Foundations for Success In Industrial Automation: A Guide for Small to Medium Manufacturers, Part II

Once the objective has been established, a team has been assembled and management has bought into the initiative, it's time to evaluate which part of your operation to automate first. While there are many factors to consider, here are a few recommendations:

Using AI to Fill Blind Spots and Revolutionize Manufacturing Processes

One of the biggest pain points in the manufacturing industry is that most processes are not instrumented, resulting in upwards of 75% of digital blind spots. This lack of visibility on the shop floor leaves manufacturers without a complete data picture.

IMTS 2024 Offers Hidden Technology Gems, New Exhibitors

The International Manufacturing Technology Show offers an opportunity to discover unexpected solutions at more than 1,500 booths, including more than 65 first-time exhibitors offering innovative solutions.

Why More Manufacturers Will Turn to No-Code Platforms in 2024

What used to be exclusively the domain of software developers, programmers and IT teams is now accessible to just about anyone who has some experience with if/then logic and drag-and-drop design tools like PowerPoint.

Foundations for Success In Industrial Automation: A Guide for Small to Medium Manufacturers

While automation has become increasingly within reach, it can still be overwhelming for many manufacturers. Before starting their first project with the technology, manufacturers must take some essential steps to lay the foundation for success and yield long-term benefits.

A Culture of Proactive Compliance

After establishing a compliance team, the reality of just how big a task this was set in. "As we started tackling it, first you get a couple of questions, then you get 20 questions, and then you realize this could be a full-time job, more than a full-time job.

More assembly processes in a smaller space and using less energy

The market for electronic controllers for vehicles is growing. The driving forces are electrification and the increasing number of assistant systems. However, this does not change the competitive pressure to which manufacturers are exposed.

Navigating the future of metalworking in 2024 - Manufacturers turn to digitalised CNC machining and interconnected smart factories

Tezmaksan Robot Technologies looks at the key trends in manufacturing and explores why manufactures should embrace transformative technologies with user-friendly interface and adaptability to keep up with the evolving needs of the metalworking industry.

The Whats and Hows of the Ultimate Dashboard for Industrial IoT

An effective IoT dashboard allows you to make data-driven decisions to optimize efficiencies, troubleshoot problems, and make other adjustments and improvements that could potentially impact profit margins.

Best Practices for Safer Factories in 2024: How to Improve Material Handling Applications

This article outlines the top tips to apply in the year ahead and improve cart safety through proper caster selection, maintenance, replacement, and training.

Integrating Heat Pumps in Industrial Processes: 5 Notable Changes

How have heat pumps changed to help manufacturers? What innovations can industry professionals expect? Here's a guide to the evolution of heat pumps and how they affect the modern manufacturing landscape

The necessity of skill building in the manufacturing industry

The shortage of skilled labor is a major hurdle for companies aiming to enhance their automation processes through superior design and execution. The resulting delays and errors can incur unnecessary costs and loss of flexibility.

Why Automated Optical Inspection Is a Winner in PCB Quality Control

Excelling in PCB quality control is a meaningful way to maintain competitiveness despite these conditions. Many decision-makers have increasingly invested in automated optical inspection (AOI) at their facilities. This approach leads to numerous benefits.

What's in store for 2024: Top 5 industry trends

The manufacturing industry is undergoing significant changes due to the swift advancement of technology and evolving global dynamics.

Manufacturing the future: How plants can harness the power of AI

AI can augment human labor and decision making at every stage of the manufacturing process. It can manage logistics, predict maintenance needs and ensure products meet quality standards.

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