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Create Tomorrow's Manufacturing Talent Today With These 8 Simple Strategies

Manufacturers must maintain growth and productivity, but its current workforce isn’t growing at the same rate as these demands. Attracting younger talent is crucial amid this trend.

The Role of Conveyor Systems in Warehouse Logistics

In many warehouses there is still a reliance on manual labour and heavy lifting which can put workers at risk, as well as compromise on efficiency. This is where conveyor systems can completely revolutionise a warehouse operation.

Inspecting Miniaturization: How 2D Laser Profilers Handle Tiny Electronic Components

The miniature size of modern electronic components makes placement, mounting, soldering, and testing of said components rather difficult. Given their size and the overall component density on the PCB, visual inspection is nearly impossible.

Pedrini Harnesses CoreTigo’s IO-Link Wireless Technology to Make a Natural Stone Processing Machine More Effective

By integrating CoreTigo’s IO-Link Wireless devices into its machinery, Pedrini was able to enhance existing machines, gaining the benefits of this industrial-grade wireless communication, without the need to design new machines.

Why e-con systems’ latest 5MP Global Shutter camera – e-CAM56_CUOAGX is ideal for factory automation

Embedded vision has transformed factory automation – thanks to advances in sensor technology, processing power, and AI. Discover the key features of e-CAM56_CUOAGX, e-con Systems’ latest camera and see why it’s perfect for factory automation.

Why you need to know where Smoke Tests fit in Your QMS

How did QA tell when a product failed its burn-in? The product stops working because its electronic circuits overheat and literally burn up. Everybody could tell where QA was located by the smoke rising above it from smoldering circuit boards.

The pool of operational excellence - CubeBOX Pallet Pool integrated with robust software maximises floor space

Limited floor space can hinder the implementation of new manufacturing technologies or the scaling up of production. Does this mean that manufacturers forced to operate within confined spaces should settle for suboptimal layouts

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Strategies to Tackle Knowledge Drain in American Manufacturing

As labor shortages continue to pose significant challenges for American manufacturing, the resilience and ingenuity displayed by Midwestern manufacturers serve as a beacon of hope.

The Interplay Between Robotics and Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing

AI and robotics make the factories of the future smarter and more efficient. Manufacturers need to use these exponential technologies to gain a competitive advantage.

What Are The ISO Standards For Barcode Verification?

To ensure each barcode meets predefined standards of quality and readability, a standardized barcode verification process is essential. This verification process relies heavily on ISO standards to maintain consistency and interoperability on a global scale.

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NORD's Heavy-Duty, Reliable Drive Systems Tackle Tough Industrial Applications

NORD's industrial automation solutions include MAXXDRIVE industrial gear units, UNICASE parallel shaft gear units, UNICASE helical bevel gear units, IE3 - IE5+ high efficiency electric motors, and NORDAC variable frequency drives. These solutions are engineered to work in unison for ultimate performance in demanding, heavy industrial environments.

Rootstock Software to Showcase ERP and AI Innovations at the Smart Manufacturing Experience in Pittsburgh

Manufacturers can learn how Rootstock's Signal Chain Decisioning Platform helps navigate today's latest industry challenges

Elmo Motion Control Displays the Latest Motion Control Possibilities at SPS Italia

Elmo is proudly showcasing the Platinum line of servo drives, including Full Certified Functional Safety, and the recently launched Platinum Bassoon, this line's first AC power drive.

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OnLogic Tacton TC401 Rugged Panel PC
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OnLogic Tacton TC401 Rugged Panel PC

The Tacton TC401 panel PC is an easy to install touchscreen computer purpose-built for reliability in tough environments. Choose the display size, type, and brightness, and match it with the compute, I/O, and functionality your unique project requires.

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Elisa IndustrIQ

Elisa IndustrIQ is an industrial manufacturing software provider enabling manufacturers to translate data into actionable insights. This supports customers to achieve flexibility, resilience, and clarity throughout the entire supply chain. Additionally, Elisa IndustrIQ is one of the frontrunners of implementing AI and advanced cybersecurity into manufacturing software solutions, helping manufacturing companies achieve a sustainable future through digitalization.