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NORD DRIVESYSTEMS Powers Intralogistics Systems with Reliable, High-Efficiency Solutions

NORD’s modular system of gear units, motors, and variable frequency drives work in unison to transport items quickly and safely across all intralogistics and warehouse systems.

New Ideas, Collaboration Help Brenton Drive Four Major Product Handling Upgrades to KW Container

This cell included four robots picking lids and packing them into one of four SKUs. This cell, encapsulated in a small footprint, also included an auto adjustable case sealer to accommodate the four different SKU boxes, a palletizer and stretch wrapper.

The Case for Mass Finishing for AM Parts and Components

Mass finishing is wrongly regarded by many as a relatively crude technology. However, it needs to be understood that it has been an established surface finishing technique for many decades for a reason.

How Do You Calculate First Pass Yield in Manufacturing?

First pass yield is a key performance indicator that demonstrates the quality and efficiency of a manufacturing process. This manufacturing intelligence figure specifically tells you the proportion of finished units that pass inspection during product testing.

A Quick Guide to Workplace Audits and Inspections

No matter if you are a longtime safety expert or know relatively little about the industry, you have probably experienced a safety inspection or safety audit at some point. But what exactly do these events entail and how can they help your organization?

Outbound Distribution Center

A brand-new outbound distribution facility needed to be equipped with a solution that would provide flexibility, improve productivity metrics, and meet expected quality and durability.

Managing through Procurement and Supply Chain Challenges

In an age when black swan event-induced disruption has become more commonplace, having complete visibility into your suppliers and collaborating with them have never been more critical.

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Technologies That Are Streamlining Manufacturing Plant Relocation

There’s a lot to think about when a company chooses to relocate its manufacturing plant. Many may wish they could pick up their current facility and bring it to their new location, but that hypothetical isn’t currently possible.

Case Study from NORD DRIVESYSTEMS - A Better Conveyor

OCC Systems is making automotive assembly lines safer, more energy-efficient, easier to maintain, and less expensive to operate

Managing the Rising Issue of VOCs in Modern Manufacturing

Given the industrial nature of their operations, modern manufacturing plants, and the activities performed there, are often significant sources of VOCs. Thus, company leaders must take decisive steps to mitigate the threat.

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Texwrap Demonstrating its E-Commerce Packaging Solutions in Booth S3803c at ProMat 2023

Designed for high-volume environments, EPS-2011 Series e-commerce packaging system handles up to 40 packages per minute

ProMach Bolsters Retort Portfolio with Acquisition of Ferlo

ProMach acquisition expands their international footprint and global retort capacity to readily serve global brands requiring the sterilization and pasteurization of consumer products

RBTX Online Marketplace 2.0: Low-Cost Automation is now even easier

The intuitive design offers users an immediate overview of the right components and more than 100 cost-effective automation solutions

Supply Chain - Featured Product

Parvalux Low Profile Design Gearbox
Parvalux Low Profile Design Gearbox

Parvalux Low Profile Design Gearbox

This GB56 right-angled, coupling driven gearbox from Parvalux packs a powerful punch in a small package. A width of 39mm and an output torque of 50 Nm in short-term operation. Ideal for applications where space is at a premium.

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ELATEC Inc.

ELATEC designs and manufactures RFID badge, card, and smartphone readers for user authentication and access control to manufacturing equipment. Our readers enable tracking of who performed what operation on what piece of equipment and when for quality control and operator safety. We have been in business for over 30 years. RFID is what we do-it is all we do. And our RFID technology is the most advanced available today. This is why we are a market leader in Europe and experiencing tremendous growth in the US. But as our customers will tell you, it is also due to our exceptional design expertise and technical support. We are easy to work with. And being easy to work with is critical to getting design engineers and product managers to move beyond their limited, traditional supplier base, who we have found is often not delivering the total value the customer needs today or will likely require tomorrow. We have a deep and comprehensive understanding of how to work with manufacturing equipment OEMs. At the core, ELATEC RFID readers are innovative due to their unique, flexible architecture and open API. This ensures smooth and easy integration with hardware systems and back-end software. OEMs and Integrators: you have a choice-a proven choice. We encourage you to discover ELATEC RFID if you have not already and learn what we can do together!