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Considerations for Choosing the Right Encoder for Your Application

Depending on the encoder, resolution is one of the most important calculations to understand. Accurate print landing, accurate conveyor speed, accurate satellite positioning, accurate elevator control all hinge on the resolution and type of encoder.

Additive Manufacture: In-house 3D Printing versus Outsourced 3D Printing Service

In this 3-part series of articles, we will embark on a comprehensive exploration of 3D printing / additive manufacturing (AM), where our main focus is empowering you to make informed decisions about how to engage with the technology across an ever-evolving landscape.

Unlocking Customer Experience: The Critical Role of Your Supply Chain

Cost implications play a pivotal role in delivering exceptional experiences for end-users. By optimizing expenses, businesses can allocate resources to enhance product quality and service delivery, ensuring customer satisfaction.

BOOSTING PANERA BREAD'S EFFICIENCY WITH CIMON'S PLC AND HMI SOLUTIONS

The initiative aimed not only to streamline operations but also to fit seamlessly within the limited space of retail restaurants, a challenge in the bustling food service industry.

The AI Imperative: Crafting Your Manufacturing Future

How does a business begin to build a compelling AI case? It starts with a problem worth solving. Here is how businesses can leap onto the AI train with a strategy that is as pragmatic as it is ambitious.

Winds Of Change For Vestas: 3D Printed Tooling Transforms Wind Turbines

There aren’t a lot of technologies that can propel towering wind turbines to new heights of time and cost efficiencies, but large-format additive manufacturing rose to the challenge and delivered with its eclectic range of applications.

Fostering Innovation: The Keys to Success

In a world that's always evolving, innovation is how we keep up, grow, and thrive. So, when we talk about nurturing innovation, we're really talking about fuelling the very essence of human progress and hope.

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Three layers of predictive maintenance - New horizons in a world of AI and Big Data

The key difference between preventive maintenance and predictive maintenance is that the latter means completing maintenance only when needed, as opposed to scheduled intervals.

Revolutionizing Sustainability: igus Unveils AI-Driven Solutions for Industry 4.0 at Hannover Messe

Smart maintenance, low-cost robotics, AI-based online tools: igus® showcasing pioneering solutions for the lubrication-free and CO2-neutral industry and automation of tomorrow at the Hannover Messe

Lean is the Future of Manufacturing

Reducing wait times and eliminating extraneous handling and labor through lean improves your bottom line. The capital saved can then be reinvested in new and better products and processes to further improve the customer experience, which in turn fuels business growth.

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Fictiv Introduces and demonstrates New AI Capabilities & Mold Flow Library at NPE2024

Global manufacturing company shows tech-enabled Injection Molding Innovation at the show!

Wire Expo 2024 Event Highlights

The Wire Association International (WAI), Inc. announces highlights of its Wire Expo 2024, which will be held at the Mohegan Sun Resort & Casino, Uncasville, CT, USA, June 11-12, 2024.

Very Technology to Showcase How IoT, AI and Automation are Reshaping the Manufacturing Industry at Automate 2024

Very helps enterprises including SUN Automation, Koller, Fortifyit and many others bring industrial digitization to their new and traditional business with custom hardware, edge and cloud computing, advanced analytics and artificial intelligence.

Middleby Corporation's TurboChef Selects LeanDNA to Provide Visibility into Production Readiness and Shortage Management

TurboChef is implementing LeanDNA to provide visibility into all parts of the supply and demand chain.

DigiKey to Showcase Full Automation Offerings and Value-Add Services at Automate 2024

While visiting the DigiKey booth, show attendees can view demonstrations by DigiKey team members and the company's five collaborating sponsors: Siemens, Phoenix Contact, Schneider Electric, Omron Automation and Weidmuller. DigiKey's automation offerings include a roster of more than 450 industry-leading suppliers in categories including PLCs, robotics, sensors, safety and more.

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MRPeasy - ERP for Small Manufacturers That Delivers Results

MRPeasy - ERP for Small Manufacturers That Delivers Results

Always know what you have in stock and what you'll need to fulfill orders. Never forget to order parts on time or fail to notice a late delivery from your vendor. Easily create manufacturing orders and schedule them automatically according to resource availability or delivery deadline. Generate accurate cost and lead time estimates and provide customers with quick quotes. Receive notifications when orders are late or inventory levels reach a critical point. Ensure seamless communication between sales, production, warehousing, procurement, administration, and finance. Integrate with popular accounting, CRM, and e-commerce apps. MRPeasy is an ERP software for small manufacturers that gives you all that and more. Our users report a 54% average improvement in the overall performance of their business and a 42% increase in on-time deliveries. Try for free, no credit card needed.

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Encoder Products Company

Encoder Products Company

At Encoder Products Company, we specialize in the encoders that provide you with motion feedback. EPC has been a leading designer and manufacturer of motion sensing devices for more than 50 years, we understand that each industrial automation application is different, and you need encoders that fit the needs of your applications. Our encoders are highly configurable, offer an array of shaft or bore sizes, output types, connector types, mounting options, and resolutions as high as 65,536 CPR.