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U.S. Manufacturers Falling Behind China in EV Production

Electric vehicles (EVs) are changing the face of auto manufacturing. As concerns over climate change grow, zero-emission cars are becoming an increasingly crucial part of this industry. However, recent reports suggest the U.S. is falling behind in production.

The Missing Link in Industry 4.0’s Connectivity Chain - Overcoming IIot Deployment Challenges Through eSIMs

While IoT SIM cards do the job, these challenges are hard to ignore when there's a solution on hand. eSIMs, or embedded SIMs, are a digital alternative to physical SIMs, connecting devices to a network over the air.

Customer Challenge: Double Enveloping Worm Threading on a Multi-Tasking Machine

While it’s common for many shops these days to cut gears on Multi-Tasking machines such as our INTEGREX i-450ST, fulfilling the customer’s request for tailored software to aid in programming proved a bit challenging to overcome.

The Tale of Two Cold-Storage Warehouses: Automating Aurora Organic Dairy

How a leading dairy producer used Westfalia AS/RS to streamline processes in two locations, helping deliver a higher quality product to its customers.

B2B eCommerce Before and After COVID

On being asked why they are looking to implement a B2B e-Commerce solution, 67% of the survey respondents said that they are looking for efficiency gains of the sales force and other manpower which are associated with the automation of the customer ordering process.

Wireless Charging Enables Industry 4.0 Implementation with Mobile Robots

The latest wireless charging solutions use techniques based on the principle of electromagnetic induction. When an alternating current is passed through an induction coil on the transmitter side, an oscillating magnetic field is created.

Is Motion Waste Hurting Your Warehouse Productivity?

Warehouses are complex operations with a lot of functions and moving parts happening simultaneously. While there are ample opportunities to improve productivity, it’s not always clear where your efforts will bear the most fruit.

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What OSHA's Revised Lead Standards Could Mean for Workers

Exposure to lead is both a ubiquitous phenomenon and an incredibly destructive one. Although OSHA's rules concerning lead exposure in the workplace have been updated several times, the agency is worried current guidelines don't go far enough.

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.

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.

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Electric Actuation with the Speed and Reliability of Pneumatics

Warren Controls ARIA Series Designed with Customers in Mind

GSSI Showcases Its Latest GPR Technology at PWX 2022

Geophysical Survey Systems, Inc, (GSSI) will be attending the American Public Works Association's Public Works Expo (PWX) 2022.

Pharmaceutical Industry Increases Automation, Digitization

White paper and infographic highlight key trends and industry growth

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