Tips For A Successful Preventative Maintenance Strategy

Preventative maintenance is a comprehensive and facility wide program that ensures that you're protecting your investment dollars and supporting the bottom line of your facility, including ensuring the health and well-being of all associates working on the production line.

Smart Factory Predictions for 2021

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, employees and instantiations have had to adapt by working with the best tech. Now, these factory innovations are a sign of what's to come in 2021. In many factories, smart technology is paving the way.

Change in the technology buzzword blizzard - Automation specialist explains the latest trend: hyper-automation

Hyper-automation, as the name may suggest, relates to excessive automation. This is something that Elon Musk pleaded guilty to in 2018 after the production line for the Tesla Model 3 came to a complete halt for four days.

Debunking Concerns About the Use of Abrasive Finishing Tools in CNC Applications

With new advances in abrasive technology, machining center operators are able to complete surface finishing simultaneously with other machining operations, to speed cycle times, improve quality and save on off-line finishing time and costs.

Time for manufacturers to make their packaging lines smarter

According to the latest report by PMMI Business Intelligence, there is a growing need for manufacturers to roll-out the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) across their enterprise. However, these companies should identify their existing "IIoT blind spots" before they do so.

MFG Day 2020 to Educate Students Across the Country on the Importance of the Modern Manufacturing Industry

The 8th annual and first virtual MFG Day, organized by The Manufacturing Institute with Microsoft, PTC and Salesforce, aims to inspire the country's next generation of talent to learn about the modern manufacturing industry throughout October

POLITICS AND SUPPLY CHAINS COLLIDE AS THE TREND TOWARDS LOCALISATION IS ACCELERATED BY COVID-19

Global organisations are turning to multi-sourcing and regional supply chains; COVID-19 has accelerated a rethink of supply chains, prioritising flexibility and robustness; Domestic politics and geopolitics impact supply chains as Brexit, elections and rival superpowers clash.

How Does IoT in Manufacturing Drive Employee Productivity

More devices mean more data and more information. But there is a catch! Data in itself is not helpful until used in the right context. In order to gain that context, you must ask the right questions from the data.

September 2020 Guest Opinion: Keeping the Lights on for a "Lights Out" Future

Supply chain visibility and diversification have become top priorities for manufacturers, retailers and logistic providers. Today, they are faced with challenges they never expected, but - luckily - they are using new technologies to solve them.

Did COVID-19 help reveal the path forward for industry?

Many industrial leaders were encouraged to find the use of manufacturing executions systems (MESs) and plant data repositories (Historians) reduced the challenge of maintaining effective control of production from afar.

Forward, Toward a New Normal - A transitional playbook for resuming manufacturing operations in the [hopefully soon to be post] Covid-19 Era

As companies and their workforces emerge from their forced coronavirus hiatus, a clear picture of a "new normal" for the manufacturing business and its employees remains elusive, with only hazy possibilities and vague pathways forward.

Accelerating Manufacturers' Digital Transformation through a Free Peer-to-Peer Learning & Networking Virtual Event

Internet of Manufacturing, the premier conference series for industry 4.0 leaders, announces that its 2020 event goes virtual from September 28 - 30.

Mistakes are sent packing - Autonomous Machine Vision improves accuracy while reducing costs

Packaging and labels contain key information on food products and drugs. A minor mistake on either could have serious repercussions that impact a product's safety, regulatory compliance and consumers' satisfaction.

48 hours to digitalise - How one production plant went remote in just two days

Digitalising a production facility typically takes years of development, but one Sandvik tube site brought remote manufacturing to its stay-at-home workers in just two days.

A Journey Toward Autonomous Operations

Applying advanced intelligence and cognitive technologies likewise enables organisations to respond dynamically to changes in demand and customise product, ensure high product quality, and optimise production processes in real time.

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Hexapod micro-motion 6-axis platforms are based on a very flexible concept that can easily solve complex motion and alignment problems in fields including Optics, Photonics, Precision Automation, Automotive, and Medical Engineering.