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How COVID is Expediting Digital Transformation in the Manufacturing Sector

Senior executives seek answers to questions like – Can I make my supply chain agile; Can I do online RFPs and supplier management. Can I run my factories remotely? Can I ensure social distancing on the factory floor by reducing the number of people on the factory floor?

Developing Solar Heat for Use in Manufacturing Facilities

Modern solar heat systems incorporate new technology, like smart sensors and other items to improve efficiency. They have found a home in a wide range of industrial facilities — and could help the manufacturing industry reduce emissions created by heating.

3D Printing Will Soon Be a Game-Changer in the Manufacturing Industry. Here's Why

Until now, manufacturers have been dipping their toes and getting familiar with the technology, using it to create prototypes rather than final products. But that is changing. It's only a matter of time before AM makes the leap from prototyping to manufacturing.

Making Industry Resilient

As many strategize how to move forward in 2021, remote operations capacity is one area that is emerging as critical for manufacturers to achieve operational continuity during what could continue to be a uniquely disruptive time.

Warehouse Automation: Automatic Guided Vehicles & Autonomous Mobile Robots

The two may seem very similar, however, several key factors set an AGV and an AMR apart. The biggest difference between the two comes down to how they move through a facility.

B2B eCommerce Digital Transformation Best-Practice Workflow Automation Engine

COVID has accelerated the B2B eCommerce digital transformation. B2B buyers five years ago are diametrically different from today’s buyers. B2B buyers in the next decade will morph in ways which cannot be imagined today.

Is Industry 4.0 a Pipedream?

Google Trends data suggests that worldwide searches for ‘Industry 4.0’ have continually increased since the term was first coined. What’s more interesting, is that the same data shows the term ‘What is Industry 4.0?’ is the most popular related query. Are you surpr

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Tips For A Successful Preventative Maintenance Strategy

Preventative maintenance is a comprehensive and facility wide program that ensures that you’re protecting your investment dollars and supporting the bottom line of your facility, including ensuring the health and well-being of all associates working on the production line.

Smart Factory Predictions for 2021

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, employees and instantiations have had to adapt by working with the best tech. Now, these factory innovations are a sign of what’s to come in 2021. In many factories, smart technology is paving the way.

How Factories and Manufacturers Can Create a Cleaner and Healthier Environment for Their Workers

When dust accumulates and reaches hazardous levels, it can cause respiratory issues and damage machinery. If it builds too much, manufacturers risk the threat of a fire. Instead, it’s critical to pinpoint the obstacles and create a plan to overcome them.

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Q.E.D. Highlights Torpedo™ G1275 Pumps for Aggressive Pumping Applications

Heavy-duty slurry and solids pumps with cast iron and stainless steel construction for corrosive environments

Successful integration of 9 PocketQube satellites in a 3D printed deployer manufactured using high-performance composite material

The core of the upcoming mission, named 'That time of year', is Alba Orbital's AlbaPod v2, the world's only space proven PocketQube deployer, entirely 3D printed by Italy-based CRP Technology using Windform XT 2.0 high-performance composite material Carbon-fiber reinforced. The deployer will take customer satellites to orbit on a SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle in December 2020. It will be the largest PocketQube launch in history to date.

KROHNE Introduces OPTICHECK DTM for Device Commissioning and Advanced Certification

The press release announces the new OPTICHECK DTM for device commissioning and in-situ verification. KROHNE expands the myDevice smart tools product line with the addition of the OPTICHECK DTM.

Penn Color's penneffex™ Sparks Inspiration and Innovation in Consumer Goods Packaging Design

Adding vibrance to packaging

Rockwell Automation Expands Visualization Offering, Provides Customers Greater Reliability, Security

New VersaView 6300 industrial PCs and thin clients allow users to create a single, secure and dependable visualization system

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Gocious - Product decision analytics

Gocious - Product decision analytics

What are product decision analytics? Configurable products, including assemble-to-order, bring customization and choice to customers. They are also complex to plan. Each configurable product can have many possible variants, some of which are not buildable or don't meet the needs of the customer. Gocious enables you to analyze and define your product line features and configurations early, before detail design and production, to reduce time-to-market, waste, and rework.

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Gocious is a product decision analytics platform helping manufacturers define better products faster to meet customer and market needs.