automation News for September 12 2017

Future of Cloud Networking and Policy Automation

When building and operating dynamic hyperscale cloud networks, two of the biggest requirements is agility, and simplicity in terms of (a) how the networking …

Automation Systems & Robotics for Vehicle Assembly

Esys Automation is a leading full-service manufacturing automation solutions provider to the automotive industry. Offering both Turnkey Automation Systems as well as Controls Engineering Services, we are highly specialized in vehicle assembly applications in areas such as press, powertrain, plastics, body assembly, paint and sealer, final assembly, and tire and wheel. Our team is ready to work with you to analyze and evaluate your company objectives in order to develop and implement a unique solution for your specific business needs. At Esys, we develop innovative, tailored products and applications based on our customer’s requirements.
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Advantages and Safety Challenges

Good automation reduces workload, frees attentional resources to focus on other tasks but the need to ‘manage’ the automation, particularly when involving data entry or retrieval through a key-pad, places additional tasks on the pilot that can also increase pilot workload. In contrast, poor automation can reduce the operators’ situational awareness and create significant workload challenges when systems fail. Automation Dependency has commonly been described as a situation in which pilots who routinely fly aircraft with automated systems are only fully confident in their ability to control the trajectory of their aircraft when using the full functionality of such systems. The consequence of this is frequently a reduction in the extent to which the PM is able to effectively monitor the actions of the PF. Standard Operating Procedures are understandably oriented towards maximum use of automation in the interests of efficiency as well as safety. Improve basic airmanship and manual flying skills of pilots; Improve recurrent training and testing practices with regard to automation management; Improve the Multi Crew Cooperation concept and training practices to better address automation management; ‘Note’: EASA has already planned to improve Crew Resource Management guidance – Rule Making Task RMT.0411. See also the presentations from the 2015 Safety Forum – Automation and Safety.
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Email Marketing Automation

A potential customer just joined WANDR’s email list through a custom signup form on their website. She clicks on WANDR’s welcome email and starts browsing through their selection of backpacks. WANDR tracks which products she views and connects that data to Emma to populate the content in an automated follow-up email. She opens WANDR’s email, which just so happens to contain a 20% discount on backpacks. Once she buys the backpack, it triggers the next email in WANDR’s automated workflow – tips for how and where she can use the product.
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Automation, Not The Electric Vehicle, Will Kill The Oil Industry

The key will not be the electric vehicle itself that will be the downfall of petroleum-powered transportation. By 2030, within 10 years of regulatory approval of fully autonomous vehicles, 95% of all U.S. passenger miles will be served by transport-as-a-service providers who will own and operate fleets of autonomous electric vehicles providing passengers with higher levels of service, faster rides and vastly increased safety at a cost up to 10 times cheaper than today’s individually owned vehicles. Electric vehicles have far more simplistic drivetrains, presenting lower maintenance and repair costs due to less failure points. It’s pointless to roll out a fleet of autonomous vehicles only to hire armies of people that need to maintain and refuel the vehicles constantly. “When you compare the powertrain of an electric vehicle to a gasoline vehicle, there are about 20 moving parts in the power train of an electric vehicle, and 2,000 or so in a gasoline vehicle. So there’s just a lot more that can go wrong in a gasoline vehicle.” Heat and vibration in a gas car also make it degrade faster. If a typical gas vehicle lasts 200,000 miles at the most, an EV could easily last 500,000 miles; the report authors predict that by 2030, they might last for as many as a million miles. I don’t buy into the green hype of the Electric Vehicle. It’s the cheapest, most environmentally-friendly means of personal motor vehicle transportation we have right now, and will have for awhile still. Blood, in the form of oil, literally flows throughout the vehicle’s heart. The amount of extra money one will spend on a Prius versus, for example, a much less expensive but similarly appointed Honda Civic, will never be made up in fuel savings over the life of the vehicle, but most Prius drivers aren’t driving a Prius to save money or the environment. If we get to the point as a society where someone else will do it for us in an instant, taking us exactly where we want to go when we want to go for less money while eliminating the need to buy car insurance and maintain a vehicle, the game is over for the oil industry, folks. Even if the process of developing the next technology is perfected within the next decade, it will be impossible to roll the vehicles out on all the roadways. More than likely, these vehicles will only be allowed on a handful of roads initially. For those of us concerned that the Electric Vehicle will kill Big Oil, I believe your attention is misplaced.
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EU Automation (UK) | Automation Spares Suppliers

EU Automation gives you access to a world of automation parts at your fingertips.
Whether it’s obsolete, reconditioned, or new automation parts, we’re here when …
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Automic Business Automation Platform

In this ultra-complex and fast changing world, you are more focused than ever on aligning business and IT. It is the gateway to innovating new capabilities that drive new revenue, help you make faster decisions, drive agilty and speed, lower costs and ensure compliance. The powerful and unified Automic Business Automation Platform underpins the Automic product portfolio. This is the secret sauce that distinguishes Automic in the market and drives scale, openness and performance. The Automic Platform provides a number of key capabilities: Open – enables connectivity to any application, database, operating system or infrastructure Scalable – supports the growing business. Customers today run as many as 4.5 million processes per day on Automic Proven – thousands of enterprise customers, large and small, spanning simple and complex environments Unified – provides a unified interface, unified reporting, and unified SLA Management capabilities Multi-tenancy – ensures multiple divisions of the enterprise can leverage the power of Automic Object oriented – allows you to easily reuse existing task and process investments. Build once and use many times across departments, teams and individual use cases Reliable – provides clustered service to ensure reliability and minimal downtime from failure Managed File Transfer – delivers file transfers between your application, your external partners and suppliers Audit ready – integrated full audit trail and reporting, for improved compliance and governance Experience – highly skilled and experienced Professional Services and Support organization, backed by Community marketplace Zero downtime Upgrade – managing software updates in a way that there is no need for maintenance window and no downtime for the service Firewall friendly – simply and securely allow to control automated nodes behind firewalls and NATs.
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