Processing & Handling - Articles, Stories & Interviews

Optimize Sales With a Reorder Point Formula

By using a reorder point formula, manufacturers can ensure that their reorder points are set to optimal levels, providing effective reordering and helping streamline inventory management.

Keyence Wide-area CMM Helps Machine Shop Diversify Into Aerospace Market

Although the checking of long components for the oil and gas sector was Coastal Machine’s original requirement for the Keyence WM, the CMM’s capability and versatility led to the company finding fur- ther uses for the device.

Reduce Automation Controller Risks and Liabilities with Secure RFID Authentication

What’s the best way to ensure product quality and production uptime in industrial automation? Make sure that only trained and authorized people can access the programmable controllers.

Mitigating the Labor Shortages in Manufacturing with Plant Management Software

In the face of labor shortages and increasing demand, a plant’s ability to drive efficiency and productivity is more important than ever. That’s where plant management software plays a critical role in helping deliver plant performance.

Material Handling Trends Require the Need for Speed

Increased demand for quick and reliable fulfillment is putting added pressure onto warehouses and distribution centers to prevent supply chain disruptions from lag in data, equipment failure, and design processes.

What’s In Your Warehouse?

The problem of obsolescence demands particular attention today due to the shortage of replacement parts. Replacements for older or obsolete components could once be found relatively easily on secondary markets.

Automating Materials Handling - Automation to Support Supply Chain Woes

Unpredictable markets, an unstable procurement chain and impatient customers are just a few challenges your supply chain deals with. Balancing supply, demand and capacity has reached such a level of complexity that automation is increasingly sought after.

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How to Mitigate Supply Chain Risk in the Food & Beverage Industry

Transparency, sustainability, waste reduction and food safety are all significant concerns in need of addressing if food manufacturers want to stay relevant, competitive and optimally profitable, and relying on old strategies is no longer a viable option.

Sanitation Challenges Modern Manufacturers Face (and How to Fix Them)

The Abbott Labs formula contamination scandal has many manufacturers reassessing their sanitation practices. To clean up a manufacturing plant, it is important to go above and beyond the call of duty.

How Were Manufacturing Best Practices Disrupted by the Pandemic?

The pandemic and ensuing disruption have revealed weaknesses in common manufacturing practices. It’s become clear that what many organizations believed to be best practices weren’t the best when facing events like COVID-19.

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inVia Robotics Launches Traffic Quality Index Algorithm to Reduce Congestion in Warehouse Aisles

The new algorithm built into AI automation software, inVia Logic increases picking rates by anticipating and avoiding overlap of people working in eCommerce fulfillment centers

Real-Time Systems Safe Hypervisor running on Intel Atom x6000E Series enables new functional safety-compliance capabilities

The new RTS Safe Hypervisor will be delivered as a complete OEM package, bundling the certified real-time hypervisor with functionally safe and non-safe virtual machines and a certified safe OS such as the Linux-based Zephyr or QNX.

Test now: PerfectPattern delivers clear AI answers to tough process questions in manufacturing industry

Many companies in the manufacturing industry are not yet aware of the potential of artificial intelligence. PerfectPattern now offers a comprehensive free "get-to-know" package. In this package, PerfectPattern's industrial AI experts take on a specific problem posed by the participating company. For this purpose, they use the AI technology aivis developed by PerfectPattern, which is already being used successfully in the paper, steel, and printing industries.

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NORD's New Line of Small CLINCHERTM Parallel Shaft Gear Units Provide More Power, Flexibility, and Reliability
NORD’s New Line of Small CLINCHERTM Parallel Shaft Gear Units Provide More Power, Flexibility, and Reliability

NORD's New Line of Small CLINCHERTM Parallel Shaft Gear Units Provide More Power, Flexibility, and Reliability

NORD's redesigned line of small CLINCHER parallel gear units showcase increased power and torque capacity for a variety of applications. These re-engineered versions will be replacing the existing SK0182NB, 0282NB, and 1382NB units. They are lightweight, have improved heat dissipation, are more cost-effective, and are available with NORD nsd tupHTM sealed surface conversion for wash-down and extreme environments.

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EXAIR Corporation

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