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Create Tomorrow's Manufacturing Talent Today With These 8 Simple Strategies

Manufacturers must maintain growth and productivity, but its current workforce isn’t growing at the same rate as these demands. Attracting younger talent is crucial amid this trend.

The Role of Conveyor Systems in Warehouse Logistics

In many warehouses there is still a reliance on manual labour and heavy lifting which can put workers at risk, as well as compromise on efficiency. This is where conveyor systems can completely revolutionise a warehouse operation.

Inspecting Miniaturization: How 2D Laser Profilers Handle Tiny Electronic Components

The miniature size of modern electronic components makes placement, mounting, soldering, and testing of said components rather difficult. Given their size and the overall component density on the PCB, visual inspection is nearly impossible.

Pedrini Harnesses CoreTigo’s IO-Link Wireless Technology to Make a Natural Stone Processing Machine More Effective

By integrating CoreTigo’s IO-Link Wireless devices into its machinery, Pedrini was able to enhance existing machines, gaining the benefits of this industrial-grade wireless communication, without the need to design new machines.

Inventory Shrinkage – Causes, Consequences, and Tips

Inventory shrinkage is a common issue in most businesses that deal with physical inventory. But how does it happen, what are its consequences, and how to prevent it?

Why e-con systems’ latest 5MP Global Shutter camera – e-CAM56_CUOAGX is ideal for factory automation

Embedded vision has transformed factory automation – thanks to advances in sensor technology, processing power, and AI. Discover the key features of e-CAM56_CUOAGX, e-con Systems’ latest camera and see why it’s perfect for factory automation.

Why you need to know where Smoke Tests fit in Your QMS

How did QA tell when a product failed its burn-in? The product stops working because its electronic circuits overheat and literally burn up. Everybody could tell where QA was located by the smoke rising above it from smoldering circuit boards.

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Strategies to Tackle Knowledge Drain in American Manufacturing

As labor shortages continue to pose significant challenges for American manufacturing, the resilience and ingenuity displayed by Midwestern manufacturers serve as a beacon of hope.

The Interplay Between Robotics and Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing

AI and robotics make the factories of the future smarter and more efficient. Manufacturers need to use these exponential technologies to gain a competitive advantage.

What Are The ISO Standards For Barcode Verification?

To ensure each barcode meets predefined standards of quality and readability, a standardized barcode verification process is essential. This verification process relies heavily on ISO standards to maintain consistency and interoperability on a global scale.

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AMADA WELD TECH Announces the Release of the WL-300A Precision Laser Welding Workstations

Highly configurable units designed for industrial manufacturing of electronics

NORD's Heavy-Duty, Reliable Drive Systems Tackle Tough Industrial Applications

NORD's industrial automation solutions include MAXXDRIVE industrial gear units, UNICASE parallel shaft gear units, UNICASE helical bevel gear units, IE3 - IE5+ high efficiency electric motors, and NORDAC variable frequency drives. These solutions are engineered to work in unison for ultimate performance in demanding, heavy industrial environments.

Rootstock Software to Showcase ERP and AI Innovations at the Smart Manufacturing Experience in Pittsburgh

Manufacturers can learn how Rootstock's Signal Chain Decisioning Platform helps navigate today's latest industry challenges

Elmo Motion Control Displays the Latest Motion Control Possibilities at SPS Italia

Elmo is proudly showcasing the Platinum line of servo drives, including Full Certified Functional Safety, and the recently launched Platinum Bassoon, this line's first AC power drive.

Coesia to showcase innovative solutions at EXPO PACK Mxico 2024

Enflex, a Coesia brand, and one of the companies specialized in the design and manufacture of HFFS packaging machines for the Healthcare & Pharma sector, will showcase the Enflex F-17 for flat pouches, specifically equipped for the personal care and healthcare industry's needs. The machine's capabilities include shaped sachet formats, with an intuitive HMI and numeric counters for easy size change, and it is ready to work with 100% recyclable materials, emphasizing Enflex's commitment to sustainability and innovation.

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Model TR1 Tru-Trac

Model TR1 Tru-Trac

The Model TR1 Tru-Trac® linear measurement solution is a versatile option for tracking velocity, position, or distance over a wide variety of surfaces. An integrated encoder, measuring wheel, and spring-loaded torsion arm in one, compact unit, the Model TR1 is easy to install. The spring-loaded torsion arm offers adjustable torsion load, allowing the Model TR1 to be mounted in almost any orientation - even upside-down. The threaded shaft on the pivot axis is field reversible, providing mounting access from either side. With operating speeds up to 3000 feet per minute, a wide variety of configuration options - including multiple wheel material options - and a housing made from a durable, conductive composite material that minimizes static buildup, the Model TR1 Tru-Trac® is the ideal solution for countless applications.

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Quickbase

Quickbase

Solutions that actually solve your problems. Quickbase is the leading application platform for dynamic work. We make the complex simple by helping companies see, connect, and control their projects, from day one to done. With Quickbase you can: Run your most complex projects; Manage, track and allocate resources; Orchestrate critical business processes and workflows; Administer compliance policies and procedures; Deliver and install products and services