Manufacturing and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

Smart Plastic Materials for Flexible Electronics Could Be a Game Changer

Researchers have worked over the last few decades to develop the next generation of electronics. The ultimate goal is to make components flexible and conformable, allowing new types to hit the market.

Why Do AGVs Need Reliable Motors?

Any automated system is only as good as its reliability. An automated guided vehicle (AGV) for example, needs to do the job it is programmed to do; without error, quickly and efficiently.

Warehouse Robots and Why Flooring is Important

One of the best ways today to improve business efficiency is through the use of warehouse robots. And while planning is underway to adopt warehouse robots, it's important to consider the most ideal flooring.

Expectations for the Industrial Metaverse - The Next Big Thing is Becoming a Big Thing

Imagine we have access to a time machine. Engineers could travel three shifts back in time, when production seemed stable. Once there, they could run a simulation to determine which parameter was responsible for causing the performance issue.

How Remote On/Off Benefits Automation Applications

When used with a computer or server, remote on/off allows end users to turn equipment on and off using a remote signal from a network, timer, sensors, or user input. Remote on/off provides several benefits to machine vision and automation applications.

AI in Manufacturing: Reshaping the Future of the Industry

We’ll take a look at just some of the ways manufacturing companies can benefit from implementing AI in their processes. Furthermore, we’ll share the diverse applications of AI that will help you save costs and improve processes regardless of the product specifics.

How 3D Printing Is Changing the World

In this blog, Knight Optical, the leading supplier of optical components for a wide range of industries (including the 3D printing sector), runs through the most impressive innovations in the world of 3D printing

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Proving Out Metal AM for Distributed Manufacturing on a Global Scale

Network of contract manufacturers enables IMI Critical and Velo3D to print the same certified part in six locations and three different countries

Why Cloud Computing is Essential for the Modern Manufacturing Industry?

Cloud computing's role in manufacturing has grown exponentially, from acquiring environmental data of machines to supply chain management through IoT applications and other advanced technologies.

Flexible feeding for a smarter production line

Vibratory feeders are used to align and feed small products and parts during the assembly and production process using gravity and vibrations. They are a common element of many operations and an effective way of automating production lines.

Manufacturing and Automation - News Headlines

Cementex Highlights Contractor Series of Arc Flash PPE Task Wear

High quality, classic protection of personnel around energized equipment

AutoStore Releases New Research Report: "Five Challenges for Warehouse Management and Fulfillment in 2023"

Survey of 300+ C-level executives finds that reducing costs and investing in automation technology are top priorities

Pfannenberg EB 2.0 ECO Chiller Reduces Energy Usage and Operating Costs

Liquid cooling unit features environmentally-friendly refrigerant and inverter technology

Pfannenberg to Showcase Fixed Gas Detection Audible and Visual Alarms at IIAR Natural Refrigeration Conference & Heavy Equipment Expo 2023

Meet Us at Booth #756 To Understand How to Comply with New Regulations

Rootstock Software® Honored with "Most Promising Salesforce Service Provider" Award

#1 Manufacturing ERP on the Salesforce Platform helps manufacturers adapt to challenges

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Pleora Technologies – Simplified AI for Visual Inspection of Electronics

Pleora Technologies - Simplified AI for Visual Inspection of Electronics

Pleora's Visual Inspection System helps operators detect errors and defects for unique component types, assembly steps, and custom low-run products where automated optical inspection (AOI) is too complex and expensive. The system helps DICA Electronics: Avoid costly, errors as a result of detecting errors at different phases in production, Speed time in detecting the root cause of the in-field errors with Tracking & Reporting apps for traceability, Maintain consistency in training new employees on requirements or with staff any time a new product is added, Easily train the system using 'good product' images for multiple product lines with no programming skills required, Reduce subjective decision-making, especially over a long shift, reducing error-escapes.

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Allied Electronics & Automation

Allied Electronics & Automation

Allied Electronics & Automation is a pro-active, omni-channel authorized distributor of industrial automation & control products, electronic components, and electromechanical products serving the Americas.