Taking an Incremental, Multi-Stage Approach When Upgrading Aging DCS Systems

Addressing gaps, potential risks and islands of automation on a staged basis minimizes costly disruptions to operations and provides greater flexibility as equipment and data needs evolve over time

Save Your Manufacturing Business by Giving Employees Ownership Opportunities

If your business has been walloped by the various challenges in the sector, converting the company to an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) could be a way forward.

How to Safely Manufacture and Ship Vaccines

Vaccines can easily become damaged or unusable at almost any step of the manufacturing and shipping process. Pharmaceutical companies wanting to maintain their margins and high standards of quality need to take measures to prevent error and contamination.

How to Choose the Right Edge Computer

Choosing the right edge computer is not always easy. Every application has unique requirements that require thoughtful planning, especially for large scale deployments.

5 Continuous Improvement Tools to Help Streamline Manufacturing Processes

Continuous improvement tools can enhance and streamline your lean manufacturing process. Leveraging the right tool at the right time can increase your profitability, reduce process errors and improve productivity.

Micro Molding - The Need for Collaboration and DfM

This article examines the ways in which companies looking to achieve significant product miniaturization need to approach their product development process, and how they need to adapt their thinking when embracing micro molding.

Pick-by-Vision Has Arrived

There is very little new to witness at MODEX 2020 regarding pick-to-light or voice-picking. The same vendors in these product categories have been selling the same products for a decade or more. The good news is that pick-by-vision has arrived.

Automation - no need to rip and replace

The concept of full automation could be daunting, especially considering the cost, time and disruption that go into building a brand new factory or warehouse - this just isn't a viable option for a large proportion of businesses.

5 Electrical Innovations at The Mendota ADM Facility

Not just large from our perspective, this project was the largest flour mill constructed at one time in the United States of America. It was a massive undertaking for everyone involved, and we loved every minute of it.

Retrofitting Legacy Equipment

Here Jonathan Wilkins, director at EU Automation, discusses the issues and solutions surrounding retrofitting legacy equipment with smart technology.

Quality 4.0 Takes More Than Technology

According to a recent report from Boston Consulting Group (BCG), "Quality 4.0 Takes More Than Technology," nearly two-thirds of manufacturers believe that Quality 4.0 will significantly affect their operation within five years.

All you need to know about diode lasers and laser diodes

While a laser diode generates photons (light) it create a lot of heat as well, so that heat has to be distributed and that is why there are not so many powerful laser diodes on the market.

Made in America - Automating for Growth

Despite deploying six-axis robots in automotive production as early as the 1960s, America has an unusual relationship with automation. The technology is still largely seen as a threat to American jobs.

How 3D printing and composite materials help streamlining SAE competition results

For the last four years of SAE competition, UVic Formula Motorsport team has been using 3D printed oil pans that were purposely engineered to be manufactured by CRP USA's laser sintering 3d printing process and Windform® TOP-LINE composite materials.

Inventory Management Software with Capabilities of Bill of Materials BOM

A Bill of Materials (BoM) is an extensive list of raw materials, by-products, components, assemblies, and packaging material needed to make a finished product.

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