Hannover Messe, a major annual industrial fair in Germany, predicts that this year will see pivotal developments in plant integration technologies representing the stepping stones to tomorrow’s intelligent, fully automated factories.
This year at the International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago, the Smartforce Student Summit will once again get students, young adults, and educators engaged in manufacturing with keynote speakers, interactive exhibits, meetings, and face time with industry members.
With 2014 in full swing, many are looking to the manufacturing sector for an indication of how the economy will perform this year. Sage North America recently conducted a survey of small and midsize manufacturers to find out their business outlooks and trends they expect, as well as investment priorities.
There are many types of tags used in radio-frequency identification, but they can all be found in one of three general classes: passive, semi-passive, and active. The choice of tag may be driven by performance, cost, and other use parameters. It’s up to the engineer to determine the best tag for the job.