Shop Floor Automations at IMTS 2022

The DataXchange machine monitoring software solution eliminates manual, labor-intensive processes to give manufacturers instant views and alerts about their equipment on the floor to make quick, informed decisions.

How To Choose A Suitable Electric Motor For Your Application

When you are choosing an electric motor for your application, there are several variables to consider, including the intended industry application and the type of motor that will be most suited to your requirements. This is where custom electric motors are most helpful.

Case Study: Plug & Produce in Sensor Production

With its flexible multi-product line for rotary encoders, Sensata has developed a sustainable solution. The heart of the precise sensor assembly system: The Smart Function Kit for pressing processes.

The Case for B2B Digitization at the Customer Level… Especially for Manufacturers

Industry 4.0 and IIoT were supposed to improve forecasting, reduce supply chain snarls, and allow manufacturers to better plan production. But the overwhelming challenges of the pandemic and its aftermath show how far the industry still needs to go.

Smart Logistics Whitepaper

This article discusses the elements of smart logistics and investigates how components designed for the rigors of smart logistics at every phase of the logistical supply chain can alleviate problems during manufacturing.

5 Major Benefits of Data Collection for Manufacturing Companies

Bringing real-time visibility to entire production, asset performance, inventory, workforce utilization, supply chain, etc. starts by collecting accurate shop floor data.

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.

Getting Into Automated Welding Without Obstacles

Good welders are hard to find and this problem will get worse in the future. But that's not the only reason why companies with welding departments would like to automate some of their jobs.

How Micro AM is Impacting Time-to-market for Precision Plastic Parts

When using micro AM, by week 7 a design can have been refined numerous times as the process requires no traditional tooling, just DRST. This means that time and focus in this early stage of product development can be spent on design optimization.

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.

Smart Modules Add Simplicity and Help Accelerate IoT Deployments

Smart modules are a further piece in the IoT puzzle that simplifies and speeds up deployments. By providing the ability to perform multiple tasks in a single module, the need to develop and then integrate function-specific modules into an IoT device is reduced.

Getting a Grip on Automation - Demand for Robotics Gains Steam

One of the primary drivers of the increased use of automation is the lower cost of robotic solutions. While some manufacturers might still be spooked by cost, automation doesn't have to break the bank.

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.

PLC Ladder Logic vs. Everything Else

A programmable Logic Controller is an industrial process control computer which has been "ruggedized" and adapted to control the manufacturing process. Almost all manufacturing processes are modernized and automated by adapting this technology to stay ahead of competition.

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