Optimizing Integration of End-of-Line Packaging Systems for Medical Devices

Maximizing the capabilities of end-of-line packaging systems for handling medical devices depends upon how smoothly the disparate functions are integrated into a singular, optimized packaging line. Robotics and turnkey integration provide the solution.

MQTT and the Purdue Model Work Together for IIoT Security

The demand for data from both OT teams and cloud and enterprise systems has grown exponentially, but the manufacturing industry is still tied closely to the Purdue Model.

With Increased Cyber Risk, OT Leaders Have an Opportunity to Shine

We've had multiple reminders in 2021 that digital connectivity of IT and OT infrastructure requires proportional attention risk management to proactively neutralize ransomware and full array of attack vector focused on industrial environments.

Why The Manufacturing Sector Needs to Go Digital - Quickly

Factoring in increased competition, supply chain challenges, and demand shifts, the manufacturing sector should waste no time adopting digital solutions to revolutionize their processes and solutions.

Four Lessons Manufacturers Learned from the Pandemic

Many investments made by manufacturers over the past two years delivered new capabilities and efficiencies that should be carried forward as manufacturers look to the future in search of new business growth.

AI for End-to-End Quality

Artificial intelligence (AI) is gaining favor as a solution for quality problems, but many manufacturers struggle with the perceived cost and complexity of implementing new technology.

When Should You Hire a QMS Consultant

When beginning an ISO 9001 implementation, organizations often ask whether they should tackle the project on their own or if it would be worthwhile to bring a consultant in to help accomplish the task.

Managing Employee Shortages with IIoT

Manufacturers are facing a troubling scenario: the need to maintain production levels in the midst of the largest workforce shakeup in our lifetime. The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) provides a highly effective, flexible and cost-efficient solution.

AIoT and Edge Analytics: a Powerful Combination

Swedish philosopher Nick Bostrom once said, "machine intelligence is the last invention that humanity will ever need to make". AI decision making, with real time communication and data analytics, has the ability to transform the way manufacturers understand machines.

Progress in MicroLED Fabrication and Quality: Closing the Commercialization Gap

Establishing cost-effect fabrication processes for microLED displays has proven to be challenging, and manufacturers are still working to close the gap between promise and market reality.

Fulfillment Optimization is Not an Impossible Task

Part of optimizing any logistics operation is to make sure that you are not incurring additional and lasting costs on the path to speeding up your rate of fulfillment. The goal is to move more product through your system and out the door - but you also must watch expenses.

How factories Can Build Capacity and Improve Manufacturing Processes with ML

Without making wholesale production changes, factories can improve process efficiency with machine learning (ML). ML can increase production capacity by up to 20% while lowering material consumption rates by 4%.

Determining if a Digital Twin is right for your Manufacturing Operation

Q&A with Chris Nicholson, CEO of Pathmind. A digital twin is at once capable of simulating things that have never happened before, as well as mirroring a real, underlying physical reality and monitoring its performance.

Leverage the Edge - the Benefits of Processing Data at the Edge, Not the Cloud

The edge is an essential layer of the manufacturing technology stack. Machines on the factory floor collect vast amounts of raw data from various sources using numerous protocols, which all needs to be processed quickly to gain actionable insight.

How to manage a complex network of new and legacy equipment

With rapid advancement in automated and connected technologies, managing both new and old equipment simultaneously can be a challenging balancing act.

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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.