Processing & Handling - Articles, Stories & Interviews

Kitting Improves Productivity and Reduces Labor Costs

Logistics kitting organizes and even assembles parts used in the manufacturing of a product so they can be delivered to the point of use, saving time on the line. It is often the best example of Lean Manufacturing in practice, eliminating wasted time in production.

Glass Enterprise Edition V2 in the Factory

Hodei’s telepresence capabilities leveraging Glass, and by providing access to all the necessary troubleshooting materials on a wearable device, H.B. Fuller employees and customers are able to resolve advanced manufacturing issues in real time.

Workforce Augmented Reality

Thanks to AR, every worker, regardless of language, physical capacity, or pure variability, has the ability to efficiently make the right decision over and over again.

Sensors Expo & Conference Reveals "Best of Sensors" 2019 Award Winners

Created to spotlight the advances in both innovations and real-world applications of sensors, the prestigious awards were presented by Event Director, Cal Groton, during Sensors Expo & Conference 2019 held this week in San Jose, California.

Energy Efficiency Trends for Warehouses

Warehouses are vitally important links in our supply chains and distribution networks — but they could always be more energy-efficient. Here's a look at some of the trends helping warehousing companies save money and reduce their environmental footprints at the same time.

Post-processing — Enabling Additive Manufacturing

In this article, Joseph Crabtree, CEO at Additive Manufacturing Technologies Ltd considers the importance of post-processing in the entire production process chain and highlights an emerging solution.

How Modern E-commerce is Changing Manufacturing and Supply

E-commerce has expanded the way manufacturing companies make sales. What used to be the process of supplying products to stores and then customers are now combined with business to business. It has become more popular to include B2B sales.

Interested in contributing an article or review?

Processing & Handling - Featured Stories

Okuma Corporation Completes New Dream Site 3 Smart Factory

DS3 is a self-contained start-to-finish production facility for vertical and horizontal machining centers and double-column machining centers. This is the third smart factory investment by Okuma.

Boston Dynamics Handle Robot Reimagined for Logistics

The boxes used in the video weigh about 5 Kg (11 lbs), but the robot is designed to handle boxes up to (15 Kg) (33 lb). This version of Handle works with pallets that are 1.2 m deep and 1.7 m tall (48 inches deep and 68 inches tall).

HelMo mobile robot system brings flexibility to the connector assembly line

HelMo is capable of navigating with complete autonomy by permanently monitoring its environment with three integrated laser scanners and can perform its tasks either fully automatically or in collaboration with humans.

Processing & Handling - News Headlines

Allied Machine Features Newest IC Drill, 4TEX, at WESTEC 2019

4TEX outperforms others in drilling high-temperature alloys and stainless steels.

Dual Point Mini Cooler for Cooling Small Parts and Tools

EXAIR's new Mini Cooler with Dual Point Hose Kit provides a stream of 20°F (-7°C) cold air to prevent heat buildup, reduce downtime and increase productivity. It is effective on small machining operations to eliminate burning, melting and heat related breakage.

Fastems Introduces New Automated Robotized Cells, Manufacturing Management Software at EMO 2019 - Hall 9 Stand E50

In addition to relaying their entire scope of automation solutions, the company is highlighting its most recent introductions, including new services and a new version of the simulation software for Robotized Finishing Cells (RFC) called FastSimu; its latest version of its Manufacturing Management Software - MMS Version 7; and the RoboCell ONE.

Processing & Handling - Featured Product

Russell Finex - Reclaiming and recycling additive manufacturing powders
Russell Finex - Reclaiming and recycling additive manufacturing powders

Russell Finex - Reclaiming and recycling additive manufacturing powders

The Russell AMPro Sieve Station™ guarantees the quality of your additive manufacturing (AM) powder, and has been designed to provide optimum sieving efficiency, ensuring your powder is ready for use or reuse as and when you require it. With a simple one-button operation and mobile design, this automated check screener ensures your powder at every stage of the process is qualified for use quickly and safely. The flexibility of the Russell AMPro Sieve Station™ means you can use the system for numerous powder handling tasks - being a modular design ensures the machine can be configured to meet your exact requirements.

Processing & Handling - Featured Company

EXAIR Corporation

EXAIR intelligent compressed air® products solve problems in industrial plants while reducing compressed air consumption and increasing safety for personnel. We have the largest variety of sizes, materials and performance characteristics in order to provide the best solution for your processes and problems. Our products are commonly used to conserve air, cool processes or parts, convey material, clean surfaces or coat surfaces. EXAIR's 15 extensive product lines include air knives, air wipes, air nozzles and jets, atomizing nozzles, static eliminators, cold gun air coolant systems, air amplifiers, safety air guns, air operated conveyors, industrial housekeeping products, vortex tubes and spot cooling products, cabinet cooler systems, vacuum generators, compressed air optimization products, and associated accessories. Products meet OSHA standards and are CE and RoHS compliant. Five-year warranty on compressed air products and one-year warranty on accessories and electrically powered products.