We have reached a tipping point to reengineer our end-to-end supply chains. Resilience across the entire value chain is critical. You must have the systems in place and ensure there is no over-dependence on any one partner, country, or region.
Recognized by the World Economic Forum (WEF), Lighthouse facilities can also act as a guiding light for the manufacturing industry, as it navigates the technologies of Industry 4.0. But what makes a Lighthouse factory, and what can other manufacturers learn from them?
With skill gaps growing wider and continued predictions of future job vacancies, manufacturers need to place employee skilling at the top of their strategic operating plans if they're going to maintain a productive workforce and compete on a global scale.
Rugged, reliable, and thermally optimized, NORD's industrial gear units are ready to take on the most demanding industrial drive technology requirements.
Deploying RTUs on industrial assets is an important element of capturing, interpreting and using big data from an industrial process. In this article, Jean Burton, technical sales support manager at Ovarro looks at how RTUs play a key role in accessing big data.
The warehouses and industrial equipment plants of tomorrow will look different than they do today. Manufacturing technology continues to evolve as companies look to reduce their costs without sacrificing the overall quality of their products and services.
Assessing the health of capital equipment used to produce and move these goods minimizes cost repairs, downtime and outages. Businesses gain a big picture of the logistics chain using wireless sensors that provide data on the location of high-value cargo.
New data- and ML-based business models will become more commonplace, so early adopters will have a competitive advantage. Machine learning will happen both in the cloud and on the edge, i.e., directly on or next to production machines and sensors.
The 105-acre campus combines cutting-edge production with in-house engineering and modification services to increase efficiency across each touchpoint of the Rittal value chain.
For manufacturers navigating complexities of artificial intelligence (AI), one key challenge is balancing the advantages of new technology with immediate and long-term costs.
If you have ever sourced custom machinery or factory automation you are familiar with a Request for Proposal (RFP) or User Requirement Specification (URS). The requests are written with content and styles that vary, but the effective ones share some common features.
The use of AM for production of spare parts does not sound as sexy as AM for racing cars, but the practical implications are enormous. That's especially true when it comes to spare parts for cars that have been on the road for more than a few years.
Strong price pressure combined with high quality requirements - the beverage and bottle industry faces the classic dilemma of many industries. This is also the case in the quality control department of a French manufacturer of plastic caps.
Two Ultra Motion Servo Cylinders were successfully employed to control the telescope's elevation and azimuth throughout the flights. The ARTEMIS system had to operate flawlessly at 70,000 feet and in ambient temperatures as low as -60°C.
Brodie International, a global manufacturer of high-precision liquid flow meters and valves for the petroleum and industrial markets, realized they needed a better, faster and more accurate way to perform quality inspections.
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