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Cybersecurity for Manufacturing Companies: Why It’s Vital and How to Keep Hackers at Bay in 2024

The manufacturing industry has seen a significant shift towards automation, interconnected devices, and data-driven decision-making. While these advancements have improved productivity, they’ve also made manufacturing companies increasingly vulnerable to cyber threats.

Human-Centred Digitisation: Bridging the Gap Between Technology and People in Manufacturing

Amidst this surge towards digitalization, especially on the shop floor, there exists a paradox that we at Elisa IndustrIQ find both fascinating and challenging. A human-centred digitization approach could be the solution.

The "Most Expensive Software" Holding Our Factories Back

The industry’s reliance on cumbersome tech to drive manufacturing operations (masked as “customized just for you”) – which costs millions of dollars, and in many cases, takes years to install – is not made with mid-sized factories in mind.

In-Line Seal Strength Testing Using Thermal Cameras

In the realm of manufacturing precision, the assurance of product packaging integrity takes center stage. Using thermal cameras for in-line seal strength testing has revolutionized quality control and efficiency in the packaging industry.

The 5 Warning Signs of Inventory Inefficiency

If you want to know when inventory issues are getting in the way of growth, you need to learn where to look for it. Fortunately, there are some telltale signs to watch for that will let you know you’re experiencing inventory inefficiencies

The Role of MQTT in Industrial Automation: Enhancing Connectivity and Efficiency

The Message Queueing Telemetry Transport protocol (MQTT), utilizes a client-server publish-subscribe architecture for data exchange. MQTT is useful in machine-to-machine and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) environments where bandwidth is typically limited.

The Indispensable Role of Humans in Manufacturing

How AI is Revolutionizing Automation, but Humans Remain the Heart and Soul of Production

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Foundations for Success In Industrial Automation: A Guide for Small to Medium Manufacturers, Part II

Once the objective has been established, a team has been assembled and management has bought into the initiative, it’s time to evaluate which part of your operation to automate first. While there are many factors to consider, here are a few recommendations:

THE RISE OF AUTOMATION IN METAL AM POST-PROCESSING - TRANSFORMING THE INDUSTRY WITH PRECISION AND EFFICIENCY

We delve into how automation in metal AM post processing is setting a new industry standard, and how companies like Rivelin Robotics are leading this change with their Netshape® Robots to unlock new productivity and efficiency gains.

Using AI to Fill Blind Spots and Revolutionize Manufacturing Processes

One of the biggest pain points in the manufacturing industry is that most processes are not instrumented, resulting in upwards of 75% of digital blind spots. This lack of visibility on the shop floor leaves manufacturers without a complete data picture.

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Keynote speakers named for Wire Expo 2024

The Wire Association International (WAI), Inc. announces two Keynote Speakers for Wire Expo 2024, which will be held at the Mohegan Sun Resort & Casino, Uncasville, CT, USA, June 11-12, 2024. On June 11, H.O. Woltz III, Chairman, President, and CEO of Insteel,

SVT Robotics Enhances SOFTBOT® Platform to Maximize Uptime With Real-Time Monitoring and Alerts

With the expansion of the platform, IT teams will now be able to monitor their overall system health across multiple technologies and facilities.

Deloitte Digital to Dazzle as Platinum Sponsor at Rooted-In Manufacturing Conference

Rootstock Software is thrilled to welcome this premier technology advisor to its must-attend manufacturing event

New guide from EU Automation: Boosting uptime with condition-based maintenance and real-time monitoring

Automation parts supplier EU Automation has published a new guide that is a must-read for engineers wanting to deploy condition-based maintenance (CBM) to improve operating efficiencies and increase profitability.

Velo3D Unlocks Freedom in Metal 3D Printing With Flow Developer

From Black Box to Full Transparency and Control, New Product Enables a Pathway to Migrate Additive Manufacturing Knowledge to Velo3D's Fully Integrated Solution and Print Process Optimization

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ResinDek® TRIGARD® ESD ULTRA FOR HIGH-TRAFFIC ROBOTIC APPLICATIONS

ResinDek® TRIGARD® ESD ULTRA FOR HIGH-TRAFFIC ROBOTIC APPLICATIONS

To maximize the productivity of an autonomous mobile robot (AMR) or automatic guided vehicle (AGV) deployment, it's critical to create the optimal environment that allows the vehicles to perform at their peak. For that reason, Cornerstone Specialty Wood Products, LLC® (www.resindek.com) created the TriGard® ESD Ultra finish for its ResinDek® engineered flooring panels. The TriGard ESD Ultra finish is ideal for high-traffic robotic applications characterized by highly repetitive movement patterns and defined travel paths.

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PI USA (Physik Instrumente)

PI USA (Physik Instrumente)

PI is a privately held company that designs and manufactures world-class precision motion and automation systems including air bearings, hexapods and piezo drives at locations in North America, Europe, and Asia. The company was founded 5 decades ago and today employs more than 1300 people worldwide. PI's customers are leaders in high-tech industries and research institutes in fields such as photonics, life-sciences, semiconductors and aerospace.