How COVID is Expediting Digital Transformation in the Manufacturing Sector

Senior executives seek answers to questions like - Can I make my supply chain agile; Can I do online RFPs and supplier management. Can I run my factories remotely? Can I ensure social distancing on the factory floor by reducing the number of people on the factory floor?

Developing Solar Heat for Use in Manufacturing Facilities

Modern solar heat systems incorporate new technology, like smart sensors and other items to improve efficiency. They have found a home in a wide range of industrial facilities - and could help the manufacturing industry reduce emissions created by heating.

Tips For A Successful Preventative Maintenance Strategy

Preventative maintenance is a comprehensive and facility wide program that ensures that you're protecting your investment dollars and supporting the bottom line of your facility, including ensuring the health and well-being of all associates working on the production line.

Making Industry Resilient

As many strategize how to move forward in 2021, remote operations capacity is one area that is emerging as critical for manufacturers to achieve operational continuity during what could continue to be a uniquely disruptive time.

Warehouse Automation: Automatic Guided Vehicles & Autonomous Mobile Robots

The two may seem very similar, however, several key factors set an AGV and an AMR apart. The biggest difference between the two comes down to how they move through a facility.

Smart Factory Predictions for 2021

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, employees and instantiations have had to adapt by working with the best tech. Now, these factory innovations are a sign of what's to come in 2021. In many factories, smart technology is paving the way.

B2B eCommerce Digital Transformation Best-Practice Workflow Automation Engine

COVID has accelerated the B2B eCommerce digital transformation. B2B buyers five years ago are diametrically different from today's buyers. B2B buyers in the next decade will morph in ways which cannot be imagined today.

Is Industry 4.0 a Pipedream?

Google Trends data suggests that worldwide searches for 'Industry 4.0' have continually increased since the term was first coined. What's more interesting, is that the same data shows the term 'What is Industry 4.0?' is the most popular related query. Are you surprised?

Change in the technology buzzword blizzard - Automation specialist explains the latest trend: hyper-automation

Hyper-automation, as the name may suggest, relates to excessive automation. This is something that Elon Musk pleaded guilty to in 2018 after the production line for the Tesla Model 3 came to a complete halt for four days.

Agile Manufacturing to Cope with Consumer Demands and COVID Challenges

Agile manufacturing is about creating flexibility to meet the market's expectations. By testing products in the market and making changes quickly, the product and its varying features, packages and options become more reflective of the voice of the customer, sooner.

How Is the IoT Changing Pumping Systems Today?

Most conversations around the industrial IoT focus on its applications in assembly lines or inventory management. By comparison, processes like water management fly under the radar, but they contain the same potential.

Debunking Concerns About the Use of Abrasive Finishing Tools in CNC Applications

With new advances in abrasive technology, machining center operators are able to complete surface finishing simultaneously with other machining operations, to speed cycle times, improve quality and save on off-line finishing time and costs.

Time for manufacturers to make their packaging lines smarter

According to the latest report by PMMI Business Intelligence, there is a growing need for manufacturers to roll-out the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) across their enterprise. However, these companies should identify their existing "IIoT blind spots" before they do so.

Retrofitting Legacy Equipment to Work Alongside New Technologies

It's a common misconception that manufacturers must purchase entirely new and expensive equipment to build the factory of the future. Instead, manufacturers should consider how they can modernize legacy equipment to make it Industry 4.0 ready and compatible with new tech.

Keeping an Eye on Electronics

Wherever there is electrical current, there are always electromagnetic pulses. They can have an extremely disruptive effect, e.g. on the ubiquitous electronic devices that surround us. This is why vehicle manufacturers need to verify the EMC of their products.

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