Manufacturing and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

Is Motion Waste Hurting Your Warehouse Productivity?

Warehouses are complex operations with a lot of functions and moving parts happening simultaneously. While there are ample opportunities to improve productivity, it’s not always clear where your efforts will bear the most fruit.

Optimize Sales With a Reorder Point Formula

By using a reorder point formula, manufacturers can ensure that their reorder points are set to optimal levels, providing effective reordering and helping streamline inventory management.

Keyence Wide-area CMM Helps Machine Shop Diversify Into Aerospace Market

Although the checking of long components for the oil and gas sector was Coastal Machine’s original requirement for the Keyence WM, the CMM’s capability and versatility led to the company finding fur- ther uses for the device.

Reduce Automation Controller Risks and Liabilities with Secure RFID Authentication

What’s the best way to ensure product quality and production uptime in industrial automation? Make sure that only trained and authorized people can access the programmable controllers.

Mitigating the Labor Shortages in Manufacturing with Plant Management Software

In the face of labor shortages and increasing demand, a plant’s ability to drive efficiency and productivity is more important than ever. That’s where plant management software plays a critical role in helping deliver plant performance.

Material Handling Trends Require the Need for Speed

Increased demand for quick and reliable fulfillment is putting added pressure onto warehouses and distribution centers to prevent supply chain disruptions from lag in data, equipment failure, and design processes.

What’s In Your Warehouse?

The problem of obsolescence demands particular attention today due to the shortage of replacement parts. Replacements for older or obsolete components could once be found relatively easily on secondary markets.

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How Additive Manufacturing Can Step Up to Print Emergency Replacement Parts in the U.S. Military

Technological innovation in the U.S. military is revolutionizing defense, responding to natural disasters, and so much more, but it also creates unique challenges. 3D scanning combined with additive manufacturing (AM) can step in to print emergency replacement parts.

Sales Automation for Manufacturers Buffers Global Talent Drought While Boosting Revenue

Manufacturers are increasingly acting upon the need to integrate new digital technologies and business strategies to increase productivity and efficiencies in the face of a changing skilled labor dynamic and the rapid shift of consumers to online channels.

How to Mitigate Supply Chain Risk in the Food & Beverage Industry

Transparency, sustainability, waste reduction and food safety are all significant concerns in need of addressing if food manufacturers want to stay relevant, competitive and optimally profitable, and relying on old strategies is no longer a viable option.

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Guidance Automation's Annual Automation Report Reveals Industry Believes Intralogistics Automation is 'Critical' For Success and Growth

2022 findings reveal that nearly two thirds of businesses will be fully automated by 2025

inVia Robotics Launches Traffic Quality Index Algorithm to Reduce Congestion in Warehouse Aisles

The new algorithm built into AI automation software, inVia Logic increases picking rates by anticipating and avoiding overlap of people working in eCommerce fulfillment centers

Real-Time Systems Safe Hypervisor running on Intel Atom x6000E Series enables new functional safety-compliance capabilities

The new RTS Safe Hypervisor will be delivered as a complete OEM package, bundling the certified real-time hypervisor with functionally safe and non-safe virtual machines and a certified safe OS such as the Linux-based Zephyr or QNX.

Test now: PerfectPattern delivers clear AI answers to tough process questions in manufacturing industry

Many companies in the manufacturing industry are not yet aware of the potential of artificial intelligence. PerfectPattern now offers a comprehensive free "get-to-know" package. In this package, PerfectPattern's industrial AI experts take on a specific problem posed by the participating company. For this purpose, they use the AI technology aivis developed by PerfectPattern, which is already being used successfully in the paper, steel, and printing industries.

Protolabs launches Consultative Design Service for Injection Moulding

One of the world's leading digital manufacturers is offering engineers a critical 'missing link' that will help them find the best manufacturable solution for their parts.

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Performance and Safety Excellence Consulting

Performance and Safety Excellence Consulting

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The Wire Association International, Inc. (WAI)

The Wire Association International, Inc. (WAI)

The Wire Association International (WAI), Inc., founded in 1930, is a worldwide technical society for wire and cable industry professionals. Based in Madison, Connecticut, USA, WAI collects and shares technical, manufacturing, and general business information to the ferrous, nonferrous, electrical, fiber optic, and fastener segments of the wire and cable industry. WAI hosts trade expositions, technical conferences, and educational programs.