As technology continues to evolve, so will keeping workers safe. Drones, virtual reality, automation and RFID sensors will take their place in the warehouses across the globe, keeping workers safe and improving efficiency and productivity.
Artificial Intelligence in manufacturing is achieving a wider degree of acceptance. Smart factories will drive $37 trillion in new value by 2025, giving rise to new research projects. The technology is now . . . the research is on the move.
It's no longer about identifying a problem and reactively taking the appropriate corrective action. It's about pinpointing a potential problem that could occur and applying all of the available data, methods, tools and technology to prevent it from ever occurring.
Embracing the use of robotics on the production line, or incorporating AI to bring new products to market quickly, can help industrial businesses get noticed by young people and garner more interest in the employment opportunities on offer.
Process control with reliable, responsive wireless 5G communication is a clear opportunity. In many ways, 5G will be an enabler for IoT, because data collection from factory sensors can flow in real-time with controlled latency.
Why the Manufacturing Integrated Platform (MIP) represents the biggest leap forward since Henry Ford
Cobots aside, there are many more ways in which warehouses can be improved to boost efficiency and productivity. Many of those opportunities also decrease associated costs, simply because of the benefits they offer.
With potentially disastrous effects resulting from galled fasteners seizing or even being subject to a fatigue breakage, the manufacturing industry players are advised to counter this threat.
Automobile manufacturing as we know it is failing; can microfactories be the answer to how we make the mobility products of the future?
Can 3D printing be used in the manufacture of safety critical vehicle parts?
This article discusses how the "power factor" of a facility directly impacts billing; it also illustrates the need for power quality monitoring as a way of reducing costs. What's the potential for savings?
There are three primary uses for ESD safe plastics: electronics manufacturing (e.g. ESD safe jigs and fixtures for printed circuit board manufacturing), materials in a combustible/explosive environment, and nuisance static charge elimination
The main essence of a supply chain is to deliver the right product to the right people at the right time. While it may sound simple, it is difficult to achieve.
In the final article of this series, we highlight the three business valuation approaches, as well as the level of value adjustments, and provide a final summary of what manufacturers need to know about business valuation.
With fewer docks required because each dock can handle higher volumes, the automatic unloading system processes up to 6,000 parcels per hour which means that the maximum capacity of the sorting machines can be utilized achieving optimal overall equipment effectiveness (OEE).
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maxon motor launches new high-speed motors that are configurable online. The new ECX brushless motors are quiet and feature very high efficiency. The ECX motors are available with diameters of 8, 16 and 19 mm achieving speeds of up to 120,000 rpm. They run very smoothly and are highly efficient. With maxon motor's online configurator, it is easy to put together a customized DC motor to include gearhead, encoder and controller. The customized motors are ready to ship in 11 days!