Manufacturing and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

Beyond Noise: The 5 Benefits of Acoustic and Vibration Analysis

If we know the good behavior of a stationary random vibration, we can analyze and understand the random vibrations of a rotary machine that is wearing down over time and predict its failure.

Motion feedback really is everywhere – Here's how encoders help make beer

When you buy the best equipment, you want the best components, too. That's why Community Beer Company uses an EPC encoder in their brewing equipment.

3D Printing Produces Engine Covers To Accelerate Aircraft Maintenance

How a specialized local engineering company supported a major airline during the pandemic with jet engine covers made with 3D printed molds.

How Pallet Automation is Revolutionizing Warehouse Operations

Efficient warehouse operations are the backbone of any successful business. In today's fast-paced world, customer demand is higher than ever, and companies must meet this demand while reducing costs and staying competitive.

Sneaker and Sportswear Retailer’s New Mezzanine and Ground Floor Feature ResinDek Robotic Flooring

As directed by the facility’s warehouse management software (WMS), a fleet of 142 AMRs continuously delivers mobile shelves to associates at workstations equipped with light directed picking modules on both floors.

The only thing guaranteed is uncertainty, what should supply chains do?

Meeting availability targets has always been tough, but today it just feels harder. Every day headwinds hit. Supply chain teams scramble to revise forecasts, switch suppliers, increase safety stock, but somehow they’re still left with the same central problem: uncertainty.

Is Industry 4.0 Here? How AI is Transforming Manufacturing Today

In a recent SparkCognition webinar, “Top 3 Ways AI is Transforming Manufacturing,” Andrea Schmidt and Bhavana Brar explored the topic of Industry 4.0, outlined the topline challenges and opportunities of adopting AI in the manufacturing industry.

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THE ROLE OF MICRO MOLDING IN THE PRODUCTION OF MICRO-OPTICS

Achieving the exacting tolerances required for these delicate micro-optic parts necessitates a deep and specialized processing knowledge that is distinctly different from that used for typical mechanical parts.

The Manufacturing Talent Crunch and the CNC Machining Knowledge Capitalization

In this article, George Chen, DELMIA Senior Offer Marketing and Business Development Manager, takes a closer look at how advanced manufacturing could hold the key to addressing the skills gap in manufacturing.

Optimizing your warehouse to streamline business

No matter the business’s size, strong, optimized warehouse management stands as the cornerstone of a successful supply chain, overseeing everything from inventory intake to order dispatch.

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Optimizing Logistics: LogiDrive by NORD - A Complete Drive Solution

Developed for intralogistics, the standardized LogiDrive solution focuses on energy efficiency, variant reduction, and lowering Total Cost of Ownership.

PalletTrader Shares Q1 Pallet Market Survey Results

Responses indicate a 'slight imbalance' between the needs of pallet buyers and sellers

EXPO PACK Mxico 2024 Surpasses Expectations, Sets New Records

The event attracted nearly 20,000 packaging and processing buyers representing over 40 vertical markets, featured 700 exhibitors, and spanned over 20,200 net square meters (217,600 net square feet) of sold-out exhibit space.

Fastems Demonstrates the Newest CNC Automation Solutions in Booth 338966, South Hall, at IMTS 2024

Each day will feature educational sessions on machine shop productivity and live Fastems CNC automation system demonstrations as well as live daily customer case studies.

iBase-t Launches Solumina MBE Advanced

New offering will integrate 3D digital models to drive quality, efficiency, and cost savings

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PI USA - Improving Laser Drilling with Advanced Motion Control

PI USA - Improving Laser Drilling with Advanced Motion Control

Laser drilling precision and throughput are limited by a number of factors including optical distortion, tracking accuracy, acceleration limits of motion stages, and focus control performance. A new piezo-based control approach is designed to enhance the precision and accuracy of laser drilling for a wide range of target applications, including aerospace, medical, electronics, and automotive.

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maxon group

maxon group

maxon is a leading supplier of high-precision DC brush and brushless servo motors and drives. These motors range in size from 4 - 90 mm and are available up to 500 watts. We combine electric motors, gears and DC motor controls into high-precision, intelligent drive systems that can be custom-made to fit the specific needs of customer applications.