Quality 4.0 blends technology with traditional methods of quality, in order to help manufacturers achieve operational excellence. It leverages technology to collect data enterprise-wide to provide visibility into the complete product lifecycle and manage workflows.
A downside of so much automation is that there is now a heavier dependence on machinery/robots to perform action. For some lines, if one of robot goes down, the entire line does.
AI-guided selling enables analytics to move from descriptive to predictive and prescriptive analytics. The process uses customer and sales data for a scientific, data-driven approach to understand buyer processes and behaviors.
In the vision market, we're really at that initial AI and machine learning phase. AI for inspection excels at locating, identifying, and classifying objects and segmenting scenes and defects, with less sensitivity to image variability or distortion.
Trouble often comes from the surfaces that warehouses, processing plants and other facilities use. Without the right surface material, bacteria can collect even with the right practices in place - raising the risk of food contamination.
For example, in many organizations, different business units buy similar products from multiple suppliers instead of buying everything from one supplier and benefiting from economies of scale. Procurement can see that, but the rest of the organization can't.
Companies will need to quickly find ways to sustain their business, mitigate all supply chain risks, and be more flexible to the new environment. These requirements will drive a need for greater visibility and control over operations.
Increasing global competition and an awareness of the need to pivot away from on-site commissioning to safer and more cost-effective virtual methods are the main drivers behind a growing interest in industrial analytical simulation.
Before COVID-19 there were visual experiences inspiring interest, driving demand, and creating a path to purchase in today's digital economies. Manufacturers have modified Visual Commerce customer outreach efforts to compensate for a non-deployable salesperson during COVID-19.
Remote monitoring for managing and reducing water usage is an especially consequential and cost-saving technology. Here's why manufacturers should begin putting it to work today.
Manufacturing plant cleanliness was a hugely important topic long before the global outbreak of COVID-19. However, recent events have thrown this issue into even sharper relief.
The Polyamide material exhibits very good chemical resistance and is especially oil resistant. A reduced lead-time and cost over our standard metal threaded nut is always good for buyers and planners.
Let's go back so I can give you a short overview of what actually happened to Pilz. Sometime in May of 2019, the first phase of the attack was initiated - infection. In general, the infection phase consists of Emails with malicious attachments or links..
Companies from various sectors are ramping up production or changing what they make to help the world cope with the coronavirus crisis. Here are several examples.
Mechatronics and industrial automation are two fields that overlap to some extent. But they have their differences, too. Here's a definition of each, plus how they benefit the manufacturing sector.
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