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6 Emerging Solutions for Industrial Noise Control

Managing an industrial facility means dealing with several hazards. While some of these risks, like repetitive motion strains and machine collisions, may be obvious, some are less evident. Noise control, for example, often goes overlooked in industrial safety.

Improving Maintenance in Manufacturing

For those in high volume, low margin industries such as food and beverage or automotive parts manufacturing, preventative maintenance may be wrongly seen as unattainable, due to perceived high upfront costs.

Simplified CMM Inspection Provides a Flexible Approach to More Productive Quality Control

The simplified operator menu lists all the available inspection programs and the exact position the part should be placed on the machine table for inspection, giving operators the confidence to perform measurement tasks in just a few clicks.

5x5 Why – a Better Way to Resolve Supplier Related Quality Concerns

From my experience, relational governance inevitably creates an atmosphere of loyalty and trust much more easily than one that is adversarial, focusing only on punitive actions when contractual agreements are not met.

Now is the time for Manufacturers to Invest in Safety and Compliance

Without being extremely precise about what you are doing throughout the entire manufacturing process you can put people at risk. So following regulations and compliance standards are crucial for manufacturers – from back-end processes to production to the final product.

ABB Achieves Significant Improvements for Iot Condition Monitoring and Predictive Maintenance With Cassia Networks

After launching their successful digital solution ABB Ability™, the multinational discovered that the wired connections were not efficiently scaling with their platform. These connections were limited by short-range, one-to-one Bluetooth connections using mobile devices.

Developing High Strength Cast ABD® GWA3 Alloy for Automotive Applications — A Case Study

A proprietary alloy, ABD® GWA3 coupled with a unique heat treatment provided a 30% improvement in yield strength without sacrificing elongation.

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How Manufacturers Can Deal With Supply Chain Issues and Still Grow

New orders hit a 16-month low in October 2021, according to the Institute for Supply Management (ISM). Similarly, 26 commodities were in short supply, some for more than a year. However, despite these setbacks, manufacturers still have a chance to grow.

Minimizing Supply Chain Losses From Climate Change

Supply chains and the climate are more intricately linked than many may realize. Just eight global supply chains are responsible for more than 50% of greenhouse gas emissions.

The Earth's environment is in code-red status, but new digital solutions can meet the challenge.

Plant controller systems based on static models are not responsive enough to adapt to changes and prescribe actions to insure optimal outcomes. As a result, set points are adjusted every now and then by operators who hunt for good conditions.

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Radiant Celebrates 30 Years of Innovation in Imaging Metrology

Radiant has turned 30! To celebrate our milestone anniversary, join us as we look back on three decades of innovation in a showcase of our founders, timeline, and employee stories on a dedicated page of our website.

More cost-effective than a milled part - The "door opener" for 3D printing in automotive series production.

Inspectorio Announces New Tracking Platform to Prevent Supply Chain Delays and Improve On-Time Delivery Performance

New solution will effectively keep production on track and enhance communication from purchase order to delivery

Special Longer Gen4 Super Ion Air Knives

EXAIR now offers static eliminating Super Ion Air Knives that range from 3" (76 mm) through a maximum length of 108" (2743 mm). One piece construction ensures seamless airflow and eliminates coupling multiple short length air knives together. One piece construction also decreases overall height by ½" making it better for tight spaces. The Long Super Ion Air Knife is highly efficient and adjustable. It will operate effectively down to 5 PSIG and use a minimal amount of compressed air to entrain high volumes of surrounding room air (40:1 air amplification).

KROHNE Announces that Master Controls and Jobe & Company as New Manufacturer's Reps

Experienced firms will represent Krohne measuring instruments in the natural gas and general industry sectors

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Crean Smart Factory Optimization - CAPACITY OPTIMIZATION ANALYSIS

Crean Smart Factory Optimization - CAPACITY OPTIMIZATION ANALYSIS

We model and analyze your current production operation by taking a System Wide approach. This will help you get to your true capacity and give you full Visibility, Insight and Control. Our program will be specially customized to your needs. We review your goals and critical drivers, look at your organization, identify your pain points and illuminate new financial opportunities. Our methodology has its roots in LEAN, Six Sigma, and Theory of Constraints but is augmented with internally developed methods specifically designed for High Mix production environments. We will optimize your resources to deliver maximum capacity. Our analysis will also take into account future growth planning.

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Performance Solutions by Milliken

Performance Solutions by Milliken

Performance Solutions by Milliken (PSbyM) brings a unique, Practitioner-based value proposition to its clients and has built a record of helping companies achieve substantial and sustainable improvements in their operations and safety efforts. This approach helps companies empower employees by working side-by-side to establish a culture of continuous improvement and drive breakthroughs. PSbyM currently serves clients in more than 100 locations in 28 countries across a wide range of industry sectors.