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Why The Manufacturing Sector Needs to Go Digital – Quickly

Factoring in increased competition, supply chain challenges, and demand shifts, the manufacturing sector should waste no time adopting digital solutions to revolutionize their processes and solutions.

Four Lessons Manufacturers Learned from the Pandemic

Many investments made by manufacturers over the past two years delivered new capabilities and efficiencies that should be carried forward as manufacturers look to the future in search of new business growth.

Using Sustainable Product Configuration to Enable Customer Choice

Traditionally, when we think about the cost of a product, we’re thinking mainly in financial terms. But this isn’t the only form of cost. Increasingly, a new measure that’s taking on more importance for buyers – and regulators – is the carbon footprint cost.

5 Powerful Lessons on Leading Through Uncertainty with Nadja West

You don’t need to be in a leadership position to lead. We all wield influence – whether it’s within our family unit, community, business, or team. Take a look at Nadja’s top tips to prepare yourself and your team for success in uncertain times.

AI for End-to-End Quality

Artificial intelligence (AI) is gaining favor as a solution for quality problems, but many manufacturers struggle with the perceived cost and complexity of implementing new technology.

When Should You Hire a QMS Consultant

When beginning an ISO 9001 implementation, organizations often ask whether they should tackle the project on their own or if it would be worthwhile to bring a consultant in to help accomplish the task.

AIoT and Edge Analytics: a Powerful Combination

Swedish philosopher Nick Bostrom once said, “machine intelligence is the last invention that humanity will ever need to make”. AI decision making, with real time communication and data analytics, has the ability to transform the way manufacturers understand machines.

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NREL Enables Affordable Housing by Expanding Beyond Energy Efficiency

When looking at how energy efficiency can lower housing costs, “Utility bills are the easiest target,” said NREL engineer Kristin Field-Macumber. “Now we are also looking at advanced manufacturing and making production more efficient.”

How to Overcome Common Manufacturing Storage Challenges

Inventory issues can cause delays, limit productivity and generate unnecessary expenses. Manufacturing storage must improve if the industry is to become more efficient and resilient.

Managing Employee Shortages with IIoT

Manufacturers are facing a troubling scenario: the need to maintain production levels in the midst of the largest workforce shakeup in our lifetime. The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) provides a highly effective, flexible and cost-efficient solution.

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SAKOR Technologies Provides Upgraded Electric Cam Phaser Durability Test Stand for Major International Provider of Drivetrain Components

Powerful test stand adds motor control and communication versatility

WESTEC Speakers to Provide Small and Medium Manufacturers "Smart" Knowledge for Success

Smart Manufacturing Technology helps ease labor, supply chain, inflation and revenue challenges

Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence Announces Second Call for Projects

Responding to interest from the industry, the AM CoE developed the CFP program in 2020 to allow non-AM CoE members to receive support for research towards standards development. This RFP is a complementary program to the AM CoE Request for Ideas (RFI), which funds projects by AM CoE partners from the pool of submitted ideas from ASTM membership. Both the CFP and RFI focus on closing standardization gaps, including those identified in the AMSC roadmap.

SinnovaTek Announces FirstWave Aseptic Processing and Filling for Food Production

Easy entry into the aseptic market for rapid prototyping and new product launches

CORE Industrial Partners Furthers Its Investment Thesis Into 3D Printing With the Acquisition of 3DXTECH, Triton and Gearbox

3DXTECH provides a broad array of high-performance 3D printing filament for open-source printers and printing services for production and prototype quantities. Triton offers Stratasys compatible 3D printing filament and related 3D printing accessories.

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Advanced Control Systems - Cloud-Hosted SCADA - Stand-Alone SCADA Units with LTE

Advanced Control Systems - Cloud-Hosted SCADA - Stand-Alone SCADA Units with LTE

SCADA Edge Connection Devices. Monitor and control your remote assets from anywhere. Simple and self-contained units. Cellular telemetry with the best service plans in the industry. Welcome to the future of SCADA Edge Connection.

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Unitronics Inc.

Unitronics Inc.

Unitronics designs, manufactures, and markets advanced control and automation solutions. Our extensive offering includes a complete line of PLCs with integrated HMI, full line of VFDs, a broad array of I/Os and complementary devices, as well as programming software for all aspects of control, motion, HMI, and communications. Unitronics PLCs range from micro-PLC + HMI units for simple machine control, to complex controllers with advanced functions, a variety of onboard IOs and multiple communication options - including support for Industry 4.0 (smart factory) technology.