Manufacturing and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

Micro Molding — Material Selection and Design Concerns

You need to understand the basic design approach and really bottom out what you can and cannot do, as when micro molding, even the smallest design change can be catastrophic and completely derail a project.

The challenges of mass customization in manufacturing

Smart manufacturers have already been aware that mass customization can be the key to a profitable business, as it helps boost customer satisfaction and win brand loyalty.

Dialing Up Productivity with Workstream Collaboration

The coronavirus pandemic is fast-tracking the take-up of “workstream collaboration”. This next generation of unified productivity and collaboration tools is designed to make it easier for colleagues to work together from afar.

Continuous and Exacting Measurements Deliver New Levels of Quality Control

Using continuous measurements reduces or even eliminates the production of faulty products and allows for consistent and repeatable production. This used to be an impossible task for small products.

How to Use Supports

Most entry-level 3D printers work by extruding material, and while this has lots of cost and safety advantages, it does come with some limitations. Creating a part with extreme overhangs, arches, or angles can be a challenge. Supports make printing these geometries possible.

Applications of Digital Twins Technology in Diverse Industries

Organizations are implementing digital twins to get better perceptions regarding product performance, user experience, and to make better strategic decisions based on the visions provided by the digital twins.

Interwire 2021 Trade Exposition – Industry 4.0 in Wire Manufacturing

Industry 4.0 is truly the future of manufacturing. Automation, robotics, machine learning, and data analytics are just a few examples of how the fourth industrial revolution affects the way wire and cable is made and how well companies compete on the world stage.

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Rising Demand for EVs Will Disrupt Auto Manufacturing

The most significant transformations are likely to happen in factories, where the differences between EV and ICE vehicles could reshape workflows and drastically reduce labor hours.

To Overcome Capacity Constraints, Industry 4.0 Implementations Must Follow These 3 Steps

The benefits of industry 4.0 in manufacturing are clear, but unlocking them requires organizations to overcome capacity constraints. The keys are in these change management strategies.

6 AI Driven Ideas to boost Asset Performance Management

Asset Performance Management software must evolve into knowledge hubs that not only deal with monitoring, but also gathering data from other dependent systems to provide much deeper insights and greater control.

Manufacturing and Automation - News Headlines

Predictive Maintenance in Action: How an innovative IoT solution helped a national glass manufacturer avoid unplanned downtime.

If you need evidence of digital transformation's real-world value and return-on-investment potential, look no further than a recent occurrence at a nationwide glass manufacturer's tempering facility.

New No Drip Siphon Fed Spray Nozzle Coats, Cools & Cleans

EXAIR's new 1/2 NPT siphon fed air atomizing spray nozzle atomizes a variety of fluids in a round spray pattern where no liquid pressure is available and heavy application of liquid is needed. This corrosion resistant type 303SS nozzle draws liquid into the airstream and mixes it internally while providing up to 24″ of suction height. Liquid can be easily adjusted to meet the needs of your application using the adjustment valve. The patented No Drip design ensures conservation of precious liquids and protects surface finishes from drips. The 1/2 NPT spray nozzle provides high liquid flow up to 68 GPH in a 6″ diameter round pattern.

KROHNE to Showcase Wide Range of Water and Wastewater Products at WEFTEC 2021

Visit Booth 3619 to learn more about the latest flow and level instrumentation

Electrical Enclosures for Washdown Environments Available through Allied Electronics & Automation and Hammond Manufacturing

Waterfall series enclosures designed for easy cleaning in sanitary areas

Datalogic brings solutions for every traceability application to PACK EXPO 2021

Datalogic announces its participation at PACK EXPO 2021 in Las Vegas, with an extensive booth displaying traceability solutions for every application. Whether it's on a packaging line, on a fork truck, in shipping and receiving, within the warehouse - Datalogic has the technology to mark, track, and trace products and materials throughout the enterprise and supply chain.

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Dynatect Automated Machine Safety Roll-Up Doors

Dynatect Automated Machine Safety Roll-Up Doors

Need to increase safety? Are you using light curtains? Is space a concern? Dynatect's Gortite® VF Automated Machine Safety Door combines safety technology, speed, and a physical barrier to isolate hazardous operations. Use of a physical barrier with safety sensors can save up to 30 square feet of manufacturing space. Using the ANSI minimum safety distance formula, the Gortite® VF Door limits the depth penetration factor and average approach speed, allowing closer location of the safeguarding device. Unlike light curtains, which can't contain process hazards, an automated machine safety door can isolate common workplace debris. This physical barrier is designed to contain process driven hazards such as weld sparks, UV flash, and light debris. Thus, the operator can maintain closer proximity to the work area improving ergonomics and productivity.

Manufacturing and Automation - Featured Company

Pleora Technologies

Pleora Technologies

Pleora is a leading supplier of AI, embedded, and sensor networking solutions. The company was formed in 2000 and has gained a well-earned reputation for technology leadership and innovation. Manufacturers rely on our products, standards expertise, and systems knowledge to bypass development and integration complexities in a diverse range of demanding real-time imaging application for the industrial automation, security & defense, and medical imaging markets. Visit www.pleora.com