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The 2024 NED Innovation Awards Submission Deadline Has Been Extended!

May 16, 2024
Entrants now have until May 30th, 2024 to submit their product for the chance to be crowned an innovator in manufacturing!
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Machine Tools & Metal Working

Branson Series GMX-Micro Ultrasonic Metal Welders With Advanced Controls for Fast-Cycling, High-Precision Welds

May 16, 2024
Emerson's Branson Series GMX-Micro ultrasonic metal welders feature a computerized operating system, multiple power levels and configurations, advanced controls, and improved ...
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3FG25 & 2FG14 Heavy-Duty Electrical Robot Grippers for High Payloads

May 15, 2024
OnRobot's 3FG25 & 2FG14 robot grippers offer an all-around plug-and-produce experience, including fingers with multiple configurations.
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Technology Innovations

Fun Innovations Friday: Disney's VR Treadmill Adds Even More Magic to the World of VR Gaming

May 10, 2024
Holotiles from a Disney Imagineer act as a walking pad that lets you move in any direction while always bringing you back to the center so you don't walk off of it.
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MiR1200 Pallet Jack Uses AI to Reduce Cycle Times

May 9, 2024
With AI pallet detection, MiR's MiR1200 Pallet Jack automates the detection, transport, and delivery of pallets up to 1,200 kg at 1.5 m/s.
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Precise & Fast BTW Series Battery Torque Wrench

May 7, 2024
Precise and fast, Enerpac's BTW-Series Battery Torque Wrench quickly moves between bolting jobs with 6,000 ft-lb. (8130 Nm) torque for 0.75 to 1.5-in. square drives.
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Software & Computers

Keypanion App for Easy and Secure Access Control

May 6, 2024
A wireless access control app, Southco's Keypanion enables a simple, plug & play system that allows users to share digital keys and manage equipment access from their phone, at...

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