Manufacturing and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

Zebra Survey Shows Eight-in-10 Millennials Expect More Transparency in Automotive Manufacturing

Study reveals high demand for knowing the origin and sustainability level of materials and automotive parts as well as receiving an end-to-end view of the manufacturing process

How TuMeke's Computer Vision Improves Ergonomics in Manufacturing

3D models can be leveraged by safety professionals to explain Ergonomics concepts simply. They help employees quickly understand how their movements and posture translate into the risk of developing a Musculoskeletal Injury (MSD).

Food ERP An Investment Or An Expense

Experts believe that ERP can generate incremental value over the years. This blog discusses the costs of an ERP and the ROI calculations of the software. It goes on to debate whether ERP is an investment or an expense. Read this blog now!

New Ideas, Collaboration Help Brenton Drive Four Major Product Handling Upgrades to KW Container

This cell included four robots picking lids and packing them into one of four SKUs. This cell, encapsulated in a small footprint, also included an auto adjustable case sealer to accommodate the four different SKU boxes, a palletizer and stretch wrapper.

Remote Inspections Save Time and Increase Flexibility

Remote inspections with smart glasses bundle the know-how of specialists from various fields in only one carrier who must be on site. This saves time and costs and lowers emissions.

Increased Cloud Adoption Will Drive Greater Business Value in 2023

The Cloud is driving business value by breaking down barriers, improving collaboration, and opening new business possibilities. I expect that the trend of cloud adoption will only increase in 2023, driving a revolution in smarter decision support by manufacturers.

General Purpose Programming Languages Are the Future for the Industrial Automation Industry and Are Overtaking Traditional PLC IEC 61131-3

IEC 61131-3 is the de facto standard in the industrial automation industry. It encompasses 5 different programming “languages”. It makes designing simple programs straightforward and easy, and it does this very well.

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NORD DRIVESYSTEMS Powers Intralogistics Systems with Reliable, High-Efficiency Solutions

NORD’s modular system of gear units, motors, and variable frequency drives work in unison to transport items quickly and safely across all intralogistics and warehouse systems.

ICON TO DEVELOP LUNAR SURFACE CONSTRUCTION SYSTEM WITH $57.2 MILLION NASA AWARD

SBIR Phase III Contract Furthers ICON's Space-based Construction Technology Developments & Will Target Humanity's First-ever Construction on Another Planetary Body

Industry 4.0 Needs Automated Power Sources

Decision-makers developing their Industry 4.0 strategies must consider how to ensure their facilities stay running during electricity disruptions. One possibility is to explore automated smart power sources.

Manufacturing and Automation - News Headlines

SCHURTER Advanced Through-hole Technology for Complete Automated PCB Assembly

Electrical and electronic components come in a wide variety of sizes and mounting technologies. The classic is the through hole technology (THT), its modern counterpart is the surface-mounting technology (SMT)

Formic Launches First-Ever Hot-Swap No-Risk Robot Solution To Drive Manufacturing Automation

Removes additional risks associated with adopting automation by allowing factories to swap pay-by-the-hour robotic systems to meet shifting operational needs, with no replacement costs

Award-Winning Florida Startup Takes 3D Printing to the Next Level

A new 3D-printing firm called Novineer, which launched at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida, is promising faster, more environmentally friendly production of aircraft and rocket parts, as well as biomedical implants and other products, through a game-changing design-and-simulation software.

Nanomaterial News Update: Alfa Chemistry Upgrades Its Nanoprism Product Line

Since the launch of a series of nanoprisms a few months ago, Alfa Chemistry has been undertaking to upgrade this product line. This move is purposed to extend its offering range to silver nanoprisms, gold nanoprisms, copper nanoprisms and TiO2 nanoprisms, for customers across the globe.

Bally Ribbon Mills Offers Industrial Fabrics Ideal for Engineered Rubber Applications

Specialty fibers used for cure wrap, structural reinforcement, and stress/strain measurement

Manufacturing and Automation - Featured Product

NORD’s New Line of Small CLINCHERTM Parallel Shaft Gear Units Provide More Power, Flexibility, and Reliability

NORD's New Line of Small CLINCHERTM Parallel Shaft Gear Units Provide More Power, Flexibility, and Reliability

NORD's redesigned line of small CLINCHER parallel gear units showcase increased power and torque capacity for a variety of applications. These re-engineered versions will be replacing the existing SK0182NB, 0282NB, and 1382NB units. They are lightweight, have improved heat dissipation, are more cost-effective, and are available with NORD nsd tupHTM sealed surface conversion for wash-down and extreme environments.

Manufacturing and Automation - Featured Company

ELATEC Inc.

ELATEC Inc.

ELATEC designs and manufactures RFID badge, card, and smartphone readers for user authentication and access control to manufacturing equipment. Our readers enable tracking of who performed what operation on what piece of equipment and when for quality control and operator safety. We have been in business for over 30 years. RFID is what we do-it is all we do. And our RFID technology is the most advanced available today. This is why we are a market leader in Europe and experiencing tremendous growth in the US. But as our customers will tell you, it is also due to our exceptional design expertise and technical support. We are easy to work with. And being easy to work with is critical to getting design engineers and product managers to move beyond their limited, traditional supplier base, who we have found is often not delivering the total value the customer needs today or will likely require tomorrow. We have a deep and comprehensive understanding of how to work with manufacturing equipment OEMs. At the core, ELATEC RFID readers are innovative due to their unique, flexible architecture and open API. This ensures smooth and easy integration with hardware systems and back-end software. OEMs and Integrators: you have a choice-a proven choice. We encourage you to discover ELATEC RFID if you have not already and learn what we can do together!