towards very large amounts of…

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ADROIT TECHNOLOGIES LAUNCHES ADROIT 10 SMART SCADA

ADROIT TECHNOLOGIES LAUNCHES AUTOMATION AND CONTROL ADROIT 10 SMART SCADA

Adroit 10 is the latest product offering from Adroit Technologies. It is at the forefront of the SCADA/HMI market and is one of the most open, advanced and scalable SCADA platforms available. Adroit 10 is a real-time data acquisition and reporting software that is not limited to industrial automation, but is extensively used in mining, building management, water management, network management, manufacturing and the IIoT markets. ADROIT 10 SMART SCADA Adroit 10 provides support for both X86 and X64 architectures Whilst Adroit 10 provides continued support for the existing Adroit…

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