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Michigan Economic Development Corp. (MEDC) Starts Preparing Companies for the Future of Manufacturing
Michigan’s manufacturing sector is crucial to its economy. It accounts for nearly 20% of the total output in the state, generating $102.35 billion and employing 631,000 people. Here’s what MEDC is doing to ensure this critical part of the economy maintains growth.
To keep pace with economic demands in an increasingly competitive landscape, manufacturers must aggressively adopt strategies that address the industry’s generational skills gap and accelerate digital transformation.
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.
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.
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.
When organizations invest in process optimization, experience has shown us that simpler changes have the best chance of being implemented in full and lasting for years.
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Many businesses have folded, thousands of jobs have been lost, but there is an upside to this – many have managed to ride the wave and come out the other side with a stronger, more resilient business model that will drive them forward despite uncertain times.
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.
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.
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Typical applications for the CD-V series include battery tab welding, interconnects, honeycomb tacking, fine wire to pad processes, jewellery repair and others.
RedwoodConnect™ integrates multiple supply chain technologies, eliminating costs, risks and months spent connecting systems manually
LMI TECHNOLOGIES LAUNCHES NEXT-GENERATION SMART VISION ACCELERATOR TO SUPPORT ITS INDUSTRY-LEADING 3D SMART SENSOR LINEUP
GoMax® NX delivers massive GPU-driven data processing power to any Gocator® 3D smart sensor or multi-sensor network for increased performance in data-heavy inspection applications.
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Ultra Motion - AM Series: Ruggedized Servo Cylinder
The AM series actuator is our most heavily ruggedized Servo Cylinder model. It features high performance mil-spec connectors and has been hardened to higher magnitude mechanical shock and vibrations. This actuator is suitable for harsh environments.
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