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5 ERP Capabilities That Will be the Most Important to Manufacturing Executives of the Future

A robust and tailored-for-you ERP becomes the hub of your organization and can inform its future through data-driven insights, predictions, and actions.

Powering the Future: NREL Research Finds Opportunities for Breakthrough Battery Designs

Using ultramodern capabilities and world-class laboratory facilities, NREL’s energy storage researchers continue to push battery boundaries with materials development, thermal management, diagnostics, and modeling.

For Storage Flexibility and Vertical Space Optimization, Portable Racks Fit the Bill

While pallet racking systems are commonly installed in warehouses and distribution centers, portable racks are often the right solution for material handling, providing a protective storage and delivery medium with incredible flexibility.

Why Do AGVs Need Reliable Motors?

Any automated system is only as good as its reliability. An automated guided vehicle (AGV) for example, needs to do the job it is programmed to do; without error, quickly and efficiently.

Expectations for the Industrial Metaverse - The Next Big Thing is Becoming a Big Thing

Imagine we have access to a time machine. Engineers could travel three shifts back in time, when production seemed stable. Once there, they could run a simulation to determine which parameter was responsible for causing the performance issue.

How Remote On/Off Benefits Automation Applications

When used with a computer or server, remote on/off allows end users to turn equipment on and off using a remote signal from a network, timer, sensors, or user input. Remote on/off provides several benefits to machine vision and automation applications.

AI in Manufacturing: Reshaping the Future of the Industry

We’ll take a look at just some of the ways manufacturing companies can benefit from implementing AI in their processes. Furthermore, we’ll share the diverse applications of AI that will help you save costs and improve processes regardless of the product specifics.

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How SASE Helps Overcome Security & Connectivity Challenges In Manufacturing

The manufacturing industry is undergoing a major transformation. Everything from production to supply chain to logistics is getting digitized and technologies like Robotic Process Automation (RPA), AI and the Internet of Things are ushering in a new era of smart factories.

SUPPLIER SELECTION FOR CRITICAL MOTION CONTROL APPLICATIONS

In this article, I attempt to arm manufacturers with the questions that they need to ask to ensure that the motion control solution option chosen is right first time and up to the job. These questions should ideally focus on not just capabilities but also values.

What types of CNC machines will smart factories demand? Will software or hardware rule?

Different types of CNC machines will appear in smart factories. Here’s what you need to know about upgrading and updating your machines.

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Allied Electronics & Automation Rebrands as RS

The rebranding will provide exciting new opportunities to improve efficiencies, generate sustainable value, and increase scalability for stakeholders worldwide.

NEW HORIZONS FOR CONDUCTIVE & ENVIRONMENTALLY RESISTANT PARTS

The technology meets the demand from companies wanting to benefit from the advantages and opportunities that exist through the use of micro-AM, but want parts that have functionality impossible due to limited palette of materials that micro-AM is able to process.

Premio to launch Intel® 11th Gen (Elkhart Lake) Fanless Mini Industrial PC at ATX West 2023

RCO-1000-EHL series offers 60% performance boost, modular I/O, and 5G connectivity

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Human Element, Inc.

Your Midwest eCommerce technology partner! Human Element is an Adobe Silver solution partner, with an Adobe Commerce Specialization, and integration expert for ERP and related business systems, based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. While rooted in development and support for leading eCommerce technologies, Human Element has evolved to deliver a full spectrum of services-from strategic consulting to digital marketing-to clients with whom it forms long-term, strategic partnerships.