Although the concept of automation often brings up the image of a self-checkout lane or of a robot performing manual labor, the reality is more complex. Automation frequently relies on a combination of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics. While AI can replace human decision-making using a data-driven approach, robotics can replace physical human tasks. When these two qualities are combined, automation has the potential to disrupt a large portion of the workforce.
WARWICK, Rhode Island - Governor of Rhode Island, Gina Raimondo, met on April 10th with Hans Kuster, president of AquaMotion, Inc. and his management team to discuss the expansion of manufacturing job opportunities in the state and to learn about the design and production of AquaMotion pumps and recirculation systems during a plant tour.
Kevin Merritt, president of Superior Radiant Products, announced SRP has relocated its US operation to Fortville, Indiana from Atlanta.
The new CSA approved manufacturing facility will be fully operational by December 1st, with double the space to facilitate SRP’s sales growth and expansion plans.
This effort supports innovative approaches that will significantly improve the technology
December 8, 2016
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced nearly $25 million for 13 projects aimed at advancing technologies for energy-efficient electric motors through applied research and development. The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE) Next Generation Electric Machines projects will address the limitations of traditional materials and designs used in electric motor components by cost-effectively enhancing their efficiency, improving their performance, and reducing weight.
ClimaCool appoints central regional sales manager; Mitsubishi appoints senior product marketing managers; A.O. Smith and Bradford-White approve InnoFlue® system; Laird joins BACnet International board; Lennox appoints chairman and lead director; Oasis International welcomes manufacturer’s representatives; Hartzell expands manufacturing facility; Maxitrol names vice president of sales; ICM Controls names quality manager and chief engineer; Luvata ElectroFin to provide corrosion-proofing for second Florida facility; CavitroniX announces manufacturer’s representatives.
ClimaCool Corp., a leader in modular chiller manufacturing, has moved to a new facility, consolidating its operations. The 75,000-square-foot manufacturing facility includes a test stand for AHRI certification/performance testing, new production equipment, a training facility, and administrative offices.
Hartzell Air Movement has broken ground on a construction project that will allow the production of fans with centrifugal wheel widths of up to 89 inches in all materials of construction. Called the High Bay Project, it will add 30,000 square feet of manufacturing space to Hartzell’s Piqua operations.