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By: Wiley

(Wiley: Hoboken, NJ) -- Harness your company’s incumbent advantages to win the digital disruption game.

The book, Goliath’s Revenge: How Established Companies Turn the Tables on Digital Disruptors (Wiley, 2019), is the practical guide for how executives and aspiring leaders of established companies can run the Silicon Valley playbook for themselves and capitalize on digital disruption. Technologies like artificial intelligence, robotics, Internet of Things, blockchain, and immersive experiences are changing the basis of competition in every industry. New competitors are emerging while traditional ones are falling behind.

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By: Buehler

(Buehler: Lake Bluff, IL) -- Buehler has announced their latest addition to the world-renowned Wilson hardness testing range, the new UH4000 Series Universal Hardness Tester. This tester comes in two key configurations: UH4250 Hardness Scale 0.5-250 kgf and UH4750 Hardness Scale 3-750 kgf.

The Wilson UH4000 series is a robust universal hardness tester, that tests Rockwell, Vickers, Knoop, and Brinell hardness scales within the selected tester load range. Its sturdy design will withstand the toughest of production environment. The tester has a sturdy steel casting frame to ensure durability in production and workshop environments. The hardness test process is controlled by the industry leading DiaMet software, the most intuitive hardness control software on the market to make testing easy, repeatable, and automatic. With this software integration, it is an ideal tester in quality control and process control applications, whether it tests large or small manufactured components in the lab or directly on the production floor.

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By: Marposs

(Marposs: Auburn Hills, MI) -- Marposs, a world leader in measurement and process monitoring technologies, has announced the availability of its Brankamp X7 “smart” in-process monitoring systems for cold- and hot-forming, thread rolling and stamping operations.

The X7 system’s artificial intelligence capability enables quick machine monitoring set up and provides an effective way to control machine performance by detecting manufacturing faults as well as part or tool variations. This enables manufacturers to optimize machine efficiency, improve part quality, and limit unplanned downtime and tooling costs.

With the X7 process-integrated monitoring solution, manufacturers can streamline set up and reduce rework, thereby providing increased capacity for additional orders without having to invest in additional presses.

The X7 is operated via a 15-in. touchscreen with 30 channels capable of monitoring maximum forces, envelope curves and trend progressions, as well as run times, set-up times and downtime, or sensitive process areas such as distorted parts or a missed feed.

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By: Banner Engineering

(Banner Engineering: Minneapolis) -- Banner Engineering, provider of technology for industrial automation, announces its Q5X Sensor for solving difficult distance-based applications, even at acute angles, from a range of 9.5 centimeters to 2 meters.

The high-power laser sensor reliably detects difficult targets, including extremely dark objects, black targets against a black background, black targets against a shiny metal background, clear and reflective objects, and multicolor packaging.

With an intuitive user interface, the Q5X sensor is simple to deploy quickly, saving time and costs. In addition, the dual teach mode enables the sensor to verify multiple conditions—such as part presence and orientation—with a single device, reducing inventory and maintenance costs.

The Q5X sensor is compact and flexible to meet a wide variety of mounting constraints thanks to industry-standard rectangular housing and 270° rotatable M12 QD. The durable sensor is also rated IP67 for reliable performance in wet environments.

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By: Cority

(Cority: Toronto, Canada) -- Cority, provider of environmental, health, safety, and quality (EHSQ) software, announces the availability of its enhanced quality management solution.

Designed to provide quality professionals with a closed-loop, continuous improvement process to ensure product safety and compliance, and drive operational efficiency, Cority increases visibility across the supply chain to monitor suppliers, capture customer feedback, and ensure the highest product standards. This latest release shows Cority’s commitment to providing organizations with the most comprehensive, integrated EHSQ solution to support their operational and compliance needs.

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By: Teledyne DALSA

(Teledyne DALSA: Billerica, MA) -- Teledyne DALSA, a Teledyne Technologies company and global leader in machine vision technology, announces a compact, low-cost vision system for multicamera applications.

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By: Rob Matheson

Democratizing data science is the notion that anyone, with little to no expertise, can do data science if provided ample data and user-friendly analytics tools. MIT researchers are hoping to support that idea with a new tool for nonstatisticians that automatically generates models for analyzing raw data. The tool ingests data sets and generates sophisticated statistical models typically used by experts to analyze, interpret, and predict underlying patterns in data.

The tool currently lives on Jupyter Notebook, an open-source web framework that allows users to run programs interactively in their browsers. Users need only write a few lines of code to uncover insights into, for instance, financial trends, air travel, voting patterns, the spread of disease, and other trends.

In a paper presented at this week’s ACM SIGPLAN Symposium on Principles of Programming Languages, the researchers show their tool can accurately extract patterns and make predictions from real-world data sets, and even outperform manually constructed models in certain data-analytics tasks.

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By: L.S. Starrett Co.

(The L.S. Starrett Co.: Athol MA) -- The L.S. Starrett Co., a leading global manufacturer of precision hand tool gages, a broad range of force testing, metrology equipment, and more, has announced the introduction of a basic, affordable Spring testing solution designed for compression and extension springs. The new Starrett S1 Spring Testing Systems were developed for high volume production testing for users seeking more consistent results over manual testing methods. Click here for additional S1 product details.

Starrett S1 Systems feature easy-to-use test templates that enable the user to create a test set up in seconds using one and two-point methods, with test targets being load or height-based. In addition, the small footprint of the S1 System is ideal for either lean manufacturing environments or in-situ production areas. Spring rate, spring constant, free length, solid height and initial tension can be measured and tolerances can be utilized to determine immediate pass/fail results, which can be viewed in graphic or tabular formats.

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By: Wiley

How do senior leaders, in their own words, describe the most effective leaders—the ones that get results, grow the business, enhance the culture, and leave in their wake a trail of other really effective leaders? Conversely, how do senior leaders describe the kind of leader that undercuts the organization’s capacity and capability to create its future? The book Scaling Leadership (Wiley, 2019), based on groundbreaking research, shows how senior leaders describe and develop leadership that works, that does not work, that scales, and that limits scale.

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By: ISO

(ISO: Geneva) -- The global construction industry is booming, bringing with it global construction projects and the need for efficient tools such as building information modelling for managing information. A new set of international standards has just been published to enable building information modelling to flourish across projects and borders, benefitting the industry as a whole.

As populations and economies grow, so too does the need for housing and infrastructure, fueling growth forecasts in the global construction industry of up to 85 percent—or USD 15.5 trillion—by 2030, according to the report, “Global Construction 2030.” More construction means a greater need for efficient ways of working, which is why the 3D model-based approach of building information modelling in delivering construction projects is gaining traction worldwide.

Building information modelling gives architects, engineers, and construction professionals the ability to plan, design, and manage building projects more efficiently. It is growing in popularity, creating the need for an international framework that allows the industry to work together across projects and national borders.

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