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Process Precision - How Motorised Equipment Aids Testing and Control in Manufacturing

PWC’s UK Manufacturing Operations Pulse Survey 2021 found almost half of UK manufacturers are prioritizing robotic process automation over the next two years. Automated equipment can perform to exact requirements, making it inherently advantageous in testing and control.

No Manufacturing Work Shortage if Manufacturers Enroll and Engage Gen Zers

More than appearances, manufacturers must speak to the positivity of a diverse workforce. Gen Zers expect it, they demand it, and will tell friends to work for companies promoting a varied workforce on both Instagram and Tiktok.

Vial Check - Intelligent Multi-camera System for Quality Control of Vaccine Bottles

The demands on manufacturers are enormous: it is not only a matter of producing large quantities quickly, but also of maintaining particularly high quality standards. At the same time, increasing production capacity is usually time and capital intensive.

Why Simulation Is Critical for Driving the Next Era of Manufacturing

As product ideas become more complex, customers are looking for partners with advanced capabilities to help turn concepts into tangible goods reliably, efficiently and quickly. Flex's Paul Baldassari shares how simulation plays a critical role in this process.

Why Laser Technology Is a Good Automation Tool for Traceability

Automating the traceability process is essential for manufacturers who want to avoid production bottlenecks, reduce production costs, and improve the marking quality to meet OEM traceability requirements.

VFDs—How Smart Selection Saves on Costs

Integrating VFDs into your applications enables you to implement robust, precise control that cuts your energy requirements; built-in communication-based control reduces your wiring and IO modules costs.

Achieving Plant Resiliency - Automation Technologies That Can Make Production More Effective

According to a Deloitte global survey, 94 per cent of executives in industrial companies consider digital transformation a top priority, but only 14 per cent believe their factories are ready for this big change.

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How to Declare Independence from Your ERP

Let’s face it, evaluating and implementing new technology, especially something as huge and all-encompassing as ERP, is a daunting task. Many of us choose a technology solution that fits our needs now.

5 Ways MDM Can Improve Manufacturing

The often-discussed goal is to have a “single version of the truth” across the organization. MDM is not unique to the manufacturing sector, but it’s rapidly gaining ground in that industry.

How will the Food Manufacturing industry bounce back in 2021?

Read this article to get insight into the ways food manufacturers can take to rise and shine by putting their business firmly on the road to recovery in 2021

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NORD DRIVESYSTEMS to Showcase New Airport Technology Solutions at AAAE 2021

NORD will be exhibiting at the 93rd Annual AAAE Conference and Exposition in Las Vegas, Nevada from July 11th - 13th. Located at Booth 813, they will be highlighting their airport technology solutions including drive systems for check-in, sorting, high-speed transport, baggage handling, and more.

Koch Industries' OnPoint Digital Solutions and AWS Collaborate to Co-Develop Industrial Engineering Platform

New Intelligent Process Optimization Platform (IPOP) builds on existing OnPoint capabilities in industrial market segments, positions OnPoint for greater expansion to serve industrial businesses

UltraFlex demonstrates induction soldering of 4 different copper tube assemblies within 1 minute

Using the same induction heater for all pipe assemblies, it took only a minute to accomplish the soldering process for all 4 joints. The result was strong, reliable and consistent joints, done at a fraction of the time and costs required with traditional, flame-based soldering.

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Pleora Technologies - Reduce Costs with Hybrid AI using Pleora's AI Gateway
Pleora Technologies – Reduce Costs with Hybrid AI using Pleora’s AI Gateway

Pleora Technologies - Reduce Costs with Hybrid AI using Pleora's AI Gateway

Pleora helps to lower costs, automate manual processes, and improve efficiencies for global brands in the consumer goods, pharmaceutical, life sciences, packaging, and transportation markets, and provides a unique hybrid approach with a "no code" software and hardware platform for AI development and deployment.

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Omron Automation

Omron Automation is an industrial automation partner that creates, sells and services fully integrated automation solutions that include robotics, sensing, motion, logic, safety, and more. Established in 1933 and currently headed by President Yoshihito Yamada, Omron's 36,000 employees help businesses solve problems with creativity in more than 110 countries. Learn more at omron247.com. Microscan Systems is now a valued part of the Omron family.