When Is the Best Time to Introduce CNC Automation?

Implementing sophisticated CNC equipment and machines, to achieve automation, is not just expensive, it's also time-consuming. You can't just swap everything in one go and hope it works.

Embrace the edge to avoid unscheduled downtime

One of the key metrics for process efficiency is overall equipment efficiency (OEE). This KPI is related to the availability, performance and quality of the production process. High OEE often means good revenue.

Three Ways to Improve Collaboration Among Manufacturing Sites

Typically, collaboration between manufacturing sites is ad-hoc and disorganized at best. Spreadsheets, email chains and one-off instant messages make it taxing to locate information quickly.

Service buses and their impact on digitalization

One of the biggest challenges that enterprises face in their digitalization efforts is having too many complex data silos and applications that don't follow a common architecture.

Sustainable manufacturing at the edge

In the wake of landmark climate event, COP26, manufacturers are striving to align their activities with the global net zero targets. But the sector has a long way to go. It currently produces more than 16 gigatons of carbon dioxide (CO2) each year.

5 Amazing Ways Automation Benefits Fabrication

Most sheet metal fabricators seek ways to improve productivity and become more efficient to stay competitive. Automation has evolved significantly in the past few years, and a growing number of solutions can provide significant value to companies.

The affordable way to upgrade to a smart factory - Retrofitting legacy equipment

According to the Sprinting to Value in Industry 4.0 report, 53 percent of plant managers surveyed said adopting Industry 4.0 is a concern, with only one in four seeing financial opportunities from these advances.

Learn How To Protect Your Business with AI for Visual Inspection - Pleora Webinar Live April 6, 2022

This webinar will discuss how two manufacturers - a distillery and an electronics assembly operation - are using camera-based visual inspection to protect their brand and make manual processes repeatable, consistent, and traceable.

Low-code: accelerating digital transformation

Productivity issues, skill shortages and business project backlogs are the main reason that low-code solutions will make up 65 per cent of application development by 2024, according to Gartner.

Four Steps to Reducing Manufacturing Risk

When manufacturers want to implement a new production line, they are examining all of the possible risks and scenario planning for every reasonable action that could either prevent or mitigate a risk if it materializes.

8 Causes of Lost Productivity in Manufacturing and How Managers Can Address Them in 2022

Addressing lost productivity is particularly critical in today's climate. Despite technological advancements and economic growth, manufacturing productivity has declined since 2010, likely for the first period in American history.

ELECTRONICS SUPPLY CHAIN CHALLENGES

Strategic Sourcing is about investing in alternate sources and deep supply-based analytics to squeeze every available part out of the worldwide supply.

Digitization in Manufacturing: Top 5 Reasons & Benefits

By implementing intelligent processes, data processing enables the creation of strong manufacturing roadmaps, improves product quality, and influences end customer sentiments.

4 of the Most Important Safety Practices in Automated Factories

The manufacturing sector increasingly relies on factory automation to reach targets and keep quality levels high. However, no matter if a facility is fully or partially automated, there are essential safety practices to follow. Here are some of them.

Variable speed drives: the dark side

According to ABB, the power and automation company, the addition of a VSD can reduce energy consumption by as much as 60 per cent. This means that, if a 90-kW motor in continuous operation is combined with a VSD, financial savings can amass to over £9,000 per year.

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