Manufacturing and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

When Digital Transformation's "Check Engine" Light Comes On

When CIOs are charged with digital transformation, it’s often not as smooth a process as expected. Our newest report found that 78% of industrial professionals encountered underlying issues when they began implementing digital transformation.

Planning for Obsolescence

After looking at the existing motor and the space envelope available, Sound Leisure, together with maxon engineers, selected the maxon brushless EC 45mm flat motor. This brushless DC motor is part of a program of flat motors, ideal when space is at a premium.

Remote Work Is Already Shaping Operations in the ‘Next Normal’

The COVID-19 health crisis has pushed many organizations to reduce physical interaction among their workforces to an absolute minimum. In a very short period, work from home (WFH) and work from anywhere (WFA) have emerged as standard features of the “Next Normal.”

Why Digital Transformation Matters More Than Ever

Companies that embraced digital technology, specifically on the plant floor, are now able to improve and adapt their operations at a faster speed and even anticipate changes before they occur.

3 Steps to Supply Chain Resilience and Digital Transformation in Manufacturing

The challenges facing the manufacturing industry are many. And as the current health crisis continues, the future is an unknown landscape. To survive and ultimately thrive, companies must increase profitability, supply chain resilience, and embrace new technologies.

Quality in the Era of COVID-19

Every day in 2020 has been somewhat of a surprise, but probably the biggest surprise of all has been how well manufacturers and quality teams have navigated all of the new rules, restrictions, PPE requirements and product mix changes that emerged.

Key Safety Certifications for Your Facility

Compliance with safety regulations can provide significant benefits. The right certification can ensure workers on the floor are as safe as possible and make your facility seem more trustworthy to potential partners.

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Manufacturing and Automation - Featured Stories

Moving from Scare Easy to Secured Share Easy in Additive Manufacturing

Unleashing the full benefits of additive manufacturing requires knowledge sharing, but as Lee-Bath Nelson, Co-founder and VP Business at LEO Lane asks, can this be achieved securely without giving away the farm?

Ways Automation Is Changing Metal Fabrication

Growing demand and a widening industry skills gap have metal fabricators looking for ways to improve efficiency and product quality, even when additional labor may be hard to find.

AI in Manufacturing Market 2020 -26 Emerging Trends and Top Key Player

AI in Manufacturing will help companies achieve higher productivity and cost effectiveness over a period. One of the major applications where AI is deployed in the manufacturing plants is Asset maintenance.

Manufacturing and Automation - News Headlines

New Certa 800 Sine pump

Designed to offer enhanced food product quality through gentle handling, the Certa 800 has already proven its ability to reduce fines and increase yield in cheese production trials.

Meet Quinly for Ender 3: the world's first retrofit that automates 3D printing

3DQue Systems, a Vancouver-based 3D printing company, is excited to announce the official launch of Quinly, the world's first true automated end-to-end print manager for Ender 3. It enables unattended continuous printing allowing a user to print different jobs without human interference so long as each item doesn't require a change of material or the nozzle diameter. This is impossible with any other printer.

Finding a Silver Lining in the National Pandemic Emergency

The article highlights how Bally Ribbon Mills found a silver lining during the COVID-19 Pandemic and developed new operational methods that took them out of the comfort zone of a typical bricks and mortar manufacturing facility.

75 Years and Going Strong: HARTING Technology Group Maintains Growth Through Uncertainty

The HARTING Technology Group in Espelkamp (Minden-Lübbecke district) maintained its trend of positive growth in the 2019/20 (September 30) business year despite the global pandemic. The active family-owned, international company accomplished a growth of 1.2% compared to the previous year achieving $850 million / € 759 million in global sales (previous year: $846 million / € 750 million).

America Makes Announces Two New Rapid Innovation Calls Totaling $100K in Funding

RICs Focus on Materials Data to Foster Analytics, Benchmarking, and Qualification/Certification

Manufacturing and Automation - Featured Product

Stäubli robotic tool changer solutions

Stäubli robotic tool changer solutions

Stäubli is a pioneer in the construction and development of robotic tool changing systems. Our customers benefit from our many years of expertise in all industry sectors, as well as our modular product concept, which offers three efficient solution paths: MPS COMPLETE offers preconfigured robotic tool changers for immediate use. MPS MODULAR allows the user to determine the configuration, while MPS CUSTOMIZED allows the construction of special, application-specific systems.

Manufacturing and Automation - Featured Company

Parvalux Electric Motors Ltd

Parvalux Electric Motors Ltd

Parvalux is a leading global manufacturer of geared motor solutions with over 70 years' experience in creating the perfect combination of motor and gearbox to match the customer's application. Whilst we offer thousands of standard options we can easily customize any motor or gearbox to meet your exact requirements at no or minimal extra cost. Our design team can work closely with your own to optimize your solution for your application helping you to secure a genuine competitive advantage in your market. Our products are found in hundreds of applications but we are particularly strong in healthcare, leisure, mobility, transport, and a diverse range of industrial applications.