Achieving the golden batch

The golden batch is a phrase often used to describe the perfect production batch, against which all others are benchmarked. It is of optimum quality, produced efficiently, cost-effective and produces minimal wastage. With efficiency and productivity front of mind for most manufacturers currently, how can industry get closer to achieving golden batches? Here, George Walker, managing director of industrial data expert Novotek UK and Ireland, explains how operations management systems can help.

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.

A Las Vegas Showstopper! See a Fully Functional Integrated Packaging Line at PACK EXPO 2021

Matrix, Quest and Wexxar Bel join forces to create an integrated packaging line in booths C-2829 and C-2825 that demonstrates what the ProMach family of brands can do for you.

UltraFlex performing fast induction brazing for copper and steel fittings at 1500°F (815°C)

At power output of 7.5 kW, the target brazing temperature of 1500°F (815°C) had been reached, for each of the assemblies, within a fraction of the time needed when torch brazing is used.

NORD's New Line of Small CLINCHER™ 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.

Industry Leading Piezo Objective Scanners for fast AutoFocus and Metrology Applications with Nanometer Precision

The next gen piezo focusing stages, new from PI, have longer travel ranges to 800µm, faster step/settle, better guiding precision, and higher resolution.

Applied Manufacturing Technologies Successfully Installs State-of-the-Art Automated Production and Material Handling Solutions at Meat Processor Wolverine Packing Co.

AMT shares details of newly-completed installation of flexible automated production and material handling lines at two Detroit-area Wolverine Packing Co. facilities, allowing the company to quickly scale production.

GROB Systems Highlights Second Generation of G350 5-Axis Universal Machining Center

Universal machining centers offer high productivity and nearly limitless possibilities

ON Semiconductor 16 Mp XGS Sensor Brings High Quality, Low Power Imaging to Factory Automation and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)

Recently integrated into the Toshiba Teli industrial camera family, the XGS 16000 offers one of the highest resolutions available for compact 29 x 29 mm cameras

Digi-Key Introduces Factory Tomorrow Video Series

Flagship video series showcases how edge computing helps factories deploy and run field-based machines without the need for central networking

Brooks Instrument Opens New Manufacturing, Service and Applications Support Center in Korea

New location expands Brooks Instrument's production, service and applications engineering capabilities, providing enhanced support to key customers in the region.

KROHNE Announces New OPTIWAVE 6500C Level Transmitter

A radar level transmitter ideal for powders and dusty atmospheres

Artemis Vision Creates Advanced Machine Vision Solutions Using OnLogic Computers

The company's quality control and warehousing logistics solutions leverage OnLogic industrial computers to improve products, processes and fulfillment.

New Atlas "Factory Tough" 5GBASE-T Camera Series with IP67 Protection for Industrial Applications

These Atlas models have a 5 GigE PoE interface and feature a range of popular Sony Pregius global and rolling shutter CMOS image sensors. The first models available include the 7.1 MP Sony IMX420 sensor with a resolution of 3208 x 2200 px running at 74.6 fps, and the 20.0 MP IMX183 sensor with a resolution of 5472 x 3648 px running at 17.8 fps.

Global auditing programmes and data management measures enhanced with EASE Summer 2021 Release

Manufacturers operating multiple plants whether within a single geography or internationally can now gain more insight into the effectiveness of their auditing programmes throughout their portfolio with the introduction of the EASE Summer 2021 Release.

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Model TR1 Tru-Trac

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