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Reshoring or…rightshoring? - Why a successful reshoring strategy must focus on quality

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the fragility of long, complex supply chains. It has also shown how reliant many US and European companies are on the overseas supply of critical items, bringing to the fore a long-debated issue—are we ready to reshore?

Upgrading to A Gas Mass Flow Controller Provides Greater Reliability for your Bioreactor

Due to the ever-evolving demands and critical and complex nature in the bio-industry, VA meters commonly used in this application are no longer suitable and bioreactor manufacturers are now turning towards mass flow

Packaging is Essential in Time of Need

During these unprecedented times, it is of utmost importance to keep packaging lines moving, especially for manufacturers of essential consumer packaged goods (CPGs). There’s no way around it.

POLITICS AND SUPPLY CHAINS COLLIDE AS THE TREND TOWARDS LOCALISATION IS ACCELERATED BY COVID-19

Global organisations are turning to multi-sourcing and regional supply chains; COVID-19 has accelerated a rethink of supply chains, prioritising flexibility and robustness; Domestic politics and geopolitics impact supply chains as Brexit, elections and rival superpowers clas

Lean Manufacturing Now Focuses on Pricing During Pandemic

For more than a quarter century Lean Manufacturing has been focused on plant floor process improvement. While these efforts have eliminated waste in the operation, rarely have pricing elements been considered part of a value stream mapping (VSM).

When and How Should I Select a Braking Resistor?

When designing a motor control system, it is not always clear if a braking resistor is required and, if it is, how to proceed in selecting a braking resistor. This post is intended to simplify that process so it is clear when and how to select a braking resistor.

High Precision Linear Motor Stages for Industrial Automation

Precision industrial motion systems are used in test, assembly or laser micro-machining of high precision and high value components and in electronics, optics, and photonics manufacturing, to name a few.

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September 2020 Guest Opinion: Keeping the Lights on for a "Lights Out" Future

Supply chain visibility and diversification have become top priorities for manufacturers, retailers and logistic providers. Today, they are faced with challenges they never expected, but – luckily – they are using new technologies to solve them.

PMI® at 56.0% August 2020 Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®

New Orders and Production Growing; Employment Contracting; Supplier Deliveries Slowing at Faster Rate; Backlog Growing; Raw Materials Inventories Contracting; Customers’ Inventories Too Low; Prices Increasing; Exports and Imports Growing

Packaging the future

Automating packaging processes can improve productivity, quality and safety on site. Unsurprisingly then, it has become a crucial investment for packaging facilities. But, where do you start?

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Timico's Expertise Equips Manufacturers for the Future

Timico has released a series of whitepapers for the manufacturing industry, examining the technological solutions required to unlock productivity and collaboration in a post-Covid world.

Large selection of air operated conveyors available - all with no moving parts!

EXAIR offers a large selection of Line Vac conveyors that are ideal for moving large volumes of material over long distances. A small amount of compressed air is injected through directed nozzles to produce a vacuum on one end and high output flows on the other, with instantaneous response. The material flow rate is easily controlled with a pressure regulator. No moving parts or electricity assures maintenance free operation.

The Countdown to 2020's Most Comprehensive Virtual Packaging Event is On

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Zaber's X-LRQ-DE Series: High Precision Stages with Built-in Controllers and Linear Encoders
Zaber's X-LRQ-DE Series: High Precision Stages with Built-in Controllers and Linear Encoders

Zaber's X-LRQ-DE Series: High Precision Stages with Built-in Controllers and Linear Encoders

Zaber's X-LRQ-DE Series of linear stages have high stiffness, load, and lifetime capabilities in a compact size. The integrated linear encoder combined with stage calibration provides high accuracy positioning over the full travel of the device. At 36 mm high, these stages are excellent for applications where a low profile is required. The X-LRQ-DE's innovative design allows speeds up to 205 mm/s and loads up to 100 kg. Like all Zaber products, the X-LRQ-DE Series is designed for easy set-up and operation.

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Parvalux Electric Motors Ltd

Parvalux is a leading global manufacturer of geared motor solutions with over 70 years' experience in creating the perfect combination of motor and gearbox to match the customer's application. Whilst we offer thousands of standard options we can easily customize any motor or gearbox to meet your exact requirements at no or minimal extra cost. Our design team can work closely with your own to optimize your solution for your application helping you to secure a genuine competitive advantage in your market. Our products are found in hundreds of applications but we are particularly strong in healthcare, leisure, mobility, transport, and a diverse range of industrial applications.