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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.

American Steel

Faced with tight quarters on a gearbox application, Texas-based machine builder turns to NORD DRIVESYSTEMS for help.

Why AGVs Can Be The Solution in Logistics

AGVs (automated guided vehicles) are essential tools in the current commercial and industrial transformation. But what challenges do they need to address?

Successfully Implement a Cobot into your Operations: Step 2 - What Role Do Integrators Play In This Process?

An integrator will definitely get the job done, but beware of a few potential pitfalls. Not all integrators are familiar with cobots. Those who treat the project like an industrial robot can negate many of a cobot’s benefits.

Accelerating Digital Transformation to Support Post-Pandemic Growth

We have reached a tipping point to reengineer our end-to-end supply chains. Resilience across the entire value chain is critical. You must have the systems in place and ensure there is no over-dependence on any one partner, country, or region.

NORD MAXXDRIVE Industrial Gear Units: Built for the Toughest Applications

Rugged, reliable, and thermally optimized, NORD’s industrial gear units are ready to take on the most demanding industrial drive technology requirements.

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Three Manufacturing Tips to Strengthen America's Competitiveness & Maintain National Security

Everything from pandemic production pivots to Suez Canal blockages shows the unpredictability of supply and demand. Unanticipated impacts to manufacturing processes are imminent, but there are three key considerations to mitigate the impact on business operations:

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

Model-based enterprise as a trigger to Digital Transformation

When it comes to industrial and manufacturing design and engineering, here we speak about low paced movement from 2D drawings to 3D models which are definitely more informative, easy-to-use and more adaptable to changes.

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Automate 2022 Countdown Begins

North America's Leading Automation Trade Show Expected to Bring 20,000 Attendees and 600 Exhibitors to Detroit June 6-9; On Pace to Be the Largest Event Ever Focused on Robotics, Machine Vision, Motion Control, Artificial Intelligence and Smart Automation Technologies

Emerson Returns as Amazing Packaging Race Sponsor

The Amazing Packaging Race brings together students and exhibitors on the show's final day, with student teams completing tasks assigned by exhibitors throughout the nearly 900,000 net square feet of show floor.

Industrial Safety: Supplying Headlamps as Critical PPE in Hazardous Environments

By supplying intrinsically safe lighting products, industrial facilities can significantly enhance worker safety throughout the plant without worrying about dangerous settings

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ResinDek® Panels, The Flooring Solution for Mezzanines
ResinDek® Panels, The Flooring Solution for Mezzanines

ResinDek® Panels, The Flooring Solution for Mezzanines

ResinDek flooring panels are designed for elevated platforms such as mezzanines, pick modules, and work platforms. They have the proven structural integrity to support dynamic and static rolling limits from 2,000 to 8,000 lbs. ResinDek flooring panels are available in a multitude of options that are customized for load capacities, required finish type, volume and type of traffic including heavy rolling pallet jack loads and robotic traffic with AGVs and AMRs.

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PI USA (Physik Instrumente)

PI is a privately held company that designs and manufactures world-class precision motion and automation systems including air bearings, hexapods and piezo drives at locations in North America, Europe, and Asia. The company was founded 5 decades ago and today employs more than 1300 people worldwide. PI's customers are leaders in high-tech industries and research institutes in fields such as photonics, life-sciences, semiconductors and aerospace.