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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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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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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?
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 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.
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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.
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.
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.
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).
RICs Focus on Materials Data to Foster Analytics, Benchmarking, and Qualification/Certification
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Omron Automation is an industrial automation partner that creates, sells and services fully integrated automation solutions that include robotics, sensing, motion, logic, safety, and more. Established in 1933 and currently headed by President Yoshihito Yamada, Omron's 36,000 employees help businesses solve problems with creativity in more than 110 countries. Learn more at omron247.com. Microscan Systems is now a valued part of the Omron family.