The Timken Company | November 08, 2022
The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR; www.timken.com), a global leader in engineered bearings and industrial motion products, has completed its previously announced acquisition of GGB Bearings.
Founded in 1899, GGB Bearings serves a variety of diverse customers, markets, geographies and applications with a product portfolio that complements existing Timken industry-leading engineered bearing solutions. GGB Bearings' revenue is expected to be around $200 million in fiscal year 2022. With manufacturing facilities across the United States, Europe and China, GGB Bearings employs approximately 900 people and has a global engineering, distribution and sales footprint.
GGB Bearings is a global technology and market leader of premium engineered metal-polymer plain bearings with expertise in material science, surface engineering and tribology. Its tribology solutions in plain bearing coatings complement Timken's leading positions in roller and ball bearings. GGB Bearings' products are used mainly in industrial applications, including pumps and compressors, HVAC, off-highway, energy, material handling and aerospace.
About The Timken Company:
The Timken Company designs a growing portfolio of engineered bearings and industrial motion products. With more than a century of knowledge and innovation, we continuously improve the reliability and efficiency of global machinery and equipment to move the world forward. Timken posted $4.1 billion in sales in 2021 and employs more than 18,000 people globally, operating from 43 countries.
Brother Mobile Solutions | October 21, 2022
Brother Mobile Solutions, Inc. (BMS) a wholly-owned subsidiary of Brother International Corporation and premier provider of mobile, desktop and industrial printing, labeling and safety signage solutions, will feature innovative thermal label printing solutions at PACK EXPO International at booth #S-4337, October 23-26 in Chicago.
Brother will also be joining Domino, a Brother-owned company, at booth #S-3506 to showcase thermal and industrial printing and labeling solutions that answer needs across the packaging lifecycle. Domino is a leader in coding, marking, and printing technologies. Brother and Domino will highlight solutions like crisp, scannable shipping barcodes, traceability and sustainability coding solutions, and forklift-mounted mobile printers for pick lists.
Brother experts will present on critical warehouse and manufacturing challenges during the show, in conjunction with Domino at booth #S-3506. These presentations will explore an active warehouse mobile printing integration case study and barcode labeling’s influence on the inter/multimodal supply chain. Presentations can be heard throughout the show and during the Drink & Learn events Monday, October 24 and Tuesday, October 25 from 4-6 p.m.
PACK EXPO serves as the largest trade show dedicated to packaging and processing of the year. This year, the conference is expected to bring more than 40,000 professionals from across the industry.
Game changing technology at all points of the packaging lifecycle
Brother Mobile Solutions will showcase the following solutions featured at PACK Expo:
Brother Titan Industrial Printer series: Made with manufacturing in mind, the Titan printer series prints clear, scannable barcodes at high volumes and ultra-fast speeds.
RuggedJet mobile printers: Tough enough to withstand the climate of a warehouse, yet flexible enough to reach all demands. Print 1-inch to 4-inch labels on-the-go and choose to mount or print handheld.
High volume, speed, and connectivity: Brother’s labeling and printing solutions are designed to work with you—no matter where you’re at in the warehouse.
Collaboration: Integration with existing business application systems such as WMS and barcode software make for an easy set up.
Support to back your business: High-touch service to ensure that your needs are met.
“When it comes to packaged goods, no matter the industry or step in the process, reliable, efficient label solutions are essential to all packaged goods industries, Brother’s line of mobile and stationary label and document printing solutions answers the needs of today’s landscape with the integrations and accessories to customize to your specific environment.”
-Dave Crist, president of Brother Mobile Solutions.
About Brother Mobile Solutions:
Brother Mobile Solutions, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Brother International Corporation, provides innovative mobile, desktop and industrial printing and labeling solutions to field workforces, mobile enterprises, and commercial industries. Brother International Corporation and its subsidiaries employ over 1,100 people in the Americas.
As the leading business within Domino Printing Sciences plc, Domino is an autonomous division within Brother Industries. Founded in 1978, Domino has established a global reputation for the development and manufacture of coding, marking, printing technologies, aftermarket products and customer service. Today Domino offers a portfolio of end-to-end coding solutions designed to satisfy the compliance and productivity requirements of manufacturers including inkjet, laser, print and apply and thermal transfer overprinting technologies for application of variable and authentication data, bar codes and unique traceability codes onto product and packaging across many industrial sectors including food, beverage, pharmaceutical and industrial. Domino employs 2,600 people worldwide working with more than 120 countries through a global network of 25 subsidiary offices and over 200 distributors. Domino has manufacturing facilities in China, Germany, India, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States.
Innodisk | November 24, 2022
Innodisk, a leading global provider of industrial-grade flash storage, DRAM memory and embedded peripherals, has announced its latest step into the AI market, with the launch of EXMU-X261, an FPGA Machine Vision Platform. Powered by AMD's Xilinx Kria K26 SOM, which was designed to enable smart city and smart factory applications, Innodisk's FPGA Machine Vision Platform is set to lead the way for industrial system integrators looking to develop machine vision applications.
Automated defect inspection, a key machine vision application, is an essential technology in modern manufacturing. Automated visual inspection guarantees that the product works as expected and meets specifications. In these cases, it is vital that a fast and highly accurate inspection system is used. Without AI, operators must manually inspect each product, taking an average of three seconds per item. Now, with the help of AI solutions such as Innodisk's FPGA Machine Vision Platform, product inspection in factories can be automated, and the end result is not only faster and cheaper, but can be completely free of human error.
Innodisk's FPGA Machine Vision Platform comes with 1GbE LAN, 4 USB 3.1 Gen1 ports, 2 M.2 slots, and a series of other expansion and connectivity options. Thanks to the platform's 0° to 70 °C operational temperature support, and optional industrial temperature support from -40° to +85°C, EXMU-X261 is tough enough for the harshest of industrial environments. In addition, EXMU-X261 features support for Innodisk's InnoAgent out-of-band remote management module, allowing the platform to be remotely managed from anywhere, even during a system crash or an in-band network failure. This is important for any automated system, as it allows for it to be completely unmanned, which further reduces manpower and maintenance costs.
Customers can take advantage of AMD's Xilinx Kria K26 SOM's ability to quickly get applications to market thanks to EXMU-X261's full support for Innodisk's AI Suite SDK. The suite includes an FPGA Model Zoo, as well as Innodisk's in-house software solutions, such as iCAP (Innodisk Cloud Administration Platform), and iVIT (Innodisk Vision Intelligence Toolkit). iVIT for example, provides a deep learning environment for efficient development and deployment of "no-code-operation" solutions.